Web scale discovery & search

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

Horizon release adds refined Features for improved efficiency and efficacy

September 26, 2016, LEHI, UT—SirsiDynix is pleased to announce the release of Horizon 7.5.4. The latest Horizon update provides new, powerful …

Free Software in Libraries, success stories and their impact on the library today

Today I was privileged to present to the 6th International Congress of Technological Innovation, Innovatics 2016, organized by Duoc UC Libraries, …

Open Source

Linked Data Collaboration Program Update

Tweet<p><i>Shlomo Sanders, CTO, Resource Management, Ex Libris</i><p>It is six months since Ex Libris started the 2016 Linked Data Collaboration Program. Now is a …

Linked Data

Trello's Power-Ups Are Now Available to Free Users

Earlier this year, Trello introduced premium third-party integrations called power-ups with the likes of GitHub, Slack, Evernote, and more. Today, …

Cool

IGeLU/ELUNA Show & Tell: Enhancing Library Discovery with Linked Open Data [Video]

Tweet<p>Earlier this week, as part of the IGeLU & ELUNA <i>Show & Tell</i> Webinar series, Steve Meyer from UW-Madison presented his work around enhancing …

Open Data

Enhancing Library Discovery with Linked Open Data

Steve Meyer will present on the work at UW-Madison to enhance the library catalog with info cards for the authors of bibliographic works. This …

lots of folks like to discover

<i>Modified Text of talk I gave at Ivy Plus Discovery Day at MIT.</i><p><i>(Note that I tidied up this text while watching the DNC last night, so blame Pat</i> …

Michelle Obama

Part 2

Building for Browsing and Discovery with Wagtail<p>an open-source Django CMS<p>David Bietila & Brad Busenius, University of Chicago Library<p>User Requirements<p>…

Django

NYPL Launches SimplyE App, Integrating Access to Multiple Ebook Vendors

The New York Public Library (NYPL) on July 12 announced the launch of SimplyE, a new app for tablets and smartphones that employs a single interface …

e-Books

NISO Open Discovery Initiative Update

The NISO Open Discovery Initiative Update took place on Monday, June 27 during the 2016 ALA Annual Conference. The session was co-sponsored by ALCTS, …

Have You Looked At This? Yewno

Many information professionals are concerned about the loss of serendipitous discovery in research pursuits (see this 2015 <i>Kitchen</i> post by Roger …

Jane Austen

Global discovery trends and the library's changing role

The continuing rise of search engines as a powerful discovery gateway have left many academic libraries concerned about losing grip on ‘discovery’.</b> …

EBSCO Discovery Service™ and EBSCOhost® Users Can Now Visualize...

Integration with the Plum Print will Help Users Improve Their Research and Better Evaluate Resources(PRWeb June 23, 2016)Read the full story at …

<b>1. Introduction: the landscape of web-scale discovery – Louise Spiteri</b><p><b>2. Sharing metadata across discovery systems – Marshall Breeding, Angela</b> …

Barriers to Discovery of and Access to the Scientific Literature in the Corporate Sector

Cite<p>APA<p>Schonfeld, R. C. (2016, June 16). Barriers to Discovery of and Access to the Scientific Literature in the Corporate Sector. …

Open Access

MarcEdit Alma Integration

Over the past month, I’ve been working with ExLibris (thank you to Ori Miller at ExLibris) and Boston College (thanks to Margaret Wolfe) to provide …

APIs

New Conference Paper by Marshall Breeding: “Strategic Technology Strengthens the Capacity Of Libraries To Serve Their Communities”

The following paper will be presented at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2016 taking place 3–19 August 2016 in Columbus, …

Libraries

Kohacon16 Day 1 – EBSCO Discovery Service Koha Plugin: New Features and Apps

Alvet Miranda was up next after lunch to talk about the EBSCO plugin for Koha.<p>Intro to discovery with Koha<p>Alvet did a really nice introduction into …

Google Analytics

A new methodology for comparing Google Scholar and Scopus

•<p>A new methodology is proposed for comparing Google Scholar (GS) with Scopus, focusing on indexing speed and duplicate citation counts.<p>•<p>The ratio of …

Google Scholar

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, …

Metadata

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 …

The next phase of Microsoft Academic: intelligent bots at your service!

By Kuansan Wang, Managing Director, Microsoft Research Dr. Kuansan Wang is the Managing Director for Microsoft Research Outreach, responsible for …

Microsoft