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Monday, December 06, 2010

Sponsored by: Internet@Schools East

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 Back in Washington, DC This Year!!!

The challenge of change continues to affect all those in K-12 education. All this change is, of course, affecting those very areas where you, the library media and technology specialists, are practicing your craft … teaching, learning, advising, supporting, collaborating. Your efforts and your programs must remain at the forefront as the education community ramps up in these difficult and fluid times to equip all students for life in the 21st century. What a challenge!

Join us at Internet@Schools East 2011, being held at the Hilton Washington in Washington, DC, where you can network face-to-face with presenters and attendees addressing the same challenge, even while you blog, twitter, or text with colleagues far afield. You’ll be well served with ideas to take back to your school and media center. Find out more...

NewsBreaks
ProQuest Acquires Congressional Information Service (CIS) and University Publications of America (UPA) from LexisNexis
by Barbie E. Keiser
In a strategic move designed to sharpen its content focus on the information that its core customer base needs to conduct news, business, and legal research, LexisNexis divested two product lines, Congressional Information Service (CIS) and University Publications of America (UPA). According to Rodrigue (Rod) E. Gauvin, senior vice president of publishing at ProQuest, CIS has long been on its acquisition wish list. Through this acquisition, ProQuest has reinforced its strengths within the academic community and made inroads into content of high importance to those in the government sector.

Weekly News Digests
ProQuest Launches The Cecil Papers
An intimate look at the inner workings of Elizabethan and Jacobean England goes worldwide this month when ProQuest launches The Cecil Papers for the web. The 30,000 clear digital images virtually recreate documents gathered by William Cecil, Lord Burghley and his son Robert Cecil, First Earl of Salisbury, two of Elizabeth I's closest advisers.
European Commission Debuts OpenAIRE
The European Commission (EC) introduced OpenAIRE (Open Access Infrastructure for Research in Europe) at the University of Ghent in Belgium. Through this, it is expected that EU researchers, businesses, and citizens will have free and open access to EU-funded research papers.
OCLC Adds Content Accessible Through WorldCat Local
Library users can now find more than 700 million items through the WorldCat Local service as the OCLC cooperative expands agreements with content providers to make more content in a variety of formats accessible to users. In addition to the 200 million records contributed by OCLC member libraries worldwide, 500 million items from leading publishers, aggregators, and mass digitization efforts are also now accessible through WorldCat Local.

NewsLink Spotlight
News and Trends We Could Do Without
by Paula J. Hane
At this time of year, I watch closely for the usual year-end wrap-ups and trend watch articles, though I keep an eye open all year for evidence of emergent trends in the seemingly endless tide of industry news. As usual, the trends seem to present an interesting mix of opportunities and challenges. In this fast-paced, increasingly online world, things are certainly never dull. Lately, I've run across some news items and trends that I feel we could do without. Note that these are my personal comments—no reflection on Information Today, Inc.

OS Digital Edition

In this sample digital edition of Online Searcher

Survey Research: Polling and Beyond
Advanced Twitter Search Commands
Open Knowledge Versus Knowledge Management
Questioning and Streamlining Decisions

Conference Connection

CONFERENCE CALENDAR 

June 12–14, SLA 2016 Annual Conference
Place: Philadelphia
Sponsor/Organizer: Special Libraries Association (SLA)
URL: sla.org/attend/sla-2016-annual-conference

June 12–15, The 2016 European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2016)
Place: Istanbul
Sponsor/Organizer: Organization secretariat
URL: ecis2016.eu/en/default.asp

June 13–17, Libraries in the Digital Age (LIDA) 2016
Place: Zadar, Croatia
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing committee
URL: ozk.unizd.hr/lida

June 14, The Publisher’s and Librarian’s Challenge: Models, Practices, and Products to Sustain OA Publishing
Place: London
Sponsor/Organizer: Association of Learned & Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP)
URL: alpsp.org/Seminars/How-to-Sustain-OA-Publishing---the-publishers-and-librarians-challenge/31492

June 15, NISO Virtual Conference: BIBFRAME & Real World Applications of Linked Bibliographic Data
Place: Online only
Sponsor/Organizer: National Information Standards Organization (NISO)
URL: niso.org/news/events/2016/virtual_conference/jun15_virtualconf

June 16–18, AAUP 2016
Place: Philadelphia
Sponsor/Organizer: Association of American University Presses (AAUP)
URL: aaupnet.org/events-a-conferences/annual-meeting/aaup-2016

June 16–18, ASI & ISC/SCI 2016 Conference
Place: Chicago
Sponsor/Organizer: American Society for Indexing (ASI) and Indexing Society of Canada (ISC)
URL: asindexing.org/conference/2016-conference-chicago

June 17–19, The 4th International Conference on Information Technology and Science (ICITS 2016)
Place: Tokyo
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing committee
URL: icits.org

June 20–23, Digital Humanities Australasia 2016
Place: Hobart, Australia
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing team
URL: uqhistory.net/web/dha2016

June 22, Understanding Copyright
Place: London
Sponsor/Organizer: Association of Learned & Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP)
URL: alpsp.org/Events-Training/Understanding-Copyright/30165

June 22–25, KM (Knowledge Management) Conference 2016
Place: Lisbon, Portugal
Sponsor/Organizer: International Institute for Applied Knowledge Management (IIAKM)
URL: iiakm.org/conference

June 23–28, ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition
Place: Orlando, Fla.
Sponsor/Organizer: American Library Association (ALA)
URL: 2016.alaannual.org

June 29–July 1, LIBER Annual Conference 2016
Place: Helsinki
Sponsor/Organizer: LIBER (Association of European Research Libraries)
URL: liber2016.org

... View our complete conference calendar here.

ITI Blogs

If you regularly read blogs, add these to your reader:

ITI Books Blog booksblog.infotoday.comnews, observations, and commentary from the authors, editors, and publishers of Information Today, Inc.'s many book offerings.

ITI Conference Blog libconf.com – covering ITI's library conferences worldwide.

Library Stuff librarystuff.net – the library blog dedicated to resources for keeping current and professional development, written by Steven M. Cohen.

InfoToday Europe Blog infotodayeurope.com – the latest news, analysis, and opinion on the information industry in Europe and the UK.

Business of Video blog blog.streamingmedia.com – daily posts about the online video industry, business trends and analysis, market data, and research as well as the online video business models in the media and entertainment, broadcast, publishing, advertising, and enterprise industries.

destinationCRM Blog destinationcrmblog.coma blog from the editors of CRM magazine, dedicated to providing Customer Relationship Management information in a timely manner to connect decision makers and providers.

SpeechTech Blog speechtechblog.com – updates on speech technology and its applications in daily life, covering everything from ASR to VUI, with lots of links, threads, and even a few pictures thrown in for good measure.


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Editor: Brandi Scardilli
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