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A digital library is a library in which collections are stored in digital formats (as opposed to print, microform, or other media) and accessible by computers.[1] The digital content may be stored locally, or accessed remotely via computer networks. A digital library is a type of information retrieval system.
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How can I search in ACM Digital Library with the exact term only ? (When I search with the term computer for example, it gives me undesired words like computation, computing, etc. And the existing solutions to resolve this problem don't work for me!)
Another question, is there a way to export all the results with their abstracts from ACM DL ?
Thank You All.
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(A little late, but hope this helps) If you export the citations in BibTeX from the ACM DL results and convert them (I used an online BibTeX to CSV converter), you can open them in excel with the abstracts.
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I'm interested in repositories like zenodo, figshare, etc., where open-access papers (previously published) can be uploaded in order to improve the visibility of papers. Thanks a lot for your suggestions!
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Agreed with Dr. Wolfgang R. Dick Precisely, ResearchGate and Academia.edu are commercial sites, whereas most open access repositories are non-profits. These academic social networking sites have each raised large amounts of initial funding: $17.8 million for Academia.edu, and $35 million for ResearchGate.
Nevertheless, there are two main routes to open access are: Self-archiving / 'green' open access – the author, or a representative, archives (deposits) the published article or the final peer-reviewed manuscript in an online repository before, at the same time as, or after publication.
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Greenstone open source digital library software.
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I am looking for the publication/technical report
>J. S. Bridle and M. D. Brown (1974), "An Experimental Automatic Word-Recognition System", JSRU Report No. 1003, Joint Speech Research Unit, Ruislip, England.
which is cited in many papers, yet it proves to be very difficult to find a copy of this publication. No library I contacted including the ACM digital library can locate this report. As this work appears to be the first to use mel-frequency cepstral coefficients I am very interested in reading it.
Perhaps someone knows of another approach to finding this work or even has a copy of it?
Thank you for any suggestion!
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Federally-Funded Technical Reports - Additional Resources
National Technical Information Service (NTIS) Web Site. Public Access to National Technical Reports Library (NTRL).
National Academy of Science (NAS) ...
National Science Foundation (NSF) ...
CENDI: Federal STI Managers Group.
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Big Data is another trend in the world of ICT which has implication for information management. In this regard,can libraries manage Big Data in term of its volume,velocity, and varieties? The amount of data in the world today has been exploding. How could libraries help in managing Big Data?
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The use of Big Data Analytics database and analytical technologies can significantly improve the information offer of digitized online libraries. Analytics on digitized library resources using Big Data Analytics can significantly increase the possibilities of research in the field of book science. The results of these studies posted on the library website can significantly improve the information offer of the library website.
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Dariusz Prokopowicz
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I am publishing articles that use several different datasets to calculate results and I would like to share them so that other researchers can use the same data for post-process analysis and verification.
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Hello to everyone,
I do not have access to the IET Digital Library at the institution where I work. Can those who have access to this library send me the publication whose DOI is given below? Thanks.
Best regards,
DOI: 10.1049/el.2020.2460
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Congrats sir......You are author......... Talha Burak Alakuş i hope you already got author copy.....
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Colleagues, I am currently working on a project in my Master's Degree in Documentation that deals with evaluation indicators of digital libraries
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In addition to this particular ISO standard: most are available at the ISO.org webshop. Or, alternatively, through a national member body you can become a member and participate in standards creation and maintenance and that gives you access too.
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     I have ORCID and ResearchID number but I want to transfer the publications without using web of science in to Scopus.
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Since Scopus to ORCID is possible and ORCID to Scopus is not possible, the only way to do that is by using manual addition for those that are not seen automatically.
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I want some information about the Korean public library for a part of my project.
would you mind helping me?
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The article "Libraries in the Republic of Korea" written by Margaret Adolphus may help you and here is the link https://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/archived/librarians/management/viewpoints/korea.htm
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Mendeley and References 
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Sayedus Salehin Have you managed to combine Mendeley citations from two documents yourself in the way you suggest in your post? If I copy paste the text (including citations) into a second document, it copies the in-text citation marks but does not recognize these as citations (if I try to create a bibliography, it says 'no citations found in this document..'). I used Microsoft Office Word 2016 and Mendeley Cite plugin. All citations were in the Mendeley library.
Anyone suggestions how to solve this bug?
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Education can be obtained by various means of accessibilities nowadays. Education is one of the areas that have been affected due to growing computer digital technologies. Digital libraries, unlike conventional libraries. Digital libraries are in your hands that a single user can access his own devices like cellphones, tab, laptop, and computers, etc. There are special advantages, distinct benefits and technical abilities of the E-learining System than the conventional library system. E-learners are increasing day by day due to the advancement of modern technologies but the traditional learners are also switched over to modern e-learning in the easiest way.
Conventional libraries are mostly attached to academic institutions where the students, scholars, and teachers in colleges, universities, and public libraries, etc. Digital E-learning provides Virtual Learning Environment where the users are enjoying enormous information access benefits at the moment itself. Conventional libraries system demands entry registration, token requires while lending books, time-consuming limitations, etc are distinct disadvantages the are disliked by the common users. The times are changing to become digitalized learning is everywhere in developing countries like developed countries. The point of saturation is not like developed countries but it needs to be developed more in terms of accessibility, availability, and affordability of the devices and information by every user.
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Dear Dr. Senapathy Marisennayya - Yes to some extent but A very lenthy book list of Libray is now in ZIPPED condition .
