Web scale discovery & search

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

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 …

Linked 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> …

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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>…

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 …

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 …

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</b> - <i>Louise Spiteri</i><p>This chapter provides background information on web-scale discovery (WSD) …

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. …

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 …

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,</b> …

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 …

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

lazy scholar natural language processing example

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

The more tools the better!From IT News Australia:The University of Southern Queensland [USQ] has delivered a beta search engine [named …

Open Access

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

Making Search Engines Notice: An Exploratory Study on Discoverability of DSpace Metadata and PDF Files: Journal of Web Librarianship: Vol 0, No 0

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