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Selected presentations available from Internet Librarian 2015

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Open Access Meets Discoverability: Citations to Articles Posted to

Josh Schwartzman, Max Shron – Open Access Meets Discoverability: Citations to Articles Posted to “Using matching and regression analyses, we measure the difference in citations between articles posted to and other articles from similar journals, controlling for field, impact factor, and other variables. Based on a sample size of 34,940 papers, we find thatContinue Reading

23andMe Transparency Report

Along with other companies that provide paid services to customers that comprise the collection and identification of sensitive PII specific to health and genealogy issues, such as, there is increasing focus on how this information can impact individuals at work, for security reasons, and when attempting to qualify for various types of insurance. 23andMeContinue Reading

PWC 2015 US CEO Survey

“For the first time in five years in PwC’s Annual Global CEO Survey, more business leaders rate the US as their most important market for overseas growth ahead of all others, including China’s. As the US recovery gains traction, it is gaining more adherents. Challenges remain, yet key measures of US economic health are improving.Continue Reading

Google – Updated Search Quality Rating Guidelines

Google Webmaster Central Blog: “Developing algorithmic changes to search involves a process of experimentation. Part of that experimentation is having evaluators—people who assess the quality of Google’s search results—give us feedback on our experiments. Ratings from evaluators do not determine individual site rankings, but are used help us understand our experiments. The evaluators base theirContinue Reading

Open Data Inception – 1600+ Open Data Portals Around the World

“You can find the list geotagged on a map at When building  the best Open Data portals, the same question always comes up. Where can I find clean and usable data? Our answer is usually: “Did you search on existing Open Data portals?” But the truth is, some Open Data portals can be hardContinue Reading

Technology may help reveal text of ancient papyrus scrolls

John Seabrook – The New Yorker: The Invisible Library – Can digital technology make the Herculaneum scrolls legible after two thousand years?  “The papyrus scrolls of Herculaneum, which were discovered in 1752, have long fascinated and frustrated lovers of antiquity. They were found in an elaborate villa buried almost ninety feet deep by the volcano—thisContinue Reading

GAO Reports – DOD Manufacturing Arsenals, InfoSec, Military Recruiting, SEC Conflict Minerals Program, Wildland Fire Management

DOD Manufacturing Arsenals: Actions Needed to Identify and Sustain Critical Capabilities, GAO-16-86: Published: Nov 17, 2015. Publicly Released: Nov 17, 2015. Information Security: Department of Education and Other Federal Agencies Need to Better Implement Controls, GAO-16-228T: Published: Nov 17, 2015. Publicly Released: Nov 17, 2015. Information Security: Federal Agencies Need to Better Protect Sensitive Data,Continue Reading

GPO launches next generation of guide to US government

“The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) launched an updated and redesigned version of Ben’s Guide to the U.S. Government. The educational website is named after one of our Nation’s most influential Founding Fathers, Benjamin Franklin.  The site is full of educational content on the workings of the U.S. Government and U.S. history. The updated siteContinue Reading

Google app now understands you a little better

Google Inside Search: “…the Google app is starting to truly understand the meaning of what you’re asking. We can now break down a query to understand the semantics of each piece….so we can get at the intent behind the entire question. That lets us traverse the Knowledge Graph much more reliably to find the rightContinue Reading

New on LLRX – The Support from Standardized Tests: High School Graduates Unprepared to be College Freshmen

Via – The Support from Standardized Tests: High School Graduates Unprepared to be College Freshmen – In Part 4 of a 5 Part series, Librarian and Educator Lorette Weldon focuses on a core issue related to STEM education – high school students are not guaranteed success in college when they have completed college-preparatory courses.Continue Reading

Searchable Suicide Attack Database

“The Chicago Project on Security and Terrorism (CPOST) maintains a searchable database on all suicide attacks from 1982 through June 2015. The database includes information about the location of attacks, the target type, the weapon used, and systematic information on the demographic and general biographical characteristics of suicide attackers. The database expands the breadth ofContinue Reading