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The transition away from card catalogs hasn't killed the library: it's spurred the innovation of new community centers.
Just about right the same thing we been defending for so many years… Glad to see the Community come on board about Libraries as Communities fostering places. And guess what? Academic Libraries are no exception, quite the opposite, I would say!
Are you sure you want to delete this scoop?
The Future of Library Systems MJ Suhonos January 30, 2014
Open Data meets Linked Data (= Linked Open Data): hello Semantic Web!
During the recent Kalido webinar on data science, I was asked a number of questions about data science, which have since been published as a Kalido Expert View. Here's my take on the first question: Q: In your opinion, what is a data scientist?
Pierre Levy sempre traz algo inteligente e importante para nossas pesquisas!
Want your website to look great on smartphones, tablets, PCs and even TVs? Learn how to go fully responsive.
The Web and the mobile browsers remain one of the top ways that users interact with websites and if they have trouble on their smartphone, there is a good chance they are not coming back.
That’s where responsive design can help.
Responsive design is a concept where you build your website once and then format it so it can adapt to any screen size that accesses it. Designers use HTML5 and CSS to build the sites and set parameters so the content will resize itself whether the user is in vertical or horizontal viewing mode, on a tablet, desktop or smartphone or even a screen as large as a television...
Excelent infografic (as graphic as you can get!):
Mira esta #infografía con 10 tips para construir tu sitio #web #responsive, #ideas útiles
Wonderful - clear and brief.
We all view the world differently and on our own terms. Each of us use different words to describe the same book, movie, favorite food, person, work of art, or news article. We express our uniquene...
nossos dados são nossa interface com o mundo, falamos de forma diferente das mesmas coisas
My interfaces to information are not optimized for me. So how about a browser with an adaptive interface that automatically provides pages based on my digital footprint, crowd-wisdom and smart algorithms thus avoiding filter bubbles and social echo-chambers?
"This video is of the "New Opportunities for Librarians: What Happens When You Go Behind the Lines in a MOOC?" session at the 18-19 March 2013 "MOOCs and Libraries: Massive Opportunity or Overwhelming Challenge?" event hosted by OCLC Research and the University of Pennsylvania Libraries. As we learn about new platforms and new modes of working, librarians are going into the trenches to see for themselves how MOOCs work. How do library resources and research skills fit into MOOCs and other online learning environments? Where do library collections and service fit? How can we use the experience gained in MOOCs to think about the future of the library in an evolved teaching environment? Featuring Marjorie Hassen, Director of Teaching, Research, and Learning Services, University of Pennsylvania Libraries; Sarah Bordac, Head, Instructional Design, Brown University; Jennifer Dorner, Head, Instruction and User Services, University of California Berkeley; and Lynne O'Brien, Director of Academic Technology and Instructional Services, Duke University. See the slides from this session at http://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.oclc.org%2Fcontent%2Fdam%2Fresearch%2Fevents%2F2013%2F03-18moocs-opportunities.pptx&session_token=A1Eu6Th7tly6ob5UAKEKumCdPRp8MTM2NjExNzQ1MEAxMzY2MTAzMDUw and see the MOOCs and Libraries event page at http://www.oclc.org/research/events/2... for a complete overview of this event. "
Open-access terminology needs to be employed accurately, argues Cameron Neylon
"The details matter, including the words we use. The problem is that the terminology is being systematically misused."This article provides a concise, preciouse contribution for this clarification.
Another "must read"...
The Social Networking section of the 2013 State of America’s Libraries Report from the American Library Association provides information about the use of Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and other Web 2.0 technologies in libraries including the...
It’s not uncommon for designers to confuse a beautiful looking product with one that works beautifully. A great technique for creating smarter, better products is to approach them using story-centered design.
A rede social ResearchGate, especialmente dirigida a cientistas e investigadores, já tem mais de 1,3 milhões de utilizadores.
É uma pena é que uma grande parte dos logins não tem actividade ou conteúdo (e contra mim falo). Mais um caso em que uma medida quantitativa pouco vale em relação a uma que se impôe nestes casos, de ordem qualitativa.
Are politicians stealing our academic freedom? Is their fetish with open access publishing leading to a "pay to say" system for the rich?
Will the trendy goal of making publicly financed research freely available skew the world of scholarship even more in the direction of the natural sciences?
I don’t think so. But it took me a while to get there. (...) - by Curt Rice, Blog "Thourghts on university leadership", March 27, 2013
Rather relevant and concise thoughts/analysis about Open access policies, namely the trending Gold route of Open Access publishing, the related Open Data movement that is to stay, and four examples how open access publishing may enhance academic freedom.
For a concise analysis of the different ways of Open Access publishing/archiving have a look at SHERPA’s brief guide: http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/documents/sherpaplusdocs/Nottingham-colour-guide.pdf
Rather relevant thoughts about Open access policies, namely the trending Gold route of Open Access publishing, the related Open Data movement, that is here to stay, and four examples how open access publishing may enhance academic freedom.
