Aaron Tay

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This Tool Lets People Perform Data Analytics With No Tech Knowledge

Big data: Behind the buzzword is a real business need to take massive datasets and make actionable sense of them. While professionals could equip …

Microsoft Excel

Trello's Power-Ups Are Now Available to Free Users

Earlier this year, Trello introduced premium third-party integrations called power-ups with the likes of GitHub, Slack, Evernote, and more. Today, …

Cool

IGeLU/ELUNA Show & Tell: Enhancing Library Discovery with Linked Open Data [Video]

Tweet<p>Earlier this week, as part of the IGeLU & ELUNA <i>Show & Tell</i> Webinar series, Steve Meyer from UW-Madison presented his work around enhancing …

Linked Data

Enhancing Library Discovery with Linked Open Data

Steve Meyer will present on the work at UW-Madison to enhance the library catalog with info cards for the authors of bibliographic works. This …

lots of folks like to discover

<i>Modified Text of talk I gave at Ivy Plus Discovery Day at MIT.</i><p><i>(Note that I tidied up this text while watching the DNC last night, so blame Pat</i> …

Part 2

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>…

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 …

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, …

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 …

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 …

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> …

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 …

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 …

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 …

IT

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 …