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?
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...
"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. "
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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).