Tech, Tools, Apps

Infographics give an added dimension to textual information, as taxonomist and trainer Joyce van Aalten explains. Visuals provide powerful elements to get your message across--and they are not that hard to create.

Posted 01 February 2022

The new report provides new insights for building a successful AI ecosystem, based on data from Clarivate databases.

Posted 05 January 2022

VR experience demonstrates benefits of immersive learning for soft skills training in higher education.

Posted 05 January 2022

Artificial Intelligence (AI) pervades our everyday lives, whether we realize it or not. AI technologies power our digital personal assistants, show us traffic flows on our roads, monitor our health and diagnose diseases, guide our product selections when we shop online, and give financial advice. Libraries also benefit from AI technologies and AI applications are increasing.

Posted 05 January 2022

The features are designed to help conference organizers around the globe provide advanced audience engagement, combat digital fatigue, and improve the marketability of their event.

Posted 07 December 2021

Dialog Solutions announced it was adding the ClinicalTrials.gov database to its platform. Since ClinicalTrials.gov is a free database on the web, what is the advantage to searching it on Dialog?

Posted 05 October 2021

Our wonderful Internet Librarian International community, confronted with the pandemic-dictated cancellation of our conference two years in a row, took full advantage of the virtual world to attend Bite-sized ILI on 22 September 2021. A half-day event, Bite-sized ILI featured three sessions and five speakers. Over 80 people registered, from 20 countries, emphasizing the truly international nature of ILI.

Posted 05 October 2021

Information professionals have long been charged with educating people about information literacy, information management, copyright and licensing. Although librarians understand today's information landscape, non-information savvy people frequently don't. Even the word "research" has taken on different connotations. Mary Ellen Bates, internationally renowned independent information professional, consultant, speaker, and Online Searcher columnist, considers how we can better explain these concerns.

Posted 03 August 2021

Web Audio API enables the creation and manipulation of music and sounds, directly in the browser

Posted 06 July 2021

DeepDyve announced the availability of the DeepDyve Digital Library, a fully integrated platform aimed at helping research organisations discover, access and manage research papers. The Digital Library is a one-stop platform designed for small to medium-sized teams and organizations needing easy and affordable solutions for reading and organizing scientific papers. Although the press release states that this product doesn't need information professionals or IT staff, it should be on the radar screen of librarians, particularly those in smaller, poorly-funded institutions and companies.

Posted 04 May 2021

Katie Birkwood describes the transcribathon that the Royal College of Physicians archives team took part in, organised to make ancient texts readable both to modern eyes and for digitisation purposes. However, some of the advice in the 17th century books should probably be disregarded, such as bramble leaves and white ginger to ward off the plague and a shovelful of bees to treat hair loss.

Posted 06 April 2021

Need to take a bite out of your taxonomy efforts? Taxonomy Bootcamp London, a sister conference to Internet Librarian International, is hosting a Bite-sized version on 2 March 2021.

Posted 02 February 2021

Law firms around the world can now expand their legal research by uploading their own documents to vLex Cloud and combine their knowledge with vLex's global collection of legal information to create a research resource personalised to the needs of the firm and their clients.

Posted 03 November 2020

The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) and Stanford Libraries have released a public, open platform for the Digital Library of the Middle East (DLME). It will be one of the world's largest online archives of Middle Eastern and North African artifacts. The DLME aggregates, through an ongoing program, digital records of published materials, documents, maps, artifacts, audiovisual recordings, and more from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

Posted 01 September 2020

Heather Hedden, a highly experienced taxonomist, shares her top four tips for creating a taxonomy.

Posted 01 September 2020

The Dutch Digital Heritage Network (DDHN) and the Open Preservation Foundation (OPF) are working together to develop a Virtual Research Environment (VRE) with preservation tools.

Posted 04 August 2020

Google's latest annual spam report said its preventative spam efforts resulted in over 99% of search results being spam-free and that it found 25 billion pages discovered every day are spammy.

Posted 07 July 2020

Coursera announced CourseMatch, which will match Coursera MOOCs to on-campus university courses.

Posted 04 June 2020

This year over 50 submissions from around the world were received.

Posted 19 March 2020

DPC aims to support and enable institutions at all stages of maturity in the digital preservation journey.

Posted 19 March 2020

Authorities found Apple guilty of a series of anti-competitive practices.

Posted 17 March 2020

Over 50 publishers are participating in the initiative to allow unlimited numbers of users access to ebooks. The list is expected to grow.

Posted 17 March 2020

A major breakthrough for open science.

Posted 13 January 2020

Facebook will remove videos modified by AI and designed to deceive.

Posted 08 January 2020

NAISC-L (pronounced noshk) provides a four-step method for creating an Interlink. Information professionals are invited to participate in the final evaluation phase.

Posted 01 January 2020

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