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I urgently require the following paper :
Tightly-focused femtosecond laser interaction with water
Koji Hatanaka
Proceedings Volume 11201, SPIE Micro + Nano Materials, Devices, and Applications 2019; 112010U (2019) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2541212
I don't have access to SPIE digital library. Can anybody please send me a soft copy?
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Hope this might be helpful.
Best Regards,
Alka Mehta
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Due to the spread of Coronavirus, what is the role of libraries as information centers? or what services, actions, and activities can libraries perform? Please share your experiences/comments.
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Providing informative leaflets and signposting to encourage handwashing and public health guidelines
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Can the associated legendre function be expressed in terms of a contour integral in a similar way the Jacobi, (normal) Legendre function and other polynomials are? (see table 18.10.1 of the Digital Library of Mathematical Functions link below)
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Here you cam find contour integration expression for the associated Legendre function
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Data Mining: Sources of Data that can be mined
1.Files
  • Flat files is defined as data files in text form or binary form with a structure that can be easily extracted by data mining algorithms.
  • Data stored in flat files have no relationship or path among themselves, like if a relational database is stored on flat file, then there will be no relations between the tables.
  • Flat files are represented by data dictionary. Eg: CSV file.
  • Application: Used in DataWarehousing to store data, Used in carrying data to and from server, etc.
2.Relational Databases
  • A Relational database is defined as the collection of data organized in tables with rows and columns.
  • Physical schema in Relational databases is a schema which defines the structure of tables.
  • Logical schema in Relational databases is a schema which defines the relationship among tables.
  • Standard API of relational database is SQL.
  • Application: Data Mining, ROLAP model, etc.
3.DataWarehouse
  • A datawarehouse is defined as the collection of data integrated from multiple sources that will queries and decision making.
  • There are three types of datawarehouse: Enterprise datawarehouse, Data Mart and Virtual Warehouse.
  • Two approaches can be used to update data in DataWarehouse: Query-driven Approach and Update-driven Approach.
  • Application: Business decision making, Data mining, etc.
4.Transactional Databases
  • Transactional databases is a collection of data organized by time stamps, date, etc to represent transaction in databases.
  • This type of database has the capability to roll back or undo its operation when a transaction is not completed or committed.
  • Highly flexible system where users can modify information without changing any sensitive information.
  • Follows ACID property of DBMS.
  • Application: Banking, Distributed systems, Object databases, etc.
5.Multimedia Databases
  • Multimedia databases consists audio, video, images and text media.
  • They can be stored on Object-Oriented Databases.
  • They are used to store complex information in a pre-specified formats.
  • Application: Digital libraries, video-on demand, news-on demand, musical database, etc.
6.Spatial Database
  • Store geographical information.
  • Stores data in the form of coordinates, topology, lines, polygons, etc.
  • Application: Maps, Global positioning, etc.
7.Time-series Databases
  • Time series databases contains stock exchange data and user logged activities.
  • Handles array of numbers indexed by time, date, etc.
  • It requires real-time analysis.
  • Application: eXtremeDB, Graphite, InfluxDB, etc.
8.WWW
  • WWW refers to World wide web is a collection of documents and resources like audio, video, text, etc which are identified by Uniform Resource Locators (URLs) through web browsers, linked by HTML pages, and accessible via the Internet network.
  • It is the most heterogeneous repository as it collects data from multiple resources.
  • It is dynamic in nature as Volume of data is continuously increasing and changing.
  • Application: Online shopping, Job search, Research, studying, etc.
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I was wondering if there's some service similar to ZINC but where you can download virtual libraries (some thousands) of short peptides (3-5, maybe 6 residues) instead of small molecules, to use for virtual screening.
Thanks all
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Thanks a lot for your answers guys. Generating peptide structures for virtual screening is sometimes tricky and often a long task. I've developed a modeller-based automatic peptide structure generator for a pilot VS study and, although it was a mixed bash python script, it worked quite good by producing good structures and employed the capability of modeller to build structures with modified aminoacids. However, since it runs on our machines, it suffers of hardware (disk space and cpu) limitation and for this reason, according to my opinion, it would be more desirable an external database by which it could be possible to download all the peptide structures you need. Have you guys ever worked on virtual screening of very small peptides or cyclopeptides?
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Since 2010, library publishing services have been available in the library of the Dnipro National University of Railway Transport (Ukraine). It would be interesting to work with you on researching various aspects of library digital publishing services.
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Can I have more data on the Ukrainian project? I have a project for a traveling library in Algeria:
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Are there any curated scientific databases specific to machine learning / artificial intelligence (in, or not in medicine)? Doing a systematic review, so want to make sure I'm covered. I have IEEE Xplore and ACM Digital library on my list thus far.
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Yes like what Philippe Fournier Viger said begin with Google scholar and semantic scholar. This will help you find seminal papers on AI/ML topics. But then if you want to narrow down on a specific research area, you should look out for journals on those topics from publishers like Springer, Elsevier, IEEE, ACM etc., For example, if your topic is genetic algorithm, then you can look into IEEE transactions on Evolutionary computation, Soft computing - Springer and more...
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There can be two types of researchers, those with no or just few published works, we call them novice. On the other hand, other class of researchers possess a good number of published articles in a particular domain. What in your opinion is the difference in the requirements between these two kinds of researchers when they visit a digital library to find a relevant research article.?
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Expert researchers limit the outlets they search for articles as they know there is a trade off between the number of articles and the time spending on searching different sources.
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I'm working on a systematic mapping in computer science subject. In the step of "Identification of Research", I choose to work with these digital libraries : IEEE Xplore, Scopus, Web of Science, ACM DL, Science Direct. My problem is that I found in total 60.930 results after doing all possible filters (ACM DL and Science Direct had the big part of this number and do not offer an interesting filters).
