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Must See: "Introducing a New App from OCLC Research: the WorldCat Identities Network"
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We’ve been very quietly hoping that OCLC and OCLC Research would develop something like what you’re going to read about and it’s finally here as an experimental app. From an OCLC Developers Network Blog Post: The WorldCat Identities Network app lets you explore the interconnectivity and relationships between WorldCat Identities. Here’s the official announcement. If […]
Library Education: ALA Committee on Accreditation Announces Actions Taken During ALA 2011
Here’s What ALA Said in a News Release Earlier Today: Continued accreditation status was granted to the following programs: Master of Library and Information Science offered by the University of Denver. Master of Arts and Master of Science in Library Science offered by the University of Kentucky. Master of Library and Information Science offered by […]
Bank of England is Using Google Search Data To Learn About UK Economic Trends
From The Guardian: They may not know it, but web users who type “unemployment”, “estate agents” or “VAT” into Google are helping the Bank of England to gather information on the state of the British economy. The central bank is turning to internet search data as it seeks to widen its understanding of unemployment, consumer […]
Interesting and Cool! Cascade: A Research Project From NY Times R&D Lab: Visualize How Information Propagates Through the Social Media
Fascinating research that’s more than worth a look. From the NY Times R&D Lab “Cascade” Web Site: This first-of-its-kind tool links browsing behavior on a site to sharing activity to construct a detailed picture of how information propagates through the social media space. While initially applied to New York Times stories and information, the tool […]
Direct to: Core Concepts in Library and Information Science (LIS) Published in 2005 and still an excellent resource. by Birger Hjørland, Royal School of Library and Information Science Copenhagen Hat Tip: The Noisy Channel, Daniel T. Reference: Glossary: Core Concepts in Library and Information Science (LIS)
A New Technical Report From Microsoft: "Toward Topic Search on the Web"
This new technical report was written by Yue Wang, Hongsong Li, Haixun Wang, and Kenny Zhu from Microsoft Research Asia. From the Abstract: Traditional web search engines treat queries as sequences of keywords and return web pages that contain those keywords as results. Such a mechanism is effective when the user knows exactly the right […]
A New Preprint from Information Technology and Libraries: "Graphs in Libraries: A Primer"
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“Graphs in Libraries: A Primer” by James E. Powell, Daniel Alcazar, Matthew Hopkins, Robert Olendorf, Tamara M. McMahon, Amber Wu, Linn Collins From the Abstract: Whenever librarians use Semantic Web services and standards for representing data, they also generate graphs, whether they intend to or not. Graphs are a new data model for libraries and […]
New Tech Report "Developing a Comprehensive Patent Related Information Retrieval Tool
Authors from University of Illinois and Stanford Univerysity: Siddharth Taduri, Hang Yu, Gloria Lau, Kincho Law and Jay P. Kesan From the Abstract (via SSRN): In recent years, there has been a massive growth of regulatory and related information available online. This information is distributed across many different domains creating a problem for accessing and […]
By Michael J. Kurtz, Johan Bollen From the arXchive Abstract: Scholarly usage data provides unique opportunities to address the known shortcomings of citation analysis. However, the collection, processing and analysis of usage data remains an area of active research. This article provides a review of the state-of-the-art in usage-based informetric, i.e. the use of usage data […]
"Down in the Data Dumps: Researchers Inventory a World of Information"
From a Scientific American Article: Data are the common currency that unites all fields of science. As science progresses data proliferate, providing points of reference, revealing trends, and offering evidence to substantiate hypotheses. Decades into the digitization of science, however, data proliferate exponentially, at times threatening to drown knowledge and information in a sea of […]