Aaron Tay

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Building for Browsing and Discovery with Wagtail<p>an open-source Django CMS<p>David Bietila & Brad Busenius, University of Chicago Library<p>User Requirements<p>…

University of Chicago

NYPL Launches SimplyE App, Integrating Access to Multiple Ebook Vendors

The New York Public Library (NYPL) on July 12 announced the launch of SimplyE, a new app for tablets and smartphones that employs a single interface …

e-Books

NISO Open Discovery Initiative Update

The NISO Open Discovery Initiative Update took place on Monday, June 27 during the 2016 ALA Annual Conference. The session was co-sponsored by ALCTS, …

Metadata

Have You Looked At This? Yewno

Many information professionals are concerned about the loss of serendipitous discovery in research pursuits (see this 2015 <i>Kitchen</i> post by Roger …

Jane Austen

Global discovery trends and the library's changing role

The continuing rise of search engines as a powerful discovery gateway have left many academic libraries concerned about losing grip on ‘discovery’.</b> …

Google Maps Adds Multiple Destination Directions, Timeline Notes to Android

Android: Google Maps is finally adding a desperately needed feature. Starting today, you can add multiple destinations to a navigation trip when you …

Google

EBSCO Discovery Service™ and EBSCOhost® Users Can Now Visualize...

Integration with the Plum Print will Help Users Improve Their Research and Better Evaluate Resources(PRWeb June 23, 2016)Read the full story at …

Cortana Will Sync Your Android Notifications to Windows 10

A big reason to get excited for the Windows 10 Anniversary Update is growing Cortana functionality. Windows Insiders can already access her new …

Android News

Personal Shopping Assistant, a new Chrome extension from Microsoft Garage, automatically remembers products you browse, so you don’t have to

If you shop online for products, you probably end up with a lot of open tabs on your browser, trying to compare sites to find the best deals. Now, …

Google Chrome

Notes from the Learning Analytics Network event in Edinburgh | Effective Learning Analytics

By Niall Sclater May 13, 2015 <br>Institutional Use, Network<p>On a fabulous spring day last Friday around 44 people made it to Edinburgh for the second …

e-Learning

Using Analytics at UMBC: Encouraging Student Responsibility and Identifying Effective Course Designs

Abstract<p>Higher education invests considerable resources into technology for academic purposes, but understanding whether those <b>instructional</b> …

Analytics

The future of data-driven decision-making

Executive summary<p>Today, successful digital enterprises in every industry require a digital strategy that recognises the value of data, and digital …

Learning analytics in higher education

Executive summary<p>Every time a student interacts with their university – be that going to the library, logging into their virtual learning environment …

Higher Education

The smartphone app aiming to help reduce the number of university dropouts

A new Fitbit-style smartphone app is aiming to help reduce the number of university dropouts and enhance students’ learning experience.<p>Universities …

Higher Education

Student Dashboard - Current students

What is the Student Dashboard?<p>The Student Dashboard in an online resource designed to help you understand how well you are engaging with your …

<b>1. Introduction: the landscape of web-scale discovery</b> - <i>Louise Spiteri</i><p>This chapter provides background information on web-scale discovery (WSD) …

Is predictive analytics a step too far in student assistance?

Dive Brief:<p>The University System of Maryland is using predictive analytics to monitor student behavior and academic performance to better deploy …

Predictions

Barriers to Discovery of and Access to the Scientific Literature in the Corporate Sector

Cite<p>APA<p>Schonfeld, R. C. (2016, June 16). Barriers to Discovery of and Access to the Scientific Literature in the Corporate Sector. …

ACRL releases Databrarianship: The Academic Data Librarian in Theory and Practice

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Databrarianship: The Academic Data Librarian in …

Academia

Pondering Padlet

I started using Padlet when it was the new kid on the block named WallWisher.<p>I have used it for several years for classes and workshops in a variety …

MarcEdit Alma Integration

Over the past month, I’ve been working with ExLibris (thank you to Ori Miller at ExLibris) and Boston College (thanks to Margaret Wolfe) to provide …

Elsevier Acquires Laboratory Data Management Tool Hivebench

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced today the acquisition of …

Power Up Excel with 10 Add-Ins to Process, Analyze & Visualize Data Like a Pro

Ads by Google<p>Vanilla Excel is powerful, precise, and performs miracles with data. And it can do even more for you and your data!<p>You can power up your …

75M users on, Prezi targets businesses with new collaboration and analytics tools for presentations

Popular presentation platform Prezi has lifted the lid on a new business-focused product as the company looks to ramp up its presence in the workplace.<p>For the uninitiated, Prezi has built a solid reputation for its slick presentation-building platform that uses a “zoomable” canvas on which you can …

Foursquare's Swarm now rewards you for check-ins

Foursquare is once again reviving a feature from its old check-in app and bringing it to Swarm.<p>Swarm introduced a new feature Tuesday called Perks, which offers users discounts and other deals at restaurants and businesses in exchange for check-ins.<p>The concept is similar to the "specials" offered …

Foursquare

Are you using Chrome Extensions to Help You Research?

I find “tech” a necessity in my work as I do spend hours every day at my computer doing research, writing reports, adding twigs to Family Tree Maker …

Microsoft Launches Planner, a Trello-Like Project Management Tool

Microsoft Planner, a new tool that helps teams track and collaborate on projects, launched today for the Office 365 suite.

Microsoft

New Conference Paper by Marshall Breeding: “Strategic Technology Strengthens the Capacity Of Libraries To Serve Their Communities”

The following paper will be presented at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2016 taking place 3–19 August 2016 in Columbus,</b> …

Kohacon16 Day 1 – EBSCO Discovery Service Koha Plugin: New Features and Apps

Alvet Miranda was up next after lunch to talk about the EBSCO plugin for Koha.<p>Intro to discovery with Koha<p>Alvet did a really nice introduction into …