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*Dr. V's Strategies Poster

Related:  Week 5: Discovery Search & Strategy Review (*=Key reading)

*The Design of Browsing and Berrypicking Techniques (You've seen this before, please review the strategies Bates describes.) The classic model of information retrieval (IR) used in information science research for over twenty-five years can be characterized as follows (Compare Robertson [3], especially p. 129): This model has been very productive and has promoted our understanding of information retrieval in many ways. However, as Kuhn [4] noted, major models that are as central to a field as this one is, eventually begin to show inadequacies as testing leads to greater and greater understanding of the processes being studied. The limitations of the original model's representation of the phenomenon of interest become more and more evident.

Chapter 1. LMS Embedded Librarianship and the Educational Role of Librarians LMS Embedded Librarianship Librarians have long sought new ways to reach out to their users and support those users’ research needs. In the age of limited collections of printed materials, libraries drew researchers and readers into their edifices to make use of the library’s resources. 12 Ways to Use Kahoot! in Your Classroom - WeAreTeachers If you haven’t heard of Kahoot! yet, you’ve got to check it out! The teachers in our community frequently rave about the free website teachers can use to play review games and quizzes with their students. Bonus: Kids can log in to the platform from any device, even their cell phones. Last week, teacher Beth asked for some specific advice on how to use the site: “Can anyone give me ideas for how they use Kahoot!

Implementing a Bento-Style Search in LibGuides v2 By Aaron Tay and Feng Yikang Introduction Like many university libraries, the National University of Singapore (NUS) Libraries provides online guides, which are created to increase exposure and use of library resources. They are starting points for research, with links to scholarly journals and specialized sources relating to topics and subjects. NUS Libraries has offered guides since 2007 and, in 2010, subscribed to SpringShare’s content management system, LibGuides. To Bento or Not to Bento – Displaying search results Many academic institutions – including my own – have moved to a “bento-box” style search result display: a single search box that returns side-by-side results from multiple library search tools, e.g., library catalog, article index, institutional repository, website, LibGuides, etc. In this post, I explore the pros and cons of “bento-ing.” Why to Bento

EBSCO Information Services New Resources for Chinese Studies and More Post by Rachel Freeman Posted on May 25, 2017 in EBSCO Discovery Service With EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS), the highest quality information resources are at your fingertips. To improve your EDS experience, new content is regularly made available from the world's top publishers Advanced Google Search Commands If you're a standard Googler who enters a few words in hopes of finding what you're after, you'll be in for a treat when you learn that there are several other ways to use the search engine. Many advanced Google search techniques are tremendously helpful and not at all hard to use. If you've ever performed a Google search and wondered why the results weren't what you expected, you're not alone.

*Chapter 3. Search Systems and Finding Tools (Burke, LTR) skim LMS Embedded Librarianship Academic libraries rely on diverse search systems and finding tools. Web-scale discovery platforms have become the preferred search and have replaced federated searching, which was seen as slow and “too cumbersome to serve our students well.”1 Users value an intuitive, simple, and comprehensive search experience.