Why describing and providing access to Special Collections is important (and difficult) [INM 310 1/5]

For my Independent Study module, I have decided to look at Special Collections cataloguing, a topic that fascinates me and will be relevant to my dissertation. In this post, I am going over a couple reasons why I think Special Collections cataloguing is important. Physical access to rare books and manuscripts can be tricky. Some... Continue Reading →

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AI and Language 

As a self-professed language nerd who hated studying linguistics as an undergraduate and now reads the same books for fun (my 20-year-old self would be so disappointed), one of the aspects of AI that intrigue me the most is language. Nowadays, computers walk, dance, and play music. And they, of course, communicate. But can they communicate with humans –... Continue Reading →

The Price of Data

In many ways, we are addicted to information. What became apparent for me after the two first weeks of DITA (INM348), however, if how fast things have changed in the last few decades in term of how we crave, seek, obtain, and are sometimes force-fed information compared to previous centuries, and also how, despite being... Continue Reading →

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