• INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2016
    [Yahoo] Latest articles: Information Research: children's information behaviour/ practice; cancer information seeking; student collaboration
    Identifying health-related topics in cancer questions on Yahoo! Articles in the latest issue of the open access peer-reviewed journal Information Research (volume 21 number 3) include: - Anna Hampson Lundh: Subject positions of children in information behaviour research - Sanghee Oh, Yan Zhang and Min Sook Park: Cancer information seeking in social question and answer services.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, MAY 9, 2016
    [Yahoo] Deep Web Searching and Content Mining
    Typical search engines like Yahoo! There is a CILIP East of England Information Services Group/ UKeiG event on 11 May 2016 at Cambridge University Library, UK: Deep Web Searching and Content Mining. and Google only pick up about 1% of the information available on the Internet. The rest of that information is considered to be hidden in the deep, or invisible, web. So how can you find all the rest of this information?
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 3, 2016
    [Yahoo] Predictions 2016: Apple, Tesla, Google, Medium, Adtech, Microsoft, IoT, and Business on a Mission
    At present, Moments are very lowest common denominator – NFL highlights, reality TV roundups, you know, standard Yahoo home page crap. The post Predictions 2016: Apple, Tesla, Google, Medium, Adtech, Microsoft, IoT, and Business on a Mission appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. Twelve years of making predictions doesn’t make writing them any easier, regardless of my relatively good showing in 2015.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2015
    [Yahoo] For tech companies, tis the season for cleaning house & killing apps
    Yahoo News Digest? Now is the winter of tech companies’ discontent. By that I mean December is fast becoming the time of the year for tech companies to shutter apps and services that haven’t quite made their mark. Most recently, LinkedIn has decided to fully discontinue its Pulse News reader application, which it first acquired back in 2013, on December 31.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2015
    [Yahoo] Will anyone care that Yahoo brought Messenger back from the dead?
    You have to feel bad for the people braving it out in Yahoo’s offices. First, people say the most valuable thing about Yahoo is its stake in Alibaba. Yahoo has included some interesting features, like the ability to lump contacts into groups or delete anything from a conversation, into an app that looks like pretty much every other messaging tool. There was a time when Yahoo Messenger’s primary competition was AOL Instant Messenger.
  • BOXES AND ARROWS  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2015
    [Yahoo] How to determine when customer feedback is actionable
    For Amazon.com, that lift might mean an extra 2,000 sales and be worth a $100,000 investment…For a mom-and-pop Yahoo! One of the riskiest assumptions for any new product or feature is that customers actually want it.
  • INFORMATION WANTS TO BE FREE  |  MONDAY, APRIL 13, 2015
    [Yahoo] Sinners, saints, and social media take-downs
    Email this via Yahoo! I hate one-dimensional characters in movies and TV. I love complex characters who have good qualities and bad. I like that “The Good Wife” actually isn’t really such a paragon of moral virtue at all. That she has made questionable decisions and struggles with things, just like we all do. I like how many of the “villains” on that show do monstrous things, but still have likable qualities and people they love and who love them in turn.
  • INFORMATION WANTS TO BE FREE  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 2015
    [Yahoo] You could learn a lot from us: community college librarians at ACRL
    Email this via Yahoo! ACRL was ridiculously amazing this year. I feel energized, affirmed, and hopeful (and completely exhausted and sick since it ended). The programming was so high-quality and relevant that, in most cases, I had at least four options in every time slot on my planner that I wanted to attend. Luckily, ACRL records all the sessions and will be putting them online in the next few weeks; there are so many I want to listen to!
  • INFORMATION WANTS TO BE FREE  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 31, 2015
    [Yahoo] True confessions
    Email this via Yahoo! When my brain was completely full on Thursday at the ACRL Conference, Jad Abumrad’s keynote felt like a spa for my brain. For those who don’t know, he is the co-host of Radiolab , a very cool and innovative show on NPR, and the recipient of one of those fancy schmancy MacArthur genius grants. Good call ACRL planning committee!
  • INFORMATION WANTS TO BE FREE  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 2015
    [Yahoo] Read your contract: Being OA isn’t enough
    Email this via Yahoo! So, I missed writing this for Open Access Week , or Fair Use Week , or Open Education Week , but I think these are topics that we should be focusing on every day of our professional lives; not just 3 weeks of the year. Imagine for a moment that you’re doing an ego search (not that I would ever do that) and you find that someone is selling an article you wrote (with your name on it) as part of a book or journal that you never contracted with.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2015
    [Yahoo] Are media companies building another house of cards on SnapChat?
    SnapChat has convinced media companies like CNN and Yahoo and Vice to be part of its new Discover feature, and they were easy to convince because of SnapChat''s 200M-plus millennial audience… Uncategorized Eyeballs Media Millennial Mobile publishing revenue
  • INFORMATION WANTS TO BE FREE  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2015
    [Yahoo] Framework? Standards? I’m keeping it local.
    Email this via Yahoo! I’m sure most of you have already heard that the ACRL Board has decided to adopt the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. What I think is more interesting is that they deferred action on the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education , choosing instead to take a wait-and-see approach. I think this is a very wise decision and applaud it.
