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Linked Data Survey Results analyzed in new article

“This article by Karen Smith-Yoshimura, published in D-Lib Magazine, provides an overview of the linked data projects that institutions or organizations have implemented or are implementing, what data they publish and consume, and the reasons for implementing linked data and the barriers encountered. Relatively small projects are emerging and provide a window into future opportunities. Applications that take advantage of linked data resources are currently few and are yet to demonstrate value over existing systems.

Read the article:Analysis of International Linked Data Survey for Implementers

You can also read more analysis and commentary by Karen in today’s HangingTogether post.

Two linked data surveys have been completed. This article reviews the second of those surveys. For more information on the first survey from 2014, you can read Karen’s earlier HangingTogether posts:

Linked Data Survey results 1: Who’s doing it

Linked Data Survey results 2: Examples in production

Linked Data Survey results 3–Why and what institutions are consuming

Linked Data Survey results 4–Why and what institutions are publishing

Linked Data Survey results 5 – Technical details

Linked Data Survey results 6 – Advice from the implementers

Stephen

Posted on: July 21, 2016, 6:36 am Category: Uncategorized

School Libraries: LIBRARY GROUP AIMS TO REEDUCATE PUBLIC ON ITS PROFESSION

LIBRARY GROUP AIMS TO REEDUCATE PUBLIC ON ITS PROFESSION

Library Group Aims to Reeducate Public on Its Profession

 

As innovative maker spaces seem to be pushing out book stacks in school libraries, the American Association of School Librarians posits that there’s room for both—and that certified school librarians are the most qualified professionals to give students the best of both worlds.

 

Stephen

Posted on: July 21, 2016, 6:21 am Category: Uncategorized

Timely: Is it original? An editor’s guide to identifying plagiarism

Timely: Is it original? An editor’s guide to identifying plagiarism
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Stephen

Posted on: July 20, 2016, 2:20 pm Category: Uncategorized

The Evolution of Content Curation: A Librarian’s Guide

The Evolution of Content Curation: A Librarian’s Guide

http://www.linexsystems.com/blog/the-evolution-of-content-curation-a-librarians-guide

Snippet:

“Every minute, Google receives over 4,000,000 search queries, and email users send 204,000,000 messages. To say that we are living in an age of information overload where we are bombarded by white noise is, quite frankly, an understatement – but I’m sure you’ve heard all that before. What we’re more concerned about here is the evolution of content curation to enable Librarians to rise above this sea of information.

Curation can be defined to be “the act of individuals chartered with the responsibility to find, contextualise, and organise information, providing a reliable context and architecture for the content they discover and organise”. To succeed, a Librarian must be able to effectively source worthwhile information on a range of topics through research, then filter through and verify this information to assess its significance and relevance to their organisation and end users, categorisethe data into different topics and subject groups before presenting it in a digestible and easily understandable manner. This is no mean feat.”

Stephen

Posted on: July 20, 2016, 6:36 am Category: Uncategorized

BISAC TIPS, TRICKS AND HELPFUL LINKS

BISAC TIPS, TRICKS AND HELPFUL LINKS

http://blogs.overdrive.com/front-page-library-news/2016/07/12/bisac-tips-tricks-and-helpful-links/

BISAC BACKGROUND INFORMATION

An abbreviation for “Book Industry Standards and Communications,” BISAC subject headings are two to four-word phrases, listed in order from general to specific, used to describe books. The headings for each title are created by the publisher, and are based on a vocabulary provided and maintained by the Book Industry Study Group’s Subject Codes Committee. The list of possible headings is revised yearly, with updates and additions released every December.”

Stephen

Posted on: July 20, 2016, 6:29 am Category: Uncategorized

What is Topic Intelligence: Infographic

What is Topic Intelligence: Infographic

https://attensa.com/topic-intelligence-infographic/

 

Stephen

Posted on: July 19, 2016, 6:30 am Category: Uncategorized

Facebook ad targeting: every possible option available [infographic]

Facebook ad targeting: every possible option available [infographic]

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Stephen

Posted on: July 19, 2016, 6:25 am Category: Uncategorized