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Seeing the Forest for the Trees on Mars: Locating the Ideology of the “Library of the Future”
(Canadian Journal of Academic Librarianship, 2017)
For many decades now library practitioners have been generating a vast literature concerned with the “library of the future.” While much of this literature may be classified according to its imperatives for radical versus ...
Looking Not on His Picture, but His Books: Two New Histories of Folger’s Quest for First Folios Shed Unintended Light on the Authorship Question
(Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship, 2016-05)
A review of two recently-released books, The Millionaire and the Bard by Andrea Mays and Stephen Grant’s Collecting Shakespeare, both of which explore Henry and Emily Folgers’ shared obsession with collecting First Folios ...
The parentage of Sir Justus Beck
(Notes & Queries / Oxford University Press, 2012-03)
This note demonstrates that Sir Justus Beck (1679–1722), 1st Baronet, was baptized 8 November 1679 at Amsterdam, as Joost, son of Jacob George Beck and Margaretha de Smeth.
On the Andrews Congruence for the Fibonacci Quotient
(Fibonacci Association, 2015-11)
We show that a congruence discovered by George E. Andrews in 1969 for the Fibonacci quotient directly implies a simpler congruence found by Hugh C. Williams in 1991.
Van Oudenhoven: Some New Ancestry of the Verveelen Family
(New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, 2013)
This article extends the Van Oudenhoven ancestry figuring in the author's 2015 publication "A note on the family of Thomas Chatfield, great-uncle of the three Chatfield brothers of Connecticut, and probable father-in-law ...
A matrix variation on Ramus's identity for lacunary sums of binomial coefficients
(International Journal of Mathematics and Computer Science / Lebanese University, Beirut, 2017-01)
We study the well-known lacunary sums of binomial coefficients considered, most notably, by Christian Ramus, and their connection to a special kind of harmonic number associated with the first case of Fermat's Last Theorem. ...
A Library Matter of Genocide: Native North American Genocides in Library of Congress subject Headings and Classification
The ways in which genocides, war crimes and atrocities are recognized by history can often depend on political considerations and alliances, and are, as a result, reflected in the language used to describe them. So it is ...
A Characterization of Wilson-Lerch Primes
This note presents criteria in terms of Bernoulli numbers for a prime to be simultaneously a Wilson prime and a Lerch prime.
“By Nature Fram’d to Wear a Crown”? Decolonizing the Shakespeare Authorship Question
(Brief Chronicles, 2014-01-01)
The paper suggests that the academy's marginalization of Shakespeare authorship scholarship originates in the imperial origins of the broader culture, in particular within the totalizing, essentialist and self-aggrandizing ...