Collection Development: Twitter, Tweets and Bibliography

Collection Development: Twitter, Tweets and Bibliography Twitter presents a bibliographic challenge for Librarians since the volume of tweets (and other social media) is immense and any archive represents only a sliver of the total content. of course, collection development is rarely about collecting everything on a subject, but rather the best or most useful resources. […]

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Table: Floristics: An Integrated Assessment of the Vascular Plant Species of the Americas

[Sample record] Title: “Floristics: An Integrated Assessment of the Vascular Plant Species of the Americas: Table: Map of the Americas Showing 12 Geographical Areas”, in Science, December 22, 2017. p.1615. Abstract: (Restricted species are species that are found only in that one area.) North America [Canada, USA]: total species: 15447; restricted species: 10636. Mexico: total […]

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Notes: Missing Information: Photographs and Captions

Notes: Missing Information: Photographs and Captions The purpose of data curation is to increase the effective access of information that is often omitted. One very basic example is that of photographs. Consider a routine political memoir with a section of photographs: It is very common for there to be photographs of people with the memoirist […]

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