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 …

Tad - A Desktop Viewer App for Tabular Data

News<p>Initial Release - Tad 0.8.0 - April 5, 2017<p>An <b>initial release</b> of Tad for macOS is now available for download and installation.<p>This release …

First look at Primo's new user interface

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 …

JavaScript

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 …

Libraries

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 …

Microsoft Flow gets new features, including Search by Service

Microsoft Flow is receiving some new features this week. The service is Microsoft's IFTT-style business tool, which is already available for iOS and …

Microsoft

dataviz.tools

http://dataviz.tools/<p>website<p>en_US<p>dataviz.tools<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 …

Photoshop

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 …

Open Access

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 …

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 …

Cooking

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 …

Research

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 …

Marketing

The White House Announces Several New Tools to Access Archived Social Media From the Obama Administration

From The White House Blog:At the end of October, we shared our plans for preserving and passing on the digital history of the Obama administration, …

Social Media

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 …

Libraries

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 …

Libraries

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 announced that 360 videos are now viewable in Periscope right in your Twitter stream.<p>Using an Insta360 camera that attaches to a smartphone, a user …

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 …

Google

OpenCitations - Home

Welcome to the OpenCitations homepage!<p>The main output of the OpenCitations Project is the creation of the Open Citations Corpus (OCC), an open …

PersonalData.IO Helps You Get Access to Your Personal Data

From the Open Knowledge International Blog:PersonalData.IO is a free and open platform for citizens to track their personal data and understand how …

IT