  • INFORMATION WANTS TO BE FREE  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2015
    [Yahoo] Sorry Springshare, but also not sorry
    Email this via Yahoo! So I probably didn’t make a lot of friends at Springshare with my blog post about LibGuides this morning (if you haven’t already, take a look at the update I made to my original post ). And I do apologize for lumping them in with EBSCO, because it appears that they have not taken away something that people had access to in LibGuides 1.0 and made it only available in the CMS product.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2015
    [Yahoo] Yahoo stock rises as it turns Alibaba investment into separate company
    Yahoo is splitting its remaining Alibaba shares into a separate company called SpinCo. The move will help Yahoo avoid the tax pitfalls of the investment. The news came Tuesday as Yahoo reported its fourth… Uncategorized 4th quarter earnings earnings per share fourth quarter MET new company revenue spin-off spinco NASDAQ:YHOO NSDQ:YHOO
  • INFORMATION WANTS TO BE FREE  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2015
    [Yahoo] LibGuides, you’re not “Web 2.0? without an open API
    Email this via Yahoo! Update: I’ve been in touch with a Springshare representative who tells me that things like the contextually aware D2L widget from Portland State University will work in LibGuides 2.0 and apparently, the responses we’d received from support were based on hypotheticals (though we’d explicitly sent the link to PSU’s code in our emails to support).
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 11, 2015
    [Yahoo] App Stores Must Go
    The next step after app install revenue is “app re-engagement,” and the battle to win this emerging category is already underway, with all the major platforms (Twitter, Yahoo, Google, Facebook) rolling out products, and a slew of startups vying for share (and M&A glory, I’d wager). The post App Stores Must Go appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog.
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2015
    [Yahoo] The Three Golden Rules of Naming Something
    And… Yahoo?! The post The Three Golden Rules of Naming Something appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. image ) I love being part of naming something. It’s probably the flat out most fun you can have legally with your clothes on – but for many folks, including entrepreneurs, it’s the source of endless consternation. It doesn’t have to be.
  • INFORMATION WANTS TO BE FREE  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2015
    [Yahoo] Peer learning in library instruction
    Email this via Yahoo! Teaching is such a solitary thing. Sure, you’re up in front of a bunch of students, and maybe an instructor if you’re doing course-integrated instruction, but the act still feels solitary. We try to make it less so by seeking feedback from instructors and doing assessment, but we rarely get feedback from people who really understand what we do: our colleagues in the library. But doing that can be terrifying for some.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 3, 2015
    [Yahoo] Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, AOL: grading their iOS apps in 2014
    Looking at app releases to Apple’s iOS App Store throughout 2014, one can learn alot about the direction a company is heading, good or bad. Uncategorized AOL NASDAQ:AAPL NASDAQ:GOOG NASDAQ:MSFT NASDAQ:YHOO NSDQ:AAPL NSDQ:GOOG NSDQ:MSFT NSDQ:YHOO NYSE:IBM
  • INFORMATION WANTS TO BE FREE  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2014
    [Yahoo] My year in books
    Email this via Yahoo! Growing up, I was a voracious reader. What a surprise, right? Gee, a librarian who likes to read. But something happened to me between college and grad school where I lost that zeal to lose myself in a great book. That’s not to suggest that I didn’t read, but I didn’t read much for pleasure. I mostly read to better myself professionally and personally (be a better parent, learn French, learn a skill, etc.).
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2014
    [Yahoo] What Will Search Look Like In Mobile? A Visit With Jack
    Way back in 2004 I met with Gary Flake , then a senior technology executive at Overture, a leading search firm of the day (Yahoo! later acquired Overture, which fueled Yahoo!’s The post What Will Search Look Like In Mobile? A Visit With Jack appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. I’ve come across any number of interesting startups in my ongoing grok of the mobile world (related posts: 1 , 2 , 3 ).
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2014
    [Yahoo] Box CIO decamps for Yahoo
    Ben Haines, who was named Box''s first CIO 18 months ago, is now the VP in charge of applications at Yahoo. Uncategorized CIO CIOs NASDAQ:YHOO NSDQ:YHOO NYSE:HPQ NYSE:LNKD
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2014
    [Yahoo] Google: The Information-First Conglomerate
    Again, look at search – before Google, portals like AOL and Yahoo ruled the web. The post Google: The Information-First Conglomerate appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. Larry Page on the cover of Fortune, Nov. 13 2014. Last week Google CEO Larry Page got the Fortune magazine cover treatment , the latest of many such pieces attempting to quantify Google’ sprawling business.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2014
    [Yahoo] Yahoo is the new default search engine on Mozilla Firefox
    For the next five years, Yahoo will be the default search engine for Mozilla Firefox. Uncategorized NASDAQ:GOOG NASDAQ:YHOO NSDQ:GOOG NSDQ:YHOO
  • INFORMATION WANTS TO BE FREE  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2014
    [Yahoo] A decade of blogging
    Email this via Yahoo! It has been exactly 10 years today since I started Information Wants to be Free. My life has changed in so many ways since then. I’m not sure I really had a vision of where I’d be at 37, but I don’t think it looked quite like this (I certainly never guessed I’d be living on the West Coast!). Back then, I thought climbing the professional ladder was important. I wanted to be in charge. I was impatient to change everything.
