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Monday, March 07, 2011

Buying and Selling eContent

Register for Buying and Selling eContent Today!
 

If you are looking to meet the needs of users as well as discovering new channels and opportunities, Buying & Selling eContent is the conference for you. Its in-depth program addresses the need for multichannel content delivery and how it impacts content creators and buyers alike. 

View the program here!

NewsBreaks
New Lending Model for Ebooks in Libraries from Internet Archive’s OpenLibrary
by Barbara Quint
The swirling, chaotic ebook revolution continues to generate controversies, particularly in the library arena. An announcement from HarperCollins restricting the number of allowed loans of ebooks by libraries (via OverDrive and others) started a wave of protests in the blogosphere. The furor may have drowned out a quieter and more generous offering to libraries from the Internet Archive's OpenLibrary. Begun in November 2007, OpenLibrary takes a wiki volunteer approach to building a mammoth catalog of all kinds of books, a catalog now numbering around 20 million entries. It also provides access to some 1.7 million full-text digitized books and documents hosted by its parent, the Internet Archive. The new In-Library eBook Lending Program will initially offer some 85,000 ebooks, many not available in the OpenLibrary itself, for perusal inside participating libraries' physical facilities.

Weekly News Digests
EBSCO Publishing to Release Chemical Hazard Information Library
EBSCO Publishing is releasing the new Chemical Hazard Information Library (CHIL). CHIL brings toxicology, pharmacology, occupational and public health, and chemical hazard information to corporations, government agencies, medical facilities, and academic institutions. CHIL includes millions of documents in the areas of toxicity, carcinogenicity, mutagenicity, teratogenicity, occupational exposure, and other hazard-related subject matter.
Grovo Launches Premium Online Training Service
Grovo.com, an online education and training platform that helps people find and use relevant websites, announced the launch of Grovo Premium, exclusive content for businesses looking to take advantage of online business tools. Along with the announcement of Grovo Premium comes a full site redesign and revamped experience for free users, positioning Grovo as "the personal field guide to the Internet."
IEEE and Access Innovations to Re-Index Xplore Digital Library
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) collaborated with Access Innovations, Inc. to complete a comprehensive re-indexing of about 2.1 million IEEE article records in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library database. Xplore contains IEEE publications from 38 specialized societies and seven technical councils serving more than 400,000 members in 160 countries. IEEE publishes more than 1,300 standards and sponsored more than 1,200 conferences in 2010.

NewsLink Spotlight
Search Quality, Content Farms, and Conspiracy Theories
by Paula J. Hane
The blogosphere and media outlets have been abuzz lately with reports of low-quality search results from the major search engines. It started in December 2010 with a New York Times, story about an unscrupulous merchant whose bad treatment of customers and negative reviews pushed the site to prominence in Google searches. In response to the flap that arose, Google quickly addressed this with changes to its search algorithms. Since then, there have been a New York Times expose of J.C. Penney's SEO practices ("The Dirty Little Secrets of Search") and Google's subsequent changes to its algorithm, Google's assertion that Microsoft Bing was copying Google search results, Google's banning of spam from low-quality sites and so-called "content farms," and even a conspiracy theory about which company was launching a negative publicity campaign against Google. This has indeed been a wild and crazy time.

Is Bias Unavoidable

Is Bias Unavoidable in Enterprise Search? (2:07)

Synthexis President Sue Feldman discusses the preventability (or non-preventability) of bias in search in this clip from the security, privacy, and ethics panel at Enterprise Search & Discovery 2018.

 

Bookshelf
Find it Fast, 6th edition Find It Fast, 6th Edition
Extracting Expert Information from Social Networks, Big Data, Tweets, and More
by Robert Berkman

In Find It Fast, business research guru Robert Berkman gives expert advice on how to locate the best information sources, how to find and utilize the professionals behind those sources, and how to combine expert techniques to do fast and effective research on any subject.

You'll find practical guidance on such subjects as how to know if a site is a trusted source; understanding how and why sources differ; using precision search strategies and taming information overload; and finding, evaluating, and interviewing experts. Whether you are looking for consumer information, data for a job or project, facts for starting a new business, or an answer to an obscure question, Find It Fast will help you find it. Fast!

2015/336 pp softbound | ISBN 978-1-937290-04-7
Regular Price: $24.95 | Web Orders: $22.45

 
 
Conference Connection

CONFERENCE CALENDAR 

Dec. 6–9, The 10th Forum for Information Retrieval Evaluation (FIRE 2018)
Place: Bangalore, India
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing committee
URL: fire.irsi.res.in/fire/2018/home

Dec. 10–12, The 11th International Conference on Informatics and Systems (INFOS 2018)
Place: Cairo, Egypt
Sponsor/Organizer: Faculty of Computers and Information, Cairo University
URL: infos.cu.edu.eg/2018

Dec. 12, The Library of the Future: Inside & Out (NISO Virtual Conference)
Place: Online only
Sponsor/Organizer: National Information Standards Organization (NISO)
URL: niso.org/events/2018/12/library-future-inside-out

Dec. 17–19, 8th World Congress on Information and Communication Technologies (WICT'18)
Place: Kochi, India
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing committee
URL: mirlabs.org/wict18

Jan. 15–16, Academic Publishing in Europe (APE 2019)
Place: Berlin, Germany
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing committee
URL: ape2019.eu

Jan. 19–21, 2019 International Conference on Library and Information Science (LIS 2019)
Place: Sapporo, Japan
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing committee
URL: iconlis.org

Jan. 22–24, International BOBCATSSS Conference 2019
Place: Osijek, Croatia
Sponsor/Organizer: Osijek University, Croatia; Linnaeus University, Sweden; Uppsala University, Sweden; The Hague University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands
URL: bobcatsss2019.ffos.hr/about.html

Jan. 25–29, 2019 ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits
Place: Seattle, Wa.
Sponsor/Organizer: American Library Association (ALA)
URL: ala.org/conferencesevents/midwinter-meeting

... View our complete conference calendar here.

ITI Blogs

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

ILI365/InfoToday Europe Blog infotoday.eu – news and ideas for, and by, innovative info pros from around the world, throughout the year.

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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