Is it normal to work with this number ? Or should I eliminate some libraries ? Or other solution ..? Thank you all.
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Since I am publishing my first Paper, It would be great if you could give me hints on how to decide on where to publish.
1. International Journal of Information and Education Technology (IJIET) ISSN: 2010-3689; Abstracting/Indexing: EI (INSPEC, IET), Electronic Journals Library, Google Scholar, Crossref and ProQuest.
2. International Conference Proceedings Series by ACM, which will be archived in the ACM Digital Library, and indexed by Ei Compendex and Scopus.
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International Conference Proceedings Series by ACM, which will be archived in the ACM Digital Library, and indexed by Ei Compendex and Scopus.
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Is anyone have access to SPIE digital library. I want one paper from the SPIE digital library.
Please mail me at bundelesneha05@gmail.com
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If you are affiliated with an academic institution, please contact your library about requesting an interlibrary loan or you could purchase the article from SPIE or another document supplier.
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I have many digital references for my research work (books, papers, datasheets, reports, manuals etc.). I'm spending too much time and energy to search on my computr when I need to review some documents. I need to create a digital library on my computer for managing references to make access to any document easy and time conserving. Thank you in advance.
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While digital libraries have information systems as subsystems inside them, their behavior may not be of an information system. If this claim is true, then we can not assess the digital library using methods that are useful for IS, like CSF(critical success factor) or TAM(technology adoption model).
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Digital libraries are information systems with input/process/output functions.
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I am interested in knowledge integration, - organization and - management. The three seem to be different areas of research. Are digital libraries making use of them?
Hans Kuijper
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j[underscore]kuijper[at]online[dot]nl
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Hi,
It seems that these three terms are connected and have a role in each other's domain. The following paper could help:
The role of boundary organizations in co-management: examining the politics of knowledgeintegration in a marine protected area in Belize
By: Gray, Noella J.
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF THE COMMONS   Volume: 10   Issue: 2   Pages: 1013-1034   Published: 2016
  
  Close AbstractMarine protected areas (MPAs) are an increasingly popular tool for management of the marine commons. Effective governance is essential if MPAs are to achieve their objectives, yet many MPAs face conflicts and governance challenges, including lack of trust and knowledge integration between fishers, scientists, and policy makers. This paper considers the role of a boundary organization in facilitating knowledge integration in a co-managed MPA, the Gladden Spit and Silk Cayes Marine Reserve in Belize. Boundary organizations can play an important role in resource management, by bridging the science-policy divide, facilitating knowledge integration, and enabling communication in conditions of uncertainty. Drawing on ethnographic research conducted in Belize, the paper identifies four challenges for knowledge integration. First, actors have divergent perspectives on whether and how knowledge is being integrated. Second, actors disagree on resource conditions within the MPA and how these should be understood. Third, in order to maintain accountability with multiple actors, including fishers, government, and funders, the boundary organization has promoted the importance of different types of knowledge for different purposes (science and fishers' knowledge), rather than the integration of these. Finally, a lack of trust and uneven power relations make it difficult to separate knowledge claims from political claims. However, even if knowledge integration proves difficult, boundary organizations may still play an important role by maintaining accountability, providing space for conflicting understandings to co-exist, and ultimately for governance institutions to evolve.
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I am looking for a way in which I can count the number of articles/meta-analysis published in Pubmed-indexed journal for a particular year. 
Is there any existing tool for this ?
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Please, try something like this:
#2,"Search ((""arthritis, rheumatoid""[MeSH Major Topic]) AND (""2000/01/01""[Date - Publication] : ""3000""[Date - Publication])) AND ""meta analysis""[Filter]",603,05:06:03
#1,"Search rheumatoid arthritis[MeSH Major Topic]",82319,05:01:51
  • Topic: rheumatoid arthritis
  • Publication year: 2000 to present
  • Filter: meta analysis
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Hi,
How to decide precision/recall when an Information Retrieval system retrieve more general cases?
For example, say there is a journal recommender system suggests the best matching journal based on an input abstract. Following are the results for a input abstract:
Subject of the input abstract - 'cardiology'
Say, it retrieves three journal titles under subjects: 'cardiology', 'dermatology', 'medicine', and 'oncology'.
Here, obviously the first journal is relevant since it is about 'cardiology', but neither second one nor the fourth. However, the third one is more general and it is generally about medicine. In this case, if I need to calculate the precision/recall, then, should I have to count the third one as relevant since 'cardiology' is a subset of 'medicine'?
Any help would be highly appreciated.  
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Hi Manjula, the narrower your search, the better, it depends too the type of database are you using and its way of filtering the results, sadly a lot of databases lack of a good search algorithm that gives to you only the most pertinent results, say like the old times before google, remember that?
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Trying to see there newspaper databases that include page numbers for stories 
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You too, Ben-Collins. All best wishes for your work.
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Common global issues with eCommerce websites and web portals 
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  1. Social commerce with many product
  2. Collaboration e-commerce with social media ( social media marketing)
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What is the probability of a popular content being accessed by a user in a unit time in modernor current internet? or i can say what is the access time of popular content in current internet.it will be really helpful if the answer includes refrence to a research paper.
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thanks for the answer but i was talking more on technical terms as if there was popular content there must be a some time or probability that a content could get access. if u look at the current internet speeds.
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I would like to replace the list of publications in my resume with a simple link (URL) pointing to my publications in ResearchGate. I am surprised not to have found that.
