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Show Me the Money

By |March 30th, 2015|News, Technology, Term lists|Comments Off on Show Me the Money

By 2025, the Winklevoss twins, more known for their legal battles with former classmate Mark Zuckerberg over Facebook, predicts a “cashless society” will dominate with the virtual currency bitcoin.

The Impact on Our Lives

By |March 26th, 2015|News|Comments Off on The Impact on Our Lives

Social media impacts communication, marketing, and news – to name just a few of the obvious ones. A recent survey report issued by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project indicates that the internet and social media are integral to the arts in America.

Hands-on Learning

By |February 19th, 2015|Access Insights, News|Comments Off on Hands-on Learning

The Data Harmony Users Group Meeting continued today with a presentation by Paul G. Kotula of the Materials Characterization department at Sandia National Laboratories. In the presentation, "Six Months of Work in the Lab will Save You Half a Day in the Library or 30 Minutes Online", Kotula shared his experience as both a consumer and a producer of peer-reviewed, published scientific literature.

Free Webinar for SLA Members

By |February 13th, 2015|News|Comments Off on Free Webinar for SLA Members

A unique learning opportunity is available through the Special Libraries Association (SLA). Offered free to SLA members is the webinar "Social Media in the Library: Discovering Best Practice" sponsored by scholarly and academic publisher, Taylor & Francis Group.

Opening the Doors

By |January 27th, 2015|News|Comments Off on Opening the Doors

Facebook has announced that it will open source deep learning modules for the Torch artificial intelligence project. This could speed up technology and make it more accessible to developers and ultimately companies.

Taxonomists and Social Media

By |September 30th, 2014|News, Taxonomy|Comments Off on Taxonomists and Social Media

The increase in social media content offers everyone new challenges and opportunities. That is no different for taxonomists. Now they can define our own terms and hashtags as a basis for findability. This is the epitome of content tagging.

E-Books and the Evolution of Publishing

By |September 8th, 2014|Access Insights, Featured, reference, Technology|Comments Off on E-Books and the Evolution of Publishing

Not that long ago, getting published was the big hurdle for a writer to overcome. You could produce all you wanted, but unless you knew how to get somebody to read your random submission, or you were rich enough to self-publish, your writing lived in a drawer, waiting for you to give it to a friend who doesn’t want to read it. It’s hard to believe how fast technology has opened publishing up to people. Now, anyone with an opinion has a platform, and while it’s as tough as ever to make a living writing, the platform, in many cases, is totally free. So that changes the hurdle from publication to recognition. If everybody has a voice, how do you get heard?

Spreading like Wildfire

By |June 13th, 2014|News, search|Comments Off on Spreading like Wildfire

Who would have guessed as little as ten years ago that social media sites would account for massive amounts of traffic on the internet? And it keeps growing. How long before it surpasses search as a driver of traffic?

Webinar Addresses Social Networking in SharePoint

By |June 10th, 2014|News|Comments Off on Webinar Addresses Social Networking in SharePoint

Concept Searching and Protiviti are co-sponsoring the webinar "Collaboration and Social Networking in SharePoint and Office 365" on June 24th at 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EDT.

The Social Powers

By |March 28th, 2014|News, search|Comments Off on The Social Powers

Yandex has announced that it is adding public Facebook data to the index of data mined for queries handled by the Russian Internet search company.