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NYT Using Google AI to Digitize its “Morgue”

The New York Times is using AI technology to digitize its collection of over 5 million photos, dating back to the 1870s. The photographs have been sitting in a sea of file cabinets that the NYT refers to as its

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Robert Morgenthau Donates Great-Grandfather’s Diary to Jewish Archive

    As a person of Jewish heritage, I found this particular story very interesting because of how similar the story of Robert Morgenthau’s ( former District Attorney for NYC) ancestral history has been to mine. My great-grandparents also emigrated

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Posted in Archives, Books, Knowledge and Truth, Libraries, Preservation, Uncategorized

Different Strokes for Different Folks

In a New York Times article published on December 7th, 2017, the repeatedly debated topic of uniting the Brooklyn and Queens library systems under the New York Public Library system comes to the surface again. Instead of directing the audience

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Dangerous Fruit: Mystery of Deadly Outbreaks in India Is Solved (click image for link)

“It was an unexplained illness for so many years [;] this is kind of emblematic of why we collaborate, to build this kind of systematic approach.” The concept of engaging and contributing with others in your field, regardless of status

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Posted in Knowledge Structures, Linked Open Data, Open Data

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