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Readers who find traditional to-do lists to be overly linear and hard to conceptualize may be interested in Iris. Iris is a graphical task manager that incorporates mind map principles. Rather than presenting a checklist, a conceptual diagram of work to be done. Iris users set a number of goals, then breaks each goal down into component sub-goals. These goals can be nested as deeply as required to...

View Resource Internet Archive: 78rpm Records Digitized by George Blood, L.P.

We featured this fabulous collection of digitized 78rpm records in August 2017, shortly after the Internet Archive released this collection. Since then, this collection has grown to include over 60,000 recordings. We love this collection not only because it is a delight to browse, but also because it documents a number of important movements in twentieth-century music history including early girl...

View Resource Jewish Warsaw

Many of our favorite websites at The Scout Report are created by museums. One exemplar is Jewish Warsaw: a three-part multimedia exhibit designed by the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews. Jewish Warsaw is expertly designed, inviting visitors to explore powerful archival materials through interactive timelines, maps, and nine original comic strips created by Monika Powalisz and Jacek...

View Resource figshare

Many publishers and funding sources now require archiving of research data. However, many repositories are difficult to use, charge ongoing fees, or both. Figshare provides a free, simple to use repository for research outputs. Their service is already integrated with the PLOS family of open access journals. Additionally, they have a repository-as-a-service offering that institutions may consider....

View Resource Today in the 1770s

Today in the 1770s is a project of the John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Each day, staff at the library select one article that appeared in The Virginia Gazette on the same date during the late-eighteenth century. These articles are accompanied by helpful annotations that provide additional historical context related to the selected article. The article is...