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Google, Twitter and Publishers Seek Faster Web. Photo SAN FRANCISCO — In a world where many people read everything on mobile phones, a few seconds of load time can mean the gain or loss of millions of readers and advertising dollars. Now wants to help publishers — and itself — by speeding things up. Google is working with the social media service and major news publishers like The Guardian and The New York Times to create a new kind of web link and article storage system that would load online news articles and digital magazine pieces in a few milliseconds, according to several people involved in the project.

That is a fraction of the five to 10 seconds it can take to load a typical website. The project is still in its early stages, and many details are still in flux, according to the people involved, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the partners had not yet made an announcement. The goal is to develop a universal standard for publishers — one that could be used to load articles more quickly wherever they appear. Photo. Subscription options | ISSN. Frequent queries, data exchanges, periodic need for the entire catalogue, etc. Depending on your requirements, choose how you access the ISSN International Register! ISSN PortalComputerised access protocolsRaw data file ISSN Portal Do you need to refer frequently to the ISSN International Register? Subscribe to the ISSN Portal.

The ISSN Portal is a web-based interface accessible through a subscription fee. You can choose between two types of subscription: identification by user ID and password,identification with IP authentication A subscription is valid for a calendar year (January to December) or per quarter. To request any additional information, contact the Sales department of the ISSN International Centre. Computerised access protocols Z39.50 Access You are a library, documentation centre, etc. and you need to query several catalogues simultaneously: choose to access the ISSN International Register via the Z39.50 protocol (ISO 23950 and ANSI/NISO Z39.50 standards). OAI-PMH protocol. FEATURE - Counting on COUNTER: The Current State of E-Resource Usage Data in Libraries. FEATURE Counting on COUNTER: The Current State of E-Resource Usage Data in Libraries by Josh Welker Any librarian who has managed electronic resources has experienced the—for want of words—joy of gathering and analyzing usage statistics.

Such statistics are important for evaluating the effectiveness of resources and for making important budgeting decisions. Unfortunately, the data are usually tedious to collect, inconsistently organized, of dubious accuracy, and anything but a joy to work with. Once the internet became the ubiquitous way to access content, it did not take long for the library community to create standards to ease the process of collecting usage data. In 2002, librarians formed Project COUNTER (Counting Online Usage of Networked Electronic Resources). A year later, COUNTER issued Release 1 of its Code of Practice, which outlined standards for publishers and vendors to report usage statistics. Building a SUSHI Client A Study of Electronic Resource Statistics in Libraries. Abbey Road [sound recording] by The Beatles. Open.blogs.nytimes. The New York Times publishes over 300 articles, blog posts and interactive stories a day.

Refining the path our readers take through this content — personalizing the placement of articles on our apps and website — can help readers find information relevant to them, such as the right news at the right times, personalized supplements to major events and stories in their preferred multimedia format. In this post, I’ll discuss our recent work revamping The New York Times’s article recommendation algorithm, which currently serves behind the Recommended for You section of NYTimes.com.

History Content-based filtering News recommendations must perform well on fresh content: breaking news that hasn’t been viewed by many readers yet. Our first recommendation engine used these keyword tags to make recommendations. Because this technique relies on a content model, it’s part of a broader class of content-based recommendation algorithms. Collaborative Filtering Current Approach Overview Conclusion.

Heron's Six Categories of Intervention - from MindTools.com. Understanding How to Help People More Effectively © VeerTom Wang How you offer a helping hand can be crucial. At work, in whatever role or industry, most people deal daily with others who need their help, support, advice or expertise. Precisely how they deliver that "help" determines its success and also has an impact on the relationship they build with the person they are helping. John Heron's framework provides a model for analyzing how you deliver help.

Based on studies in counseling, his categories became widely used to study and train health and education professionals. This article helps you understand Heron's model, so that you can use it to improve your business and management communication skills and so improve the outcome of the help you offer. Understanding the Model Heron's model has two basic categories or styles – "authoritative" and "facilitative. " Tip: There are some technical words used to describe the categories. Authoritative Interventions These are: How to Use the Model. Creative Commons Launches Kickstarter Campaign for a Book | GalleyCat. The Creative Commons team hopes to raise $50,000 on Kickstarter. This nonprofit organization plans to create a book on open business models. We’ve embedded a video about the project above. Here’s more from the Kickstarter page: “With your help, we are going to identify and select a diverse group of two dozen businesses, creators, and organizations from around the world succeeding with business models made with Creative Commons.

