Been thinking a lot about this too since receiving my personalized story from @robinsloan@twitter.com’s AI. The lingering question is not whether AI can produce plausible sentences; it can. The question is whether, as chess AI eventually did, it can produce surprisingly beautiful text moves.

“Recently, I used an AI trained on fantasy novels to generate custom stories for about a thousand readers…”—@robinsloan@twitter.com on how he did it, and more importantly what the autogeneration of genre fiction might mean for readers and the concept of a library. desert.glass/archive/notes-fro

The first in a series of posts by @msmollyebrown@twitter.com @NU_Archives@twitter.com about the incredible Boston Globe collection (globe.library.northeastern.edu) we have acquired, including millions of photographs that few have ever seen: librarynews.northeastern.edu/?

RT @NU_Archives@twitter.com
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: librarynews.northeastern.edu/?

Hey everyone, we have two great positions available at the Northeastern University Library:

1) Digital Metadata and Ingest Supervisor: neu.peopleadmin.com/postings/6

2) Metadata Librarian: neu.peopleadmin.com/postings/6

Join us!

RT @ftrain@twitter.com
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. nyti.ms/2WxD1xn

RT @NEH_ODH@twitter.com
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: neh.gov/about/human-resources/

Watch a robot shelve 48 boxes into an automated archive
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RT @SCRC_Temple@twitter.com
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.
twitter.com/SCRC_Temple/status

Great to see @kfitz@twitter.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.) kfitz.info/we-have-never-been-

OMG the story I just received in the mail, generated by @robinsloan@twitter.com’s AI program based on my interests, is SIMPLY DELIGHTFUL. Look at this banger of a first page.

RT @lorcanD@twitter.com
@tjowens@twitter.com @dancohen@twitter.com @anjacks0n@twitter.com Looking at just print monographs (excluding serials/theses/govdocs/etc) Ivy Plus represents about 20M distinct publications.

I’m still at work but I see that my dog has eased into the weekend

RT @MellonFdn@twitter.com
After Ferguson, archivists Bergis Jules and Edward Summers created @documentnow@twitter.com to preserve social media posts, enabling activists to document the world’s most important social and political movements: ow.ly/ESlW30ockdk

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.
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RT @ConstanceM@twitter.com
"Ivy Plus libraries are moving beyond BorrowDirect to collective collection-building" news.harvard.edu/gazette/story
twitter.com/ConstanceM/status/

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."
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RT @dancohen@twitter.com
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…
twitter.com/dancohen/status/11

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. dancohen.org/2019/06/06/on-the

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. bl.uk/press-releases/2019/june

RT @NU_Archives@twitter.com
You can find out more about the Boston Globe Library Collection here: archivesspace.library.northeas, there are many more remarkable photos to explore! twitter.com/dancohen/status/11

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