The Story of two rivals: Dodsworth and BrittonA blog by Salisbury Cathedral library volunteer Dawn Wilson
Jill ONeillJane Austen fans may enjoy this glimpse into history, events contemporaneous with her life. The story of two rival authors in developing a history of Salisbury Cathedral: Dodsworth and Britton.
Top uni takes action after El Reg highlights concerns by academics
Jill ONeillThe Register reporting that MIT CSAIL Lab has permanently pulled offline problematic Tiny Images dataset used to train AI systems, on basis of derogatory language, reinforcing gender & racial discrimination
If you’re a typically terse communicator who could probably benefit from a little more civility in your everyday communications, a new Carnegie Mellon University research project could be the answer. A team at CMU created an automated way to improve...
Jill ONeillCMU researchers develop a an automatic politeness engine for text-based communications (tcrn.ch/38gyHug). So those "helpful" bots will deliver better manners if not better customer support? (Sorry, this was not a good month for tech support bots in my experience.)
A majority of experts canvassed say significant reforms aimed at correcting problems in democratic institutions will take place. But they are divided about whether this will lead to positive outcomes for the public.
Jill ONeillExperts Predict More Digital Innovation by 2030 Aimed at Enhancing Democracy
The findings are part of a research project by IMLS, OCLC, and Battelle to provide libraries, archives, and museums with information to help them mitigate exposure to COVID-19.
Jill ONeillMaterials tested in phase one included the cover of hardcover books (buckram cloth), the cover of softback books, plain paper pages inside a closed book, mylar protective book cover jackets, and plastic DVD cases. (bit.ly/37T699D) No presence of virus after 3 days time.
Here are some of the best media stories our team has read so far this week: AP | Juneteenth: A day of joy and pain – and now national action (6 min read) Axios | News Shapers Honoring Juneteenth (live virtual event today @ 12:30-1:15pm ET) BET |...
Over the last few months we’ve been in conversation with colleagues in higher education about what they see as the challenges that lie ahead as they weigh reopening plans and longer term effects of the global pandemic. Starting June 29th, we will be...