Technology

Technology

Drone and Robot Book Delivery | | David Lee King

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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: https://davidleeking.com/drone-and-robot-book-delivery/ Drone and Robot Book Delivery | | David Lee King

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

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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.

Are librarians blockchainable?

"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."

http://newsbreaks.infotoday.com/NewsBreaks/Blockchain-Roundup-for-Info-…

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

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.