Then we’re going to dig deep into how they work to show how using Creative Commons can produce economic and social value. Our goal is not to identify a formula for business models that utilize CC, but instead to gather fresh ideas and dynamic examples that will help spark new, innovative models that build on what is already working.” Welcome to our Kickstarter Publishing Project of the Week, a feature exploring how authors and publishers are using the fundraising site to raise money for book projects. Rethinking Peer Review. How the Internet is Changing Science Journals The past few years have been a period of significant turmoil — some of it quite constructive — for publishers and editors of science journals. Controversies regarding potential conflicts of interest have led some journals to reexamine their rules for revealing the financial relationships of published researchers.

Competition from free online “open access” journals, such as the six new journals published by the nonprofit Public Library of Science, has led several mainstream print journals to beef up their online offerings. And some notable journals concerned about fraudulent research have reportedly improved the screening of manuscripts under consideration, in an attempt to catch those who would misrepresent or “beautify” their data. (“Let’s celebrate real data,” the editors of Nature Cell Biology recently wrote, “wrinkles, warts, and all.”) In recent times, the term “peer reviewed” has come to serve as shorthand for “quality.” About Philica. Post publication peer-review: Everything changes, and everything stays the same - Information Culture - Scientific American Blog Network. In the early days of scientific societies (i.e. the 17th century), scientists would share their experimental results with each other at meetings, and receive feedback about their experiments in person.

(The scientific journal wasn’t invented until later.) As the scientific community grew, it was impossible for everyone to be in the same room to hear about results, and so the amount of immediate feedback offered was limited to a few conferences or other gatherings. Recently, publishers, scientific societies and entrepreneurs have begun using the web to bring back the era of immediate feedback: so-called "post-publication peer review. " One of the hallmarks of scholarly scientific publication is the review process. While it isn’t perfect, peer review is the process used by almost all scholarly publications to filter out bad-science, identify weak data analysis and make suggestions for better presentation of results.

Traditional peer review was done before an article was published. Seven Ways To Be An Effective Mentor. Mentoring Skills - Career Development From MindTools.com. Using Your Knowledge and Experience to Help Others © iStockphotophotojojo Pass your vast wealth of experience on to others. Whether it's some advice for a friend on helping them look for a new job, or guidance for a child embarking on their first day at school, many of us regularly use our knowledge and experience to help and guide others.

But this type of help and guidance isn't just useful for our friends and family – by mentoring in the workplace, you can help people increase their effectiveness, advance their careers, and create a more productive organization. In this article, we'll look at the benefits of mentoring, and the skills you need to be a good mentor. Benefits of Mentoring Mentoring is a relationship between two people – the "mentor" and the "mentee.

" Mentoring can help the mentee feel more confident and self-supporting. For an organization, mentoring is a good way of efficiently transferring valuable competencies from one person to another. Strategy. Note: Skills for Mentoring. Bibliographic record. A bibliographic record is an entry in a bibliographic database (or a library catalog) which represents and describes a specific resource. A bibliographic record contains the data elements necessary to help users identify and retrieve that resource, as well as additional supporting information, presented in a formalized bibliographic format. Additional information may support particular database functions such as search, or browse (e.g., by keywords), or may provide fuller presentation of the content item (e.g., the article's abstract). Bibliographic records are usually retrievable from bibliographic databases by author, title, index term, or keyword.[1] Bibliographic records can also be referred to as surrogate records or metadata [2] Bibliographic records can represent a wide variety of published contents, including traditional paper, digitized, or born-digital publications.

History[edit] Formats[edit] References[edit] ^ Jump up to: a b Reitz, Joan M. (2004). Microsoft Office 365 for Ipad, Word, Excel, Powerpoint. SUSHI Standard. 1. What is SUSHI? SUSHI stands for Standardized Usage Statistics Harvesting Initiative. It is a standard protocol (ANSI/NISO Z39.93-2003) that can be used by electronic resource management (ERM) systems (and other systems) to automate the transport of COUNTER formatted usage statistics. It can also be used to retrieve non-COUNTER reports that meet the specified requirements for retrieval by SUSHI. 2. How does SUSHI work? The SUSHI protocol is a standard client/server web service utilizing a SOAP request/response to retrieve the XML version of a COUNTER or COUNTER-like report. 3.

COUNTER (Counting Online User NeTworked Electronic Resources) is a not-for-profit organization formed in 2002 to develop standardized methods and reports for measuring the use of electronic resources. 4. COUNTER-compliant reports (often just called "COUNTER reports") are usage reports that are formatted exactly as defined in the COUNTER Code of Practice and use defined ways to count usage. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

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