Un-biasing queries for information and subsequent results, is indeed the goal of any librarian in public education. Whatever EBSCO, Ex Libris et al state, searching relevant information is by and large un-automatable. Keyword is curation - an ongoing activity to keep curated academic content useful. ""unlike almost anything that libraries have done before," the rollout of one-stop search tools is "really intentionally trying to change the way people do research," says Michael Levine-Clark"
Nieuwe optie Google Scholar: my library. Heb je publicaties en/of verricht je (wetenschappelijk) onderzoek? Gebruik dan Google Scholar. Maak daar een account (=Google account) aan, want dan zie je bijvoorbeeld dit ...
Dick Vestdijk's insight:
Toenemende concurrentie voor catalogus bouwers vanuit Google.
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This infographic reveals the world's most influential people, born before 1950, using data from all language editions of Wikipedia. "It shows you how the world perceives your own national culture," says César Hidalgo, head of the Media Lab's Macro Connections group, who researched the data. "It's a socio-cultural mirror."
The recording of our 9/18 webcast "Would You Watch It: Creating Effective and Engaging Videos" is now available. Over 200 librarians attended the webinar and the evaluation feedback was overwhelmingly positive. If you missed it or if you attended and want to share it with colleagues, please take advantage of the great information shared by Martin's.
The data center skills of the future – lessons from Raspberry Pi DatacenterDynamics (blog) Created by Silicon Valley-based cousins Alex and Saul Klein and Yonatan Raz-Fridman, the idea for Kano came out of Raspberry Pi – the credit card sized...
Unesco is doing good work, promoting OER's : " teaching, learning or research materials that are in the public domain or released with an open license that allows for free use, adaptation, and distribution. "
The LinkedUp project is a FP7 Support Action which pushes forward the exploitation and adoption of public, open data available on the Web, in particular by educational organisations and institutions.
To address these goals, LinkedUp provides a range of activities, including the establishment of the LinkedUp Challenge and a corresponding evaluation framework. These are aimed at identifying and promoting innovative success stories which exploit large-scale Web data in educational scenarios as part of robust applications and tools.
The project is made up of consortium partners each with respective roles in the LinkedUp project.There are also a number of associated partners with an interest in the project.The LinkedUp Challenge has an advisory board consisting of renowned experts in the fields of open data & data management, semantic web and web-based education.
Additional dataset curation activities will result in a repository and catalog of well-described and assessed datasets for educational purposes and will support participants of the data challenge, as well as interested data consumers and application developers in general.
The overall aim is to facilitate the development of innovative applications produced by the LinkedUp community and challenge participants and their deployment in real-world use case scenarios.
Wetenschappers slepen New York Public Library voor de rechter Informatie Professional Wetenschappers en andere gebruikers van de New York Public Library willen niet dat belangrijke naslagwerken uit de bibliotheek gehaald worden.
Dick Vestdijk's insight:
Scientists sue New York Public library over the removal of important reference works. A just cause, as reference works on the internet are still build on thin ice.
Op deze conferentie over creativiteit en creatieve industrieën in onzekere tijden spreken onder andere de wetenschappers Alfonso Muntuori en Paul Rutten. De voertaal op deze conferentie is Engels. Meer informatie vind je ...