December 13, 2017

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 […]

Research Article: Predicting Searcher Frustration

Title: Predicting Searcher Frustration Authors: Henry Feild, James Allan, Rosie Jones Date: 2010 Source: The Center for Intelligent Information Retrieval (CIIR) In: Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM SIGIR Conference (SIGIR 2010) Abstract: When search engine users have trouble finding information, they may become frustrated, possibly resulting in a bad experience (even if they are […]

Academic Libraries: Electronic Resource Usage Soars From Off-Campus Locations According to the Latest MINES for Libraries Study

A New Report from the Ontario Council of University Libraries (via an Association Of Research Libraries Announcement): The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is pleased to announce the availability of the final report of a ground-breaking study on the usage of electronic resources: MINES for Libraries: Measuring the Impact of Networked Electronic Services and the […]

New Research Article: "Back to the 'Wall': How to Use Facebook in the College Classroom"

Article: “Back to the ‘Wall': How to Use Facebook in the College Classroom” Authors: Caroline Lego Muñoz (Fairleigh Dickinson University) and Terri Towner (Oakland University) Source: First Monday (Vol 16, No 12 – 5; December 2011) Abstract The evolving world of the Internet — blogs, podcasts, wikis, social networks — offers instructors and students radically new […]

New Research Article: "Understanding Collaboration in Wikipedia" (in Latest Issue of First Monday)

Title: Understanding collaboration in Wikipedia Author: Royce Kimmons (The University of Texas at Austin) Graduate Research Assistant and doctoral student in Instructional Technology Source: First Monday (Vol. 16 No. 12 – 5 December 2011) Abstract Previous attempts at studying collaboration within Wikipedia have focused on simple metrics like rigor (i.e. the number of revisions in […]

Cool! Harvard's Library Lab Adds 13 New Projects to Roster

From the Harvard University Library: A metadata repository for scholarship produced across the University, enhancing the HOLLIS catalog by including the holdings of the Harvard Film Archive, and an “awesome box” program enabling users to share their experiences of particularly helpful—or entertaining—library materials are among the 13 new projects and 5 continuing projects funded by […]

Reference: Selection of New Research Briefing Papers from UK House of Commons and House of Lords Libraries

The UK House of Commons and House of Lords Libraries publish and update a large amount of research briefings each day. Reports cover hundreds of topics both domestic and international and might remind you of the type of material that the Congressional Research Service provides. This page provides access to thousands of reports. Entries can […]

Preprint: Copyright Policy and Practice in Electronic Reserves Among ARL Libraries

Title: Copyright Policy and Practice in Electronic Reserves Among ARL Libraries (28 pages; PDF) Authors: David R. Hansen (U. of North Carolina) William. M. Cross (North Carolina State U.) Phillip M. Edwards (Virginia Commonwealth U.) Preprint Accepted: November 9, 2011 Scheduled for Publication: November 2012 Abstract: This paper presents the results of a survey of […]

New Report from Pew Internet & American Life Project: Teens, Kindness and Cruelty on Social Network Sites

A new report from the Pew Internet and American Life Project, Cable in the Classroom, and Family Online Safety Institute. Title: Teens, Kindness and Cruelty on Social Network Sites: How American teens navigate the new world of “digital citizenship” Authors: Amanda Lenhart, Mary Madden, Aaron Smith, Kristen Purcell, Kathryn Zickuhr, Lee Rainie Direct to Complete […]