Tag Archives: comparison

Ten reasons libraries are still better than the internet

“Thanks to the internet, we no longer need libraries or librarians.” You most likely hear some variation on that theme pretty regularly. (19 December 2017) Sixteen years ago, American Libraries published Mark Y. Herring’s essay Ten Reasons Why the Internet Is No Substitute for a Library (April 2001). Technology has improved exponentially since then—social media […]


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Ruth’s Rankings 30: Hong Kong and Singapore: Is Success Sustainable?

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) ranks higher than National University of Singapore (NUS) in the QS rankings and NUS ranks higher than NTU in THE rankings NTU ranks higher than HKUST in the QS rankings and HKUST ranks higher than NTU in THE rankings (Table 30.1 Big Three) By Ruth A. Pagell* (Watch Ruth Pagell present University Rankings […]


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Indian professor in China explains how public libraries are benefiting Chinese society

(27 September 2017) What could be the best way to construct a better society? asks Dr Rajiv Ranjan. Imparting free education and opening the gates of learning centres to all. Libraries are repositories of knowledge, and as was argued by Francis Bacon centuries ago, knowledge is power. Public libraries in China are serving not only […]


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The best e-Readers of 2016

(1 October 2016) The e-reader industry is starting to mature and a number of companies continue to release new products. Michael Kozlowski takes a look at the best devices that are currently available and some of the reasons why he really like them. The readers include Amazon Kindle Oasis, Kobo Aura One, Tolino Vision 3 […]


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Ruth’s Rankings News Flash! QS and Times Higher Education roll out their 2016-2017 rankings

Breaking News!  Oxford University ranks number one in THE World University Rankings! (23 September 2016)  Last year, we did an in-depth comparison of the updated rankings from ARWU, QS and THE in Ruth’s Rankings 15.  This year we focus on any changes in methodology and top world and Asia/Pacific rankings. We did a brief update […]


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New open data tool helps countries compare progress on education

(London, 21 January 2014) The World Bank Group today launched a new open data tool that provides in-depth, comparative, and easily accessible data on education policies around the world. The Systems Approach for Better Education Results (SABER) web tool helps countries collect and analyze information on their education policies, benchmark themselves against other countries, and […]


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Academic Database Assessment Tool

(Note that none of the ADAT links below have worked for a year or more.) (See also http://www.crl.edu/news/database-assessment-tool-available-crl) (20 October 2016) The ADAT website notes that The Academic Database Assessment Tool (ADAT), which was originally developed by JISC and later hosted at CRL, has been discontinued. The descriptive information on electronic resources, however, has been […]


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