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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.

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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."

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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.

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Current Cites for Jan. 2017

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

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Current Cites for July 2016

Submitted by Leo Klein on Tue, 8/2/16 (6:37pm)

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This month I recommended an article describing an innovative 'beacon-based' navigation system which opened with this excellent piece of advice, "...as with other technologies before it, usefulness does not magically emerge from implementing new technology; rather, it is the culmination of a comprehensive plan for merging technical know-how with business knowledge or user-generated content."

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Current Cites for April 2016

Submitted by Leo Klein on Fri, 4/29/16 (1:36pm)

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This month I recommended a rather enjoyable research article that looked at focus groups involving college students and their searching habits -- a situation rather familiar to those of us fortunate enough to work in public service. Included were lines like, "few students were aware of what a 'subject librarian' was".

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Current Cites for March 2016

Submitted by Leo Klein on Sat, 4/2/16 (12:30pm)

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This month I recommended an article that took text-based content analysis and applied it to tweets from the Twitter accounts of 10 different academic libraries. Interesting results.

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Current Cites for January 2016

Submitted by Leo Klein on Sat, 1/30/16 (10:39am)

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Starting the year out right. I pointed to the "big anniversary issue" coming from the Journal of Electronic Publishing (JEP) celebrating its 20th year as an open access journal.

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Current Cites for November 2015

Submitted by Leo Klein on Mon, 11/30/15 (1:39pm)

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I recommended an article titled, "When IT No Longer Remains Anonymous -- For All the Right Reasons" (EDUCAUSE Review). It looks at two approaches to academic IT depts. -- one reactive (okay) and the other pro-active (better).

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Current Cites for September 2015

Submitted by Leo Klein on Thu, 10/1/15 (9:44am)

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I recommended an article from Computers In Libraries that's near and dear to anyone who's experienced the same on a website they've managed, namely "Hacked! Lessons Learned From An URL Injection".

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