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Your weather app began in 1950s at Army’s Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland

Women scientists were key members of groundbreaking team using ENIAC computer developed during WWII. Via Smithsonian – “A weather app is a nifty tool that predicts your meteorological future, calculated with the strength of radar, algorithms and satellites around the world. Today, computerized weather prediction—like moving pictures or flying by plane—is so commonplace that smartphone-users… Continue Reading

LIBER and OCLC Research Launch Collaborative Information Management Study

“LIBER, the Association of European Research Libraries, and OCLC Research are launching a collaborative project to explore the adoption and integration of persistent identifiers (PIDs) in European research information management (RIM) infrastructures. The project will complement and extend previous research institution-scale implementations of RIM in European institutions. It will provide university and research library leaders with useful… Continue Reading

The State of Open Government Data in 2017

The State of Open Government Data in 2017 – Creating meaningful open data through multi-stakeholder dialogue, Danny Lämmerhirt, Mor Rubinstein and Oscar Montiel. “The Global Open Data Index provides the most comprehensive snapshot available of the state of open government data publication.” “The updated Global Open Data Index has been published today, along with our… Continue Reading

Science and Technology Resources on the Internet – Text Mining

Science and Technology Resources on the Internet – Text Mining, by Kristen Cooper, Plant Sciences Librarian, University of Minnesota Libraries, University of Minnesota. Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, Spring 2017. DOI:10.5062/F4K0729W. “As defined by Bernard Reilly (2012), president of the Center for Research Libraries, text mining is “the automated processing of large amounts of… Continue Reading

Google releases collection of highly cited subject matter papers

Google Scholar Blog: “Classic Papers: Articles That Have Stood The Test of Time – “Scholarly research is often about the latest findings – the newest knowledge that our colleagues have gleaned from nature. Some articles buck this pattern and have impact long after their publication. Today, we are releasing Classic Papers, a collection of highly-cited… Continue Reading

Politico – The lost genius of the Post Office

For almost two centuries, the humble-seeming mail was a hotbed of new ideas. What happened? By Kevin Kosar: “We think a lot about how innovation arises, but not enough about how it gets quashed. And the USPS is a great example of both…When Americans think about the most innovative agency in the government, they think… Continue Reading

Academic Book of the Future Project Report

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Deegan (2017), The Academic Book and the Future Project Report: A Report to the AHRC and the British Library, London. June 2017. “This report, written by Professor Marilyn Deegan, is one of two final outputs from the Arts and Humanities Research Council/ British… Continue Reading

New on LLRX – A 360 View: Essential Steps for a Successful Next-Gen Online Catalog Upgrade

Via – A 360 View: Essential Steps for a Successful Next-Gen Online Catalog Upgrade – This road map by Cheryl Niemeier addresses specific issues that law librarians should consider prior to commencing the process of upgrading to next-generation online catalog systems. This is Part 1 of a 2 part article. Continue Reading

The lady in the photo probably isn’t reading a library book. SEO expert Trey Gordner offers fixes

New on – How to turn phone-aholics and others into library book readers and gung-ho patrons, if they aren’t already? One answer is greater visibility for libraries on the Web and elsewhere. David Rothman explains that’s what Koios, Troy Gordner’s company, is about. Rothman, a national digital library evangelist, also shares innovative ideas that many… Continue Reading

New on LLRX – Competitive Intelligence – A Selective Resource Guide – Updated June 2017

Via – Competitive Intelligence – A Selective Resource Guide – Updated June 2017 Sabrina I. Pacifici has completely revised and updated her guide, which she first published in 2005 and has updated yearly since that time. A wide range of free sites with expertly sourced content specific to researchers focused on business, finance, government… Continue Reading

Using Big Data to Predicting House Prices Across the Country

Joshua New – Center for Data Innovation: “Zillow has launched a data science challenge called the Zillow Prize that provides participants with datasets of real estate information that could influence house prices to encourage them to develop algorithms that can best predict real estate sales prices. Zillow’s “Zestimate” tool gives prospective home-buyers an estimate of… Continue Reading

Explore collections from around the world with Google Arts & Culture

Google Cultural Institute – Discover artworks, collections and stories from all around the world in a new way. Explore cultural treasures in extraordinary detail and easily share with your friends. Continue Reading