Remember the contest about the mystery marginalia, with a prize of $1000? The mystery has been solved!
Daniele Metilli, an Italian computer engineer, has been named the winner. Working with a colleague who is fluent in French, Metilli identified the script of the marginalia (a particular type of 18th Century French shorthand) and translated some of the text. And guess what, this story is particularly library-oriented, because Metilli is studying to be a librarian, and says libraries are the best places for finding mysteries to solve!