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By Aaron Tay | Covers web scale discovery services as well as related issues like OPACs, Library management systems etc

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 …


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. …

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

fewer steps …

On approaches to Bridging the Gap in access to licensed resources

A previous post I made reviewing the Ithaka report “Streamlining access to Scholarly Resources” got a lot of attention. Thanks!

The primary issue I’m …


Common Ground


A co-publication of the Library of Congress and OCLC Research by:

Carol Jean Godby and Ray Denenberg

Jointly released by OCLC and the Library …


Grab and Go and the Gravitational Pull of Discovery

Discovery seems to possess a certain type of centripetal force, perhaps like gravity, one that is a function of its mass

Yesterday’s news that …

Google Scholar

UIUC Library Publications and Presentations on Discovery

University of Illinois' librarians have published extensively on discovery tools and innovative discovery practices. Below are publications regarding …


Resource Discovery System Usage Report, 02-01-2012 to 08-25-2014

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The UNT Digital Library …

University of North Texas

You Gotta Keep 'em Separated: The Case for "Bento Box" Discovery Interfaces

• Jason Thomale, jason.thomale@unt.edu, University of North Texas

I know, I know--proposing a talk about Resource Discovery is like, so

The …


You Gotta Keep 'em Separated: The Case for “Bento Box” Discovery Interfaces

You Gotta Keep ’em Separated

The Case for Bento Box Discovery Interfaces

The Case

So, I submit to you the following.

First the obligatory, here's where …

Resource Discovery System Usage Report, 02-01-2012 to 08-25-2014

Creator (Author):

University of North Texas


Creation: September 2014


Report on the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries …

University of North Texas


This contains the slide deck for "You Gotta Keep 'em Separated: The Case for Bento Box Discovery Interfaces," a presentation given by Jason Thomale …

Raw Data

Customizing Vendor Interfaces for Better User Experience

• Do you struggle to make a collection of difficult vendor tools feel like a cohesive suite of services?• 
Do you find yourself pleading with vendors to

UX Design

Hacking on the Pubmed API

The pubmed API is pretty convoluted. Every time I try to use it, I have to try and relearn it from scratch.

Generally, I want to get JSON data about …


Ex Libris the bridge to knowledge, User_Studies_White_Paper_May7

Ex Libris recently conducted comprehensive research to gain intelligence about users' behavior and expectations from discovery systems, and to …

White Papers

Defining Institutional Boundaries

Academic library systems, such as ILS, proxy, and content management system like LibGuides, are typically selected, managed, and organized on an …


Maintaining Relationships with Readers as They Cross Affiliations

Four seniors preparing to change institutional affiliation, May 2014 (Michael Marsland / Yale University)

Commencement is a joyous event at every …


THE SYSTEMS LIBRARIAN - Library Technology Forecast for 2014 and Beyond

Vol. 33 No. 10 — Dec. 2013

Library Technology Forecast for 2014 and Beyond
by Marshall Breeding

While the pace of development …

Public Libraries

New Catalogs: From Scratch Social

C105 - New Catalogs: From Scratch & Social

4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Amy Drayer, Senior IT Specialist, Hennepin County Library

Amy Luedtke, System Services, …

Linked Open Data in Libraries

Written by Library Lab Fellow Knut Anton Bøckman, library system consultant at The Royal Library, Copenhagen

Linked Open Data (LOD) is a method for …

Number 1 / January 2014

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Now Open: Library Technology Reports and Smart Libraries Newsletter

Library Technology Reports and Smart Libraries Newsletter are on a new hosting platform, using Open Journal Systems. For a limited time, through …


Mining Scientific Papers: Computational Linguistics and Bibliometrics

Organized by

Iana Atanassova (Centre Tesnière, Université de Franche-Comté, …

Of ISBN reliability, and the importance of metadata

I write a lot of software that tries to match bibliographic records from one system to another, to try and identify availability of a desired item in …

Semantic Technology

SirsiDynix furthers work with EBSCO on BLUEcloud integrations

LEHI, UT (April 20, 2015). SirsiDynix is furthering its work with EBSCO Information Services, a leader in library workflows, in integrating EBSCO …

Elements of Personalization & How to Perform Better in Personalized Search - Whiteboard Friday

From information about your location and device to searches you've performed in the past, Google now has a great deal of information it can use to …


Export Google Search History

I've mentioned last year that Google tested a download feature for search history. It looks like this feature is available for everyone. Just go to …