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NewsBreaks
Public Printer Goes to the Hill—GPO at a Crossroads
by Barbie E. Keiser
On May 11, the Public Printer of the U.S., William Boarman, and three others testified before the Subcommittee on Oversight, Committee on House Administration, U.S. House of Representatives. The Government Printing Office (GPO) is the printer of record for Congress and the federal government. As he called the meeting to order, Phil Gingrey (R-Ga.), subcommittee chairman, characterized his hope for the hour: Given our technology-based society, how will GPO continue to serve the Congress and government, and how will GPO transform itself into the modern-day information repository and primary-source publisher it should be? What work will GPO be performing in the future and how? What should its production look like years from now?

Weekly News Digests
EBSCO Publishing Releases New iPhone App
Accessing EBSCOhost content is much easier now with the release of a new iPhone application from EBSCO Publishing. Building on the success of EBSCOhost Mobile, a website application, the new iPhone application (app) enables Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad users to access quality content via EBSCOhost.
Northern Light Launches SinglePoint API and SharePoint Web Parts Collection
Northern Light introduced new capabilities for coordinating content between its SinglePoint enterprise strategic research portals and Microsoft SharePoint sites on a company's intranet, dramatically expanding an organization's ability to leverage market research, competitive intelligence, and other strategic documents for better decision making.
Laplink Rolls Out New Data Protection Software
Laplink Software, Inc. announced the release of PC Lock, data encryption software with cloud management and high-security encryption to protect sensitive data from hackers and thieves. Because Laplink is celebrating its 28th anniversary, the full version of PC Lock is free for the first 24 hours after launch at www.laplink.com/pclocklaunch. Following the launch giveaway, it will be sold at a discounted rate of $14.95, regularly $29.95 at www.laplink.com/pclock.

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?

ILI 2017 GIF

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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