Web scale discovery & search on Flipboard

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

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 …

Ebsco

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

Posted by randfishFrom information about your location and device to searches you've performed in the past, Google now has a great deal of …

Personalization

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 …

Google

Spotlight Discovery Scholarships grant – call for interest

Jisc Spotlight on the Digital (http://bit.ly/1lVP2Db) is looking for several Higher Education institutions to help them develop and pilot a training …

Scholarships

Al Cornish

Library discovery service components and an open access alternative

Saturday, April 18, 2015 library discovery services

My consortium employs Ex Libris …

10 Easy Ways to Engage Your Patrons with EBSCO Apps | Discovery Pulse Blog | EBSCO About Discovery Pulse Blog | EBSCO Information Services

Post by Rachel Freeman Posted on March 30, 2015 in Apps and Extensions, EBSCO Discovery Service

EBSCO just launched an online catalog of apps that …

Ebsco

OCLC signs metadata agreements with publishers in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Business

DUBLIN, Ohio, April 14, 2015—OCLC has signed agreements with leading publishers in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Business to add metadata for …

OCLC

SearchReSearch: Answer (part 2): Can you find the reference for...

I told you this... would be difficult!
Remember that the Challenge hanging us up from last week was this:

1. Can you find the reference for.... A …

Librarianship

planet code4lib: Code4Lib Journal: Feminism and the Future of Library Discovery

This paper discusses the various ways in which the practices of libraries and librarians influence the diversity (or lack thereof) of scholarship and …

Feminism

Innovative Interfaces to Integrate Sierra with EBSCO YBP Library Services Using New APIs

Innovative Interfaces to Integrate Sierra with EBSCO & YBP Library Services Using New APIs

~ Integration to Provide Seamless Ordering and Workflow …

Ebsco

Acrl2015 presentation gotime

How successful are discovery tools in providing relevant results? Can these single search boxes really displace/replace the library catalog? This presentation presents the results of an analysis of user queries sampled from the University of Southern California's discovery tool and how results …

Google Scholar

10 Easy Ways to Engage Your Patrons with Orbit Apps

Post by Rachel Freeman Posted on March 30, 2015 in Apps and Extensions, EBSCO Discovery Service

EBSCO Orbit is an online catalog of apps that enhance …

Ebsco

Watch the Webinar Replay: “Introducing Orbit”

On Thursday, April 9, Ron Burns, EBSCO’s VP of Global Software Services, held the webinar “Introducing Orbit,” EBSCO’s new app store designed to …

Ebsco

Google Released A New Powerful Chrome App for Google Scholar

April 10, 2015 A few days ago, Google release a new Chrome extension for Google Scholar titled “ Google Scholar Button”. We have just tried it on …

Google

Managing Multiplicity | Library Systems Landscape 2015

Selecting a library management system is never an easy decision. Vendors of integrated library systems (ILS) offer solutions tailored to public, …

Librarianship

Managing Multiplicity | Library Systems Landscape 2015

Library Systems Landscape 2015:• Managing Multiplicity
• SirsiDynix Adds to Community Funded Services Suite
• Ex Libris Launches Developer Network
• Open Source …

Librarianship

“Streamlining access to Scholarly Resources”

A new Ithaka report, Meeting Researchers Where They Start: Streamlining Access to Scholarly Resources [thanks to Robin Sinn for the pointer], makes …

Librarianship

Meeting Researchers Where They Start: Streamlining Access to Scholarly Resources

Researchers today have access to incredible amounts of digital content as well as to a suite of tools to aid in their discovery of these academic …

Research

The Meaning of Openness. Real Openness.

Michal (Michelle) Gindi, Director of Publisher Relations, Ex Libris

The emergence of discovery systems, which enabled library patrons to move from …

Openness

What is Innovative thinking about Linked Data and its impact on libraries? | Innovative

Innovative recently announced that we have joined the LibHub Initiative (http://www.libhub.org) as a corporate sponsor, which naturally brings up the …

Librarianship

Information Literacy and Instruction: Information Literacy Instruction with Primo | Azadbakht | Reference & User Services Quarterly

Ex Libris, Primo, www.exlibrisgroup.com/category/PrimoOverview.

"Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education," Association of …

Information Literacy

Blog 2015 - New 360 Link Features and Functionality Strengthen the Library’s Research Role

ProQuest continues to make enhancements to the researcher experience that strengthen the library’s role in the research process by delivering …

Research

Personalizing Discovery without Sacrificing Serendipity

A researcher’s core interests may be in a specific set of areas, but effective discovery also helps that researcher to stay aware of adjacent areas …

Serendipity

LexisNexis Academic will soon be accessible through OCLC WorldCat Discovery Services

DUBLIN, Ohio, March 25, 2015. OCLC and LexisNexis are working together to make the LexisNexis Academic database available to mutual subscribers …

OCLC

Blog 2015

By Kurt Sanford, CEO

ProQuest is enabling the full text of its scholarly journal content to be indexed in Google Scholar, improving discovery and …

Libraries

ProQuest and Google collaborate with full text indexing

ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 24, 2015 – ProQuest will enable the full text of its scholarly journal content to be indexed in Google Scholar, improving …

Google