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Monday, April 25, 2011

Summon
Today, the Summon™ service is at work in over 200 libraries around the globe—helping them meet the expectations of their users and delivering proven value to the library.  The Summon™ service provides a transformative discovery experience, offering users a clear, comprehensive starting point for research, and ensuring material in the library is easily discovered and used. Discover Summon™ for your library.  

NewsBreaks
InnoCentive Links Problems and Problem-Solvers
by Paula J. Hane
With the fast pace of technological change, many companies have seen the benefits of licensing needed technologies or buying a partner or competitor that has it in order to stay competitive. But what if it's a problem you haven't yet solved and would like to do so as quickly as possible? As Adrienne J. Burke wrote recently for The New York Academy of Sciences Magazine, "In a day and age when ‘thinking outside the box' is universally touted as the fastest path to scientific and technological innovation, incentive prize contests have come to be seen as one of the most creative ways to generate groundbreaking ideas." InnoCentive is one of the leading companies in crowdsourcing, open innovation, and incentive contests. It recently announced a partnership with Popular Science magazine to facilitate open innovation and greater collaboration in solving challenges in technology, science, and engineering. I love Popular Science, so this caught my eye, but digging into the InnoCentive site revealed an impressive range of activities and partnerships for the 10-year-old company.

Weekly News Digests
Swets and Innovative Interfaces Link Up for Data Interchange
Swets, an information services company, and Innovative Interfaces, Inc., a library automation provider, announced that they successfully established a range of electronic data interchange (EDI) connections between their proprietary systems, namely SwetWise and Millennium. These connections enable the rapid, automatic transfer of invoice, claim, and packing slip information between the two systems and eliminate the need to manually input and duplicate that data. This is designed to provide greater efficiency and convenience to all librarians using the two systems.
ZyLAB Introduces eDiscovery System to Search Audio
ZyLAB, an e-discovery and information management technology company, announced the release of its ZyLAB Audio Search Bundle, a desktop software product used to quickly identify relevant audio clips from multimedia files and from ubiquitous business tools such as fixed-line telephone, VoIP, mobile, and specialist platforms such as Skype or MSN Live. The software enables technical and nontechnical users involved in legal disputes, forensics, law enforcement, and lawful data interception to search, review, and analyze audio data with the same ease as more traditional forms of Electronically Stored Information (ESI).
Flat World Knowledge Releases 'Make It Your Own' Platform for Textbooks
Flat World Knowledge, a publisher of free and open college textbooks for students, announced the release of a new platform called MIYO (Make It Your Own). The fully-automated system gives professors greater control over textbook content, and the ability, with one click, to make their modified book available to students free online or in multiple, low-cost digital and print formats.

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.

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A Librarian's Real-Life, Practical Guide to Managing a Successful Career
By Susanne Markgren and Tiffany Eatman Allen

In Career Q&A, Susanne Markgren and Tiffany Eatman Allen examine events, transitions, struggles, and advances that encompass and define a librarian's career, answering a range of important questions library professionals face as they move through the various stages of their working lives.

For more than 10 years, Markgren and Allen have collaborated on the popular advice column "Career Q&A with the Library Career People." Here, blending their own best advice with tips and ideas from a number of their savvy peers, they guide current and aspiring information professionals in their pursuit of satisfying careers.

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Conference Connection

CONFERENCE CALENDAR 

Sept. 3–5, International Symposium on Philosophy of Library and Information Science
Place: Kastamonu, Turkey
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing Committee
URL: kbbf2014.org/en/home_page

Sept. 4–5, The 15th European Conference on Knowledge Management (ECKM 2014)
Place: Santarém, Portugal
Sponsor/Organizer: Academic Conferences and Publishing International
URL: academic-conferences.org/eckm/eckm2014/eckm14-home.htm

Sept. 8–10, LWA (Learning, Knowledge, Adaptation) 2014
Place: Aachen, Germany
Sponsor/Organizer: German Computer Science Society
URL: dme.rwth-aachen.de/en/lwa2014

Sept. 8–10, The 1st Symposium on Information Management and Big Data (SIMBig 2014)
Place: Cuzco, Peru
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing Committee
URL: www.lirmm.fr/simbig2014

Sept. 10–11, International Conference on Information (ICI 2014)
Place: Johor, Malaysia
Sponsor/Organizer: Fakulti Pengurusan Maklumat, UiTM Johor and Persatuan Pustakawan Malaysia
URL: icief.uitm.edu.my

Sept. 10–12, ALPSP International Conference 2014
Place: London
Sponsor/Organizer: ALPSP (Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers) URL: alpsp.org/Ebusiness/TrainingAndEvents/ALPSPInternationalConference.aspx

Sept. 16–19, The 14th International Conference on Knowledge Technologies and Data-driven Business (i-KNOW 2014)
Place: Graz, Austria
Sponsor/Organizer: Know-Center and Graz University of Technology
URL: i-know.tugraz.at

Sept. 17, Commissioning Content: Working Effectively with Authors and Editors (ALPSP Training Course)
Place: London
Sponsor/Organizer: ALPSP (Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers)
URL: alpsp.org/Ebusiness/Meetings/Meeting.aspx?ID=374

Sept. 17–19, The 6th Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing (COASP)
Place: Paris
Sponsor/Organizer: Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA)
URL: oaspa.org/conference

Sept. 22–24, The Third International Conference on Informatics Engineering and Information Science (ICIEIS2014)
Place: Lodz, Poland
Sponsor/Organizer: Society of Digital Information and Wireless Communications (SDIWC)
URL: sdiwc.net/conferences/2014/icieis2014

Sept. 24, NISO Virtual Conference: Library Data in the Cloud
Place: Online only
Sponsor/Organizer: NISO (National Information Standards Organization)
URL: niso.org/news/events/2014/virtual/data_in_the_cloud

Sept. 25–26, The 1st Altmetrics Conference
Place: London
Sponsor/Organizer: Wellcome Trust, Altmetric, Springer Science+Business Media, PLOS, Elsevier, ARMA
URL: altmetricsconference.com

Sept. 28–30, 2014 International Library Symposium
Place: Gold Coast, Australia
Sponsor/Organizer: School Library Association of Queensland, Inc.
URL: www.tss.qld.edu.au/Parents_and_Students/Senior/SeniorLibrary/ILSTSS.aspx

Sept. 29–30, WebSearch University 2014
Place: Arlington, Va.
Sponsor/Organizer: Information Today, Inc.
URL: websearchu.com/2014

Sept. 29–Oct. 1, The 9th International Conference on Digital Information Management (ICDIM 2014)
Place: Bangkok
Sponsor/Organizer: IEEE Technology Management Council and DLINE
URL: icdim.org/index.html

 ... View our complete conference calendar here

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