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Hi Benoît,
Have you considered the URL of your contributions page? For example, mine is https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Matt_Colloff/contributions
Cheers,
Matt
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Dear All,
I would like to invite all the researchers interested, to submit a paper for pubblication in the "Journal of NeuroTechnology".
The above journal, is a new journal, which cover all the subjects related to neuro-sciences, such as neural networks and their applications to
mathematics, engeneering, computer science, biology and other. Also survey papers are accepted. The pubblication is free of charge.
The home page of the journal can be found on the following link:
the twitter-page of the journal can be found on the following link:
You can submit yours papers by email directly to me, to: danilo.costarelli@gmail.com
or to the Editor in Chief Professor Francesco Carlino to:             francesco.carlino@j-neurotechnology.com
Thank you very much.
Danilo Costarelli
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Thanks, I will share this information with my friends
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I have done lot of research as an undergraduate student and I would like to share it with other people. However, I don't know if it is appropriate to do without first publishing it with well known publisher. For example, I think that as an electrical engineer I need to first publish my research with IEEE before I can share it to the world. The reason I want to do that because it may lead to possible collaboration and networking. Please guide me in the right direction. 
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Hi Rushi,
You may absolutely do so. Researchgate and Academia and other social academic websites are built for researchers (early/young or old/established) and academics to showcase their work, be it published and unpublished; or published in a reputable journal/outlet or not. And in many ways, I think if you share such work in your RG page or other web places, it stands "published" in its own sense and I feel you may even include these in your CV or resume. 
However, since this is your undergrad work and you feel the need to publish it, then I advise you do so. You only need to prepare the thesis into a publishable journal format and look for good local, regional or intl journals to submit to. You have to do an extensive reworking that entails cutting down a full thesis to a the size of a journal article. Sometimes people get even 2 or 3 papers from their thesis, but this depends.
You may not worry about getting accepted by the wellknown or more established journals for now. NO harm in starting small.
I don't know if this helps you.
Best wishes with your academic ambitions and never relent!
Chikezie
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I am scoping a potential research project based on the library of Dmitrije Mitrinovic and his circle, which is held at Bradford, following on from the recently completed cataloguing of his archive.  The library includes complex multi-lingual annotations and other engagements with books as artefacts, which we believe will offer further insights into Mitrinovic's work in politics and culture.  Most of the books are mainstream C19 and C20 titles from standard publishers.  Has anyone worked on similar annotated libraries?
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That is an interesting question. I think there is an important bibliography on the topic of annotations; you will find it here:
Doing Digital Humanities: https://de.dariah.eu/bibliographie
And perhaps you will find further information here:
Mapping the Landscape of eReseach:Text - Image - Annotation
Best regards
Anne-Katharina
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How to set up a commodities collection - books, ebooks, journals, ejournals and databases - in a business library?
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Hello Balbinder, Are you looking to identify a classification scheme to manage these resources ? It would be helpful to know.
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Suggestions can come from any aspect of Information Ethics. I want to explore factors that make professionals in academic libraries practice Information Ethics.
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Hello 
Bearing all the comments in mind, perhaps you could recast your topic ; work along the lines of "the role of information ethics on academics libraries"?
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part of my PhD proposal regards the key factors that influence the implementation of DL. I believe that DLs are context based; so the design and implementation of a DL in one country is different from another and even from one organization to another it will be different too. For instance one factor my be language.
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Taxonomy development for digital libraries, especially when transitioning physical libraries is a known problem by now. This issue extends to retrieval problems in that bad taxonomy may prevent discovery and use of resources across a diversity of disciplines.  Metadata and data quality issues are incredibly crucial for fostering resource usage by in and inter disciplinary researchers.
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Do libraries have a future? Is there a role for librarians?
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Yes libraries have a future but the image must be transformed to meet the expectations of the user.  Each entity must seek to build its own brand.  Libraries must realize that they are in the business of educating.  Libraries equate to education/research.  The traditional librarian is now the information specialists/research assistant  and the title involves more than the traditional concept of sitting at a desk and shushing the public.  One must be savvy with the use of technology, research and the gathering of information.
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I'm setting up a digital archive of the hardcopies in our library archival collection, which were donated to the library over many years. I'm currently writing a paper on this activity.
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Thanks for your responses Shabir and Enrico. To communicate about your research is a stimulating therapy - it motivates and directs. The possibilities are endless and hereby lies a decision to be taken. Which is the most prominent material in the archives and what interests the researcher most? The Librarian/ Information Scientist/Archivist is exposed to a wide field of information - I'm lucky to be an 'Architecture'-librarian with a given subject. It takes focusing on a particular topic to narrow it down. The 'Ariadne's thread' (thanks Enrico!) even if it lead to a different 'lover' - it provided direction to the searcher. Yes, I understand :)
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This small NGO library is using InMagic and needs to set up a satellite library in another location but does not have sufficient funding.
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Among them The Koha is the best for any type of Libraries.
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In special libraries, digitization of resources is now common practice. Should everything be digitized just because it can be? Is there a danger that resources are being digitized without consideration of actual worth? And, does digitization mean that a document will be eternally accessible, even as the way users access information keeps changing?
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Forgive me, but I think that's the wrong question or, at least, the question you can only answer if you focus first on some key factors.  The factors of most importance are the content/information needed by your special library customers and the format desired by the majority of your customers.  While other issues, e.g., cost (as mentioned in the previous comment) may come into play, content comes first and format comes after surveying customers.  You might end up with all electronic in some settings and far less electronic in others.  
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Which open source software and methodology exists to conversion, storage, availability and digital preservation of rare documents, especially books?
