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Create a virtual watercooler to spark innovative problem-solving

Create a virtual watercooler to spark innovative problem-solving

Recurrent problems that reduce productivity spiked in the remote working world. Here are four ways to ensure creative juices keep flowing, whatever the working environment.

https://www.strategy-business.com/article/Create-a-virtual-watercooler-to-spark-innovative-problem-solving

Posted on: May 9, 2021, 6:44 am Category: Uncategorized

12 root causes of your work-from-home burnout and how to mitigate them

12 root causes of your work-from-home burnout and how to mitigate them

Recognize the 12 issues causing work-from-home burnout

1. Deprivation of our basic human need for significance and function

2. Deprivation of our basic human need for connection

3. Being unable to establish and maintain trust

4. Deprivation of mentoring and informal training

5. It isn’t just “Zoom fatigue.”

6. Forcing a square peg into a round hole

7. Inadequate skills in remote work technology tools

8. Absence of skills in effective remote communication

9. Inadequate skills in reliable remote collaboration

10. Lack of accountability

11. Poor work-from-home environments

12. Poor work-life boundaries

 

 

Posted on: May 9, 2021, 6:26 am Category: Uncategorized

The Sleep Gap: Diving Deeper Into the Inequality Surrounding Sleep

The Sleep Gap: Diving Deeper Into the Inequality Surrounding Sleep

Posted on: May 9, 2021, 6:21 am Category: Uncategorized

Microsoft is Shutting Down Microsoft Academic Search and Related Services

Microsoft is Shutting Down Microsoft Academic Search and Related Services

https://www.infodocket.com/2021/05/07/sad-news-microsoft-is-shutting-down-microsoft-academic-and-related-services/

“A brief note from infoDOCKET Founder/Editor, Gary Price:

I’m VERY sad to learn Microsoft is planning plan to shutdown the wonderful and powerful Microsoft Academic Search (that utilizes the also wonderful Microsoft Academic Graph) at the end of 2021. IMHO in some cases it provides/provided better results than Google Scholar along with a number of features GS doesn’t provide at all. The bottom line is that having a variety of tools to select from is always a good thing.

Since it relaunched in early 2016 this free search resource has proven amazingly useful, not only valuable as a stand-alone search tool but also as a corpus of material searchable via other tools including Lens.org*.

From the MSFT Academic Blog Post:

Q: Why is Microsoft retiring MAS? 

A: MAS was conceived seven years ago in response to feedback from our colleagues in academia where the inequality in accessing large datasets presented a significant obstacle to conducting research and cultivating talents in the areas of Big Data and AI. With MAS, we have been proud to contribute to a culture of open exchange and a growing ecosystem of collaborators. As MAS has achieved its objective to remove the data access barriers for our research colleagues, it is the right time to explore other opportunities to give back to communities outside of academia.

Read the Complete Blog Post

More Users?

While we might never know the exact reasons why Microsoft decided to end Academic I wonder if a larger user base would have made a difference to the company? My experience has been that those who used MSFT Academic find/found a powerful resource but many who might have found it to be worthy of their attention/use were either unaware and/or had never actually tried searching with it.

Life Goes On, Some Good News

While the loss of MS Academic Search is sad news there are a number of other EXCELLENT, open web (free), academic research search tools that are worthy of your attention and use. Some include bibliographic information/direct links to open access articles as well as bibliographic info about paywalled materials. Others, provide material only about open access content.

Some of Infodocket’s Academic Search Favorites Include:

Along with it’s superb searching/retrieval capabilities I’m a very regular user of the alerting services Semantic Scholar offers (free).

** The scholarly research corpus used by Lens includes/included bibliographic data from a number of providers.”

Posted on: May 9, 2021, 6:16 am Category: Uncategorized

Don’t Release All Your Library Promotions at the Same Time: Why a Staggered Approach Reaches More People!

Don’t Release All Your Library Promotions at the Same Time: Why a Staggered Approach Reaches More People!

Don’t Release All Your Library Promotions at the Same Time: Why a Staggered Approach Reaches More People!

 

Posted on: May 8, 2021, 6:31 am Category: Uncategorized

12 Reasons I Am Totally In Love With My Library

12 Reasons I Am Totally In Love With My Library

https://www.perpetualpageturner.com/12-reasons-i-am-totally-in-love-with-my-library/

 

Posted on: May 8, 2021, 6:24 am Category: Uncategorized

What is Goodreads? Everything you need to know about the popular site for readers and book recommendations

What is Goodreads? Everything you need to know about the popular site for readers and book recommendations

https://www.businessinsider.com/what-is-goodreads

 

 

Posted on: May 8, 2021, 6:12 am Category: Uncategorized