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Weblogs (Blogs)

2022 Empowering Libraries Year in Review – Internet Archive Blogs | Internet Archive

Posted on December 28, 2022 by chrisfreeland

from article…

The Internet Archive launched the Empowering Libraries campaign in 2020 to defend equal access to library services for all.

Since then, threats to libraries have only grown, so our fight continues. As 2022 draws to a close, here’s a look back through some of our library’s milestones and accomplishments over the year.

In the news

  • When the war in Ukraine started, volunteers began using the Wayback Machine and other online tools to preserve Ukrainian websites and digital collections. The effort, Saving Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Online (SUCHO), now has more than 1,500 volunteers working to preserve more than 5,000 web sites and 50TB of data.
    • Watch a compelling story about SUCHO from CBS News featuring Quinn Dombrowski, one of the project leaders from Stanford University, and Mark Graham, director of the Wayback Machine.
    • In May, we partnered with Better World Books on a book drive supporting Ukrainian scholars. BWB customers were able to donate $1 at checkout to acquire books cited in the Ukrainian-language Wikipedia for the Internet Archive to preserve, digitize, and link to citations in Wikipedia.

Source: 2022 Empowering Libraries Year in Review – Internet Archive Blogs

Twitter > Gone

By DrWeb, November 27, 2022

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DrWeb 🇺🇦 😎

@DrWeb2

Your archive includes all the account data created up to the moment it was generated.

Date generated·November 23, 2022 at 4:11:41 PM GMT-8·Estimated size·2,905 MB

I LEFT TWITTER

I had a good run, friends, news, updates… but I cannot accept the new guy’s version of free speech. Note: the account is cancelled, so some links likely do not work. 🙂 I’m on Mastodon now…

QUICK STATS

Here’s a glance at some numbers from your archive:

Tweets

38.9K > Almost 40K tweets 🙂

Including edited versions

Likes

13K

MY FIRST TWEET 2009

DrWeb 🇺🇦 😎 @DrWeb2 Apr 9, 2009

Heading home, reading Steve Berry’s newest, “The Charlemagne Pursuit.” Read this new writer.. See more at http://tinyurl.com/cw6yw6

MY LAST TWEET 2022

DrWeb 🇺🇦 😎 @DrWeb2 Nov 19, 2022

Beautiful family together… congratulations… America’s First Family, nice to have a wedding again at the White House 🙂 https://t.co/tCbwq4r6GQ

SOME STATS

Followers 937

Following 2,352

Asking Your Opinion: National Film Registry | Now See Hear!

August 3, 2022 by Stacie Seifrit-Griffin

I am happy to say that I work with some of the most fascinating, brilliant and passionate people that I’ve ever known. The halls here at the Library of Congress National Audio-Video Conservation Center are abuzz every day with discussions about movies, directors, cinematography, casting decisions, and opinions about what is the greatest film of all time. (You can add your thoughts in the comments).

from article…

The most-lively debates revolve around the National Film Registry.

Second to Librarian of Congress Dr. Carla Hayden, I think I have one of the greatest jobs at the Library. An important part of my role is working with the National Film Preservation Board to research and recommend works to the Librarian for induction into the National Film Registry.

Source: https://blogs.loc.gov/now-see-hear/2022/08/need-your-opinion-national-film-registry/?loclr=eanshb

The latest terrifying AI art generator is here | Creative Bloq

And it’s totally addictive.

By Joseph Foley, July 16, 2022

Artbreeder-collages results from two prompts (Image credit: Artbreeder Collages / Joseph Foley)

AI art generators have exploded in the last couple of years. Known for their uncanny, and sometimes terrifying results, they’re increasingly drawing the attention of artists and non-artists alike for inspiration and to create explorative work.

Now the team behind one such platform – Artbreeder – has a new experiment: Artbreeder-Collages. And while the results are often bizarre, it’s totally addictive.

The original Artbreeder tool allows you to “edit the genes” of either your own images or those already uploaded to the site, or to “cross-breed” images together. The new Artbreeder-Collages, on the other hand, is a generative tool.

Currently in beta, it allows you to create images from scratch using, yes, a collage approach – with a little help from text prompts. Read on to learn more, or if you prefer to continue working in the traditional way, see our guide to the best graphic design software.

Source: The latest terrifying AI art generator is here | Creative Bloq

Internet Archive Seeks Summary Judgment in Federal Lawsuit Filed By Publishing Companies | Internet Archive Blogs

Posted on July 8, 2022 by chrisfreeland

–from article…

The motion for summary judgment, filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and Durie Tangri LLP, explains that our Controlled Digital Lending (CDL) program is a lawful fair use that preserves traditional library lending in the digital world.

The brief explains how the Internet Archive is advancing the purposes of copyright law by furthering public access to knowledge and facilitating the creation of new creative and scholarly works.

The Internet Archive’s digital lending hasn’t cost the publishers one penny in revenues; in fact, concrete evidence shows that the Archive’s digital lending does not and will not harm the market for books.

Source: Internet Archive Seeks Summary Judgment in Federal Lawsuit Filed By Publishing Companies – Internet Archive Blogs

LibGuides Community | Ukraine guides

Posted by DrWeb, March 7, 2022

Editor’s Note: LibGuides is a great resource for searching keywords, topics, to find experts, scholars, academics, resources, researchers for interviews, or to read and research their information on your topic.
864,639 total guides
231,458 librarians
5,716 institutions
106 countries

You can go here anytime to find resources by searching: https://community.libguides.com/

Below is a screenshot of the results of a search on Ukraine. The search found 964 LibGuides, which you can refine further. Enjoy!

Screenshot, search on Ukraine resources…