Aaron Tay

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dataviz.tools

Creating a Conversational Library Search Experience – Designing Better Libraries

When people encounter a library search system as a novice or relatively inexperienced library user, say the online catalog or a database selection …

Automation

Sorry, the new Wayback Machine extension for Chrome sucks!

The other day I saw a headline about a new extension for the Chrome browser from the Internet Archive, Wayback Machine. I had initially ignored this, …

Chromebook

Best Image Enhancement Tools Of 2016 – Magic Picture

Adobe Photoshop has come to be the name brand of photo-editing software on the market. However, it can be a difficult program to master and it’s …

Photoshop

Does It Make a Sound: Are Open Access Monographs Discoverable in Library Catalogs?

Does It Make a Sound: Are Open Access Monographs Discoverable in Library Catalogs?<p>Abstract<p>abstract:<p>This article describes an exploratory study …

Johns Hopkins University

Should publishers work with library discovery technologies and what can they do?

• Working with library discovery services can improve end user experience, increase usage, and help sales.<br>• Methodologies developed for working with …

Optimizing the discovery experience through dialogue – a community approach

This is a fantastic opportunity to listen to an expert speaker, with the added benefit of no travelling required! You will also receive a link to a …

Education

COUNTER releases the Report Validation Tool

The free tool that will check COUNTER usage reports and SUSHI<p>The <b>tool</b> is now available on the COUNTER website for use by publishers, vendors and …

Publish or Perish

<b>New:</b> Publish or Perish 5 released, 10 years after the original Publish or Perish!<p>Are you applying for tenure, promotion or a new job? Is your work …

First Tweet - Who Said It First on Twitter

Do you know who used a smiley :) on Twitter for the first time. Who mentioned terms like Internet of Things, Bitcoin, iPhone or Phablet before they …

Software Engineering

The White House Announces Several New Tools to Access Archived Social Media From the Obama Administration

At the end of October, we shared our plans for preserving and passing on the digital history of the Obama administration, and invited the American …

Democrats

Queensland Library Releases Open Source Comics Tool

A new tool from Australia’s State Library of Queensland can make a cartoonist out of even the least artistically inclined. The Fun Palaces comics …

Comics

Blog 2016 - 16 Ways Syndetics Unbound Wows Library Patrons

Syndetics Unbound aims to boost the value of your library catalog by making patrons happier and increasing circulation<p>By combining ProQuest’s …

Twitter's Periscope launches 360 video

It's not exactly virtual reality, but Twitter's Periscope has a new update that could make the service a lot more immersive.<p>On Wednesday, the company announced that 360 videos are now viewable in Periscope right in your Twitter stream.<p>Using an Insta360 camera that attaches to a smartphone, a user …

Twitter

Google Tone : A Practical Tool for Broadcasting Web Content to Multiple Computers

December 23, 2016 <br>Google Tone is a cool tool that allows users to broadcast any URL to other computers within earshot. All you need is to be logged …

Learning

OpenCitations - Home

Welcome to the OpenCitations homepage!<p>The main output of the OpenCitations Project is the creation of the Open Citations Corpus (OCC), an open …

RDF

PersonalData.IO Helps You Get Access to Your Personal Data

PersonalData.IO is a free and open platform for citizens to track their personal data and understand how it is used by companies. It is part of the …

PubMed by Year

PubMed by Year shows your search proportionally, comparing the results for each year to the database as whole.<p>Enter any PubMed search above to see …

How do people find your papers? Academia.edu Introduces a New Premium Feature

“Someone just searched for you on Google and found your page on Academia.edu.” Ever received this email and wondered how you were found? Google …

Academia

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Time-Lapse Google Maps Show How The World Is Changing

Google Earth's time lapse videos of earth's landscape could make you think about the great baseball player Yogi Berra.<p>"I thought about one of the quotes attributed to Yogi Berra," says Marc Levy, a political scientist at Columbia University's Earth Institute who specializes in issues of global …

Google

@mendeley_com stats, coming to a profile near you! So happy to see this almost finally out. https://t.co/qsvv4JrDbc

Getting full-text links from EDS API

The way full-text links are revealed (or at least, um, “signalled”) in the EBSCO EDS API is… umm… both various and kind of baroque.<p>I paste below a …

Introducing Search and Profiles

Up until now, Hypothesis users have been able to annotate, reply to, and read through annotations. These basic capabilities have generated an …

Omnity's search engine uses rare word matching to find unexpected results

If you're in academia or need to do deep research, this tool is worth a shot -- and now it's free.<p>When it comes to search, there's Google and there's everyone else -- the company is basically synonymous with searching the internet. But Omnity, a relatively new company from San Francisco, thinks its …

Digital Marketing