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October 2008

October 03, 2008

ticTOCs, Gold Dust and 21st century researchers

October 03, 2008

RSS, current awareness and information overload: How two projects (ticTOCs and Gold Dust) are seeking to improve the information landscape for the 21st century researcher appears in Papers from the Next Generation Environments: Understanding needs, unravelling complexities and applying practice, Users and Innovation Programme Conference, April 2008 (pages ...

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October 07, 2008

Tables of Contents in learning, from ticTOCs

October 07, 2008

This is a bit of a test. Below are links to the Tables of Contents (TOCs) of over 50 journals covering various aspects of learning, found by searching ticTOCs. ALT-J: Research in Learning Technology Action Learning: Research and Practice Active Learning in Higher Education Advanced Technology for Learning British Journal of Learning Disabilities Computer Assisted Language Learning Development and Learning in Organizations FOCUS: The Journal of Lifelong ...

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October 15, 2008

The future is not search

October 15, 2008

It’s becoming pretty obvious that, in the information world, search has a limited future.  Let me quickly refine that statement – of course, people will continue to search for things, especially very specific things, or for material in areas new to them – but new methods for finding things will emerge.  This is just as well, because the way ...

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October 21, 2008

ticTOCs passes 11,000 TOC mark

October 21, 2008

There are now 11,000 journal Tables of Contents (TOCs) in ticTOCs - where researchers keep up-to-date.A new and improved version of the ticTOCs website will appear shortly - watch this ...

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October 28, 2008

RSS as an invisible infrastructure

October 28, 2008

There's a new report from Forrester Research entitled "What's Holding RSS Back?".  According to Steve Rubel, who has blogged about the report, RSS adoption among consumers is at 11% and of the 89% of those who don't use feeds only 17% say they're interested in using them.It's very interesting to see the Comments on Rubel's post.  Some doubt the ...

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