For a concise analysis of the different ways of Open Access publishing/archiving, please do have a look at SHERPA’s brief guide: http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/documents/sherpaplusdocs/Nottingham-colour-guide.pdf
12 simple steps to safer social networking | ITworld http://t.co/PGxCTry5jo
NPG, publisher of Nature, today announces a majority investment in the Swiss-based open access (OA) publisher Frontiers. (...) - Frontiers, 27 Feb 2013
Live in the USA.
As the duet between singers Luther Vandross and Janet Jackson goes,
"The Best Things in Life Are Free", do you believe that's still true? Hey, why not check for yourself? You might as well be surprised (or your money back guaranted :) ).
In a previous blogpost, I criticised a recent paper claiming that playing action video games improved reading in dyslexics. In a series of comments below the blogpost, two of the authors, Andrea Facoetti and Simone Gori, have responded to my criticisms. I thank them for taking the trouble to spell out their views and giving readers the opportunity to see another point of view. I am, however, not persuaded by their arguments, which make two main points. First, that their study was not methodologically weak and so Current Biology was right to publish it, and second, that it is unfair, and indeed unethical, to criticise a scientific paper in a blog, rather than through the regular scientific channels. (...) - by Deevy Bishop, BishopBlog, 21 March 2013
Are you tired of building links the old school way? You know, the methods that require you to send out emails to thousands of webmasters begging for links.
The possibilities of link building are endless. You can build links in many different ways, you just have to be creative. What I’ve learned over the years is the best link builders are the creative ones.
Just look at Matt Inman, no one would have thought that he would rank a site for online dating, but he was able to do it in a matter of months because of how he built links.
All you have to do is think outside the box as the list above is just scrapping the surface. What other creative ways are you building links?
La técnicas que se muestran para crear links y tener éxito en el intento son aplicados constantemente de manera exitosa, además de ser maneras creativas son bastante viables. Pienso que son excelentes tácticas para crear tráfico dentro la web y tu negocio.
The online C&RL archive now contains the complete contents of the journal from its beginnings in 1939 through the current issue.
C&RL archival contents from 1939 through 1996 were digitized through the generous volunteer efforts of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library. The library’s Digital Content Creation department performed scanning and metadata creation for the approximately 340 back file issues of the journal in 2011 and 2012. The digitized files were added to the journal’s online presence with the financial assistance of the ACRL Friends Fund.
C&RL will become an online-only publication in Jan. 2014.
If you’ve got a story to tell, there’s never been a better time to find ways in which to enrich your work with digital storytelling.
After starting with a brief history of storytelling this post provides great resources as it explores digital storytelling in primary and secondary education, for higher education, for business and creative professionals, and storytelling for a new generation.
In the section for primary and secondary education you will find links to great resources at the University of Houston which has a site dedicated to "educational uses of digital storytelling" as well as a site from the National Writing Project that provides many resources.
A number of resources are also available in the section on higher education as well as as the section for business and creative professionals, which also suggests several Web 2.0 tools you might use to tell your story.
In September 2011 I returned to work after a year on maternity leave. Many things needed sorting out, not least my digital presence at my home institution, which had switched to a content management system that seamlessly linked to University College London’s open-access repository, “Discovery.” The idea was we should upload open-access versions of all our previously published research, and link to it from our home pages, to aid in dissemination. (...) - by Melissa Terras, Journal of Digital Humanities, Vol. 1, No. 3 Summer 2012
A "must read"...
Educational publisher Elsevier is diving further into the world of open and social educational data: it has bought Mendeley, the London/New York-based provider of a platform for academics and organizations to share research and collaborate with...
"Today we are excited to announce that Mendeley is joining Elsevier!"for $100M?
For a suppose partnership is quite a considerable amount; I’m open to make some new friends, as always, special they are willing to pay me $100M :)
To the ones that find this figure reasonably high (like I did initially), here’s a “heads up”: Elsevier, more than “just” acquiring Mendeley software, it’s “acquiring” Mendeley COMMUNITY (and the value we’ve been adding all this time).
Henning says Mendeley will continue to source data from different places — not just focus on what’s published or owned by Elsevier. “If people want to source the latest research on neurobiology, it wouldn’t make sense to limit this,” said Henning. “Elsevier will help us by enriching our content, but when it comes to other publishers it will also increase the transit routes into them.”
It's easy to put together the front end of a website and mock up the back end. That's bad for anyone building a serious businesses that solves tough problems.
Having just had to distill down the essence of what I teach into a 13-minute TEDx talk, I can attest to why making things really simple is really hard!
There is a lot of truth in this article. Are you commited to long term or looking for short term flip?
To tell the truth......
Mail from SHUTO Makoto* to BOAI maillling list: "Today (1 April, 2013), Japan's New Degree Regulations came into effect, it launched OA Mandate for ETDs!-- ETDs are publicised on IRs of each university."For reference purposes, english summary:
* Cheif, Science Information UnitOffice for Science Information InfrastructureInformation Division, Research Promotion BureauMinistry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
Stanford team invents genetic transistors, completing a simple computer within living cells.