Web scale discovery & search

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

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>…

University of Chicago

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, …

Metadata

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</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 …

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, …

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 …

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 …

intelligent bots at your service!

<i>By</i> <i>Kuansan Wang</i><i>, Managing Director, Microsoft Research</i><p><i>Dr. Kuansan Wang</i> <i>is the Managing Director for Microsoft Research Outreach,<br>responsible for</i> …

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

The more tools the better!<p>The University of Southern Queensland [USQ] has delivered a beta search engine [named OpenAccess.xyz] for 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

Global discovery trends and the library's changing role

ANALYSIS & OPINION<p>Global discovery trends and the library's changing role<p><i>5 May 2016</i><p>The continuing rise of search engines as a powerful discovery …

Making Search Engines Notice: An Exploratory Study on Discoverability of DSpace Metadata and PDF Files

This study analyzed the search results of four main Internet search engines on three newly created digital collections at Texas Tech University …

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 …

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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 …

The Library’s Buzz – April & May

Tweet<p>In this edition, the buzz is about identifying the changing ways in which library users actually search for what they need and how libraries can …

Primo Innovative Uses: Using Google Street View to Enhance the Discovery Experience

Tweet<p>When you can combine Primo with a feature of one of today’s most useful and ubiquitous online tools – one that is also fun to use – you know …

Discovery Intelligence: Part 2 – Agile EDS Environment

EDS is live and your users are enjoying the discovery experience. Based on feedback over time, there is room for improvement, so you want to change …

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BIC Breakfast, May 2016 - Webscale Discovery: How Library-Users Find & Connect to Your Online Content

BIC Breakfasts 2016<p>OVERVIEW<p>Since 2013, BIC has run a series of informal, monthly breakfast sessions to provide an opportunity for anyone (BIC members …