November 25, 2014

New Working Paper: "Evaluating the Impact of Open Data Websites"

Via the Social Science Research Network Title: “Evaluating the Impact of Open Data Websites” Author: Eleonore Fournier-Tombs Affiliation: Faculty of Information, University of Toronto, Faculty of Information, http://kmdi.utoronto.ca/ Note: Paper prepared for submission at: A Decade of Internet Time: Symposium on the Dynamics of Internet and Society, Oxford Internet Institute, Oxford University Abstract: Over the […]

Bing Begins Roll Out "Adaptive Search"

Rolling out over the next few days in the U.S. From a Search Engine Land Post by Barry Schwartz: Bing has announced at SMX East today a new personalization feature named adaptive search. It seems a lot like Google’s previous query feature but supposedly, it goes well beyond just the previous query. Bing said the […]

From IDC: Media Tablet and eReader Markets Beat Second Quarter Targets, Forecast Increased for 2011

From an IDC News Release: Worldwide media tablet shipments rose by 88.9% on a sequential basis and 303.8% year over year in the second calendar quarter of 2011 (2Q11) to 13.6 million units, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Media Tablet and eReader Tracker. Based on this strong performance in the second […]

Library Copyright Alliance Comments on Authors Guild/HathiTrust Lawsuit

Here’s the Full Text: We are deeply disappointed by the Authors Guild’s decision to file a lawsuit, Authors Guild, Inc. et al. v. HathiTrust et al., against HathiTrust and its research library partners. The case has no merit, and completely disregards the rights of libraries and their users under the law, especially fair use. The […]

"Librarian of Congress Has No Plans to Retire"

From The Hill: He moves a little more slowly now, at 82, and gets more questions about whether he’s thinking of retiring, but that seems to be the last thing on James Billington’s mind as he begins his 25th year as the Librarian of Congress. “I have no plans at this point — sorry to […]

New Research from Ipsos: "E-Readers Still Beat Tablets Among the Wealthy"

From AdAge: Even after adding the kids of affluent heads of household to the survey, Ipsos still finds some newer technologies, such as tablet computers, smart phones and flat-screen TVs still count fewer than half of the richest Americans (the 20% with incomes of $100,000 or more annually by the Ipsos defnitition) as owners. [Clip] […]

Update to Our InTech "New Titles" Post

UPDATE: We want to add several IMPORTANT reads about InTech that you might want to read.  Apologies for not including them earlier. We want to say thank you to several readers for bringing these items and what they discuss to our attention. 1. “The OA Interviews: Sciyo’s Aleksandar Lazinica” by Richard Poynder 2. “More predatory […]

"Tupac's Manuscripts Made Available For Research At Atlanta University Center"

From AllHipHop.com: The collected works of legendary rapper Tupac Amaru Shakur have been organized and categorized at the Atlanta University Center (AUC) Robert W. Woodruff Library. The Tupac Amaru Shakur Collection was opened to the public on the 15th anniversary of the legendary rapper’s death’s (September 13th). The collection spans from 1969 to 2008, and […]