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As mentioned, there are quite a few  open source diigtal library related softwares out there and in my experience it will be best to pair a couple of the softwares mentioned for your backend (storage, metadata) and front end (display) possibilities to create the best product infrastructure .  
We currently use Dspace for a backend repository  but are now thinking about Hydra and testing Archivematica: an open source digital preservation system: https://www.archivematica.org/en/   Another newer solution that is getting a lot of buzz currently is the Hydra project , a multi-purpose repository solution that has a lot of flexibility for user interfaces and digital asset management http://projecthydra.org/  There will be programming knowledge required in all of these but the newer softwares mentioned use newer methodologies that any programmer will be able to take up with focused effort.  Hydra is commonly used with Blacklight http://projectblacklight.org/   and Stanford is currently doing some very interesting work with Hydra.
 For front end display of items we have been having a lot of success with the open source Omeka platform  http://omeka.org/  which is also fairly intuitive and also flexible for working with various other softwares  We have been pairing this up with our Dspace backend.  
Here's a couple examples of projects that we've recently carried out in the past year using the last stated software combination pairing : http://exhibits.library.txstate.edu/thewittliffcollections/exhibits/show/santiago-tafolla-collection/rev-tafolla
I should also note Islandora has been getting a lot of attention as a one stop solution: http://islandora.ca/  It combines the open source softwares: Fedora (backend), Drupal (Front End Content Management system) and Solr (Index) to create a best practices framework.  All of these described above are open source.
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A few years ago S. Nicholson and J. Stanton defined "bibliomining" as "application of DM tools to large amounts of data associated with library systems". I'm looking for implementations of this concept (from the last 10 years): information about research, projects, tools, algorythms etc.
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Thank You Haleema for your answer. I found some literature, more of them is listed in my other Q&A: Look for 1st link for details.
A few days ago I get information about experiment provided by my colegues from PIONIER Network Digital Libraries Federation (Poznan, Poland). Look for 2nd link for details
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I'm looking for implementations of "bibliomining", defined a few years ago by S. Nicholson and J. Stanton as "application of DM tools to large amounts of data associated with library systems" (from the last 15 years) - information about research, projects, tools, algorythms etc.
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This is indeed a new and niche research topic, but there is already a bit literature on this subject. My collection is in attachement.
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If I have data from four miRNA libraries. One of the libraries have 4 times more reads than other three libraries. How will the data be normalized among different libraries? People use EDGER and DESeq for normalization. Although, I do understand the basic concept of total count methods. But I do not understand how these softwares do the normalization (I mean the scaling factors) and how effective is that normalization on cases like I described above. 
Any explanation would be highly appreciated.
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I was in a similar situation with my data (3 times as many reads for some libraries). I used DESeq and it handled it just fine. The tool uses variance stabilizing transformation if you need normalized data. For differential expression you don't need that. Just use your data as is and see what happens. I think it is general consensus now that RPKM normalization is flawed and should not be used.
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What are the inputs and outputs in an e library system?
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Potential Input:
1) Book details (RFID / Barcode including info on title, author, publisher, rack #, rack column & row etc),
2) Borrower details (student # etc)
3) Date & time borrow
4) Request info on a book borrowed too long by a previous borrower so that s/he can't renew next but have to return the book (so that other new borrower can borrow)
Potential Output:
1) Date & time borrower can renew the book online
2) Date & time borrower needs to physically return the book for renewal / return
3) Email (generated by the eLibrary System) to borrower to remind him / her on the book's due date for renewal / return
4) Screen flagged on list of borrowers that haven't return the books after due date
5) Penalty payment to collect from the overdue borrower
6) History list of books a borrower had borrowed
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Topic Maps (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Topic_Maps) have three main elements: Occurrences, Associations and Topic). Its tree like structure connecting nodes with its related sub nodes.. 
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During my research study, i worked on application of concept maps and information visualization to enhance user experience over DSpace by using comparing many tools such as VUI, SpaceTree, etc. A prototype model also build on this.
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During one of the phases of my research I reached to a point that I need to do a search with Google on "digital libraries" in Iran,so that the results limit to only the main pages of websites. I don't need the extra pages and repetition of each URL with pages that just add to the count of my search. I want to know how many of the URLs of digital libraries exist in one search. for instance I want to know how many digital libraries are there in "ac.ir" domain. my search string will be ("digital libraries" site:ac.ir). I don't know the formula for "search just the main pages".
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There is also the 'inurl' option for Google search.
It restricts results to a substring contained in
an URL.
Using index.html as the main page is only
a habit. Sometimes it is index.aspx, index.php etc.
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i want to know about DSpace digital library search module limitations and discrepencies from a general user's point of view. 
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DSpace search uses an index of the content of submitted metadata for both local and federated catalogs. DSpace configuration allows full-text searching of certain document types, including PDF (if text-based or OCR-ed), MS Word, plain text, and HTML. Indexing for full-text searches is not instantaneous--the index is created periodically, usually on a daily basis, as per configuration. DSpace can also be configured to transform and extract text from certain other document types, such as Powerpoint. Some image types (i.e., JPG) can be transformed and extracted to thumbnail images for efficient searching. Potentially less common DSpace document types (e.g., compressed files, .odt, etc.) are limited to search of the corresponding metadata. 
From the user's perspective, DSpace search is effective where quality metadata has been provided for a document and for text-based documents once the full-text index is updated. 
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IS SciVerse Scopus and Scopus Indexing are same? If not how to check wheather a journal SCiVerse Scopus indexed?
