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Assuming the tail doesn’t begin until term 18, the head and body together only account for 3.25% of all search traffic! In fact, the top terms don’t account for much traffic:
• Top 100 terms: 5.7% of the all search traffic
• Top 500 terms: 8.9% of the all search traffic
• Top 1,000 terms: 10.6% of the all search traffic
• Top 10,000 terms: 18.5% of the all search traffic
If you’re not already familiar with OA, you should be.
If you’re in an academic library, you should consider how your library could be involved in OA.
If you’re a researcher or article writer, consider how OA can help and what you can do.
It’s not about “losing copyright” (and certainly not about robbing authors!). It’s not about losing peer review.
It’s about gaining access.
Need someplace to store the massive number of pictures, videos, and other media files that have accumulated on your computer? You can always use a service like Flickr or YouTube, but wouldn't it be nice to have it all in one place? A relatively new player in the media storage game, Oosah, offers 1TB for media storage. Yes, 1TB. Here's the limits on what you can upload:
There are some limitations. You can only upload videos that are 200MB or smaller, images that are 50MB or less, and MP3 files that are 9MB or less. And you can't upload executable files, office documents, or other files.
Here is a word of warning from DownloadSquad though (the above limits also came from DownloadSquad):
OCLC Abstracts Says You and your users can now keep track of your favorite items in WorldCat through tags—keywords that help you classify or describe an item. Tags are displayed in search results lists and may help you find similar items or organize items in a way that makes sense to you. You can add as many tags as you would like to an unlimited set of items. You can view and maintain all of your personalized tags from your WorldCat profile page. Plus, you can also browse items using the tags other people have contributed.
A few months back Lifehacker started a section titled "Hive Five" that answers the most frequently asked question: "What's the best tool for the job?" The top tools are chosen by the users and here they present the best of the best from 26 different categories. Many, if not all, of the tools are free. Here is their best of the best.
Factors that improve online experiences: This report outlines key findings from surveys that explored factors that drive online experience as expressed by the three different subject groups – nonprofit organizations and cities, web designers and firms, and the general public. The survey’s major findings are listed.
As for the symbolic nature of citations - this goes to the heart of using citations to map knowledge. What can we say about paper A because it cites B, or about A and C if they both cite B? Citations as indicators that provide a formal representation of science - Wouters Reflexive Citation Theory. But look, we don't know why the citation was useful to the author - maybe the context is, "what an idiot Pikas is, see for example Pikas (2008)." So according to the author, Wouter's theory can't handle that.
Kathryn Greenhill posted “Almost Christmas in Libraryland…Ho Ho Ho Mr Blyberg,” and she sums it up well.
The internet is a whole lot of nothing without a search engine or two. While the staying power of search engines has never been in question, it's been interesting to see how they've evolved to the point of replacing the address bar.
With more information being published on the internet and different filters for interpreting this information being created, here's a look at readwriteweb.com's picks of unique search engines that are making headlines and changing the way we search.
"The Hyperlinked Society: Questioning Connections in the Digital Age", just published, contains a chapter by Seth Finkelstein on "Google, Links, and Popularity versus Authority"
The entire book is on-line, and linkable, so you can read and link to it.