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Ex Libris, a ProQuest Company, has signed an agreement to acquire Innovative Interfaces - one of the largest legacy library software companies in the world. Founded in 1978 in Berkeley, California, Innovative has developed many Integrated Library System (ILS) products including Sierra, Polaris, and Millennium. In use in academic, public, law, and medical libraries, the reach and influence of Innovative's software in the library automation industry cannot be understated.“I am excited ...
Gottesman Libraries subscribes to TeachingBooks, a database of children's and young adult literature and resources that...
Work with the entire class or a small group of leaders to decide upon a short message to be spelled out by the card section. An example might be THE FIFTH GRADE SAYS HELLO." Count the number of letters and blanks paces in the message (in this case there are 25 letters and blanks). Have each student who will be in the card section write down the integers from one up to the number of letters on a sheet of paper...Now 'program' the first letter. Computer Literacy Activities for Elementary and Middle School Students, 1983
International Open Access Week 2019 is here! Consensus among librarians and researchers seems to be that we are inching ever closer to a fully open access environment, which prompts questions concerning this year's theme "Open Access For Whom? Equity In Open Knowledge".The 2019 Open Access Advisor...
Summer time tends to be a period where quite a number people take their vacations and also make other necessary reservations. However, for some students the library is normally their vacation spot. Here is a report from our library for the summer 2019 semester. This report highlights data for room reservations as well as library traffic. Li...
As part of the research for Search and Recommendation System in the research team, finding an efficient, legal, and dynamic technique for obtaining the metadata of scholarly resource plays an essential role. In this blog, we will provide some useful resources about text mining for scholarly resources. Additionally, we will discuss the text mining project in EdLab.Resources that may be helpful Please check out this 
We're happy to share a collection of photographs from the Learning Theater event held on September 16th and 17th, 2019.The collection can be found on Pocket Knowledge at the following link: https://pk.tc.columbia.edu/item/Photos-Of-%22-A-Stroll-Through-Multidimensi...
In reviewing our holdings, I came across the International Journal of Information and Learning Technology, provided via Emerald Insight. This journal was previously published as Campus Wide Information Systems, and incorporated Academic and Library Computing, Library Workstation Report, PC Report, and M300. According to the journal's information page, it "provides a forum for the sharing of the latest theories, applications, and services related to planning, developing, managing, using, and evaluating information technologies in administrative, academic, ...
As part of my review research for my first project on Fall 2019, "Auto-tagging of TCR records", I began to find a distinct pattern in the papers that I read. Most of the papers hinted that the machine learning algorithms that they developed to tag blogs, research papers, news links and other textual data performed better than the tags provided by the authors of those documents. I am writing this blog post to explain about document tagging, autotagging and how claim mentioned above might be true in a senseTaggingWikipedia [1] de...
A recent paper Evaluating systematic transactional data enrichment and reuse by James F. Hahn shared by IDEALS shines light on some of the topics we've discussed in relation to patron recommendations, subject mapping, and the potentials (or hinderances) of machine learning. I was happy to see this kind of use of Library of Congress Subject Headings, as imperfect as they are, to reso...