Industry Issues and Trends Update: Saturday Morning with Rick, Maria, and Gary

by | Nov 7, 2016 | 0 comments

(L-R) Gary Price, Rick Anderson, Maria Bonn

(L-R) Gary Price, Rick Anderson, Maria Bonn

Gary Price, Founder/Editor, InfoDOCKET, reviewed a collection of websites and new open web resources. Rick Anderson, Associate Dean for Collections & Scholarly Communication, University of Utah; and Maria Bonn, Lecturer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, commented on the resources.

Here is a list of the sites Gary mentioned; many more are listed on the page that he showed.

  • Bielefeld Academic Search Engine (BASE)
  • OADOI: “Leap over tall paywalls in a single bound”
  • C-SPAN Video Library (all videos ever aired on C-SPAN)
  • Audiosear.ch (podcast search engine)
  • Pop Up Archive (create transcripts of speech)
  • Webrecorder (archiving recordings of websites)
  • Time Travel (find mementos in the Internet Archive and other archives)
  • Photomath (point camera on smartphone and get the answers to algebra problems, including handwriting recognition)
  • CamFind (point camera on smartphone to determine what the objects and run it as a search)
  • BrowserSpy (show types of information that your browser is sending when you request a web page)
  • Ghostserv, uBlockOrigin, Privacy Badger (block trackers online)
  • Google privacy dashboard (set privacy options)
  • Geolocation by IP address (show locations of IP addresses)
  • Cameras in the library (what to do with cameras in the library)
  • Piwik (open source analytics) vs. Google Analytics

(For a similar list that Gary presented at the recent Internet Librarian 2016 conference, see my blog posting there.)

Don HawkinsDon Hawkins
Charleston Conference Blogger and Against The Grain Columnist

Don Hawkins blogs about conferences for Information Today and Against The Grain. He also maintains the Conference Calendar on the Information Today website and is the Editor of Personal Archiving: Preserving Our Digital Heritage, published by Information Today in 2013, and Co-Editor of Public Knowledge: Access and Benefits, published by Information Today in 2016. He received his Ph.D. degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and has worked in the information industry for over 45 years.

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