Category Archives: Data

Time travel through millions of historic Open Library images

The BBC has an article about Kalev Leetaru’s project to extract images from millions of Open Library pages. You can read about how it works… The Internet Archive had used an optical character recognition (OCR) program to analyse each of its 600 million scanned pages in order to convert the image of each word into […]

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Tim Berners-Lee: The year open data went worldwide

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Joyeux anniversaire, Monsieur Verne!

“The expander of horizons,” is what a noted critic called Jules Verne. He was the prophet, the foreseer and foreteller of our great mechanical age.”1 Jules Verne, one of the “fathers of science fiction,” was born today, back in 1828. He wrote several hundred tales about travels to exotic locales in incredible machines. Science fiction’s […]

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Snowflakes

I just stumbled on a beautiful, recently-scanned book about snowflakes, published in 1863. Apart from its gorgeous illustrations, the author’s opinions about snowflakes are also fascinating. By the way, the other day we added a little link on any Internet Archive pages that are echoed in Open Library that sends you straight to our open, […]

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