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Network-based Citation Metrics: Eigenfactor vs. SJR

Can network-based metrics allow us to separate true scientific influence from mere popularity?

University of Washington

The most popular tools for research

Posted by Mari Vállez on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 · Leave a Comment

An interesting survey produced by the Innovation in Scholarly Communication group at …


How to Use Periscope for Business

Periscope is the popular live video streaming app purchased by Twitter in March 2015. It’s the Instagram of live video streaming, offering users the …


WorldCat Discovery July enhancements

WorldCat Discovery adds citations, improves temporary lists and more

WorldCat Discovery Services now includes APA, MLA and Chicago citations to help …

Women's Suffrage

What is actually happening out there in terms of institutional data repositories?

There is an awful lot of talk about academic libraries providing data curation services for their researchers. It turns out that in most cases that …

Data Management

This app makes it easy to move playlists from Spotify to Apple Music

Moving playlists from Spotify to Apple Music isn’t as straightforward as it should be. Apple doesn’t offer an importer, so you’ll have to use a workaround. There are a couple of fiddly methods – one involving two apps and one that requires you to get down and dirty with JSON. Then there’s the far …

Apple Music

Solving the hard problem of patron privacy in digital libraries — Medium

Solving the hard problem of patron privacy in digital libraries

A library should only collect, retain, and disclose members’ personal information so …


Amplifying the Impact of Open Access: Wikipedia and the Diffusion of Science. (arXiv:1506.07608v1 [cs.DL])

Authors: Misha Teplitskiy, Grace Lu, Eamon DuedeWith the rise of Wikipedia as a first-stop source for scientific knowledge, it is important to …


Questioning my motives

Leaving Cambridge University’s business school and going freelance on a part-time basis (I’m still keeping my hand in HE employment by managing the …

Business School

A Look at Tech

The exhibit hall at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference offered an almost complete representation of the technology products and services available to …


Say hello to the redesigned YouTube mobile app

If you watched a YouTube video recently, chances are you did it on your phone or tablet. That’s because today, more than half the views on YouTube …


A Decade of Critical Information Literacy: A Review of the Literature

As information literacy continues in its centrality to many academic libraries’ missions, a line of inquiry has developed in response to ACRL’s …

Information Literacy

Chapter 1:

How to Find Data that Help Improve Student Outcomes

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This chapter helps community stakeholders identify the critical questions that must …


Experience Augmented Reality with colAR MIX

Published on April 3rd, 2014 | by Jeff Herb


Augmented Reality is an amazing way to interact with seemingly static or 2D things. For those who haven’t …

Augmented Reality

The Scholarly Communications Needs of Faculty: An Evidence-Based Foundation for the Development of Library Services | Dawson

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Over 100 Libraries Go Live with Polaris and Sierra in June 2015

Emeryville, CA—Innovative announced today that over 100 libraries went live on the Sierra Library Services Platform or the Polaris ILS just in the …


How to Create Compelling Live Broadcasts with Meerkat or Periscope

While it’s currently unclear whether Meerkat or Periscope will prove to be the live streaming application of choice in the long-term, for the time …


3 Good Android Apps for Organizing Reference Lists and Bibliographies

July 21, 2015 Below are three good Android bibliography and referencing apps. These apps are particularly curated for student researchers and …


Microsoft pilots hybrid not-quite-email, not-quite-IM iPhone app – ahead of Windows Phone

Microsoft has today launched Send, an experimental iPhone app that offers a kind of cross between email and instant messaging. Microsoft says that it is designed for “brief, snappy communications” where you want an instant response but also want to retain a record of what was said within Outlook. …


Handouts- A Great App for Creating, Collecting and Grading Assignments Paperlessly

July 22, 2015 Handouts is a great educational app to use in your iPad classroom for scheduling and managing assignments paperlessly. As a teacher, …


New Agreement Brings Springer Content (Eight Million Items) to ReadCube

From Springer:

Springer has signed an agreement with the publishing technology company ReadCube to enhance and increase the discoverability of its …


Office 365 Channels are live on IFTTT

Today we are excited to announce the launch of the Office 365 Channels on IFTTT to coordinate information flow in an automated way. IFTTT enables …


#ALAAC15 Linked Data Love

Linked Data Love: research representation, discovery, and assessment


The explosion of linked data platforms and data stores over the last five years has been profound – both in terms of quantity of data as well as its potential impact. Research information systems such as VIVO …

Semantic Web

Single Figure Publications: Towards a novel alternative format for scholarly communication


Information is the principal product of research. It comes in a variety of types, as defined by the research discipline and tools used. …


CartoDB Lets Anyone Visualize Their Data With One-Click Mapping

CartoDB, an online map maker and business intelligence startup, wants to make it easy for anyone to communicate information with a map. Today the startup is unleashing a new feature, One-Click Mapping, that will analyze any data you upload and automatically create maps showing the relevant …


Ex Libris expands Elsevier collaboration


Ex Libris expands Elsevier collaboration

22 June 2015

Ex Libris Group has announced an expanded collaboration with Elsevier, enabling …


Check Out How These Teachers and Students are Using Augmented Reality — Emerging Education Technologies

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Augmented Reality is one of the most interesting and exciting tools emerging in the academic world today.

Here …

Augmented Reality

Introducing the Google Drive plug-in for Microsoft Office

With Google Drive, you can keep all your important files in one place, then open them with your choice of apps and devices. Building on this open …

Microsoft Office

Facebook now lets Pages post ‘secret’ videos, introduces Video Library for managing content

Facebook has been strengthening its video chops recently as it becomes an increasingly notable competitor to YouTube, and today it’s providing new tools for Page admins to customize how they distribute video content on the platform.

First up, admins can now post ‘secret’ videos. It’s similar to …