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NewsBreaks
Mobile Privacy Issues Come to Capitol Hill—Apple’s iOS4 to be Examined in Senate Hearing
by Nancy K. Herther
Apple's April 2010 press releases for iOS4 focused on the operating system's multitasking, threaded email, and "over 100 new features that make it easier to interact with apps, manage email, read books, and more." Apple's iAd, "a breakthrough mobile advertising platform," was also included in the announcements without any detailed descriptions for consumers. A year later, on April 20, 2011, technologists Alasdair Allan and Pete Warden set off a firestorm with their O'Reilly Radar blog post "Got an iPhone or 3G iPad? Apple is recording your moves." The authors noted that Apple's iOS4 operating system for the iPhone and 3G iPad included software that is "regularly recording the position of your device into a hidden file. We're not sure why Apple is gathering this data, but it's clearly intentional, as the database is being restored across backups, and even device migrations."

Weekly News Digests
Wall Street Journal Launches 'SafeHouse' Submission Site
The Wall Street Journal launched SafeHouse, a service that allows users to upload and submit tips, information, documents, or files directly to the Journal. SafeHouse is a stand-alone site located on secure servers and managed directly by Journal editors. Users can submit materials along with their contact information or remain anonymous.
Recommind Forms Strategic Alliance With LexisNexis for Hosted eDiscovery
Recommind announced a strategic hosting and sales alliance with LexisNexis to provide an advanced hosted eDiscovery review and analysis. The new solution enables rapid deployment of Axcelerate On-Demand, Recommind's end-to-end eDiscovery review platform with Predictive Coding capabilities. The alliance with Recommind provides LexisNexis clients with more options and greater flexibility in discovery. The U.S.-based service will enable enterprises and law firms to dramatically reduce the costs and timelines associated with document review and analysis as part of litigation and regulatory investigations.
YouTube Founders Acquire Delicious From Yahoo!
Delicious.com, the social bookmarking site, has been acquired from Yahoo! by the founders of YouTube, Chad Hurley and Steve Chen. Yahoo! will continue to operate Delicious until approximately July 2011. Delicious will become part of AVOS, a new internet company that plans to build "the best information discovery service on the web."

NewsLink Spotlight
Book Recommendation Services
by Paula J. Hane
My family and friends have long been valued sources of recommendations for that next good read. We eagerly trade paperbacks, and we don't get bent out of shape if our preferences don't always match someone's recommendations. Amazon's recommendations have proven helpful to me over the years (Customers who bought this also …), and sometimes it highlights items I might not have thought of checking. But with the increased interest in ebooks and the phenomenal sales of e-readers, it's worth knowing about some other very helpful sources for book recommendations. There's a growing number of them popping up, and I was quite surprised to find so many when I started digging. Each has its own special strengths, so you might want to check out several.

ILI 2017

INTERNET LIBRARIAN INTERNATIONAL

THE LIBRARY INNOVATION CONFERENCE

 October 17 & 18, London

ILI's Programme Director, Val Skelton, celebrates librarian superpowers. 
Librarians are leaders in tech, organizational influencers, expert marketers (often working with a zero budget), change managers, skilled data crunchers and expert internet searchers--and so much more. ILI's conference programme celebrates the incredible range of roles, skills, and initiatives librarians are carrying out every day. Over two days this October, six conference tracks highlight the importance of the internet librarian's role.

THE NEW LIBRARY, THE NEW LIBRARIAN – exploring some of the strategies, structures, teams, skills, services and collaborations librarians are using to ensure they stay at the cutting edge.

USERS, UX, AND USAGE – understanding how libraries are working with users to redesign services, spaces, and to understand usage.

CONTENT CREATIVITY – investigating how libraries are creating, curating, and marketing digital collections, how librarians are publishers in their own right, and how they are driving collaborative content creation.

FIGHT THE FAKE, FIND THE FACTS – celebrating two of the librarian's super powers--advanced search techniques and nurturing information integrity--in a post-truth/multi-truth era.

MARKETING THE LIBRARY – sharing stories of librarians who are influencing use and expanding audiences for their services and collections from the DJ librarian to the digital storyteller.

NEW SCHOLARLY COMMUNICATIONS – exploring why the scholarly communications landscape is changing, and what this means for libraries and information professionals.

In addition to a series of one-hour workshops - ILI Extra - covering a wide range of specialised skills and topics, from tech topics to personal development, ILI also hosts two one-day pre-conference workshops:

Websearch Academy 2017 explores the intricacies of research on the web. Our global expert speakers look at advanced search, evaluation of search engines, apps relevant to serious research, social media search, and analysis of search results.

Marketing Your Library Service: Principles and Actions--In libraries we spend so much time curating our content and services that sometimes we don’t put enough focus on telling people about what we do. We do so much, but how do we ensure people hear about what we offer and understand what we do?

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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 infotoday.eu – 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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