Aaron Tay

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You Can Add a Robot Data Scientist Right Into Your Spreadsheet - And Try It For Free

We’ve got exciting news to share! Our “robot writing” software, Wordsmith, is now available directly within Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets. You …

Four Facets of Discovery

Discovery is a hot topic in libraries and has come to be all-encompassing. Everything is a “discovery interface.” But what do we mean by discovery, …

Library Discovery and the Open Access challenge

I noticed this interesting conversation on Twitter the other day.<p>As some pointed out that while 96% seems extreme, it is fairly well known that …

Open Access

Does the type of Open Access matter for future of academic libraries?

In Aug 2014, I wrote the speculative "How academic libraries may change when Open Access becomes the norm".<p>I argue that the eventual triumph of open …

Open Access

intelligent bots at your service!

<i>By</i> <i>Kuansan Wang</i><i>, Managing Director, Microsoft Research</i><p><i>Dr. Kuansan Wang</i> <i>is the Managing Director for Microsoft Research Outreach,<br>responsible for</i> …

Microsoft

lazy scholar natural language processing example

Now you can use Sci-Hub in Telegram @scihubot to access full-text articles https://t.co/eEJDoKfm1Z

Beta Version of Aggregated Database of Open Access Articles Hits 16 Million Entries, Project From University of Southern Queensland

The more tools the better!<p>The University of Southern Queensland [USQ] has delivered a beta search engine [named OpenAccess.xyz] for open access …

Open Access

How to Easily Turn YouTube Videos Into GIFs

Converting sections of YouTube videos into a GIF couldn’t be easier these days. With some videos, the feature is built right into the video, but for …

YouTube

Accessing Publisher Resources via a Mobile Device: A User’s Journey

Chutes and Ladders. Image via Uncyclomedia Commons<p>Step 1: Google search on intermittent stem cell cycling to look for article mentioned by a …

Mobile

Innovative introduces major new features in Sierra Release 2.2

(May 12, 2016). Innovative Interfaces, a leading provider of library automation software that empowers libraries globally, has launched Sierra …

World Wide Web

Global discovery trends and the library's changing role

ANALYSIS & OPINION<p>Global discovery trends and the library's changing role<p><i>5 May 2016</i><p>The continuing rise of search engines as a powerful discovery …

Making Search Engines Notice: An Exploratory Study on Discoverability of DSpace Metadata and PDF Files

This study analyzed the search results of four main Internet search engines on three newly created digital collections at Texas Tech University …

Metadata

You probably haven’t even noticed Google’s sketchy quest to control the world’s knowledge

Google’s “knowledge panels” materialize at random, as unsourced and absolute as if handed down by God:<p>Betty White is 94 years old.<p>The Honda Civic is 2016’s best car.<p>Taipei is the capital of — ahem — the “small island nation” of Taiwan.<p>If you’ve ever Googled a person, place or thing — which, survey …

Google

News 2016 - Ex Libris Achieves ISO 27018 Certification for Cloud Privacy

<i>Becomes first vendor in the industry to adopt globally recognized standard for cloud privacy</i><p>JERUSALEM, Israel, May 11, 2016 – Ex Libris® Group, a …

Certification

Keeping Up With Reddit: Use IFTTT, Not Google Alerts

If you consider just mainstream press coverage, you might come away with the impression that Reddit is a chaotic place full of jerks and that the …

Google

The Library’s Buzz – April & May

Tweet<p>In this edition, the buzz is about identifying the changing ways in which library users actually search for what they need and how libraries can …

UX Design

Remains of the Day: Pocket Adds 'Likes' and Reposts to Its Social Feed

Pocket wants to have a little social network to call its own. The read-it-later app is adding more features to its ‘Recommended’ feed where you can …

Cool Stuff

CSV Schema

Analyzes a CSV file and generates database table schema, all within the browser<p>This application uses PapaParse to parse CSV files (including huge …

Databases

Primo Innovative Uses: Using Google Street View to Enhance the Discovery Experience

Tweet<p>When you can combine Primo with a feature of one of today’s most useful and ubiquitous online tools – one that is also fun to use – you know …

Google

This is a great new feature Google Slides Q&A = "PowerPoint Presenter + Google…

You can use this with any new presentation you create with Google Slides. You will see a drop down at top right.

Discovery Intelligence: Part 2 – Agile EDS Environment

EDS is live and your users are enjoying the discovery experience. Based on feedback over time, there is room for improvement, so you want to change …

Environmentalism

Horizon scan: the future of data-driven decision-making

12 May 2016 Free Register to attendHow can we build on recent initiatives in areas like business intelligence and learning analytics to help the UK …

UK Universities

Do more with Dropbox on your desktop

If you’ve been using our desktop application, you know how magical the Dropbox folder is. Whenever you save a photo, doc, or video to the folder, …

BIC Breakfast, May 2016 - Webscale Discovery: How Library-Users Find & Connect to Your Online Content

BIC Breakfasts 2016<p>OVERVIEW<p>Since 2013, BIC has run a series of informal, monthly breakfast sessions to provide an opportunity for anyone (BIC members …

New Article: “Anything Can Happen in the Zone: Library and Departmental Change Driven by Migration to a Cloud-based Library Management System”

The following peer-reviewed article appears in the May 2016 issue of Library Leadership and Management published by the Library Leadership & …

Migration

Quick LibGuides Update: New Layout and Export All Records for Tabular Data

We have heard from quite a lot of you that you’d like to download lists of various things in your systems and massage or share that data with Excel. …

Microsoft Excel