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I wish to store a large number of plaster study models digitally and I am looking for views on the best system currently available.
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Hi David,
I miss you so much as well as those lovely days in Glasgow.
If you need any additional information about O3DM models, I am happy to help.
If you require some models to view and manipulate, I can send you some.
Cheers,
Mohammad Hajeer
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If so, which resources do you use, and for what language pairs? What have you learned or discovered works well for you?
Why would you search in a foreign language? Well, perhaps you need to find out about the latest news from a particular country's point of view? Or you might need to keep up with the latest developments in your professional area, but the resources are not available in your own native language. Or you might have a different case scenario? Please share.
I'm specifically looking for cross-language information retrieval tools (search engines, multilingual dictionaries, repositories, digital libraries, etc.) that you may have found particularly useful. In a broader sense, I'm interested in strategies to get around language barriers in information-seeking. Please share a link for a relevant technology, resource, research, and/or your experiences. Much obliged!
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I'm interested in design of chemical libraries. Are there reliable programs for such a purpose? What's your suggestion and experiences particularly regarding free programs and drug-like molecules?
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Draga Višnja nisam upoznata sa nekim od takvih programa mada predpostavljam da ih ima sigurno.
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I am a PhD student and I want to know more softwares used by digital libraries. I know some like Greenstone, Digibis or Fedora, but I would like to know other relevant existing software.
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Hi all,
We are using ePrints software which is a open access software
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It is yet to be investigated.
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 I certainly agree with you Caryl, Nemajovsky,  In the future, the management of cataloging services will most probably develop through a shared platform via a consortia or state systems.We already have, The Nassau Library System (Long Island NY), which serves as  a centralized consortia for all the member libraries.
Leslie Brown,, you are right in saying "... the level of readiness in academic libraries across the United States varies". This is true because a lot of issues are affected, and usually, everything revolves around the budget, patrons and staff.
Fuziah M. Nadzar, all the core courses you mentioned are also being taught in our undergraduate programs here in the US, and they do continue into the graduate level. There may be "less emphasis" in some courses at the graduate level if  the most significant part of the course has been done at the undergraduate level.What i would like to see , is a more varied/modern approach to teaching some of these courses. :)
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Looking for an expert in digital libraries for a chat about the overall state of the art in the field about existing platforms, frameworks and standards for institutional and cross-institutional data management.
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LIBER, eIFL, DCC all have experts on the field. Pose the question on twitter to @openaire, @fosterscience, @dcc and I am sure you will get more pointers.
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Have you done citation analysis? Do you know how to access data and to analyse citation data?
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Do you know this book? Citation Analysis Research Evaluation by Henk Moed. He is
one of the experts on this subject and perhaps may be useful, both the book and some of the articles published primarily in journals such as Scientometrics, Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, Journal of Informetrics, etc.
Good luck!
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TC, that is the abbreviation for thin or terminal client, has been in use for more than a decade but I've got familiar with the technology about five years ago. From that time I've used three generations of the technology for different purposes. I believe that despite its drawbacks it has many promises for small and rural libraries in reducing the costs of maintenance, energy consumption, upgrade, viruses infection etc. Have you ever used it? What is your idea about it? What are the drawbacks?
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I think the efficacy of a thin client environment is dependent on the role and software specifications you wish to place on it. The more requirements that the thin client needs to fulfill the less viable it becomes. I admit my experience is a little dated with thin clients. I have not worked with thin clients since 2011. Since then Virtual Machines (VM) and thin clients have matured by leaps and bounds (Some scenarios even have autodesk/autocad working in a thin client environment).
An example where a thin client shines is a boxed limited scenario e.g. an OPAC (open public access catalog) station, password reset station, or a place to check web e-mail. On the other hand, if you want a multi-media workstation with apps requiring local resources the end user may run into issues and the client has only a small amount of local hard drive space and memory available, ideally everything is supposed to be handled on the server but there are always outliers.
The other challenge one runs into with thin clients is there is a bit of a learning curve for any newer technician or volunteer that you may expect to be able to handle some minor administrative tasks. You will need to develop a greater amount of documentation for a thin client than a more traditional PC. On a more positive note if you expect your space allocation to grow then the thin clients will scale well.
If this an applied scenario instead of an academic query then I wish you the best of luck on your project.
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I´m looking for information about search strategies in medicine databases like Medline, Embase, Cochrane Central in order to select information about one topic in a prefesional way.
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Hi Tomas, talk to your Librarian [ http://www.udc.es/biblioteca/servizos ] they may be able to take you through the process in person which will help you to do better searches. Guides of course help as well. BW Matt
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Working without a physical library creates more opportunities than challenges. Is it time to start thinking less about technology and more about how to construct services for users of networked/digital/electronic information resources.
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We have both a physical library (with a dwindling collection of hard copy resources) - and a large amount of electronic resources. We have seen a big shift in moving from primarily lending books and journals to educating clinical staff and medical students on how to use the medical databases for their research and the extensive online collection. It is a much more value added (and interesting) role for us as librarians, and more focussed on education and research collaboration. Rather than simply reflecting a building where people dropped in to borrow books, we are now approached as professionals online, by phone and face to face to help people find their way around the enormous number of resources "in the cloud". Our experience is that our professional services as librarians are needed more than ever, and that is very much reflected in our stats around database searching tutorials, collaboration in systematic reviews, Endnote tutorials, presentations and a huge variety of research consultations. I think the virtual library is actually a fantastic thing - but I can also see that clients very much value the opportunity to meet face to face for support and collaborative purposes, so we do actually need a physical space too.