  • INFORMATION WANTS TO BE FREE  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2014
    [Yahoo] A weight off my shoulders
    Email this via Yahoo! I know it’s been a while since I last posted. I’ve almost written a few posts on the vitriol I’ve been seeing from librarians on social media over the past couple of months, but in the end, I decided it was better not to. All I’ll say is that I expect a lot more tolerance, charitable reading, and critical thinking from librarians.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2014
    [Yahoo] Yahoo acquires BrightRoll for $640 million
    Yahoo is acquiring video advertising company BrightRoll for $640 million in cash. Marissa Mayer announced the acquisition with a post on the official Yahoo blog Tuesday, where she said that BrightRoll will… Uncategorized ad tech BrightRoll video ads NASDAQ:YHOO NSDQ:YHOO
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2014
    [Yahoo] Hadoop startup Hortonworks has filed for an IPO
    Hortonworks, the company spun out of Yahoo in 2011 to focus on building commercial Hadoop technology, has filed for its initial public offering. The company claims more than $33 million in…
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2014
    [Yahoo] Early build of Gmail 5.0 adds Yahoo, Outlook, AOL and Exchange mail support
    An early software build of Gmail 5.0 is unofficially available, confirming that support for IMAP, POP and Exchange mail accounts for the Android client. Uncategorized NASDAQ:GOOG NSDQ:GOOG
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2014
    [Yahoo] Use Outlook or Yahoo Mail? Gmail in Android Lollipop may work with them
    Android has always worked with two different email apps: One for Gmail and one for everything else. That may be changing with Android Lollipop based on this video showing support for… Uncategorized NASDAQ:GOOG NASDAQ:MSFT NASDAQ:YHOO NSDQ:GOOG NSDQ:MSFT NSDQ:YHOO
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2014
    [Yahoo] My Picks for NewCo Silicon Valley
    pm – Yahoo ! The post My Picks for NewCo Silicon Valley appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. We’re more than halfway through the NewCo festival season, with Amsterdam, San Francisco, Detroit, New York, and London/UK behind us, and Silicon Valley, Boulder, and Los Angeles coming up. Next up is Silicon Valley , which goes off Oct. 21 – 23, centered on the axis of Palo Alto.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2014
    [Yahoo] Gigaom: Feeling the post-Alibaba heat, Yahoo reportedly eyes Snapchat investment
    Will Yahoo''s latest big, bold move turn out better than its Tumblr bet? Uncategorized acquisition bought buys investment mergers acquisitions (MA) NASDAQ:FB NSDQ:FB NSDQ:YHOO
  • INFORMATION WANTS TO BE FREE  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2014
    [Yahoo] Whistleblowers and what still isn’t transparent
    Email this via Yahoo! Social media is something I have in common with popular library speaker Joe Murphy. We’ve both given talks about the power of social media at loads of conferences. I love the radical transparency that social media enables. It allows for really authentic connection and also really authentic accountability. So many bad products and so much bad behavior have come to light because of social media.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2014
    [Yahoo] Gigaom: Yahoo buys Indian startup Bookpad for document viewing and editing capabilities
    The outfit''s DocsPad product gives developers a way to insert Google Docs-style functionality into their apps, and the exit helps Bangalore raise its profile as a startup hub of note. Uncategorized Bangalore collaborative editing documents editing India NASDAQ:FB NASDAQ:MSFT NSDQ:AMZN NSDQ:FB NSDQ:GOOG NSDQ:MSFT NSDQ:YHOO
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2014
    [Yahoo] Else 9.22.14: Good Design Trumps Good Code
    Yahoo Stock Crashes As Alibaba IPOs – Business Insider. It’s not that Yahoo! The post Else 9.22.14: Good Design Trumps Good Code appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. This week’s Else is brought to you by good design, which trumps good code any day. And by the Alibaba IPO, which kind of pissed me off (see below). Enjoy the links! The UX App That’s Driving Design Everywhere, From Airbnb to Zappos - WIRED.
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2014
    [Yahoo] Thoughts On Alibaba
    Sure, Alibaba could try to buy…Yahoo!, The post Thoughts On Alibaba appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. image WSJ ). A caveat before I think out loud, quite possibly getting myself into a running battle I know I can’t win: I’m not a public market stock investor, I’ve never been one, and take the following ruminations at the price they’re offered: IE, free.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2014
    [Yahoo] Gigaom: Yahoo blasts new digital death laws, but its privacy argument is self-serving
    Yahoo is claiming that it wants to stand up for the rights of dead users, and resist new state laws that make it easier for heirs to access online accounts. Its… Uncategorized fiduciary law inheritance law UNIFORM FIDUCIARY ACCESS TO DIGITAL ASSETS ACT Uniform Law Commission NASDAQ:FB NSDQ:FB NSDQ:GOOG NSDQ:YHOO
  • INFORMATION WANTS TO BE FREE  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2014
    [Yahoo] Living essentially
    Email this via Yahoo! “What do I feel deeply inspired by?” and “What am I particularly talented at?” and “What meets a significant need in the world?”. ? Greg McKeown , Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less.
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2014
    [Yahoo] Early Lessons From My Mobile Deep Dive: The Quickening Is Nigh
    Remember when Yahoo! Re-engagement advertising is driven by a fundamental business (and consumer) need, and Facebook, Twitter, Apple, Yahoo!, The post Early Lessons From My Mobile Deep Dive: The Quickening Is Nigh appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. Do you really want to eat them one at a time? Me, I prefer mashing ‘em up. Recently I began a walkabout of sorts, with a goal of ameliorating my rather thin understanding of the mobile marketplace.
