A Tabbloid did in fact wend its way into my inbox this morning but it was a little bereft of life so I've turned to the trusty Five Filters website to create this week's blog digest. As before, you can generate a digest on the fly but I'll also be sending it out via email.
Just a couple of project updates this week:
- the UCIAD project published their final project blogpost, including a video which gives a demo of the UCIAD platform, with an accompanying written commentary nestled below the video [and I can confirm that it's in with a good chance of winning both the 'techiest video I've watched' and 'longest video without a soundtrack' awards in my imaginary video award ceremony at the end of the year]. It's a shame we haven't got any more online exchanges planned because it would have been a good opportunity to get Mathieu to talk through the demo. I'll be interested to hear the results of the user feedback that the project plans to gather as part of their post-JISC project activity.
- The Leeds Met STAR-Trak team have posted their first post-project update which gives an overview of their wider architectural approach and the tools they're employing.
- The Journal Usage Statistics Portal consortium announced that there are now 100 libraries participating in the project.
- Mark van Harmelen shared the news that Twitter has acquired BackType ... I'm not going to even pretend I understand but if the words open source, Storm, hadoop and continuous topologies make your ears prick up then you'll probably want to read more about it.
- eSchool News' story of the day today focuses on how increasingly personalised search results will have 'huge implications for students and society' (yep, it's that Filter Bubble story again). [log-in required to access the whole story]