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I work on a database of initials and ornaments (current 25.000 items digitized) that is also placed on the internet. I would like to contact researchers in this field to find out if we can combine our efforts.
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According to me, the library is a library (with information and knowledge resources), whether it is attached to a school or college or a research organization. In fact a school library's readers/users need more efficient services compared to other libraries. Why do we continue to be complacent about the importance of School Libraries and children's information requirements? It is high time we need to strengthen school libraries and information centres, for a student well trained for information usage / browsing leads to better information users in other libraries.
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An interesting question. It depends to some extent on how you define 'neglect of school libraries'. If by this you mean that librarians should be licenced in some way as are teachers then a campaign to achieve this is gathering strength in the UK. I suspect that the problem is a wider one relating to issues of professional status and perception of professional status. Until or unless librarianship more widely becomes a reguilated profession then I suspect it will continue to suffer 'neglect' or at the very least a lower status than other professions such as medicine.
what do others think?
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We are collecting suggestions for planning the work of Tomsk State University Library. So, researchers point of view is very important.
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In the past paper libraries used to be the all the information we usualy had, now students go over all the electronic facilities and only a few look at 'books'.
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Will people still want to have that physical meeting place even as more and more is available online; making it easier to access resources remotely? With so many items being available online and with some reference tools being so interactive, how will this affect the physical space that libraries are usually associated with?
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See.. the scenario is changing now, the advances in ICT including mobile technology and availability of high bandwidth is reducing need of physical place for meeting. Video Conferencing and Skype Meetings, Hangounts etc has helped to reduce time taken in transportation to visit physical place. easy availability of such tools has also increased interaction among peers. Same way it is going to affect the physical space requirement of a library. Availability of online tools surely reduces the need of visiting library physically, in contradiction it surely help wider accessibility and availability of library content on the gadgets.
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What if we merge these two different software's rather than using them separately. Kindly suggest if we can make it possible and how ?
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They can be integrated and some Integrated Library Systems already have that capability. We use LibrarySoft and it has that capability.
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Over one hundred years several of the researchers had developed a set of different expectations about the future of the librarianship, some of these expectations have been achieved but also others did not. I hope that people in this group who are interested in this topic cooperate with me to: (1) provide some of these expectations (2) define the analyzing method that had applied by these researchers to conclude these expectations.
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what I am try to work in it is highlighting a previous predictions in the field of librarianship over the past years. From the standpoint, this will help in determining the appropriate method to predict. such as; some research in 1960s predicted that the amount of information will increase other see that library will replace by digital library.....
also I aim to Communicate with whose expatiation`s has been achieved to learn from them .
This work can not be accomplished by one person, but needs to be set by a group of people have different interests in the librarianship.
who find this work is interested and would to participate in the work add his add thier name than we will work in it as project.
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Is it related to preserving the environment or open access initiative?
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It is an open access initiative. Roughly speaking, green publisher to some extent supports authors' self-archiving of papers published with this publisher. See here for details:
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Nowadays many websites claim themselves to be a DL (digital library). What are the specific criteria for a system to be a DL? For example, recently a website in Iran announced that it can find any paper in full text, but does not own any material itself. Is this a DL? On the other hand, there are DLs like ACM that provide papers for the clients in the same manner but has its own database.
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According to ODLIS ("Online Dictionary for Library and Information Science") DL is:
"a library in which a significant proportion of the resources are available in machine-readable format (as opposed to print or microform), accessible by means of computers. The digital content may be locally held or accessed remotely via computer networks. In libraries, the process of digitization began with the catalog, moved to periodical indexes and abstracting services, then to periodicals and large reference works, and finally to book publishing."
I would not call the website a DL. Digital library must contain the database of resources (files), organisation system of data, internal search engine to retrieve them and software to present data or documents with set of metadata describing the document.
In "A Framework of Guidance for Building Good Digital Collections" (http://www.niso.org/publications/rp/framework3.pdf) you can find some tips and remarks to evaluate if something is a digital library or not.
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I am research scholar working on development of information retrieval efficiency of digital libraries. I found many research article where ontologies had played important role in enhancing retrieval efficiency. But how to integrate ontologies in digital libraries and how can we evaluate them? Can anyone suggest this to me?
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Dear Nilesh, I recommend you to have a look at my article, available here, in Research Gate, called Infopragmatics. It may be of highly considerable help for those who cannot get pertinet information from commercial Information Systems,
such as the ones provided by Elsevier, Ebsco, ProQuest and the like, and it consists of an uncertainty theorem, a linguistic algorithm and a linguistic storm (lingstorm). If you have any additional question or comment, I will be glad to answer. Cheers!
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I have problems to organize my tons of PDF files. Do you use some kind of software?
It is good to have tags, cloud and online access.
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You could use calibre http://calibre-ebook.com/, is a personal library management
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I have put together this list of the characteristics of a virtual library service. Is there anything missing? What would your top three be?
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Matt, very, appealing, very interesting your ten points - and also the comments of Hristina.
Working since almost 15 years in the domain of digital audiovisual archives dedicated to research in social and human sciences (to-day, we would use the term "digital humanities" ...), I am highly sensitized (is this the right expression ?) to these questions. And I agree completely with on the importance of the "communication turn" for digital archive/library services.
But I also think that there are two other, highly important turns: the first which is indeed everywhere in your ten "commandments" is the "content-cgeneration-by-user" turn (therefore to offer, for instance, the user the possibility to analyse/index, annotate, enrich, ... given resources and even to produce new ones ?); the second is the "linguistic (or, as I prefer, semiotic) turn" in digital archives /libraries; this means to consider thhe semantic (semiotic) and discursive nature of digital resources in order to provide "better" appropriation bridges to interested users.
