It’s been a good year for open educational resources (OER). Nearly 40 community colleges throughout the U.S. made commitments this year to establish entire degree programs based solely on OER. Governor Jerry Brown set aside $5 million for OER degree programs in California community colleges. And
SocArXiv announces a partnership with the Center for Open Science to develop a free, open access, open source archive for social science research. The initiative responds to growing recognition of the need for faster, open sharing of research on a truly open access platform for the social sciences. Papers on SocArXiv will be permanently available and free to the public.
BOSTON, June 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Introducing FOLIO - A new collaboration bringing libraries, service providers and developers together to speed innovation and redefine the future of library automation
"Google Keep can be used on any device on which I sign into my Google Account. As you can see in the video embedded below, you can add labels to your Google Keep notes. Those labels can also be applied to bookmarks. All Google Keep notes and bookmarks can be shared with others."
This is a really nice google product - it's like online sticky notes. Available as a chrome extension and as a mobile app. With the app you can even create a voice memo. Use to create notes, lists, and save bookmarks with the extension feature. Add labels so you can organize groups of notes (I also color code each note according to its label), and enable reminders for any note, too. Ability to share notes and to add to google docs. Best thing it's connected to your google account so always easily accessed.
"One of our newest apps, Academic Search Authority, suggests Thesaurus or Subject Terms which are derived from article subject headings that are found in Academic Search thesaurus authority file. Most often, the thesaurus terms are created and applied by professional lexicographers and subject specialists to fit the scope of the database.
Users can access these suggestions in the results list page without having to go to the subject/thesaurus browse. Clicking on a suggested term will refresh the result list to return precise results."
This article explains how the h-index is calculated, why it will vary depending on the data source, accounting for discipline and career stage, how to improve the h-index and alternatives to the h-index.
"The goals of the Transfer Code of Practice (‘Code’) are to promote a set of standards that apply whenever a journal is transferred from one publisher or publishing platform to another, and to encourage the industry to embrace these standards as a baseline level of quality and performance. Th e Code is concerned primarily with online content and not with print – except where the Code calls for print subscription lists to be made available."
"The MLA Style Center, published by the Modern Language Association, is the only authorized Web site about MLA style. This free, evolving resource is designed as a companion to the eighth edition of the MLA Handbook."
Great free resource that is a supplement to MLA Handbook. Lots of information with great examples and nice interface.
As we re-envision the way METRO interfaces with the world, we have also opted to move to a new newsletter provider. We hope you will sign up via the form below to keep in touch with us. Among other features, we will share the story of our transformation this fall.
PLA Professional Tools provides access to a variety of resources for librarians and their patrons. Topics include administration, management, technical services, community engagement, digital literacy, technology, advocacy, and more. The toolkit aims to support library professionals with access to current information resources and best practice guidelines.
Good resources that can be used across various institutions
The draft will be formally published in the Federal Register tomorrow. A preview version was posted today. From the Draft: The United States Copyright Office is inviting interested parties to discuss potential revisions relating to the library and archives exceptions in the Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C.
"Since 2013, the Empire State Library Network has collaborated with archival professionals from around the state of New York to build a platform that can serve as an index and repository for finding aids created by holding institutions from around the state. In particular, it has sought to test the viability of the EADitor as both a platform for the index as well as a tool which contributors could use to create well-formed, DACS-compliant, encoded finding aids without prior EAD experience. The project is also developing a set of training materials to introduce the tool to potential users."
"Biggest collection of scholarly journal Tables of Contents (TOCs) from over 24,000 journals, including 7,000 selected Open Access journals. ...
JournalTOCs is a Current Awareness Service (CAS) where you can discover the newest papers coming directly from the publishers as soon as they have been published online. JournalTOCs is for researchers, librarians, students and anyone who's looking for the latest or most current papers published in the scholarly literature with international coverage.
JournalTOCs is a free service for individual users.
JournalTOCs *Premium* is a customised version for institutions, available at very economic licence rates. It is a current awareness alert system built with the customers in mind because their feedback is what steers its continuous development."
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