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208 Raleigh St
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

January 2018

Pre-Talk Reception – Reordering the digital library

January 29, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Davis Library Research Hub, Second Floor, 208 Raleigh St
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Come join us for a reception before Ben Schmidt's talk entitled "Reordering the digital library: what do 21st century algorithms make out of 19th century collections?". The reception will begin at 2:30pm and the talk will follow at 3:30pm.

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Reordering the Digital Library: What do 21st century algorithms make out of 19th century collections? Ben Schmidt, Northeastern University

January 29, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Davis Library Research Hub, Second Floor, 208 Raleigh St
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Millions of books have been digitized since 2000. When we want to discover them, though, researchers often have to choose between two often unsatisfactory choices: keyword search that dips into library at random, and historical classifications that carry the century-old priorities. Ben Schmidt (assistant professor of history, Northeastern University) will explore how new techniques in visualization and machine learning make it possible to better understand the elisions, biases, and priorities that shaped taxonomies of knowledge as the modern research library emerged. What…

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