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Guest Post: CCC’s Roy Kaufman–A Text Mining Primer for Journal Publishers

What is text mining? The CCC's Roy Kaufman offers a primer for publishers.

Open Access

... Librarians are a lot like DJs... ~ libfocus - Irish library blog

I think back to the DJs I listened to as part of my teenage music education. DJs such as John Peel, and Dave Fanning, I think back to how they sorted …


Numbers behind Numbers

The Altmetric score is intended to provide an indicator of the attention surrounding a research output. Although it may be straightforward enough to …

Social Media

New Research Paper: “The User Behavior in Facebook and its Development from 2009 until 2014″

The following research paper was recently posted by the authors to the arXiv repoistory.


Thomas Paul
TU Darmstadt (Germany)

Daniel Puscher


Microsoft announces Cortana for iOS and Android

Microsoft is officially confirming today that it’s bringing Cortana to iOS and Android. The software giant is planning to release separate apps for each mobile operating system to enable its digital assistant to run outside of Windows. Microsoft is only providing an early look at those apps today, …

Microsoft OneNote

Embracing Librarianship, Warts and All: My ENY/ACRL Keynote

Note: This is as close as I can come to recreating the keynote I gave at the annual conference of the Eastern New York chapter of the Association of


Metadata Quality Task Force Report

Metadata quality is controlled by a set of processes which ensures that cultural heritage objects can be identified, discovered and seen in context …

Semantic Technology

TouchPal - Typing Fun


Academic Libraries and Innovation: A Literature Review | Brundy

Academic libraries are facing times of unprecedented challenge and unparalleled change. Innovation has moved from a consideration to a necessity. And …

What it means to be Open

I originally started to write this post in reaction to a thread on the BIBFRAME email list in March 2015 entitled “Linked Data”. In reaction to this …


Microsoft Spins Out OneNote's Document Scanning Into New Office App | Ink, Bits, & Pixels

OneNote users have long been able to take a photo with their camera, clean it up automatically, and scan it into their notes, but that used to …

Microsoft OneNote

Give me the F-ing PDF

Countless journal sites have adopted the same terrible web design, requiring an extra click to get a PDF of an article. Nobody has time for that. …

New Research Article (Preprint): “Employer Perceptions of Critical Information Literacy Skills and Digital Badges”

The following preprint is scheduled for publication in the May 2016 issue of College & Research Libraries.Title Employer Perceptions of Critical …

Information Literacy

Lazy Scholar for Firefox

Thanks to feedback from this poll, I ported Lazy Scholar to Firefox, which can be installed here: …


Sway has started rolling out to Office 365, added more languages, and more! - Office Blogs

It’s been an exciting month for Sway and our journey with Sway Preview! At the Ignite conference, we announced that Sway would roll out to Office 365 …


On Patron Data and Library Data

-Inspired by participation in the ongoing NISO conversation on Library Patron Privacy #nisoprivacy

To help frame my understanding of the discussion …

Public Libraries

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83% Boost in Citations

A recent study found that papers uploaded to Academia.edu receive an 83% boost in citations over 5 years.


This Library On A Chip Gives People Without Internet Access All The Information They Need

Also great for long subway rides!

There may come a day when the whole world logs on effortlessly to the Internet, but it ain't happened yet. Today, there are about 7.1 billion people on Earth and only about 3.1 billion have private access to porn and cat videos. The rest have to use some form of …


Google's latest experiment brings new superpowers to Chrome browsers

Google's latest experiment might be the coolest Chrome extension we've seen yet.

Tone, the company's newest homegrown browser add-on, uses sound to quickly share URLs with anyone nearby. The extension is available now in Chrome's web store and can be used by any Chrome user, regardless of what type …

Google Chrome

How to write a blogpost from your journal article

One of the oddest things that people in academic life regularly say to me is: ‘I’m not paid to write blogposts, only research articles. If my …


F1000 and ORCID Launch Standard for Citing Peer Review Activities

From the ORCID Blog:

ORCID and F1000 partnered to develop a practical means to cite peer review activities, based on a standard set of terms and the …

Peer Review

Summary of 26 #theta2015 sessions

So yes, it turns out that I attended 26 sessions at #theta2015. This link is to the tag here on my blog, so in addition to all my live-blogged notes …

Data-Driven Academic Library Webinar Series Archive Available


Now more than ever libraries have access to a lot of data about their user …


Event Registration



Springer research with large consortium - top 15 referring sources 2014 - shows Google tools produced 76% of all the denials. #LJDiscovery

fewer steps …

How to Create Infographic Elements in PowerPoint

If you think infographics are only for marketing and data visualization, think again. They’re actually really helpful for anyone building online …

Microsoft PowerPoint

Altmetrics and analytics for digital special collections and institutional repositories

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Konkiel, Stacy; Dalmau, Michelle; Scherer, David (2015): Altmetrics and analytics for digital special collections and …

New Article: “Linked Data URIs and Libraries: The Story So Far”

From the new issue of D-Lib Magazine.



Ioannis Papadakis
Ionian University, Corfu, Greece

Konstantinos Kyprianos

Michalis …

Linked Data

Boldly going where no library app has gone before with SpaceFinder

As followers of this blog are aware, librarians from Cambridge – supported by the design consultancy Modern Human – are attempting to imagine new …