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Monday, April 11, 2011

Accessible Archives
Accessible Archives
provides access to the comprehensive materials contained in periodicals, books and newspapers from colonial and early America. Eyewitness accounts of events, descriptions of daily life, editorial observations, commerce as seen through advertisements, and genealogical records are readily available throughout: 

African American Newspapers              The Liberator 1931-1865
American County Histories to 1900      Pennsylvania Gazette 1728-1800
The Civil War: 1855-1869                       South Carolina Newspapers 1732-1780
Godey’s Lady’s Book 1830-1898          Virginia Gazette 1736-1780

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NewsBreaks
Got Government Data? Not Anymore!
by Barbie E. Keiser
Less than 2 years ago (on June 4, 2009, to be precise), Laura Gordon-Murnane wrote an Information Today NewsBreak describing an experiment in making government datasets available to the public, including scientists and researchers, at the then-new Data.gov website. Last week, we learned that this noble project—emblematic of the 21st century approach to information, technology, and society—has become one of the many victims of federal government belt-tightening. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) responded to congressional calls for budget restraint with plans to shutter the administration's transparency programs 2 years after their start.

Weekly News Digests
Gale Offers Free Access to Resources During National Library Week
Gale, part of Cengage Learning is celebrating National Library Week by offering free access to six online resources for use by any library. Free access runs through National Library Week, from April 10 to 24, 2011.
Library Copyright Alliance Releases Analysis of the Google Books Settlement Rejection
The Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) announced the release of "A Guide for the Perplexed Part IV: The Rejection of the Google Books Settlement," an analysis of the latest decision in the Google Books Search case and its potential effect on libraries. The LCA comprises the American Library Association (ALA), the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), and the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL).
Elsevier Launches 'Apps for Science' Challenge
Elsevier announced the launch of the "Apps for Science" challenge, an international competition challenging software developers to create customized applications for the SciVerse platform that enhance information search and discovery for researchers.

NewsLink Spotlight
Library Ebook Lending Under Attack
by Paula J. Hane
Libraries are getting the short end of the stick in the ebook market. The options libraries have are poor and our customers are frustrated. There are numerous restrictions on lending, device incompatibilities, proprietary systems, interface issues, privacy issues, and more. How can librarians work with publishers to build a sustainable ebook model that works for libraries? With the world moving increasingly digital, libraries need to find a way to continue to provide services to their constituencies, to ensure equitable access to information, and to work to develop new electronic content access solutions. There's a growing rift between librarians and publishers—at the very time that we should be sitting down at the table together to work on these issues.

How to Fix Facebook's Fake News Problem

How to Fix Facebook's Fake News Problem (4:16)

The Accidental Data Scientist author Amy Affelt discusses leading technology experts' recommended remedies for fixing Facebook's fake news problem in this clip from Computers in Libraries 2018.

ITI Blogs

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

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.

ITI News

The Information Advisor's Guide to Internet Research

Edited by Robert Berkman, The Information Advisor’s Guide to Internet Research explores, evaluates, and provides critical analysis of free and fee-based information resources, web-based services, and search strategies to help you maximize your time and keep you up-to-date on the internet's role in research.

IAG

In addition to at least one feature by business specialist Berkman, each issue of The Information Advisor’s Guide to Internet Research includes an in-depth article by Ran Hock, author of The Extreme Searcher book series and well-known seminar speaker, who checks out a major web resource.

Four regular columns are rotated; two appear each issue and give readers suggestions for cool internet tools to check out (Brian Smith McCallum, M.L.S., public and academic librarian); sites to turn to for more scholarly research needs (Briana McGuckin, reference and instructional librarian); sites to go to that provide information for the common good (Susan Fingerman, retired librarian instructor, STEM); and sites that give you “big data” facts and figures on a range of topics (Jackie Shane, former reference librarian).

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