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Thursday, August 11, 2011

WebSearch University

WebSearch University is back in Washington, D.C., and offers the perfect opportunity to learn from world-class power searchers. The curriculum will enhance your search creativity, provide essential information about changes in search engines, introduce new resources, and put it all in context for serious researchers—information professionals, librarians, freelancers, journalists, and information managers.

Learn how to turn your search into research at WebSearch University!

NewsBreaks
SearchTeam: Collaborative Asynchronous Searching
by Greg R. Notess
Zakta launched a new collaborative search site, SearchTeam.com, on July 12. Proposing to "search the web together with people you trust," SearchTeam lets groups of searchers save results, add notes, modify results, "like" specific hits, and share results with others. Rather than requiring that the entire team (or group of collaborators) be online at the same time, SearchTeam is asynchronous, letting each team member save results, annotate them, and even upload files to share with others. As described in the SearchTeam FAQ, searchers can create a SearchSpace for gathering and organizing search results for each topic. "You can find and save only what you want while you are searching and throw away what you don't want or find irrelevant. You can automatically organize what you save, into folders of your choosing."

Weekly News Digests
bitly Acquires Twitterfeed
The bitly service helps web users collect, organize, shorten, and share links. It is available via its website, browser extensions, mobile web, and numerous third-party tools integrated with its open public API. All links shared via bitly allow users to view complete real-time traffic and analytics data. It also powers more than 10,000 custom short URLs and offers an enterprise analytics service that helps web publishers and brands grow their social media traffic. For years, it has worked closely with Twitterfeed to enhance its social media publishing tools by integrating bitly's branded short links and real-time data. Now bitly has acquired Twitterfeed.
EBSCO Discovery Service Reachable via Innovative Interface’s Encore
Mutual customers of the Encore Synergy discovery feature from Innovative Interfaces and EBSCO Publishing's EBSCO Discovery Service will have an API from Innovative to improve accessibility and usability for customers requesting various ports of entry into EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) and EBSCO Publishing. The two companies are working to develop improved access into these resources via Innovative's Encore discovery platform. The result of the partnership is a smarter experience for mutual customers and library users who begin their search from Encore. EDS will be available via a dedicated API with enhanced functionality.
Social Media Features Included in New AccuWeather for Android App
AccuWeather an AccuWeather for Android application for Android phones. In addition to the forecasts updated hourly, interactive Google Maps, and weather in 23 languages, AccuWeather for Android has customizable color themes and the ability to share forecasts via the social media applications users have installed on their Android phone.

NewsLink Spotlight
Inmagic’s New Idea Management System for Collaborative Innovation
by Paula J. Hane
Idea management systems are one way to approach innovation and product development. They provide a structured and disciplined approach for managing idea generation, capture, collaboration, assessment, implementation, and outcome monitoring. In 2010, Gartner's Emerging Tech Hype Cycle put the technology as being 2-5 years from mainstream adoption. I hadn't really paid much attention to this category until the recent announcement by Inmagic of IdeaNet, its "next-generation innovation application," powered by Inmagic Presto.

Conference Connection

CONFERENCE CALENDAR 

Nov. 4–5, The 5th International Conference on Libraries, Information and Society (ICOLIS 2014)
Place: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Sponsor/Organizer: Department of Library and Information Science, Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, University of Malaya and University of Malaya Library
URL: umconference.um.edu.my/ICOLIS2014

Nov. 4–5, Taxonomy Boot Camp
Place: Washington, D.C.
Sponsor/Organizer: Information Today, Inc.
URL: taxonomybootcamp.com/2014

Nov. 4–7, KMWorld 2014
Place: Washington, D.C.
Sponsor/Organizer: Information Today, Inc.
URL: kmworld.com/Conference/2014

Nov. 5–7, Enterprise Search and Discovery
Place: Washington, D.C.
Sponsor/Organizer: Information Today, Inc.
URL: enterprisesearchsummit.com/DC2014

Nov. 5–8, The 34th Annual Charleston Conference
Place: Charleston, S.C.
Sponsor/Organizer:  Charleston Conference
URL: katina.info/conference

Nov. 5–8, Forum of the Library Information and Technology Association (LITA Forum)
Place: Albuquerque, N.M.
Sponsor/Organizer: LITA
URL: litablog.org/2013/11/call-for-proposals-2014-lita-forum

Nov. 6–7, The 11th International Conference on Intellectual Capital, Knowledge Management & Organisational Learning—ICICKM 2014
Place: Sydney
Sponsor/Organizer: Academic Conferences and Publishing International
URL: academic-conferences.org/icickm/icickm2014/icickm14-home.htm

Nov. 6–7, SharePoint Symposium
Place: Washington, D.C.
Sponsor/Organizer: Information Today, Inc.
URL: sharepointsymposium.com/2014

Nov. 11, ALPSP Training Course: Understanding eJournal Technology
Place: Oxford, U.K.
Sponsor/Organizer: Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP)
URL: alpsp.org/Ebusiness/Meetings/Meeting.aspx?ID=381

Nov. 13–14, 2014 Library Journal Directors’ Summit
Place: Chattanooga, Tenn.
Sponsor/Organizer: Library Journal
URL: lj.libraryjournal.com/directors-summit/#_

Nov. 14–16, The 2014 Young Adult Literature Symposium
Place: Austin, Texas
Sponsor/Organizer: Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)
URL: yalitsymposium12.ning.com

Nov. 18–19, Streaming Media West
Place: Huntington Beach, Calif.
Sponsor/Organizer: Information Today, Inc.
URL: streamingmedia.com/Conferences/West2014

Nov. 18–19, Streaming Media Producer Live
Place: Huntington Beach, Calif.
Sponsor/Organizer: Information Today, Inc.
URL: producerlive.streamingmedia.com/2014

 ... View our complete conference calendar here

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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 infotodayeurope.com – 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. Covers everything from ASR to VUI, with lots of links, threads, and even a few pictures thrown in for good measure.

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