November 26, 2014

The National Library of Albania Has Joined the World Digital Library

Direct to World Digital Library Info About National Library of Albania National Library of Albania Website (in Albanian) National Library of Albania Catalogues (in English) Source: World Digital Library @WDLorg  

Conf. Paper: "Understanding the Importance of Location, Time, and People in Mobile Local Search Behavior"

Direct to Full Text Paper (4 Pages; PDF) Authors: Jaime Teevan, Amy Karlson, Shahriyar Amini, A.J. Bernheim Brush, and John Krumm Abstract: People often search for local information (e.g., a restaurant, store, gas station, or attraction) from their mobile device. We show, via a survey of 929 mobile searchers at a large software company, that […]

UK’s First Open Access Full-Text Search Engine to Aid Research

From JISC: Open access research is now more accessible as JISC has developed a new search engine to help academics, students and the general public navigate papers held in the UK’s open access repositories. JISC has funded the Open University’s Knowledge Media Institute (KMi) to create an innovative new search facility which searches not just […]

Statistics: "Friends, Following and Feedback: How We’re Using Social Media"

From Nielsen Wire: Nielsen’s recent Social Media Report revealed the size of the audience and the degree of consumption across social networking platforms in the U.S., and now new research by NM Incite, a Nielsen/McKinsey Company, further explores the reasons U.S. social media users visit these sites. Not surprisingly, the top drivers of social media use […]

A New Version of the Encyclopedia of Life (EOL 2.0)

Via the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Newsletter: Providing nearly 700,000 species, 35 million pages of scanned literature and over 600,000 photos of living creatures, the Encyclopedia of Life (EOL) has recently launched a new version of its free online system in response to requests from the general public, citizen scientists, educators and professional biologists around the world […]

U. of South Carolina: "Library Project Brings Historic Newspapers to Life"

From the U. of South Carolina Libraries Web Site: Whoever said nothing is “as dead as an old newspaper” never would have made headlines as a futurist, and never could have dreamed of life in the digital age. But thanks to the South Carolina Digital Newspaper Program (SCDNP), a project at the University of South […]

11 Recently Released or Updated Mobile Apps/Web Sites from the U.S. Government

All of the following apps are free. (Added to Roundup on October 5) 1.  New: Bureau of Labor Statistics App (iOS and Android Apps) The free app displays real-time updates to the unemployment rate, Unemployment Insurance initial claims, the Consumer Price Index, payroll employment, average hourly earnings, the Producer Price Index, the Employment Cost Index, […]