Harvard uncovers its (human) hidebound collections

By Paul St John Mackintosh
March 29, 2014 // 1 Comment

The Harvard Crimson, college newspaper of Harvard College, shared a report that may make some more anxiously await the final ebook takeover. Because there’s always the risk in a print library of one day laying your hands on a book bound in human skin. The practice of binding books in human [...]

Judicial nominations in the Internet age

By Chris Meadows
May 17, 2010 // 1 Comment

Chris Good has an interesting piece in the Atlantic (found via Slashdot) pointing out one of the unforeseen consequences of the digital age on the nominations of judicial appointees such as Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan. Nominees to the Supreme Court and other high-profile judicial positions [...]

Daniel Reetz on book scanning

By Paul Biba
March 26, 2010 // 0 Comments

Daniel Reetz- an artist and a Ph.D student studying visual neuroscience – recently developed a high-speed book scanning system using open source technology, cheap cameras, and garbage (which we covered here). Now Harvard has a video of a talk by him at the Berkman Center for Internet & [...]

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