This post was originally published on the ProQuest Blog. The Oxford Dictionaries 2016 word of the year: post-truth. Amazing that even one or two years ago, phrases like post-truth and “fake news” were essentially unknown in popular usage. But there is plenty of precedent: – As far back as 1992, according to Christian Science Monitor, the first
Anyone who has worked on a research project knows how valuable it is to find unexpected material related to your topic. There are numerous ways to do this. In the world of serendipitous discovery, citations— in particular, who cited a work and who is cited by another work— provide a defined track for expanding your research.
Barbara Rad-El, Senior Librarian, Ex Libris This year Ex Libris is celebrating its 30thanniversary. This remarkable milestone caused me to stop, pause, and think about my own personal journey with this amazing company. I joined Ex Libris in 1991. At that time there were actually two companies – Aleph Yissum, located at the Hebrew University,
As we turn the page to 2017, here’s a look back at the blog posts that generated the most interest during the past year. Thanks for following us! UX in Action: Ex Libris Primo New User Interface In a series of posts early in 2016, we discussed the fundamental principles of UX design and how
Dani Guzman, Product Marketing Director, Ex Libris We decided to use the last Buzz of 2016 to celebrate our favorite professional – the librarian. An interesting new study shows how librarians are perceived by the public, while an active Twitter feed gives librarians a chance to present themselves as they really are. Looking into 2017
We are always proud of our community, and never prouder than when we can share the results of a community initiative where Primo users help each other. Last week was the Primo Hackathon, sponsored by ELUNA and IGeLU, where over 300 Primo users learned how best to customize the new Primo UI with the Primo
We are excited to announce our December release with some great new enhancements in Alma. One of the major outcomes of the new release is the birth of Alma Mobile. Now Alma can be by your side while you roam the floor of the library, and you can access and work with Alma from anywhere!
Kevin Stehr, Vice President, ProQuest Some parts of our lives that relate to goals and changes are relatively easy to analyze. If you’re training for your first half-marathon, for instance, your times over shorter races can accurately predict your success at 13.1 miles. Other change initiatives are a bit harder to analyze. The goals may shift;
Dani Guzman, Ex Libris November was the month of the annual Charleston Conference, three days of thought-provoking presentations on the present and future of the library arts. Of course, Ex Libris was there – and we will shortly be sharing what we see as the key takeaways. Another important year-end event is the release of
We have all seen how changing technologies can lead – unintentionally and over time – to compounded inefficiencies in managing digital and electronic resources. That is what happened at Boston University, with its 15 schools and nearly two million electronic resources, just a few years ago. The library staff was working with a homegrown system