December 14, 2017

New Preprint: Library Use of Web-Based Research Guides

Title: Library Use of Web-based Research Guides Authors: Jimmy Ghaphery (VCU Libraries) and Erin White (VCU Libraries) Source: ITAL: Information Technology and Libraries From the Introduction: This paper describes the ways in which libraries are currently implementing and managing web- based research guides (aka Pathfinders, LibGuides, Subject Guides, etc.) by examining two sets of data […]

Conference Paper: "Leveraging User Diversity to Harvest Knowledge on the Social Web"

Title: Leveraging User Diversity to Harvest Knowledge on the Social Web Authors Jeon-Hyung Kang (University of Southern California) Kristina Lerman (University of Southern California) Presented At The Third IEEE International Conference on Social Computing (SocialCom2011) Accessed via arXiv Abstract Social web users are a very diverse group with varying interests, levels of expertise, enthusiasm, and […]

Research Article: "Knowledge Organization Research in the Last Two Decades: 1988-2008"

Title: “Knowledge Organization Research in the Last Two Decades: 1988-2008″ Authors: Fidelia Ibekwe-SanJuan (Elico – University of Lyon 3, France) Eric SanJuan (LIA, University of Avignon, France) Abstract: We apply an automatic topic mapping system to records of publications in knowledge organization published between 1988-2008. The data was collected from journals publishing articles in the […]

Reference: Statistics: "Your Guide to Who Measures What in the Online Space"

4 companies are discussed: Nielsen Quantcast Hitwise Compete Google’s Doubleclick Direct to Guide (via AdAge)

Conference Paper: "Individual Behavior and Social Influence in Online Social Systems"

“Individual Behavior and Social Influence in Online Social Systems” (10 pages; PDF) Authors Manos Papagelis University of Toronto Vanessa Murdock Yahoo! Research Roelof van Zwol Yahoo! Research Source ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia, Eindhoven, Netherlands (2011) (via Yahoo Research) Abstract The capacity to collect and analyze the actions of individuals in online social systems […]

"Misinformation in TV Drama Can Gain Credibility"

From Miller-McCune: New research finds we’re more likely to believe a piece of false information conveyed in a television drama after two weeks have passed. [Clip] Newly published research suggests nuggets of misinformation embedded in a fictional television program can seep into our brains and lodge there as perceived facts. What’s more, this troubling dynamic […]

Bibliometric Analysis: "Heading for Success: or How Not to Title Your Paper"

This article appears in the September 2011 issue of Research Trends, published by Scopus (Elsevier). Title: “Heading for Success: or How Not to Title Your Paper” Author: Sarah Huggett From the Introduction: The title of a paper acts as a gateway to its content. It’s the first thing potential readers of the paper see, before […]

Recently Released Briefing Paper: Making the Case for Research Data Management

Title: Making the Case for Research Data Management (Briefing Paper) By: Angus Whyte (DCC) and Jonathan Tedds (University of Leicester) Source: Digital Curation Centre (UK) This briefing paper aims to help managers in research institutions build support for developing new services for research data management. It also gives a brief snapshot of the JISC-led programmes […]

New Report from EU: Electronic Clearance of Orphan Works Significantly Accelerates Mass Digitisation

Direct to Full Text Report: Seeking New Landscapes: A rights clearance study in the context of mass digitisation of 140 books published between 1870 and 2010’ (75 pages; PDF) From Background and Highlights (via British Library) The British Library, as part of the wider EU funded ARROW (Accessible Registries of Rights Information and Orphan Works) […]