Aaron Tay

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One-click access to PDFs

Mimimum fuss - maximum PDFs<p>Can't access <i>that</i> article?<p>Hit a paywall during your literature search? Can't access library resources while at home or …

Google’s Newest Tool Can Turn You Into a Skilled Artist

Will artificial intelligence bring the age of artists to an abrupt end one day? Will machines really take over? Probably not any time soon, but the …

Google

Tad

Release Notes<p>Tad 0.8.5 - June 28, 2017<p>New Features<p>European CSV support - support for ; instead of , as field separator.<br>• IN and NOT IN operators, with …

iOS

First look at Primo’s new user interface – Library User Experience Co.

Ex Libris recently did a complete overhaul of the user interface for their Primo discovery layer. They did a great job and developed a UI that is …

UX Design

Research Article: “Survey of Information Literacy Instructional Practices in U.S. Academic Libraries” (Preprint)

The following accepted for publication article (preprint) is scheduled for final publication in the March 2018 issue of C&RL (College and Research …

Information Literacy

New UK-wide service will transform library collaboration: The National Bibliographic Knowledgebase

<b>SHEFFIELD, UK 2 February 2017</b>—As part of delivering on the vision of a UK national digital library, Jisc and OCLC announce a partnership to build a …

British Library

Microsoft Flow gets new features, including Search by Service

Microsoft Flow is "a service for automating workflow across the growing number of apps and SaaS services that business users rely on", as the company …

dataviz.tools

en_US<p>website<p>a curated guide to the best tools, resources and technologies for data …

Creating a Conversational Library Search Experience

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

Chatbots

Sorry, the new Wayback Machine extension for Chrome needs some work!

<b>Feb 2, 2017 update</b>: improvements have been made!The other day I saw a headline about a new extension for the Chrome browser from the Internet …

Google

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 …

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?

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

Optimizing the discovery experience through dialogue – a community approach

Register for the recording:<p>This webinar has now passed. You may still register for the recording of the webinar by visiting the GoToWebinar site.<p>Q&A …

Long Island

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 …

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 …

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 …

Software

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 …

Periscope

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

December 23, 2016 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 …

M-learning

OpenCitations - Home

Welcome to the OpenCitations homepage!<p><b>News: applications open for a Research Fellowship on OpenCitations, deadline 7 August 2017 - more info here.</b><p>The …