“Recently, I used an AI trained on fantasy novels to generate custom stories for about a thousand readers…”—@firstname.lastname@example.org on how he did it, and more importantly what the autogeneration of genre fiction might mean for readers and the concept of a library. https://desert.glass/archive/notes-from-the-quest-factory/#text
What's over 4,000 boxes and is a complement to any research query? The Boston Globe Library Collection. Check out our blog to learn more about the incredible history of visual and textual storytelling the collection holds: https://librarynews.northeastern.edu/?p=275183
I would like to share with you, the readers of the New York Times Magazine, my deeply normal love of reading open source project git commit logs. https://nyti.ms/2WxD1xn
A quick reminder: @NEHgov@twitter.com has a number of open positions right now in @NEH_PresAccess@twitter.com, @NEH_Education@twitter.com, and @NEH_FedState@twitter.com . Join our agency and help support the good work of our awardees across the country. All the listings may be found on our website: https://www.neh.gov/about/human-resources/career-opportunities
Watch a robot shelve 48 boxes into an automated archive
SCRC staff have been busy these past few weeks loading some collections into the ASRS (Automated Storage and Retrieval System) in the new Charles Library.
Great to see @email@example.com generously thinking aloud about her next book project, which seems like it could be subtitled “Towards a More Generous Internet.” She is absolutely correct that the main issues are social rather than technical. (This is always true.) https://kfitz.info/we-have-never-been-social/
Harvard is joining with a dozen other institutions to create a commonly shared mega-collection of 90 million books, three times the size of the Library of Congress, the world’s largest library.
"Ivy Plus libraries are moving beyond BorrowDirect to collective collection-building" https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2019/06/harvard-library-joins-forces-to-bring-90-million-books-to-users/
Example: "In the 2005-6 school year, the average Canadian research library circulated 30 books per student...by 2016-17 that number was just 5."
New on my blog: “On the Response to My Atlantic Essay on the Decline in the Use of Print Books in Universities”—with thanks for all of the great feedback, and with additional statistics about this decline, including from Canada, the U.K., and Ireland. https://dancohen…
New on my blog: “On the Response to My Atlantic Essay on the Decline in the Use of Print Books in Universities”—with thanks for all of the great feedback, and with additional statistics about this decline, including from Canada, the U.K., and Ireland. https://dancohen.org/2019/06/06/on-the-response-to-my-atlantic-essay-on-the-decline-in-the-use-of-print-books-in-universities/
Interesting: A new report from the British Library outlines five possible options for “a single digital presence” for UK public libraries, including potentially creating one platform for lending ebooks to the entire country. https://www.bl.uk/press-releases/2019/june/new-research-proposes-five-options-for-a-digital-presence-in-public-libraries
John Wihbey's Recommendations to Journalists for Countering Misinformation: https://social.dancohen.org/2019/06/05/john-wihbeys-recommendations.html
You can find out more about the Boston Globe Library Collection here: https://archivesspace.library.northeastern.edu, there are many more remarkable photos to explore! https://twitter.com/dancohen/status/1135906120311169024
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