July 21, 2014

"Europeana Libraries: Content, Content, Content", Phase One of Ingest Underway

From the Association of European Research Libraries Blog: The first phase of ingestion of content has finally begun in Europeana Libraries It is now 8 months since the kick-off of the Europeana Libraries project and the first of the 5 million digital objects to be collected via Europeana Libraries have begun to be ingested. Between […]

Research Paper: Search Engine Data a Useful Predictor of Stock Returns

From a University of Kansas Story: New research by a team of researchers at the KU School of Business demonstrates that online ticker searches – for example, “XOM” for Exxon Mobil – can predict abnormal stock returns and trading volumes during the subsequent week. The research also shows that highly volatile stocks will be more […]

Baltimore Metro: "Libraries Invite Patrons to Have a Coffee, Stay a While"

From the Baltimore Sun: When Howard County unveils its new 63,000-square-foot library in December, patrons will be welcomed into a high-tech facility with a computer classroom and a historical center. Officials also plan a garden that they envision will be charming enough for weddings. Baltimore’s Enoch Pratt Free Library system will this month open its […]

Article: "Publish-or-Perish: Peer Review and the Corruption of Science"

From a Column Article by David Colquhounin in The Guardian: So what can be done about scientific publishing? The only service the publishers provide is to arrange for reviews and to print the journals. And for this they charge an exorbitant fee, a racket George Monbiot rightly calls “pure rentier capitalism”. There is an alternative: […]

Apps: Identify Fonts In a Photo or Web Graphic By Using Your Cameraphone

From the MyFonts Web Site: WhatTheFont for iPhone connects directly to MyFonts’ acclaimed font identification service, which has been helping customers pinpoint mystery fonts for 10 years. It works via Wi-Fi or the mobile phone network, so you can get your font fix right there on the spot. For iPod Touch Users: You may not […]