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Beyond PowerPoint: 4 Linux Presentation Tools

Presentations are a curious thing.

Many people hate them with the passion of a thousand burning suns. Yet there are many who love experimenting with …

Microsoft PowerPoint

Open University's Policy on Ethical use of Student Data for #LearningAnalytics

Interesting to see that the Open University has produced a few documents outlining its policy on ethical use of data that it collects about students' …

Open University

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Now Open: Library Technology Reports and Smart Libraries Newsletter

Library Technology Reports and Smart Libraries Newsletter are on a new hosting platform, using Open Journal Systems. For a limited time, through …

Open Access

Library Instruction Design: Learning from Google and Apple

Library instruction is commonly encountered in academic libraries, where it is part of a librarian’s to educate library users. The term “library …


DIY Scientific Publishing

One of the most fun parts of doing quantitative research is the exploratory analysis that often precedes a more rigorous and focused attempt at …


A mishmash of #mashcat thoughts | I am not a blog

There are many thoughts I want present in this post, but the connections between the thoughts are not fully developed. Therefore, the post comes in …

Introducing FOLD, a new tool (and a new model?) for storytelling

This morning, Center for Civic Media at MIT is releasing a new publishing platform, FOLD. Alexis Hope (a Masters student in my lab) and Kevin Hu …


Bibliometrics: The Leiden Manifesto for research metrics

Use these ten principles to guide research evaluation, urge Diana Hicks, Paul Wouters and colleagues.

Subject terms:

• Research …


LibCal: 2-Way Sync with Outlook & Google Calendars - SpringyNews: Acts of Green

Green'ify your workflows today with LibCal's 2-way sync now available in:

Outlook/Exchange Calendars - April 23rd• 
Google Calendars
- Available Now

Outlook …

Google Calendar

Stanford University Libraries Launches EarthWorks, A New Multiple Source GIS Data Discovery Tool

From SUL:

Stanford University Libraries is happy to introduce EarthWorks, our new geospatial data discovery application. EarthWorks is a discovery …


Growing ORCIDs at Texas A&M University Libraries


ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is an open, free registry of unique researcher identifiers that attaches persistent links …

Texas A&M

Predicting Results of the Research Excellence Framework using departmental h-Index. (arXiv:1411.1996v1 [cs.DL])

Authors: Olesya Mryglod, Ralph Kenna, Yurij Holovatch, Bertrand BercheWe compare estimates for past institutional research performances coming from …


Research information management systems - a new service category?

It has been interesting watching Research Information Management or RIM emerge as a new service category in the last couple of years. RIM is supported …


New Research Comparing Different Altmetrics Tools

The term altmetrics means different things to different people. At Plum Analytics it means any metrics about any type of research output. It is …


Playful Browsing with Chrome Extensions – ProfHacker - Blogs

Abstract Browsing- This browser extension is actually an art project. It takes any website and reduces it to blocks of color based on divs and …

Google Chrome


Mining Scientific Papers: Computational Linguistics and Bibliometrics

Organized by

Iana Atanassova (Centre Tesnière, Université de Franche-Comté, …

Natural Language Processing

Keeping Library Content Secure | From the Bell Tower

Illegally breaking into licensed library content doesn’t require sophisticated hacking skills—just a legitimate network account. Higher education …


Usable Library of the Month - Saint Mary's College of Maryland

• Prominent single search box on homepage with tagline “find better answers in the library’s collections”
• Clean, mobile-friendly design
• Services for …


Gamification vs Game-Based eLearning: Can You Tell The Difference?

Gamification vs Game-Based eLearning: How To Integrate Them Into Your eLearning Course DesignBoth gamification and game-based eLearning can offer …


The next generation of tablets will have 3D displays

Apple's iPad arrived five years ago. It is a device that changed the way we think about computing, marking a seismic shift from keyboard and mouse to direct manipulation with our fingers. The iPad wasn't the first tablet computer — it wasn't even Apple's first tablet computer — but it was the first …


The relationship between manuscript title structure and success: editorial decisions and citation performance for an ecological journal - Fox - 2015 - Ecology and Evolution


Citation analysis;
• editorial review;• 
Functional Ecology
• peer review;
• writing style


A poorly chosen article title may make a paper …


ContentMine: Liberating scholarship from Open publications and theses

Theses represent a huge amount of untapped value. We show how contentmine.org technology can be used to mine them and extract knowledge


2015 Mendeley update and outlook

Deborah Kyburz, ETH Zurich

In this webinar, you will learn about the reasons for ETH-Bibliothek Zurich to implement Mendeley, in particular Mendeley …


An interesting article from Harvard on the Maker movement in education and libraries

An interesting examination of the Maker movement in education and libraries (from Harvard), including arguments for policymakers and stakeholders to …


Scholarly behaviour and evaluation criteria: Uncovering the superficial characteristics that lead to high citations.

Do scholars adjust their publication behaviour depending on the criteria used in their evaluation? Maarten van Wesel presents findings showing how the


Of ISBN reliability, and the importance of metadata

I write a lot of software that tries to match bibliographic records from one system to another, to try and identify availability of a desired item in …

Semantic Technology

Live-blog: the Future of Scholarly Scientific Communication

I’m at the Royal Society today and tomorrow as part of the Future of Scholarly Scientific Communication conference. Here’s the programme.I’m making …

The Future

SirsiDynix furthers work with EBSCO on BLUEcloud integrations

LEHI, UT (April 20, 2015). SirsiDynix is furthering its work with EBSCO Information Services, a leader in library workflows, in integrating EBSCO …