March 22, 2018

News Roundup

1. Underground Reading: Penguin Random House Offers Five Free Short Stories and “Extensive” Samples From 175 E-Books to NYC Subway Riders 2. Official: Google Signs Up for EU-U.S. Privacy Shield (via Google Europe Blog) ||| See Also: About 40 Other Companies including Microsoft and Salesforce Signed Up Last Month (via Seeking|Alpha) 3. Mark Zuckerberg meets with […]

Metadata: “Over 800 New Indexing Terms to be Added to Visual History Archive Thesaurus”

From the USC Shoah Foundation Blog: A team of USC Shoah Foundation researchers has identified over 800 new indexing terms that will be added to the Visual History Archive when it undergoes its next big update in the coming weeks. The new terms were generated from approximately 1,250 testimonies from the Institute’s new Holocaust Canadian Collections, […]

Full Text Report: “Social Media as a Tool of Hybrid Warfare”


The full text report linked below was published by the NATO Strategic Communications Centre [Stratcom] of Excellence. From the Foreword: …the NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence (NATO StratCom COE) was tasked with looking into how state and non-state actors leverage social media as a tool for conflict and hybrid warfare strategies. The following topics […]

Your Feedback Requested: NARA Posts Draft of “National Archives Social Media Strategy (2017-2020)”

From the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) “NARAtions” Blog: In 2010, we introduced our first social media strategy to continue our commitment to open government and to empower staff to use social media. Now our digital presence reaches hundreds of millions of people. More than 200 National Archives staff contribute to 130 social media […]

Satellite Imagery: DigitalGlobe, CosmixQ, and Others Launch SpaceNet Open Data Initiative


From the Launch Announcement: DigitalGlobe [recently] announced the launch of SpaceNet, an online repository of satellite imagery and labeled training data that will advance the development of machine learning and deep learning algorithms that leverage remote sensing data. SpaceNet is a collaboration between DigitalGlobe, CosmiQ Works, and NVIDIA, and the imagery is now freely available […]

View Online: The March on Washington (August 28, 1963), Material From the AP Film/Video Archive

A digitized Universal newsreel report. On August 28, 1963, March on Washington was the first large-scale protest rally held in Washington D.C. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have A Dream” speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.

Learn About SherlockNet: Using Machine Learning to Tag and Caption the British Library’s Flickr Collection

Note: The SherlockNet project was a finalist in the British Library Labs Competition 2016. From the Digital Scholarship Blog: This is an update on SherlockNet, our project to use machine learning and other computational techniques to dramatically increase the discoverability of the British Library’s Flickr images dataset. [Clip] One thing that’s awesome about making the […]

Report: “Global State of Mobile Networks (August 2016)”

The report linked below was recently published by OpenSignal. From an Open Signal Blog Post: OpenSignal [has] released its new Global State of Mobile Networks report, our first worldwide report that looks beyond 4G technology to examine the overall mobile data prowess of nearly 100 different countries. From the Report LTE may be the technology du […]

Reference: “Big Data Security and Privacy Handbook: 100 Best Practices in Big Data Security and Privacy”


A new resource from the Cloud Security Alliance. From Publication Announcement: [On Friday the]  Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) announced the release of the new handbook from the CSA Big Data Working Group, outlining the 100 best practices in big data security. The Big Data Security and Privacy Handbook: 100 Best Practices in Big Data Security […]

Lists and Rankings: Publishers Weekly Releases “The World’s 52 Largest Book Publishers, 2016″

From the PW Report: Pearson maintained its place as the world’s largest book publisher in 2015, but that doesn’t mean the U.K.-based company didn’t face its share of challenges. The company began a major restructuring effort in the year that included the sale of the Financial Times and its stake in theEconomist. Pearson also announced […]