Aaron Tay

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LibChat/LibAnswers Integration Widget

This code creates a question prompt that will direct users to either LibChat or LibAnswers depending on whether the LibChat instance is online or …

Everyone is a Distance Learner

April 27, 2016<p>Everyone is a<br>Distance Learner<p>On April 22, 2016, I gave the closing keynote at the 17th Distance Librarianship Conference in Pittsburgh. …

The OLE Merry-Go-Round spins on…

<b>Is the existing OLE code base dead?</b> Marshall might have been a little too politic in his article, but I’ll say the obvious: After eight years …

Substantial and Enduring Roles for Libraries in Article Sharing: Part 2 - Digital Science

<i>Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe is Professor/Coordinator for Information Literacy Services and Instruction in the University Library at the University of</i> …

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Open365 Is An Open Source Alternative to Microsoft Office 365

Windows/Mac/Linux/Android: One of Microsoft’s Office 365 program chief advantages over open source alternatives is the ability to sync documents via …

Open Source

Ex Libris Primo and SFX enriched with Ulrich’s data

Jerusalem, Israel—April 26, 2016. Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce the incorporation of Ulrich's periodical data into the Ex …

OpenAire Database of Open Access Publications and Data Now Available as Linked Open Data

OpenAire is a pan-European open access project. Learn more.<p>The OpenAire database currently provides metadata about:<p>14.822,759 Publications, 17,600 …

Open Access

Research Article (Preprint): “Libraries as Content Producers: How Library Publishing Services Address the Reading Experience”

The following full text article (preprint) has been approved for publication in the May 2017 issue of College & Research Libraries.<p><b>Title</b><p>Daniel G …

Research

New Briefing Paper on Open Access Business Models Released

On 4 and 5 April, policy makers and research stakeholders are discussing ambitious actions to decisively move forward with the transition to Open …

Open Access

EBSCO Supports New Open Source Project

Developers and librarians are working together to create a radically new, open source library services platform (LSP) aimed at transforming the …

Open Source

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Google

It's here! Received my copy of Exploring Discovery today. It's been a pleasure working w/such great chapter authors! https://t.co/upoYwnW2B3

Research Paper and Video: “Comparing Published Scientific Journal Articles to Their Pre-print Versions”

The following preprint was recently posted to arXiv and has been accepted for publication at the Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (<i>JCDL</i>)2016.<p>The …

Librarianship

Magic Leap demo shows Microsoft’s HoloLens will have a serious competitor

Google-backed Magic Leap has uploaded a fresh demo of its head-mounted VR (technically AR) on YouTube, and gives us hope that Microsoft’s HoloLens won’t have the augmented reality market all to itself.<p>In the video, we see the wearer opening a number of notifications; a list of which appears in a …

Microsoft

Innovations in scholarly communication - global survey on research tool usage

Introduction<p>Many websites and tools exist to support researchers in handling information in all phases of the research cycle. For the first time a …

Research

A hot take on discovery system results

Innovations in Scholarly Communication

简体中文 | français | 日本語 | Русский | Español | العربية<p><b>Please bear with us; data have been uploaded to Zenodo and will be available after a brief check</b> …

Libraries

Report: Ohio Libraries Release “Return on Investment” Study

The report discussed below was published by the Ohio Library Council.<p>From the Columbus Dispatch<p>Ohioans average 7.5 library visits per year, the …

Midwestern United States

Libraries, Publishing, Research: Ithaka S+R Releases 2016 US Faculty Survey Findings

From a Blog Post by Roger Schonfeld (Co-Author Report):We have been running this survey on a triennial basis since 2000 to examine the attitudes and …

Research

The Library Website is the Classroom

This morning I came across the handout from a talk I gave at the 1999 ALA Midwinter Meeting at the ACRL Alliances for New Directions in Teaching and …

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Do academic social networks share academics’ interests?

In the mid-2000s, Facebook, Bebo and Myspace were neck and neck in a frenzied race to attract the most users to their fledgling social networks. A …

Open Access

Ithaka S+R US Faculty Survey 2015 | Ithaka S+R

Cite<p>APA<p>Wolff, C., Rod, A. B., & Schonfeld, R. C. (2016, April 4). Ithaka S+R US Faculty Survey 2015. Retrieved from …

Research

Preview Version of the New Microsoft Academic Search Engine is Now Online, API Also Available

UPDATE March 1, 2015 A Few Questions About the New Preview Version of Microsoft Academic in MSFT FAQFrom the FAQ:This new service puts a knowledge …

Search

Authority Matters

Tweet<p><i>By Marliese Thomas, Solutions Architect, Ex Libris</i><p>How do you know that searching for a name will give you results about the one you intended? …

The Photographers’ Identities Catalog: A New Online Reference Resource + Open Data From NYPL Labs

From the NY Public Library Blog:The New York Public Library is pleased to announce the launch of Photographers’ Identities Catalog (PIC) (PIC), a …

Open Data

Google's $150 Nik Collection of Photo Editing Software Is Now Completely Free

Nik Collection, seven powerful photo editing desktop plug-ins from Google, has dropped its price from $150 to being completely free for everyone.

Google

Figshare Launches Collections - a “Pinterest” for Academic Research Outputs - Digital Science

Our portfolio company Figshare, has launched Collections, which offers the research community, including publishers and funders, a “Pinterest” for …

Library Acquisitions Pilot: Looking At The Data

In an earlier blog post we discussed a methodology we are testing to gauge whether a cross institutional analysis of library acquisitions may be …

Microsoft has a new data visualization tool you can use for free

Microsoft Research has released SandDance, a free data visualization app that lets you gain insight in your surveys and research projects.<p>Simply fire it up in your browser, upload a data set (TXT, CSV and JSON formats are currently supported) and you can analyze it in a variety of ways. Whether …

Edward Tufte

ReadCube acquires Papers from Springer Nature

INDUSTRY TRENDS<p>ReadCube acquires Papers from Springer Nature<p><i>16 March 2016</i><p>ReadCube, a software developer serving researchers, publishers, academic and …