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Nimble – a concept of using augmented reality in library

Nimble – Augmented Reality book-based library from Sures Kumar TS on Vimeo. Nimble is a concept by Google engineer Sures Kumar; it is based on using augmented reality in libraries, such as a digital library card that navigates you to

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LODLAM Summit 2017 – Technical Challenge Entry: Tag The Web Project

  The main purpose of this project is to create a universal classification on the Web based on the common sense rather than on a traditional classification system created by domain experts. That is, we believe it is easier to

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On the Philosophical Implications of Shelving Books or, The Time I Reorganized the Cook Books at BookCourt

Two years ago, I was working at BookCourt in the wake of a particularly crazed holiday shopping season. The store was empty in the way all of New York feels emptied out in January and July, and I spent several

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Stanford researchers map fear and happiness in historic London

A group of digital humanities researchers at Stanford has analyzed the text of about 5,000 British novels published between 1700 and 1900 in order to create an emotional map of London based on how geographic locations were described in the

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Learning to Think Like a Computer

Advocates of “computational thinking” are working to give everyone, especially college students but sometimes even children, the opportunity to learn how to code as a basic life skill. “Learning to Think Like a Computer,” an article in this Sunday’s New

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White House proposal to ask immigration status in Census could have chilling effect, experts say

A copy of a 2010 Census form is shown at a Census Day event. (Charlie Litchfield/Idaho Press-Tribune via AP) A White House draft executive order proposing to restrict foreign worker visas and target immigrants who get federal aid also recommends

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Index of Questions

The first censuses counted the population and provided information on population by county. In 1790, the census also categorized white males by age: those under age 16 and those age 16 and older. Over the years, Congress has authorized additional

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900 Years of Tree Diagrams, the Most Important Data Viz Tool in History

“Tree of virtues and tree of vices.” From Lambert of Saint-Omer, Liber floridus, 1121. “A remarkable illustration…depicting two opposing arboreal schemes in the form of fig trees.Illustrations by Ghent University Library YOU’D BE EXCUSED for thinking infographics are a modern

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Structures of Knowledge

  ‘Genealogical distribution of the arts and sciences’ by Chrétien Frederic Guillaume Roth from Encyclopédie (1780) A remarkable tree featured as a foldout frontispiece in a later 1780 edition of the French Encyclopédie by Denis Diderot and Jean le Rond

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