Increasing transparency of abortion laws and policies: launch of a new online database (WHO)

World Health Organization: Increasing transparency of abortion laws and policies: launch of a new online database. “WHO and the Population Division of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs have launched a new, open-access database of laws, policies and health standards on abortion in countries worldwide. The database aims to promote greater transparency of abortion laws and policies, as well as to improve countries’ accountability for the protection of women and girls’ health and human rights.”

Library of Congress: International Tribunals Web Archive Launched

Library of Congress: International Tribunals Web Archive Launched. “In order to organize and manage digital content available on international courts and tribunals, the Library of Congress Web Archiving Team and the Law Library of Congress recently launched an ‘International Tribunals Archive'(ITA). The ITA is an archive with the purpose of digitally storing relevant websites hosting information about the most important international tribunals created since World War II for researchers today and in the future.”

Ekathimerini: The magic of Greece’s customs captured in stills

Ekathimerini (Greece): The magic of Greece’s customs captured in stills. “The pculiar website, which is in English, has two functions. To begin with, you can type in a destination you are planning to visit along with your dates and learn about customs or festivities that will be taking place in that area at that time – along with photographs of them. At the bottom of the page, moreover, you will see fresh stories that are frequently renewed and give the website a newsy feel. Each photograph comes with a caption by the photographer describing his experience.” The article headline might give you the impression that the images are all from Greece, but visiting the site I saw images from China, Brazil, India…

We wear culture: Discover why we wear what we wear with Google Arts & Culture (Google Blog)

Google Blog: We wear culture: Discover why we wear what we wear with Google Arts & Culture. “More than 180 museums, fashion institutions, schools, archives and other organizations from the fashion hubs of New York, London, Paris, Tokyo, São Paulo and elsewhere came together to put three millennia of fashion at your fingertips. You can browse 30,000 fashion pieces: try searching for hats and sort them by color or shoes by time. In 450+ exhibits, you can find stories from the ancient Silk Road to the ferocious fashion of the British punk. Or meet icons and trendsetters like Coco Chanel, Cristóbal Balenciaga, Yves Saint Laurent or Vivienne Westwood.”

PR Newswire: Twitter is the Prime Social Media Network for World Leaders (PRESS RELEASE)

PR Newswire: Twitter is the Prime Social Media Network for World Leaders (PRESS RELEASE). “Twitter is the prime social network used by 276 heads of state and government, and foreign ministers, in 178 countries, representing 92 percent of all United Nations (UN) member states. Facebook is the second-most used social platform by world leaders, with 169 governments having established official pages. However, world leaders have, on average, twice as many followers on their Facebook pages as followers on Twitter.”

PRNewswire: Hujiang EdTech Launches Online Museum Project in Copenhagen to Promote Global Cultural Exchange (PRESS RELEASE)

PRNewswire: Hujiang EdTech Launches Online Museum Project in Copenhagen to Promote Global Cultural Exchange (PRESS RELEASE). “Hujiang EdTech (‘Hujiang’), China’s leading online education company, through its interactive online teaching platform CCtalk, launched the Cultural Exchange – “Aim at the World” Museum Children’s Education Project (‘the project’) at the Frederiksborg Castle Museum in Copenhagen, Denmark. This live interactive broadcast is one of Hujiang EdTech’s initiatives to link China and the rest of the world. The company intends to introduce exhibits and other content from world class museums to children worldwide through Virtual Reality (VR) technology.”

Texas Digital Archives Adds William Deming Hornaday Photograph Collection

New on the Texas Digital Archives: An Inventory of the William Deming Hornaday Photograph Collection at the Texas State Archives. “This collection consists of photographs, photographic postcards, photoengravings and negatives amassed by William Deming Hornaday (1868-1942) to accompany the various articles written in his capacity as a journalist and Director of Publicity for the University of Texas. The images were created by a variety of photographers, the names of whom are mostly unknown. Dates covered are about 1890-about 1940, undated. The photographs depict notable people, places, and events across Texas. The collection also portrays a variety of locations outside the contiguous United States, most notably Mexico, Australia, China, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Fiji, and Hawaii.”