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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...
Check out this story from Fast Company about the Open Syllabus Project. Researchers at Columbia analyzed over six million syllabi to learn what was being taught and what materials were being used. Here are some highlights:Most economics courses are conservative. The notion of "the canon" has lost traction.The same subject is taught differently in different nations
This morning I talked with Aaron DeVera at White Ops about the United States's foray into the Russian power grid, the fourth industrial revolution (including Internet of Things and AI automation in factory and agricultural realms), Facebook content moderation, and Alexa in the classroom - all lovely dystopian topics plaguing our society.White Ops is a cybersecurity company that fights malicious ads and botnets online. White Ops director Tamer Hassan was recently named the #1 most creative person in business this yea...
I came across a fascinating article in The Baffler that outlines how Spotify's streaming service builds user profiles and a classification system based on user mood to curate mood-specific playlists and provide mood-related data to third-party advertisers. Many people already know this, but it spurred some thoughts in relation to libraries, search, and how patrons find materials.I started thinking about my own experiences using Spotify, Netflix, and other streaming platforms that offer...
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Research Libraries UK held their annual conference last month in London. The program and several videos of the proceedings are available (and worth ...