April 24, 2018

IEEE Spectrum Publishes Major Special Report: "The Social Web"

15 articles online today with more to come in the coming weeks. A lot to read but a must review/read. Btw, access to all of the articles and web exclusives is free. Complete List of Articles Here are A Few of the Articles We’re Going To Look at First: 1. “5 Technologies That Will Shape […]

Today: Twitter Debuts Instant Follow Button & Tomorrow: Google +1 Button Goes Live

Pamela Parker and Danny Sullivan have details about new buttons from Twitter and Google in two separate Search Engine Land reports. 1. “Twitter Intros Instant Follow Button” by Pamela Parker In a bid to increase its presence across the Web, Twitter today announced the “follow button,” a snippet of code that can be placed on […]

Library Intervention Strategies for Doctoral Students in the Humanities (Prelim Findings)

From an ARL Summary: The Columbia University Libraries and Cornell University Library (2CUL) have completed their first collaborative grant-funded, dual-site study focused on the experiences of humanities doctoral students at both universities. The primary goal of the study was to examine challenges presented to humanities doctoral students that lead to increased attrition and long time-to-degree […]

Discovery Services: WorldCat Local Adds New Databases and Collections During May

This OCLC announcement includes the following list of new services added to the WorldCat Local Central Index during May, 2011. CrossRef, which provides bibliographic data and persistent links through Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) for more than 35 million journal articles and other scholarly content. BioOne, which provides access to critical, peer-reviewed research in the biological, […]

New Study Shows 96% of Americans Under 50 Years Old Use Facebook

The 96% number is one of many interesting findings in a new report from Bank Of America Merrill Lynch about how American’s use Facebook and other social networking services. If the 96% is off to some degree (it likely is in our view) the number would still be amazing. The complete report is not online […]

"Thirteen More Publishers Will Participate in UPCC eBook Collections on Project MUSE"; To Date 64 Presses Contracted

From a Project Muse/UPCC Announcement: Project MUSE is excited to announce that 13 more distinguished scholarly publishers have signed contracts to participate in the UPCC eBook Collections, coming to the MUSE platform on January 1, 2012. To date, a total of 64 university and scholarly presses have contracted to include their ebooks in the MUSE/UPCC […]

New Virtual Art Exhibition Opens On Europeana.eu Web Site; Zooming Option Now Available

Virtual Exhibition Name: From Dada to Surrealism: Jewish Avant-Garde Artists from Romania, 1910-1938 In the early decades of the twentieth century, the art world was taken by storm by the fearless experimentalism of several Jewish artists from Romania: Tristan Tzara (1895-1962), Victor Brauner (1903-1966), Marcel Janco (1895-1984), and M. H. Maxy (1895-1971). They and the […]

"Centre Pompidou Will Create the Largest Online Database of Modern and Contemporary Art"

From a MECHANICAL Translation of an Artclair.com Report: The Centre Pompidou will launch a new multimedia platform that will combine resources and information on the museum’s collection. It should open next fall. [Clip] When this site will be launched, the Pompidou Centre thinks it will be the first resource center on the modern and contemporary […]

A New Database from the FDA: Inspections of Drug Manufacturing Facilities

From Bloomberg: Food and drug manufacturers’ inspection records and citations for misleading advertising will be disclosed by U.S. regulators as part of the Obama administration’s efforts to improve transparency in government. The Food and Drug Administration released a database of inspections conducted from Oct. 1, 2008, to Sept. 30, 2010, and plans to update the […]

Paper: "Need to Categorize: A Comparative Look at the Categories of the Universal Decimal Classification System and Wikipedia"

Title: “Need to Categorize: A Comparative Look at the Categories of the Universal Decimal Classification System and Wikipedia” (2 Pages; PDF) Authors: Almila Akdag Salah, Cheng Gao, Krzysztof Suchecki, Andrea Scharnhorst Abstract: This study analyzes the differences between the category structure of the Universal Decimal Classification (UDC) system (which is one of the widely used […]