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Bibliometric Indicators of Young Authors in Astrophysics: Can Later Stars be Predicted? [CL]


We test 16 bibliometric indicators with respect to their validity at the level of the individual researcher by estimating their power to predict later successful researchers. 127 more words


A Pyramid in the Middle of Nowhere Built To Track the End of the World | Gizmodo

A huge pyramid in the middle of nowhere tracking the end of the world on radar, just an abstract geometric shape beneath the sky without a human being in sight: it could be the opening scene of an apocalyptic science fiction film, but it’s just the U.S. 72 more words


Staples and libraries offer 3D printing, but where's my home-based matter compiler?

Staples wants to be the Kinkos of 3D printing, according to TechCrunch.

“Staples is getting a jump on 3D printing and just rolled-out a 3D printing service to two of its U.S. 164 more words

3d Printing

Prof. Torres Publishes Book on Digital Libraries

Prof. Ricardo Torres, together with Prof. Edward Fox (Virginia Tech) have edited a new book on Digital Libraries — “Digital Library Technologies: Complex Objects, Annotation, Ontologies, Classification, Extraction, and Security… 552 more words


Breaking down walls in digital preservation (Part 1)

People & knowledge are the keys to breaking down the walls between daily operations and digital preservation (DP) within our organisations. DP is not a technical issue, but information technology must be embraced as as a core feature of the digital library. 1,263 more words

Digital Preservation

The Unified Astronomy Thesaurus [IMA]


The Unified Astronomy Thesaurus (UAT) is an open, interoperable and community-supported thesaurus which unifies the existing divergent and isolated Astronomy & Astrophysics vocabularies into a single high-quality, freely-available open thesaurus formalizing astronomical concepts and their inter-relationships. 73 more words

Instrumentation And Methods For Astrophysics

Mont-Saint-Michel, Chartres and medieval law

Bringing the abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel and the cathedral of Chartres together in one title is not a bold innovation. The American historian Henry Brooks Adams (1838-1918), a descendant from the family with president John Adams among the ancestors, published in 1904  2,065 more words

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