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Strategic mobile library development - a report from UCD Library, Ireland

Strategic mobile library development - a report from UCD Library, Ireland

Blog posts   •   Sep 22, 2014 14:41 +08

Bringing the academic library to mobile users is a complex process. Read how a project team from UCD Library in Ireland tackled the problem and built an app that met user expectations.

Maintaining the relevance of libraries in the digital age

Maintaining the relevance of libraries in the digital age

Blog posts   •   Aug 13, 2014 08:29 +08

Libraries have always added value to the research process, but in the digital age how does the provision of cutting-edge tools help with researchers' workflows? Read on.

Building citations and reputations with Open Data

Building citations and reputations with Open Data

Blog posts   •   Aug 04, 2014 08:31 +08

How can open data and a comprehensive research data management plan help to build institutional reputation and researcher citations?

How to Win with Research Data Management in Academic Libraries

How to Win with Research Data Management in Academic Libraries

Blog posts   •   Jul 03, 2014 08:50 +08

Research data management (RDM) is of critical importance to institutions and libraries. The new infographic from Swets looks at the main problems and barriers to effective RDM and how to solve them.

How happy are you that your doctor might be using Google to make diagnoses?

How happy are you that your doctor might be using Google to make diagnoses?

Blog posts   •   Jun 27, 2014 08:59 +08

Picture the scene: you’re lying in your hospital bed, and your consultant is browsing Google on his smartphone to work out what the problem is.

EDP Open Survey Reveals Learned Society Attitudes towards Open Access

EDP Open Survey Reveals Learned Society Attitudes towards Open Access

Blog posts   •   Jun 19, 2014 08:52 +08

EDP Open recently ran a survey about the impact of open access on learned societies. They share their key findings with us in this post.

Swets Publisher survey on open access and APC management

Swets Publisher survey on open access and APC management

Blog posts   •   Jun 12, 2014 08:39 +08

What is the current status of open access across scholarly publishers, particularly concerning APCs (article processing charges)? Complete our short survey if you are a publisher and have your say.

Integrated platforms: what next-generation ILS technology means for you

Integrated platforms: what next-generation ILS technology means for you

Blog posts   •   May 23, 2014 09:32 +08

Library automation and integrated systems is an important feature of the modern library. Find out how next-generation integrated library systems (ILS) can benefit you in this post.

Medical point-of-care information: what, where and why?

Medical point-of-care information: what, where and why?

Blog posts   •   May 12, 2014 08:08 +08

In the rapidly-changing and time-short medical world, there is a growing need for comprehensive authoritative information sources. This post explores the possibilities.

What to consider when building an eBook collection

What to consider when building an eBook collection

Blog posts   •   Apr 21, 2014 08:28 +08

Acquiring and managing eBook collections is tricky, we all know that. We have put together a free checklist of things to consider from the library perspective when starting on building on an eBook collection. Read the full article

How to compare sources of non-subscribed library content

How to compare sources of non-subscribed library content

Blog posts   •   Mar 26, 2014 10:07 +08

Let’s take a closer look at the document acquisition options reviewed in the last blog post. A 2012 study examined the costs of library resource sharing, but cost is only one factor in acquisition decision-making.

New search technology for medical information access

New search technology for medical information access

Blog posts   •   Mar 17, 2014 08:29 +08

Medical professionals need comprehensive and high quality information at their fingertips. As technology moves forward continuously, what are the best ways to give access the best information?

The librarian’s checklist for collection management metrics

The librarian’s checklist for collection management metrics

Blog posts   •   Feb 28, 2014 10:42 +08

Working out which data to use during and collection analysis process can be challenging. Use our simple checklist to guide you through the process.

QR codes, NFC and mobile tagging for libraries - a big flop?

QR codes, NFC and mobile tagging for libraries - a big flop?

Blog posts   •   Feb 14, 2014 08:41 +08

The explosion of smartphones has created the potential to connect the physical and digital worlds, including by QR codes and NFC tech. Is it just a big fad that will pass, or are there some useful applications for these tools?

Mobile Technology for Academic Libraries - why optimize?

Mobile Technology for Academic Libraries - why optimize?

Blog posts   •   Jan 21, 2014 08:39 +08

Mobile use is rising, and to continue meeting the needs of their users, libraries must optimize their websites and content for mobile access. Find out why in this introductory guide.

NLP in academic literature search (Part II)

NLP in academic literature search (Part II)

Blog posts   •   Dec 19, 2013 08:24 +08

The second post in our natural language processing series looks at how NLP is revolutionizing academic literature search and aiding the research process.

Natural language processing (NLP) and academic literature search (Part I)

Natural language processing (NLP) and academic literature search (Part I)

Blog posts   •   Dec 19, 2013 08:21 +08

Natural language processing combines linguistics and artificial intelligence. Read about how NLP is used today, and what it brings to scholarship and research productivity.

Why digital newspapers should be part of your digital information strategy - a Whitepaper

Why digital newspapers should be part of your digital information strategy - a Whitepaper

Blog posts   •   Dec 05, 2013 08:47 +08

How should libraries provide news content? The popularity of online and mobile news continues to grow, but there are benefits to print editions that websites cannot replicate.

The Evolution of Usage Statistics: Library Journal Webinar

The Evolution of Usage Statistics: Library Journal Webinar

Blog posts   •   Nov 29, 2013 08:31 +08

A recent live webcast from Swets and Library Journal has thrown open discussions on the evolution of usage statistics, how librarians use them, and how they can help to demonstrate library value.

eBook analytics Part II: comparing consumer eBooks, academic journals and other metrics

eBook analytics Part II: comparing consumer eBooks, academic journals and other metrics

Blog posts   •   Nov 21, 2013 08:20 +08

In the second part of this post on eBook analytics we compare academic eBooks with e-journal metrics and purchasing models, and look at what's going on in the consumer eBook market.