Aaron Tay

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11 Amazing Google Calendar Hacks

Posted by Web Desk Google , Internet , life-hacks , Productivity No comments :<p>The beauty of working on a Google application is generally its …

Textometrica, a tool review

A quick spin with Textometrica<p>Yesterday I had a good conversation with Simon Lindgren, the creator of textometrica. I decided to try out the tool …

Text Editors

Chrome for Android Can Now Download Web Pages for Offline Viewing

Android: Google is rolling out an update for Chrome on Android that’ll allow you to easily download web pages, video, and music for offline …

Google

Designing a Link Resolver | U

Our link resolver at the University of Michigan Library is branded as MGet It. Its purpose is to provide a pathway to online articles and other …

OADOI API - R script

Based on a similar attempt for querying the Dissemin API<p>Description<p>This script uses the OADOI API to get information on online availability (gold and …

APIs

How to Own & Display Your Twitter Archive on Your Website in Under 10 Minutes

As part of my evolving IndieWeb experience of owning all of my own internet-based social data, last year I wanted a “quick and dirty” method for …

Social Media

Quickly and easily cite your sources with Explore in Google Docs

article<p>en_US<p>https://gsuiteupdates.googleblog.com/2016/12/quickly-and-easily-cite-your-sources.html<p>G Suite Update …

Digital Storytelling Wheel- Apps and Tools for Teachers

December 5, 2016<br>The digital storytelling wheel is a graphic we created a few months ago based on the chart below. The wheel features a number of …

Storytelling

Let your loved ones know you’re safe with our new personal safety app

Whether it’s hiking alone or walking down a street after dark — sometimes you want to know someone's got your back. To help you feel safe and give …

iOS

Zenkit Helps You Organize Complex Projects Into Actionable, Bite-Size Steps

Regardless which productivity system or method you prefer, Zenkit is an all-in-one webapp that can help you manage your big projects and activities …

Cool Stuff

FOLIO, acronym for “Future Of Libraries Is Open”? I’d suggest: “Fantasy Of Librarians Inflamed by Organizations”

<b>Introduction</b> <br>There is a feature of librarian groupthink that is both a great asset and a tremendous liability to the profession. The asset is that …

Librarianship

How We Fixed Google Scholar

Google Scholar is an amazing search tool. Until it breaks.<p>Google harvested an incredible amount of article metadata & abstracts to power Scholar, and …

Google

Instagram Stories now lets you add mentions, URLs and Boomerangs

Remember when Instagram Stories launched, and everyone thought it was pretty much just like Snapchat? Well, that’s about to change.<p>It might have started off as a straight up clone of that <i>other</i> ephemeral social network, but today it’s getting an update that turns it into something more of its own — …

Snapchat

Preference vs. Authority: A Comparison of Student Searching in a Subject-Specific Indexing and Abstracting Database and a Customized Discovery Layer (Preprint)

The following article (preprint) was recently accepted for publication in the September 2017 issue of C&RL.<p><b>Title</b><p><b>Authors</b><p>Sarah P.C. Dahlen <i><br>California</i> …

Databases

Building a Google Scholar search form with links to full text

Google Scholar provides options to associate your account with a library’s access to full text articles. After a user sets the option, every search …

Google

From the Developer’s Toolbox: Highlights from the Ex Libris Developer Network

Tweet<p>In this edition of <i>From the Developer’s Toolbox</i>, we are pleased to highlight the University of Western Australia’s idea for working more …

Code4Lib Journal: Consortial-Based Customizations for New Primo UI

Users interested in customizing their Primo installation are required to configure specific settings, files, and code during the View setup process. …

Software Engineering

FOLIO Roadmap

<b>Event</b>: FOLIO Roadmap <b><br>Time</b>: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 11:00AM EST / 1600 GMT <b><br>Register Here</b><p>FOLIO is on a fast development track with the public …

2 New Reasons to Love Mendeley on your mobile

Did you know you can access your Mendeley library on your mobile and tablet? I often ask users, like yourself, this question and more often than not, …

Apps

Unprecedented leveraging of ILS/LSP resources with libraries’ websites

Austin, Texas – November 16, 2015 – Biblionix, the award winning and leading provider of automation solely for public libraries, today announced …

Libraries

Collaboration is beautiful

We’re building Asana to be a place where everyone can work together effortlessly, no matter what role they’re in, how they organize their work, or …

Collaboration

ER&L 2017: It's Personal! One-size Discovery Does N...

Director, Acquisitions & E-Resource Licensing Services, Cornell University<p>Ask me about Battledecks@ER&L!<p>Director of Product Management - Discovery …

University of Michigan

Skype Now Lets Users Chat Without Signing Up for Accounts | SocialTimes

Skype now allows users to participate in text chats, voice calls and video calls with their contacts without signing up for accounts.<p>With this …

Skype

a simple app for…

A new app linked to Google Photos turns your phone into a scanner, preserving print images digitally without removing them from an album or frame.

The Discovery and Access Landscape: NISO – Where the Community Comes Together

Tweet<p><i>Christine Stohn, Product Manager Discovery & Delivery, Ex Libris</i><p>I recently had the opportunity together with Pascal Calarco, University …

Why Libraries Should Maintain the Open Data of Their Communities

Today I’m preparing for my participation in a seminar on Open Cities that will be held Monday at the Coach House in Toronto as part of the Monday …

Open Data

A totally rebuilt Google Sites—now available to everyone

Earlier this year, we began previewing a completely revamped Google Sites with a select group of early adopters. Starting today, we’re mak...

Google

How to Remove the DRM on Every eBook You Own

Digital Rights Management, or DRM, is specifically designed to control the use, modification, and distribution of any copyrighted material, and is …

DRM