  • INFORMATION WANTS TO BE FREE  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2014
    [Yahoo] Free and Cheap Technologies to Supercharge Your Teaching
    Email this via Yahoo! Just gave a fun whirlwind instructional technology talk and I wanted to provide the slides and links below for the attendees (and anyone else who’s interested). Slides: Links: Tools for Point of Need and/or Mobile Instruction. Library DIY. QR Codes. QR Codes Video Demo. QR Code Generators. Kaywa. QR Stuff. QR Code Readers. Kaywa. Quickmark. Beetagg. QR Code Treasure Hunt Generator. Where in the Library is Carmen Sandiego? Gamification and Badges. HML-IQ.
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 25, 2014
    [Yahoo] NewCo New York 2014: My Chairman’s Picks To Visit
    I knew the company back before it was acquired by Yahoo!, Runners up: Yahoo! Yahoo! The post NewCo New York 2014: My Chairman’s Picks To Visit appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. Last week I created my schedule for NewCo San Francisco, and wrote about them here. What many folks don’t know is that there are now nine confirmed NewCo festivals around the world.
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 25, 2014
    [Yahoo] AdTech Is Alive and Well: I’ll Have the Full Stack, Please
    This is why Yahoo! Media/Tech Business Models The Web As Platform adobe adtech Amazon aol Apple AppNexus database of intentions facebook Google ibm oracle rubicon salesforce SAP turn Twitter Yahoo The post AdTech Is Alive and Well: I’ll Have the Full Stack, Please appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog.
  • INFORMATION WANTS TO BE FREE  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 22, 2014
    [Yahoo] Reflections on library assessment and the Library Assessment Conference
    Email this via Yahoo! I wanted to write about the Library Assessment Conference as soon as I returned, but unfortunately, life got in the way. I got barely a week and a half before I was set to leave my job and, not surprisingly, there was a lot of wrapping up of projects and getting things to a good place to hand them over to colleagues. My last day was August 15th and after spending six days riding bikes in Sunriver, Oregon, I finally have some time to take a breath and reflect.
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2014
    [Yahoo] Why I’m Watching Deep Linking In Mobile
    Twitter has also fortified its deep linking capabilities of late, as has Yahoo. The post Why I’m Watching Deep Linking In Mobile appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. The first ever web page, created by Sir Tim Berners Lee to explain, naturally, the WWW. We are at a turning point in the mobile app ecosystem where deeplinking is becoming a priority and not just a feature. – URX blog.
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 14, 2014
    [Yahoo] My 2014 NewCo SF Schedule: Hard Choices
    Medium is also one of the Yahoo Media Innovation sessions – a curated track that Yahoo! Runners Up: Yahoo!, Yahoo! The post My 2014 NewCo SF Schedule: Hard Choices appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. As I did last year, I picked my NewCo San Francisco schedule early, so I could prepare in advance of the festival this September 10-12.
  • KNOW NETWORK NEWS  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 5, 2014
    [Yahoo] Top-10 Green Internet Companies
    Apple, Yahoo and Facebook top Greenpeace USA''s 2014 analysis of the green Internet pioneers
  • INFORMATION WANTS TO BE FREE  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 2014
    [Yahoo] On tenure, after three years on the tenure track
    Email this via Yahoo! Way back in 2005, I wrote a post about tenure for librarians in which I argued against it. Since then, I’ve spent six years as a librarian with faculty rank and no tenure and three years as a librarian on the tenure track, and I can say that my feelings against tenure status for librarians has only grown stronger.
  • INFORMATION WANTS TO BE FREE  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 2, 2014
    [Yahoo] Taking a new path in a familiar place
    Email this via Yahoo! Lisa Hinchliffe and I are currently analyzing data from a survey looking at factors that facilitate the creation of an assessment culture in community college libraries (it’s a sister study to the one we did with Amy Harris Houk on four-year and above schools reported on in C&RL ). We’ll be presenting the results at the Library Assessment Conference in Seattle in August.
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  MONDAY, JUNE 30, 2014
    [Yahoo] A Return To Form In Media
    ” I’ve noticed a few interesting experiments in edition-driven media lately – Yahoo News Digest, Circa, and email newsletters (hello ReDEF!) The post A Return To Form In Media appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. Once upon a time, print was a vibrant medium, a platform where entrepreneurial voices created new forms of value, over and over again.
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  MONDAY, JUNE 23, 2014
    [Yahoo] Else 6.23.14: Questioning Valley Idols
    Yahoo Wants You to Linger (on the Ads, Too) – NYTimes.com A much needed deep dive into what Yahoo is actually trying to accomplish in its most important product – media. I left the piece unconvinced Yahoo! Book Related ELSE algorithms Clayton Christianson coding data marketplace Google ibm Larry Page Marc Andreessen marissa mayer Michael Bloomberg Sundar Picahi wickr Yahoo
  • INFORMATION WANTS TO BE FREE  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18, 2014
    [Yahoo] Is your big deal a good deal?
    Email this via Yahoo! We’ve all suspected it. We’ve all talked about it. Some have even written and spoken at conferences about it. But now we have hard evidence that there is incredible variation in terms of the amounts libraries are paying for the same content and that the variation doesn’t come close to relating to FTE or the number of PhDs graduated.
  • INFORMATION WANTS TO BE FREE  |  TUESDAY, MAY 13, 2014
    [Yahoo] We contain multitudes
    Email this via Yahoo! I’ve been thinking a lot about how people choose to define themselves and what happens when things in their world challenge that definition. This is probably because I spent the weekend with someone close to me who pretty much defines himself by his work, and also read a blog post by a friend with a new baby who is struggling to reconcile who she is professionally in light of this sea change in her life.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2, 2014
    [Yahoo] It’s (almost) out!
