Google Working On Semantic Search

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Google is giving its tried-and-true Web-search formula a makeover as it tries to fix the shortcomings of today's technology and maintain its dominant market share.  

LibGuide on Scholarly Communication and More

This new resource from the Northwestern University Library may be of interest to our community since it covers a lot of new initiatives. Here is part of their announcement:  "The Norhtwestern University Center for Scholarly Communication & Digital Curation has published a LibGuide. This guide to Scholarly Communication introduces the term and several other related issues, including copyright, author's rights, open access, self-archiving, peer review, and collaboration. Each page includes introductory text and links to further resources."  

Big data..big trend

A Lorcan Dempsey, OCLC, blog entry describing the problems associated with cataloguing and managing big data. It also includes definition and issues facing researchers and institutions. There is even reference to transportation-related big data examples.

National Science Board Releases Report on Digital Data

 The National Science Board (NSB) released, Digital Research Data Sharing and Management, which builds upon several previous reports by the NSB and the National Research Council. The NSB states that it, “believes that timely attention to digital research data sharing and management is fundamental to supporting U.S. science and engineering in the twenty-first century. This report recognizes the evolving role of data in science and society and strong and sustainable data sharing and management policies as a critical national need.” Download the report from the NSF website.

Why Big Data Won’t Make You Smart, Rich, Or Pretty

Following up on our conversation at the LIST meeting earlier this week, I ran into this interesting and broad article from about big data. It may be good as a background piece for our future conversations. <>  


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