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Service Design

Abstract

This paper explores service design as a relevant method for service assessment and creation in a library environment. Service design allows …

Libraries

EBSCO’s Partnership with ByWater Solutions Enables Interoperability between Discovery and ILS Solutions

~ ByWater Partnership Allows Libraries Using Koha to Easily Adopt EBSCO Discovery Service™ ~

IPSWICH, Mass.March 3, 2015 — EBSCO Information …

Interoperability

Full Text Article: “An Introduction to the Joint Principles for Data Citation”

The following article appears in the February/March 2015 issue of the Bulletin of the Association of Information Science and Technology.

Title

An …

Information Science

A look at open digital humanities today

Welcome to the first installment of a monthly feature where I explore how open source software and the open source way are used in the digital …

Digital Humanities

Technology. The near and far future of libraries

Recently, Google Vice President and “father of the Internet” Vint Cerf warned that we might be headed for a “digital Dark Age”, a massive loss of …

The Future

The new Google Contacts: Bringing everyone together

From email to Hangouts to a good ol' fashioned phone call, you've got a lot of options to get in touch with someone. But keeping all those options …

Google

Sway now lets you add your OneNote images, use more types of web embeds, share in new ways and more!

The promise of Sway is to make it easy for you to add, visualize and share your content in new, interactive and exciting ways. We’ve been …

Microsoft OneNote

Callisto

Callisto™ is a unique information service for libraries. It automatically discovers and monitors your subscriptions to e-resource content providers, …

New Article: “A Bibliometric Mapping of Open Educational Resources”

The following article appears in the latest issue of The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning (IRRODL) published by the …

Open Educational Resources

BishopBlog: Editors behaving badly?

Editors behaving badly?

The H-index is a metric that was devised to identify talented individuals whose published work had made a significant impact …

Google wants to rank websites based on facts not links

Being trustworthy and accurate could help a web page rise up Google rankings if the search engine giant starts to measure quality by facts, not just …

Google

And you thought Google couldn’t get any worse

We’ve all come across examples of how Google can get things wrong: incorrect supermarket opening hours …

Google

your library :: You Try, We Buy 2015

Following on from the success of You Try, We Buy in 2014, where the library spent over £103,000 on new e-books chosen by YOU, we have decided to run …

Libraries

Statistics: University of Illinois: “University Library Sees Less Physical Borrowing, More Online Usage”

Note: The article takes a look at statistics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) University Library.From The Daily Illini:Last …

Libraries

The Sixth Estate

What is the purpose of libraries? I’m not going to debate whether or not libraries have a purpose. Anyone that advances the argument that libraries …

What is and is Not Fair Use? MIT Libraries Debuts Mobile Version of the Fair Use Quiz

As Fair Use Week 2015 comes to a close we want to make sure to point out that the MIT Libraries’ Office of Scholarly Publishing, Copyright, and …

Fair Use

Building a 'Historical Search Engine' is no easy thing

Over the last year the UK Web Archive has been part of the Big UK Domain Data for the Arts and Humanities project, with the ambitious goal of …

Search

DPLA Receives Funding From Sloan Foundation to Begin In-Depth Discussion About Ebooks and Their Future

From a Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) Announcement:Books are among the richest artifacts of human culture. In the last half-millenium, we …

Libraries

Prezi Is Now Available on Android Devices - Present Remotely

Cross-posted from my other blog, Android4Schools.com.
The popular presentation tool Prezi has released a new Android app. The new app allows you to …

Videos and Slides: Five Presentations From OCLC’s “Library Data [R]evolution: Applying Linked Data Concepts” Event Now Available Online

Five presentations from “Library Data [R]evolution: Applying Linked Data Concepts” an OCLC’s Collective Insight event held on February 10, 2015 at …

Libraries

Google To Use Mobile Usability As A Ranking Factor In Mobile Search Results by @mattsouthern

Google dropped a major announcement today stating that, as of April 21st, the search giant will be extending the use of mobile-friendliness as a …

Google

Apple Opens Up 'iWork for iCloud' to Everyone, No Apple Device Required

Following a short beta testing period, Apple's iCloud.com website has been updated to make its iWork suite of apps accessible to all users, even those without an Apple device.

As of today, anyone can sign up for an Apple ID to access Pages, Numbers, and Keynote for free. The software suite lets users …

IWork

Privilege in the Framework | Peer to Peer Review

Now that the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education is finished, I finally got around to reading it. I was often critical of parts …

Information Literacy

‘Just Snapchat me’ - the new way to stay in touch with university tutors

26 February 2015Research has revealed a sharp rise in the number of students using social media to stay in touch with tutors at college and …

University

Harvard Library Lab

Awesome Box is an additional returns box that offers library users the ability to promote any item. Interact with an amazing or useful item from the …

Harvard

Carpenter - Lets remove "alt" from altmetrics - ER&L Presentation

Todd Carpenter's presentation at the Electronic Resources in Libraries (ER&L) conference in Austin, TX, February 23, 2015. Todd discussed how new forms of assessment are entering the mainstream and how those metrics shouldn't be considered "alternative" any longer. The session also covered the …

Metrics

Customizing Library Vendor Tools for Better Customer Service

• Are you struggling to make several vendor-hosted tools behave like a cohesive website?
• Frustrated by the lack of customization available in your …

Libraries

Librarians gain more than knowledge by signing up for Mendeley certification

Self-study certification program includes premium upgrade for librarian’s institutionFeb 23, 2015Temperatures may have been cold at the recent ALA …

Libraries