    Google groups, Yahoo groups, LinkedIn…the list goes on. My latest tome, Revolutionize Learning & Development: Performance and Innovation Strategy for the Information Age is out. Well, sort of. What I mean is that it’s now available on Amazon for pre-order. Actually, it’s been for a while, but I wanted to wait until there was some there there, and now there’s the ‘look inside’ stuff so you can see the cover, back cover (with endorsements!),
  • CONVERSATION MATTERS  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 23, 2014
    [Yahoo] The Heartbeat of the Organization
    Notable among them have been Yahoo , Best Buy, and Bank of America. Increasingly employees do not go into the office to get their work done – they are able to work quite effectively from a remote site. In this virtual world, when they do go to the office it is for something quite different. They go in order to meet with others to talk together about the planning and coordination issues their team or department is facing. They meet to have conversation.
  • COLLABORATION 2.0  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 2014
    [Yahoo] Yahoo: Back to the future office
    Yahoo''s command and control move of all employees back onsite may be a pyrrhic victory: Bricks and mortar economics don''t add up now that the epicenter of modern firms is the screen you''re reading this on. Social Enterprise
  • INFORMATION WANTS TO BE FREE  |  MONDAY, MARCH 17, 2014
    [Yahoo] Come hear me talk assessment at a free C&RL online event
    Email this via Yahoo! I was pleased to see that the latest Ithaka S+R U.S. Library Survey looked at how libraries are conducting assessment and how useful their results have been. Even better, they found that “those respondents whose libraries have taken on evidence gathering and other forms of assessment are more likely to be confident in their strategy for serving user needs.”
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 11, 2014
    [Yahoo] cfp #iFutures 2014
    The keynotes are from Mounia Lalmas, Principal Research Scientist, Yahoo! iFutures is a one-day conference, on 22 July 2014 held in Sheffield, UK, which is run by and for doctoral students in the Information Science community. The theme of this year''s conference is Research into Practice. It has two broad strands: firstly the ways in which your research might impact industry and society.
  • INFORMATION WANTS TO BE FREE  |  MONDAY, MARCH 3, 2014
    [Yahoo] Getting into the gray areas with the draft Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education
    Email this via Yahoo! This semester, I’m teaching I new course I developed for San Jose State’s MLIS program entitled “Embedded Librarians/Embedded Libraries: Embedding the Library into the Fabric of Higher Education.” ” It’s been a pleasure so far because the students are so ridiculously smart, insightful, and engaged that I can’t help but be excited about the future of our profession.
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2014
    [Yahoo] To Be Clear: Do Not Build Your Brand House On Land You Don’t Own
    Trouble is, so much of the choice land – the land where all the *people* are – is already owned by someone else: By Google, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Yahoo, and Apple (in apps, anyway). The post To Be Clear: Do Not Build Your Brand House On Land You Don’t Own appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. image ) I took a rigorous walk early this morning, a new habit I’m trying to adopt – today was Day Two.
  • INFORMATION WANTS TO BE FREE  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2014
    [Yahoo] Library DIY infrastructure has been open sourced!
    Email this via Yahoo! I wanted to let everyone know that we have just open sourced the Drupal-based Library DIY infrastructure. You can find it at. https://github.com/pdxlibrary/ Library-DIY. We have documentation on how to get it installed on a server, how to get started using the system, and how to add/organize content.
  • INFORMATION WANTS TO BE FREE  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2014
    [Yahoo] Library DIY (and me! and my team!) honored with the ACRL IS Innovation Award
    Email this via Yahoo! At the end of my last post was a little love letter to the “pocket of wonderful” at my work; a group of librarians I think of as my learning community. At first, when I was the Head of Instruction, these people reported to me and/or were part of my Instructional Design Team. This was the team that built Library DIY.
  • INFORMATION WANTS TO BE FREE  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 2014
    [Yahoo] Don’t go it alone. On the benefits of collaboration.
    Email this via Yahoo! I don’t have all the answers. There, I said it! I’m a pretty smart person who did well in school and has been relatively successful in her career, but I don’t consider myself an “expert” in anything. However, when you teach , write a column for a major magazine in your profession, or even express yourself on a blog (like this), people come to see you as a person to go to to get answers.
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 13, 2014
    [Yahoo] else 1.13: “Keep the instrument in its place”
    Pinterest, Yahoo, Dropbox and the (kind of) quiet content-as-data revolution — GigaOM. The post else 1.13: “Keep the instrument in its place” appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. This week, we look at more applications machine learning, new wearables from CES, and some visions for the coming year.
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2014
    [Yahoo] The Four Phases of CES: I, Consumer, Am Electronic
    Yahoo, AOL, and myriad now-dead startups competed for headlines and hot-party tickets. The post The Four Phases of CES: I, Consumer, Am Electronic appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. CES is a huge event, one that almost everybody in our industry has been to at least once, if not multiple times. I’ve been going for the better part of 25 years, so I’ve seen a lot of change. And after my first day here, the biggest takeaway I’m getting is a sense of deja vu.
  • INFORMATION WANTS TO BE FREE  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 2, 2014
    [Yahoo] Creating safe spaces vs. freedom of expression
    Email this via Yahoo! I don’t really think of myself as a victim. I feel exceptionally lucky when I think of the life I’ve had so far. I grew up in an upper middle class family, got a fantastic private liberal arts college education, and am now living the American dream with a family of my own, a house, and a good career.
