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Current Cites for Aug. 2018

Submitted by Leo Klein on Sat, 9/1/18 (4:11pm)

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The people at IFLA Journal devoted a whole issue to privacy and the increasing level of complexity brought on by our online world. The title of the article I cited is, "Privacy Awareness Issues in User Data Collection by Digital Libraries".

Current Cites for June 2018

Submitted by Leo Klein on Thu, 7/12/18 (9:04pm)

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I wrote about an interesting usability study published in Journal of Web Librarianship measuring the effectiveness of library research guides. I guess the best take-away from the article might be, 'know your audience'.

Current Cites for May 2018

Submitted by Leo Klein on Sat, 6/2/18 (1:03pm)

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MIT Technology Review devoted its entire May/June issue to blockchain and cryptocurrency. It's something that's getting a whole lot of press so if ever there was a opportunity to actually read anything on it, this is it.

50 Years of Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL)

Submitted by Leo Klein on Mon, 3/19/18 (5:51pm)

Congrads on 50 yrs to the LITA Journal ITAL (more here)! The 50th anniversary issue includes a short review of tech articles from the 1960s as well as two pieces on (what else?) present-day social media [1], [2].

UPDATE (4/1/2018): I listed the articles as well as the issue on this month's Current Cites.

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Current Cites for February 2018

Submitted by Leo Klein on Wed, 2/28/18 (3:25pm)

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Being involved with Citation management at DPU, I found an interesting study which actually polled faculty as to what system they use. Although the response rate wasn't great, it is a good example -- at least a beginning -- for evaluating reality in these services.

Current Cites for December 2017

Submitted by Leo Klein on Thu, 12/28/17 (9:50pm)

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It's the end of year update and I was already in holiday mode so naturally I went with an article on (what else?) Twitter. Fun and academic at the same time, you might say.

Current Cites for May 2017

Submitted by Leo Klein on Fri, 6/2/17 (12:16pm)

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I couldn't resist recommending something non-library this month -- an interview with Tim Berners Lee, inventor of the WWW. His advice for "young computer scientists" was what you might expect from a true innovator, namely, "ignoring conventional wisdom and following their own instincts."

Current Cites for Apr. 2017

Submitted by Leo Klein on Sat, 4/29/17 (11:12am)

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The article I recommended almost seemed like an April Fool's joke when I first saw the title, "The Rewards of Predatory Publications at a Small Business School". But nope, it was serious -- the argument being, if you don't understand the 'incentives', you won't know how to counter them. Um, okay.

Current Cites for Jan. 2017

Submitted by Leo Klein on Tue, 1/31/17 (6:16pm)

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Current Cites for Sept. 2016

Submitted by Leo Klein on Sat, 10/1/16 (10:55am)

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This month I recommended a helpful article from the Journal of Web Librarianship that discussed the use of Google Analytics to improve library website design.

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