In any case, thank you for having launched this very interesting topic. Peter
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As we all know number of US govt. offices have been shutdown. Due to this, important web sites are either not functioning or not updating. We are frequent users of PubMed and other NCBI web sites. Our research heavily depends on these web sites, particularly on PubMed. I want to know from other users how much it is affecting their research. And whether they will upgrade all information when the PubMed Site will be up?
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Gajendra, the EuropePMC FAQs say:
"Unlike PubMed Central, Europe PMC provides a single point of access to not only full-text articles but additionally the abstracts available through PubMed."
Although I am unsure as to the mechanism of how PubMed and the database is updated and whether if PubMed is not updated, this will also affect Europe PMC searches. As far I know the database which PubMed actually searches is the MedLine database run by NIH and I suspect there is some human input required to keep this up to date.
I agree I prefer to use NCBI on most occasions due to the interface and tools available, but if the basic information is the same, then it's better than nothing if NCBI stops working
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Starting a new R&D project in this domain in January 2014, I would be eager to know of ongoing projects, best practices, etc. Many thanks in advance for your answers.
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Hello Matt; Many thanks for these four really very interesting links. I already know the impressive activities of the King's College in DH; but I didn't know the three other initiatives, all of them are very, very valuable.
I like very much the very practical and pedagogical approach of JISC for explaining the work with digital video resources. This question we also deal with, here in Paris with our "Audiovisual Research Archives"project (http://www.archivesaudiovisuelles.fr/EN/).
We have started the development of a working environment for people in DH who wants to create and manage their own audiovisual archives (unfortunately, for the moment all the stuff is still in French, but however here is the link to our experimental platform which will yet be stabilised in the coming months: http://www.semiosphere.fr/).
Many thanks again for your so informative message. With all my best wishes Peter
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I'm a Librarian and I would ask librarians and computer professionals if they have ever worked together in creating interfaces to access the information? Anyone have experience on working with terminology, semantics and ontology interdisciplinary? I'm going to write a thesis and I would like to know the opinion of those who have been active together to design systems and information retrieval that meet these characteristics. Why not to try and work together?
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Hi Claudia, I agree with Matt. If you have a specific focus on a topic including aspects of semantics, ontologies some of the projects in the ZBW-Labs might be of interest for you. They include the collaborative works of librarians and IT-specialists: http://zbw.eu/labs/en Good luck Tamara
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I am using Ubuntu from long back and now want to try cent OS for creating server for KOHA (i.e Library automation Software) but really don't know how good Cent OS is. Will KOHA effectively run on cent OS as it does with Ubuntu?
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The question is what you mean by "effectively". The performance of all major Linux distributions is roughly the same and depend mor on the know how of the administrator and the architecture of your setup than on c/perl/java-benchmark results.
CentOS is a stable enterprise distribution, as is mostly Ubuntu. Some say, rpm is inferior to deb based packaging of apps, but as always some have bad experience here and good there.
If you know one distro well and your main app is supported best in that distro and you want to lower your efforts and you have to maintain it - go with that.
Having read through piles of comparisons myself I just gave in - there is no "best distro", only good admins who (have to) know their tools:)
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From the 1990s so many DLs have been designed and implemented around the world. According to T. Sarasevic, there have been a few projects on assessment of DLs. I am examining the literature for some evidences for and against Sarasevic's statement.
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Hi,
There is some work in the area. For a good overview of evaluation in DLs see Fuhr (ref below). DELOS had a work package on evaluation in the mid-00s. See http://dlib.ionio.gr/wp7/
Fuhr, Norbert, et al. "Evaluation of digital libraries." International Journal on Digital Libraries 8.1 (2007): 21-38.
Best regards,
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The revised RG Score uses the reputation of those who view, comment or interact with you to calculate your score. The higher their score the greater the impact on your score will be. However, where disciplines traditionally score lower in citation counts, journal impact factors etc. they will start with a lower base. This would be true of social sciences and humanities and whichever category Librarianship and Information Science currently resides. Should RG introduce discipline norms so that your score is greater than XX% in discipline A, as well as your score is greater than XX% in ResearchGate?
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Hi Walter, the topic of the RG Score was extensively discussed when it was introduced. Most of the comments seem to be in this thread [ https://www.researchgate.net/post/ResearchGate_RG_SCORE_inclusion_in_the_personal_Curriculum_Vitae_CV ]. It was actually re-based and scores appeared to be more representative of the standing each person. My point is that historically in many metrics, including IF Social Sciences and Humanities score lower. In fact one of the many criticisms of IF is that people use it indiscriminately without reference to the disciplinary context. I just think that it would be easy for RG to produce across discipline averages for RG. rather than a whole RG average. On the other hand are we taking it too seriously!
Best Wishes
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There has been a question about recommending a software for a corporate's digital library and I am wondering about suggesting a repository or digital library.
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A repository and a digital library are 2 different things. A repository makes the intellectual output of an organisation (or multiple organisations or just one department) freely and openly available. A digital library on the other hand, is a gateway to electronic resources including but not limited to: an OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue), ebooks, ejournals (usually subscription based), bibliographic databases (e.g. CINAHL, MEDLINE, PsycINFO, Embase, Cochrane Library, Web of Science - depending on your subject areas) and citation management tools. It should also include access to online referencing and to a live librarian (real qualified person is good). I manage both a digital library and a repository so if you need more info, please contact me. It might be wise to start with a needs analysis of your clients.