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Aaron Tay
Library Analytics Manager, Singapore Management University.
Library Analytics Manager, Singapore Management University.
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Inversion : How to fail at implementing a web scale discovery service
I’ve recently come across an idea known as inversion. We generally think in this way, “ What do we do to reach goal X ? ” Inversion is the idea that often it is of great value to invert the problem, in this case think “ What do we do if we want to fail to r...

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Google dataset search - a reflection on the implications
It has been a very eventful couple of weeks in the academic, publisher and library related worlds with regards to the push towards open. First my Twitter feeds was buzzing about Plan S . Described as "radical" by Nature , this brings together 11 research fu...
Google dataset search - a reflection on the implications
Google dataset search - a reflection on the implications
musingsaboutlibrarianship.blogspot.com

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The rise of "Access brokers" - why now and a comparison with RA21
In the last week , Scholarly Kitchen's Kent Anderson published  The New Plugins — What Goals Are the Access Solutions Pursuing?  The long piece covered "positioning moves by entities with plugins designed to exploit Green OA or address access issues in a vi...

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Can posting a preprint be morally wrong?
Open access is a complicated business. Everytime I think I understand it (and I've blogged a lot on it , trying too get to gripes with it - in particular this post ), some new nuance appears to make me realize I don't really understand  at all. In this case...
Can posting a preprint be morally wrong?
Can posting a preprint be morally wrong?
musingsaboutlibrarianship.blogspot.com

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3 "new" library discovery challenges - open access detection and versioning, article to dataset linking & general data search discovery
In the heyday of Web Scale Discovery (2009 to the early to mid 2010s), library discovery was a big issue that was front and center in our profession's sights. It wasn't of course that our profession didn't write about OPACs and discovery layers before that ...

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Is open article data too big to ignore (for Text data mining)?
4 years ago in 2014, I wrote about the coming disruption to academic libraries due to Open Access. In  How academic libraries may change when Open Access becomes the norm  , I wrote " The trend I am increasingly convinced that is going to have a great impac...

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Scholarcy - reference extraction made easy & thoughts on potential of crowdsourcing of open citations
I've been reading up lately about the idea of making research reproducible and replicable. That's one of the motivations of course to encourage researchers to deposit data, scripts and code into data repositories and to make them open (or at least available...

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Library and academic related services on Google Assistant and Alexa - a preliminary survey
2018 appears to be the year of the voice assistants and smart speakers. There are many reasons for this, but I suspect the entry of Google home mini in 2017 (following the Amazon's Echo Dot) at price points USD50 and below made it hard to resist for many pe...

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Knowtro and Citation Gecko - 2 tools for literature review with a twist for Phd students & researchers
Today everyone doing research including students and faculty in most fields instinctively reach for a keyword based tool like Google or Google Scholar to do a literature review. The other major tool in their tool kit would be to do citation searching, by se...
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