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2013
    [Yahoo] Looking Back: How Did My 2013 Predictions Fare?
    The company also joined its peers in expressing dismay, and recently implemented tougher anti-snooping security , going beyond the HTTPS that Google, Yahoo and others have installed. The post Looking Back: How Did My 2013 Predictions Fare? appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. It’s that time of year: The annual ritual of looking back and looking forward is in full voice.
  • INFORMATION WANTS TO BE FREE  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2013
    [Yahoo] Why I Teach Freshman
    Email this via Yahoo! In September, I went to a lecture given by Allison Head of Project Information Literacy fame at a local university. During the lecture, she offered a preview of the research report that would be coming out soon on first-year students. I hadn’t realized until then that none of the other PIL research had examined this population and I was eager to hear what she learned. You can see my tweets from the lecture under the hashtag #sherrerlecture.
  • INFORMATION WANTS TO BE FREE  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2013
    [Yahoo] I hate to say “I told you so.” Drawing the line with HBR.
    Email this via Yahoo! Over four years ago, I wrote a post about how EBSCO had shut off my institution’s links to all Harvard Business Review articles after we declined their “generous” offer to let us pay to use articles already available through a database we were paying for. At the time that we were asked about this, we had no idea that EBSCO stipulated that all content in Business Source Premier other than HBR could be linked to for classroom use. HBR could not.
  • INFORMATION WANTS TO BE FREE  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2013
    [Yahoo] Aloha Hawaii Library Association!
    Email this via Yahoo! This week I’m in stunning Oahu speaking at the Hawaii Library Association. I’m super thrilled to have been invited to this amazing place and to have been lucky enough to bring my family along. Mahalo HLA!!! This post contains my presentation slides and links to the things I mentioned in my presentations. I hope these resources are useful! Free and Cheap Technologies to Supercharge your Teaching.
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2013
    [Yahoo] else 11.4: “Where’s the rage, man?”
    NSA infiltrates links to Yahoo, Google data centers worldwide, Snowden documents say – Washington Post. The post else 11.4: “Where’s the rage, man?” ” appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. This week, we dig deeper into the political implications of NSA revelations, we think about how we live with technology, note that self-driving cars are safe but driving under the influence of Glass is not, and bitcoin goes mainstream as a transaction protocol.
  • INFORMATION WANTS TO BE FREE  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2013
    [Yahoo] Opening up knowledge on the tenure track
    Email this via Yahoo! I’m not a hero. I’m not an open access warrior. I’m not one of those people who would risk their career on the cross of Open Access. I’m not a badass who makes demands of publishers. I ask nicely. I’m on the tenure track and the idea of walking away from an opportunity to publish is terrifying. But, you know what? You can find all of my writing (other than what’s on this blog) in PDXScholar , our institutional repository (IR).
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2013
    [Yahoo] Here Are the Companies I Chose For OpenCo SF This Year. Damn, That Was Hard
    Thanks to American Express OPEN Forum, Yahoo!, The post Here Are the Companies I Chose For OpenCo SF This Year. Damn, That Was Hard appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. I spent about an hour today choosing which companies I plan to visit during next week’s OpenCo. And I have to say – despite my obvious bias as a founder of the event – the difficulty I had deciding only gets me more excited about participating.
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2013
    [Yahoo] Get Out of Your Office, And Into The Modern Working City: OpenCo SF Is Live!
    Host OpenCos include the American Conservatory, Cloudera, Code For America, Eventbrite, Github, Google, IFTTT, Jawbone, Nextdoor, Presidio Trust, Project Frog, Rickshaw Bags, Salesforce, Scoot Network, Sidecar, SVAngel, Wired and many more. ** Huge thanks to American Express OPEN Forum, Yahoo!, The post Get Out of Your Office, And Into The Modern Working City: OpenCo SF Is Live! appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog.
  • INFORMATION WANTS TO BE FREE  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2013
    [Yahoo] Library DIY has been released!
    Email this via Yahoo! This is just a quick note to say that Library DIY ( which I wrote about in a previous post ) has been released! I am so very proud of this project. This research tool is still very much in beta, so please feel free to share with me any feedback you might have. Tweet This! Share this on Facebook. Share this on FriendFeed. Share this on del.icio.us. Post this on Diigo. Email this to a friend? Blog this on Blogger. Email this via Gmail. Add this to Google Bookmarks.
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2013
    [Yahoo] Search and Immortality
    The third and fourth were from eBay and Yahoo Shopping. In fact, what Yahoo and eBay were doing was the equivalent of search arbitrage— buying top positions for a search term on Google and then creating a link to the exact same search term on their own sites, in the hope of capturing high-value customers). The post Search and Immortality appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog.
  • INFORMATION WANTS TO BE FREE  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2013
    [Yahoo] Understanding why errors happen is more important than spotting them
    Email this via Yahoo! People incorrectly using “big words” has always been one of my pet peeves. When I see a fancy word used incorrectly in a cover letter (and I have seen way too many… we’re librarians people!!!), I cringe. There’s something about it that rubs me the wrong way; like someone is trying to be something they’re not… putting on airs.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2013
    [Yahoo] Top Tools for Learning
    Though the deletion of Pro accounts, for which I paid two years in advance, shows that Yahoo! Jane Hart compiles a list every year of what people find to be their best web tools for learning. Voting closes on 27 September. Here are my top tools this year, with last year’s position shown in brackets. 9 (new): Wikimedia Commons is a great source for copyright free images to use in presentations. 8 (new): Feedly is my new feed reader, now that Google Reader has been shut down.
