Drone and Robot Book Delivery | | David Lee King

Submitted by Blake on Thu, 06/25/2020 - 08:46

Getting books to customers is easy (well, easy if you don’t have global pandemic to deal with, anyway) – they visit the library or a bookmobile, and pick up their book. How about using drones or robots to deliver books?Well … both are being done right now.


From: Drone and Robot Book Delivery | | David Lee King

A Survey of the First 20 Years of Research on Semantic Web and Linked Data

Submitted by Blake on Thu, 01/03/2019 - 11:54
ABSTRACT. This paper is a survey of the research topics in the field of Semantic Web, Linked Data and Web of Data. This study looks at the contributions of this research community over its first twenty years of existence. Compiling several bibliographical sources and bibliometric indicators, we identify the main research trends and we reference some of their major publications to provide an overview of that initial period.

A look back at Silicon Valley's adolescence

Submitted by Blake on Fri, 05/19/2017 - 10:36
The images, captured on film, often in black and white, are also being brought into the digital age, alongside the millions of others that comprise the Chronicle’s photo archive. Negatives and prints are gradually being scanned, and some of the best are being featured in the Instagram account SF Chronicle Vault.

Are librarians blockchainable?

Submitted by Blake Carver (not verified) on Wed, 12/07/2016 - 17:46

"Information professionals should note the shifts that are happening with the advent of blockchains. From smart contracts that do not require trust brokers (such as banks or lawyers) to broker-less authorities (such as governments obviated by direct democracies), blockchains promise the upheaval of tradition and staid, white-collar positions."…

MIT's New Toy Can Read Closed Books Using Terahertz Radiation

Submitted by Blake on Sun, 09/11/2016 - 14:04

A group of researchers from MIT and Georgia Tech have built a device that can see through paper and distinguish ink from blank paper to determine what is written on the sheets. The prototype successfully identified letters printed on the top nine sheets of a stack of paper, and eventually the researchers hope to develop a system that can read closed books that have actual covers.