Revisiting the Disputed Federalist Papers: Historical Forensics with the Chaos Game Representation and AI (Wolfram Blog)

Wolfram Blog: Revisiting the Disputed Federalist Papers: Historical Forensics with the Chaos Game Representation and AI. “In 1944 Douglass Adair published ‘The Authorship of the Disputed Federalist Papers,’ wherein he proposed that [James] Madison had been the author of all 12. It was not until 1963, however, that a statistical analysis was performed. In ‘Inference in an Authorship Problem,’ Frederick Mosteller and David Wallace concurred that Madison had indeed been the author of all of them. An excellent account of their work, written much later, is Mosteller’s ‘Who Wrote the Disputed Federalist Papers, Hamilton or Madison?.’ His work on this had its beginnings also in the 1940s, but it was not until the era of ‘modern’ computers that the statistical computations needed could realistically be carried out.”

Internet Archive: Internet Archive expands access to millions of books for people with disabilities

Internet Archive: Internet Archive expands access to millions of books for people with disabilities. “Now, disabled users that are certified by a growing number of organizations can borrow hundreds of thousands of modern books and download mostly older books all for free. Individuals that are already a qualified user of NLS-BARD, Bookshare, or Ontario Council of University Libraries Scholar’s Portal (ACE) can link their archive.org accounts and gain access.”

Washington Post: What we lose by reading 100,000 words every day

Washington Post: What we lose by reading 100,000 words every day. “Rereading a favorite book is a pleasure and skill, one of many that neuroscientist Maryanne Wolf fears we might be losing in this era of screen immersion. In ‘Reader, Come Home,’ she recounts an experiment she did on herself: She tried to reread Hermann Hesse’s ‘Magister Ludi,’ a novel she calls ‘one of the most influential books of my earlier years.'”

California Digital Library: HathtiTrust Turns 10!

California Digital Library: HathtiTrust Turns 10!. “October 13 marks the 10th anniversary of the HathiTrust Digital Library. Ten years ago, HathiTrust was launched jointly by the 12-university consortium known as the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) and the 10 university libraries of University of California system. The University of Michigan served as the primary host organization for HathiTrust, and CDL served to coordinate UC participation. HathiTrust was established to create a digital preservation repository and access platform to share digitized collections.”

Purdue University Northwest Pioneer: Library digitizes archive of student newspapers

Purdue University Northwest Pioneer: Library digitizes archive of student newspapers. “The PNW library unveiled a digital archive of PNW, Purdue Calumet and Purdue North Central university newspapers dating back to 1953. Joseph Coates, university archivist, said the digitization compiled 1,030 papers and 38 volumes of articles, from the Hammond Campus and Westville Campus respectively.”