December 14, 2017

Academic Libraries: U. of Wisconsin-Madison Launches Improved Library Technology Space

From The Badger Herald: The University of Wisconsin is kicking off technological updates to campus libraries in a grand opening ceremony today as part of an effort to optimize student learning. College Library and Wendt Commons, the engineering library, will both undergo the learning-focused remodel known as the Wisconsin Collaboratory for Enhanced Learning Center. With […]

New U.S. Government Resource: Open Innovation Toolkit

The toolkit might be of special interest to infotech, business, government researchers. However, the resources featured will likely be of value to many others. From the Open Government Initiative Blog: On his last day in office, then-U.S. Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra released the Open Innovator’s Practitioner’s Toolbox.  It contains 20 of the best disruptive […]

comScore Releases "2012 U.S. Digital Future in Focus" Report

From comScore: comScore has released the 2012 U.S. Digital Future in Focus report. This annual report examines how the prevailing trends in social media, search, online video, digital advertising, mobile and e-commerce are defining the current marketplace and what these trends mean for the year ahead. [Clip] Key insights from the 2012 U.S. Digital Future […]

New Services: Wolfram|Alpha Goes Pro With Powerful Data Analysis & Presentation Tools

Here’s a quick look at the new Wolfram|Alpha Pro (fee-based) that is set to go live in the next few hours. The article was written by INFOdocket’s Gary Price, who is also a contributing editor at Search Engine Land. Direct to: “Wolfram|Alpha Goes Pro With Powerful Data Analysis & Presentation Tools” Direct to Wolfram|Alpha Pro […]

Just Released: NMC Horizon Report: 2012 Higher Education Edition (Full Text)

Just released by the New Media Consortium and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative. This year’s NMC Horizon Report identifies mobile apps and tablet computing as technologies expected to enter mainstream use in the first horizon of one year or less. Game-based learning and learning analytics are seen in the second horizon of two to three years; […]

Some Recently Registered Web Domain Names From Companies of Interest to Info Pros

24 hours a day, seven days a week new web domain names are being registered by people and companies around the world. Sometimes new domains can provide a clue to new technology or content that might become available at some point in the future. Exciting? Sometimes yes but sometimes, not really. When a domain name […]

Take a Virtual Tour of the New Time Warner Media Lab in New York City

The New York Times takes a look at the new Time-Warner Media Lab that opened today in NYC. The Times article doesn’t include a link to the TW Media Lab website where you can take a virtual tour and learn more. Direct Links Time Warner Media Lab Homepage Virtual Tour of the Lab Descriptions of […]

Preprint: Integrating Interactive Visualizations in the Search Process of Digital Libraries and IR Systems

Title: Integrating Interactive Visualizations in the Search Process of Digital Libraries and IR Systems Authors: Daniel Hienert, Frank Sawitzki, Philipp Schaer, Philipp Mayr Affiliation: GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences (Bonn Germany) Source: arXiv Abstract: Interactive visualizations for exploring and retrieval have not yet become an integral part of digital libraries and information […]

Mozilla Releases Firefox 9.0

FF 9.0 is available for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android. Seth Rosenblatt at CNET has posted a complete look at what’s new/what’s different. Here are two things to look for: 1. According to Mozilla, 9.0 should be about 30% faster than previous versions thanks to an improved javascript engine. 2. If you’re running OS X […]

New Global Communication Usage Statistics: "Texting, Social Networking Popular Worldwide"

The report was released this morning. From the Pew Research Center: Highlights Text messaging is a global phenomenon. Across the 21 countries surveyed by the Pew Research Center’s Global Attitudes Project, a median of 75% of cell phone owners say they text. Texting is widespread in both wealthy nations and the developing world. In fact, […]