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Monday, January 31, 2011

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Computers in Libraries 2011 emphasizes creating strategic value for user communities and utilizing new web tools to build innovative and priority services. If you are looking to build learning communities, showcase value, transform library operations, and enable strategic information products, this is the conference for you!

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NewsBreaks
Internet Archive Releases New Version of The Wayback Machine
by Gary Price
During the past 2 weeks, the first beta release offering a new version of the Wayback Machine, provided by the Internet Archive, has gone live on the web. It offers web researchers several new features (with more to come) and a clean, no-nonsense user interface. Wayback is an essential internet research tool and should be one of the first resources discussed when teaching basic web-based research skills. It offers more than 150 billion archived webpages with some material dating back to 1996.

Weekly News Digests
arXiv Now Part of EBSCO Discovery Service
arXiv is the latest content source available via EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) from EBSCO Publishing. arXiv is an e-print service owned and operated by Cornell University offering an extensive archive of scientific papers. Metadata from arXiv will be added to the EDS Base Index.
H.W. Wilson Expands Art Full Text
H.W. Wilson's Art Full Text database recently grew with new full-text coverage, entries for dissertations, a guide to the meaning of art symbols, a full-text translation option, and tools for its My WilsonWeb individual user accounts. The database will soon include full articles from 82 additional journals, expanding subject coverage of contemporary art, architecture, design, and photography.
Aldiko Introduces Aldiko BookReader 2.0
Aldiko announced the arrival of Aldiko BookReader 2.0. The new version of the company's e-reader software for Android devices adds support for ePub and PDF formats, support for Adobe Content Server 4 DRM, support for ebooks from public libraries, a marketplace, and a redesigned user interface. You can download it from the Android market or on the company website.

NewsLink Spotlight
Review of the Year 2010 and Trends Watch 2011
by Paula J. Hane
The year 2010 saw the emergence of the iPad, the Android, and apps—lots and lots of apps. The market for mobile computing skyrocketed this year. And, information industry providers were quick to jump in with content delivery apps of all kinds. But I actually think it's a toss-up for top news of the year. While some say 2010 was the year of the app, there's also a very strong case that it could be considered the year of the ebook. And in our information industry, you could make a claim for it being the year of the platform relaunch (and I did, in my December 2010 NewsBreak Update column in Information Today,.

IT MastheadSubscribe to Information Today (IT) and read great stories such as "How Massachusetts Libraries are Disrupting the Ebook System" and "Sci-Hub, Elsevier, Piracy, and the Future of Scholarly Publishing."

And don't forget to check out the sample Digital Edition of IT, which features bonus online-only content!

Conference Connection

CONFERENCE CALENDAR 

Aug. 9–10, The 17th Annual Global Information Technology Management Association (GITMA) World Conference 2016
Place: San Diego
Sponsor/Organizer: Global Information Technology Management Association (GITMA)
URL: gitma.org/2016-gitma/gitma-2016-call-for-papers

Aug. 10–13, The National Diversity in Libraries Conference (NDLC ’16)
Place: Los Angeles
Sponsor/Organizer: University of California–Los Angeles (UCLA) Library and the Association of Research Libraries (ARL)
URL: arl.org/news/arl-news/3790-national-diversity-in-libraries-conference-2016-call-for-presentation-proposals-deadline-november-30-2015

Aug. 13–19, IFLA World Library and Information Congress
Place: Columbus, Ohio
Sponsor/Organizer: International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)
URL: 2016.ifla.org/congress-information

Aug. 22–24, The 2nd International Conference on Open and Big Data (OBD 2016)
Place: Vienna
Sponsor/Organizer: IEEE-CS TCI: Technical Committee on the Internet of the IEEE Computer Society
URL: ficloud.org/obd2016

Aug. 22–26, The Annual International Conference of the International Association of School Librarianship (IASL 2016)
Place: Tokyo
Sponsor/Organizer: International Association of School Librarianship (IASL)
URL: iasl2016.org

Aug. 31, NISO Virtual Conference: Data Curation—Cultivating Past Research Data for Future Consumption
Place: Online only
Sponsor/Organizer: National Information Standards Organization (NISO)
URL: niso.org/news/events/2016/virtual_conference/aug31_virtualconf

... 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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