  • BOXES AND ARROWS  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2013
    [Yahoo] The UX Professionals’ Guide to Working with Agile Scrum Teams
    I first encountered Agile Development in 2005, when a team I supported was chosen to help pilot Scrum development methodology at Yahoo! The adoption of Agile software development approaches are on the rise across our industry, which means UX professionals are more likely than ever to support Agile projects.
  • INFORMATION WANTS TO BE FREE  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 19, 2013
    [Yahoo] Good for what? Considering context in building learning objects.
    Email this via Yahoo! I’m working with a colleague of mine ( Amy Hofer of Threshold Concepts fame ) to create a suite of tutorials that are going to be integrated into online University Studies (think General Education) classes. One of the learning objects we plan to create is envisioned as being called “good for what?” ” Students tend to look at sources very much in black and white; a source is either good or bad.
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 5, 2013
    [Yahoo] Great Content, Meet Great Targeting (And Reach)
    In the past 18 months, ”scaled walled gardens” like Facebook land Twitter began to offer native advertising suites that offered just that promise (Tumblr offers a similar promise, one Yahoo! The post Great Content, Meet Great Targeting (And Reach) appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. Today on the Federated site , I’ve posted a preview of something we’re working on for a Fall release.
  • INFORMATION WANTS TO BE FREE  |  TUESDAY, JULY 30, 2013
    [Yahoo] Managing the “whole person”
    Email this via Yahoo! I’ve been wanting to write about managing people for a long time. This post has been marinating in my head for years and a few things managed to knock it out of me. The first was this post from Wayne Bivens-Tatum that talks about how much his institution (and specific people within) enabled his recent successes.
  • [Yahoo] Microsoft WPC 2013 -- Cloud Themes
    Per Ballmer, only Google and Amazon have deployed more, and Facebook and Yahoo are close, but no one else has deployed more than 100,000. [Note: This is the second in a series of articles about Microsoft''s recent Worldwide Partner Conference, written from the point of view of a long-time partner.]. The first major theme of WPC 2013 was the cloud, and how Microsoft has adapted the company to compete in the cloud. .
  • INFORMATION WANTS TO BE FREE  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 17, 2013
    [Yahoo] Our new model for Freshman instruction and how it went
    Email this via Yahoo! One year ago, I became our General Education Instruction Coordinator, which meant that I was in charge of our instruction to Freshman Inquiry and Sophomore Inquiry (our first and second year general education courses), 100 and 200-level writing classes, Speech classes, and the Intensive English Language Program. Last summer, I wrote about the new model we were adopting for our Freshman Inquiry (FRINQ) instruction.
  • INFORMATION WANTS TO BE FREE  |  TUESDAY, JULY 2, 2013
    [Yahoo] Library DIY: Unmediated point-of-need support
    In an age where the masses (think Yahoo! Email this via Yahoo! I recently realized that while I write about a lot of things, I do not often write about the work I’m doing at Portland State and through the Oregon Library Association. I think it comes partly from a desire not to toot my own horn, but it also reflects my nervousness about writing about work (and the politics inherent in that).
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 29, 2013
    [Yahoo] Hasta La Alta Vista, Baby.
    I just saw the news that Yahoo! And through the now defunct Overture, the assets of Alta Vista made their way to Yahoo!, Book Related Future of Search Of Note in Search Biz alta vista search Yahoo The post Hasta La Alta Vista, Baby. appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. is “sunsetting” Alta Vista , one of the first “good” search engines.
  • INFORMATION WANTS TO BE FREE  |  TUESDAY, MAY 28, 2013
    [Yahoo] Leaning into the messy world of work-life balance
    Email this via Yahoo! It’s easy to be self-righteous when you’re pregnant. At least it was for me. It was very easy for me to clearly define in my own mind what sort of a parent I would be and what sort I would definitely not be. I still wince when I remember throwing away formula samples thinking that there was no way in hell I would ever feed my son that junk.
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  SATURDAY, MAY 25, 2013
    [Yahoo] A Berkeley Commencement Speech, Some Years Ago…
    Yahoo, Amazon, and even Priceline shook off the snows of 2002 and began to grow again. The post A Berkeley Commencement Speech, Some Years Ago… appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. Last week LinkedIn asked me to post a commencement speech , if I had given one, as part of a series they were doing. Turns out, I’ve given two, but the one they wanted was at Berkeley, my alma mater.
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  SUNDAY, MAY 19, 2013
    [Yahoo] Yahoo! And Tumblr: It’s About Display, Streams & Native at Scale
    The post Yahoo! The world is atwitter about Tumblr’s big exit to Yahoo!, There are plenty of smart and appropriate takes on why this move makes sense (see GigaOm ) but I think a lot of it boils down to the trends driving Yahoo’s massive display business. Left out of this evolution, until now, has been Yahoo! When you break it down, Yahoo! Yahoo! The post Yahoo!
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  FRIDAY, MAY 10, 2013
    [Yahoo] These Companies Are Denting the Universe In NY
    SocialFlow , Someecards , Stack Exchange , STORY , StyleCaster Media Group , Sumpto , Tablet , Tapad , TechStars , TED , The Guardian , The YARD , Thrillist Media Group , Trigger Media Group , Tutorspree , Undertone , Vaynermedia , Warby Parker , WeWork Labs , Work Market , Yahoo! The post These Companies Are Denting the Universe In NY appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog.
