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

Issue #15 – March 2015

Bibliography

Data for Discovery

The benefits of personalizing discovery are already playing themselves out in the consumer space, suggesting tremendous opportunities for using data …

Data

EBSCO’s Partnership with ByWater Solutions Enables Interoperability between Discovery and ILS Solutions

~ ByWater Partnership Allows Libraries Using Koha to Easily Adopt EBSCO Discovery Service™ ~

IPSWICH, Mass.March 3, 2015 — EBSCO Information …

Interoperability

Google wants to rank websites based on facts not links

Being trustworthy and accurate could help a web page rise up Google rankings if the search engine giant starts to measure quality by facts, not just …

Google

And you thought Google couldn’t get any worse

We’ve all come across examples of how Google can get things wrong: incorrect supermarket opening hours …

Google

your library :: You Try, We Buy 2015

Following on from the success of You Try, We Buy in 2014, where the library spent over £103,000 on new e-books chosen by YOU, we have decided to run …

Libraries

Building a 'Historical Search Engine' is no easy thing

Over the last year the UK Web Archive has been part of the Big UK Domain Data for the Arts and Humanities project, with the ambitious goal of …

Search

Take the Libhub Initiative Pledge

Initiative

LD4L Use Cases - Linked Data for Libraries

these use cases are work in progress

Building on and distilled from the preliminary use cases and a revised subset , this page represents a further …

Just Released: New White Paper From NISO: “The Future of Library Resource Discovery”

The new white paper was written by librarian and library tech guru Marshall Breeding. Breeding is also the proprietor of LibraryTechnology.org and …

Libraries

Undiscovered Content: How Discovery Layers Fail

WorldCat Discovery now supports print book selection and displays electronic resource notes

February changes to WorldCat Discovery Services help users more easily distinguish between print and electronic books and identify electronic …

Libraries

Library Technology from the Future

Submitted by Dan Freeman on Tue, 12/02/2014 - 2:30pm

Submitted by Dan Freeman on Fri, 10/31/2014 - 9:01am

Submitted by Dan Freeman on Thu, 10/09/2014 - …

Libraries

Koha Announces Support and Funding From EBSCO, Will “Ensure Long-Term Viability” of the Open Source ILS

Interesting! We’ve asked for some more details about the following news. If/when we hear back we will update.From Today’s Announcement:Together the …

Ebsco

Perceptions 2014: an International Survey of Library Automation

Introduction

Launch the interactive version of the survey's statistical results

This eighth annual Library Automation Perceptions Report provides …

Libraries

On seams and edges - dreams of aggregation access and discovery in a broken world -- slides

Presented at ALIA Online 2015, 3 February 2015 in Sydney. For the full text see: http://discontents.com.au/seams-and-edges-dreams-of-aggregation-access-discovery-in-a-broken-world/

Dreams

Full Text Paper: “Linking Libraries to the Web: Linked Data and the Future of the Bibliographic Record”

The following paper by Brighid Mooney Gonzales was the recipient of the 2014 LITA/Ex Libris Student Writing Award.TitleLinking Libraries to the Web: …

Metadata

NC State U. Receives Additional Mellon Funding For Global Open Knowledgebase, a Community Sourced Management Tool For E-Journals and Ebooks

From North Carolina State University Libraries:The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded $333,000 to North Carolina State University to support the …

Libraries

Around the Web: An altmetrics reading list

I’m doing a presentation at this week’s Ontario Library Association Super Conference on a case study of my Canadian War on Science work from an …

Metrics