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 2013
    [Yahoo] We’ve Seen This Movie Before…On Traffic of Good Intent
    And the original search players – Google in particular, but also Microsoft and Yahoo! Future of Search Internet Big Five Media/Tech Business Models Policy The Web As Platform AdSense click fraud federated media publishing Google IAB impression fraud industry partnership Internet Yahoo The post We’ve Seen This Movie Before…On Traffic of Good Intent appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog.
  • INFORMATION WANTS TO BE FREE  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 2013
    [Yahoo] DIY vs. Startup, or false dichotomies and labels
    Email this via Yahoo! ACRL was a terrific conference experience for me. Not only did I get to see a lot of good friends and have a lot of deep conversations with other instruction coordinators, but I got so much out of the vast majority of sessions I went to. I will freely admit that the conference was overly instruction-heavy, but for me, that’s not actually a bad thing, as I came back to work with a lot of ideas for teaching, assessing and managing our instruction program!
  • INFORMATION WANTS TO BE FREE  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 2013
    [Yahoo] Mobile Learning: The Teacher in Your Pocket
    Email this via Yahoo! There’s a great new book out on mobile technologies in libraries and I was fortunate to have been asked to contribute a chapter on mobile learning and mobile instruction in libraries. The book is called The Handheld Library: Mobile Technology and the Librarian and it was edited by the undeniably awesome Tom Peters and Lori Bell who were into mobile tech for libraries way before mobile was hot.
  • INFORMATION WANTS TO BE FREE  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 21, 2013
    [Yahoo] My critique of Value of Academic Libraries and a happy update
    Email this via Yahoo! My critique of the Value of Academic Libraries initiative has just been published in OLA Quarterly (it’s the first article in the PDF). I wrote it on the fly after a desperate request for content from the Oregon Library Association President, so it’s not my most thoughtful work, but I’m pretty happy with how it came out.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 9, 2013
    [Yahoo] Play, explore, converse
    Just last week a creative teenager sold his mobile start-up to Yahoo! Was the dominance of morality usurped by responsibility at the beginning of the industrial era? Nine Shift: Part 1 – Part 2 – Part 3 ). In the Industrial Age of the 20th century, you didn’t have to be of good moral character to work in the factory. But you did have to be responsible. And so teachers in the 20th century schoolhouse and college taught (still teach) responsibility.
  • TRENDS IN THE LIVING NETWORKS  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 2013
    [Yahoo] Social networks and engineering serendipity in the workplace
    After introducing what Yahoo! and Google are doing in the space, the article continues: As Yahoo and Google see it, serendipity is largely a byproduct of social networks. The New York Times has an interesting article titled Engineering Serendipity which looks at the some of the ways companies are trying to create felicitous and unexpected connections between their staff.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3, 2013
    [Yahoo] Hire the ‘loud’?
    The recent story of Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo, struck me as an interesting case. Both of these would be good outcomes for Yahoo. In thinking about how organizations can ‘learn’, it strikes me that everyone needs to be simultaneously learning and teaching. How does that happen? I think it can be scaffolded, but it may also be an inherent trait.
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  MONDAY, MARCH 25, 2013
    [Yahoo] Can We Bridge Data to Humanity? We Best Talk About It.
    Speakers include Pinterest founder Ben Silbermann , Yahoo CMO Kathy Savitt , USV partner Fred Wilson , Aereo CEO Chet Kanojia , Jacki Kelley , CEO North American of IPG Mediabrands, Amanda Richman , President of Starcom MediaVest Group, AOL Networks CEO Ned Brody , GoDaddy CEO Blake Irving , AppNexus CEO Brian O’Kelley , Buzzfeed CEO Jonah Perretti , and many, many more. The post Can We Bridge Data to Humanity? We Best Talk About It.
  • INFORMATION WANTS TO BE FREE  |  MONDAY, MARCH 25, 2013
    [Yahoo] Stratification and losing faculty status
    Email this via Yahoo! I was surprised when I read a couple of weeks ago that the University of Virginia was taking faculty status away from its librarians. Even more surprising was the fact that it was at the behest of the University Librarian (it seems like these challenges come, more often, from outside of the library). It appears from reports that many of those in the library with faculty status are up in arms about it.
  • INFORMATION WANTS TO BE FREE  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 12, 2013
    [Yahoo] Shared vision, transparency, and the high performing organization
    Email this via Yahoo! As I’ve mentioned before, Lisa Hinchliffe and I presented on and authored a paper for the Library Assessment Conference in October. The spoke about applying the High Performance Programming Model of organizational transformation to building a culture of instructional assessment in libraries (and then applied that to our own libraries!).
  • FUTURE OF WORK  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2013
    [Yahoo] Flexible work remains a hot topic…and the conversation continues
    As my good friend and colleague Chris Hood of CBRE put it recently, "Marissa Mayer [CEO of Yahoo!] Distributed Work General Commentary Management News from the World of Work People and Organizations Places and Spaces Trends and Predictions Uncategorized Work Design Workplace Best Buy flexible work Mercer Consulting remote work telecommuting virtual teams work from home Yahoo It's almost impossible to keep up with the global debate on telecommuting and flexible work these days.
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