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Monday, August 22, 2011

Internet Librarian 2011, Oct 17-19, 2011

Meet with Leading Edge Professionals 

Internet Librarian is the perfect opportunity to meet and hear from leading-edge information professionals in all types of environments.  Don’t miss your chance to meet with leaders who are integrating content while managing and organizing it in new, imaginative and exciting ways.

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NewsBreaks
Books & Media Move to the Clouds; Apple, Amazon, and Walmart Fight for Market Share
by Nancy K. Herther
In the past 2 weeks, we have seen major announcements from Walmart and Amazon targeted at opening up the market for ebooks and mobile apps from the control of mobile device manufacturers, especially Apple. These events and actions have the potential to change the current distribution systems dramatically for both apps and ebooks.

Weekly News Digests
Textbook Rental Firm Chegg to Add Etextbooks
Chegg announced it is significantly expanding its digital offering, adding more etextbooks and digital content to its emerging social education platform. In addition to textbook rentals, Chegg has rapidly enhanced its services, offering a fully integrated experience with digital services including homework help, course selection, and class notes (through its recently acquired company Notehall). Its goal is to offer millions of print books and etextbooks to students by the end of the year. Chegg has partnered with a number of publishers to offer etextbooks to its students, such as Cengage Learning, Elsevier, F.A. Davis, Macmillan, McFarland, McGraw-Hill, Oxford University Press, Rowman & Littlefield, Taylor and Francis, and Wiley.
Moreover Technologies Releases Three Versions of Newsdesk Monitoring Service
Moreover Technologies rolled out three versions of its Newsdesk media monitoring and news sharing solution to serve all types and sizes of business, starting at just $1995 per year. They are Newsdesk Alert, a streamlined Newsdesk offering focused on breaking news feeds and alerts, Newsdesk Corporate featuring advanced media monitoring and customized newsletters, and Newsdesk Enterprise for firms requiring companywide deployment of media analytics with global coverage and news sharing capabilities.
J. J. Keller Provides Content to Gale
J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc., a provider of regulatory compliance information for the human resources, workplace safety, and transportation industries, announced that it has licensed content for use in databases, products, and services from Gale, part of Cengage Learning. The licensed content includes J. J. Keller's ez Explanations, newsletters, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), video clips, blog articles, and court case summaries. The J. J. Keller content will be accessible in the Gale Business Insights family of products, the Gale InfoTrac cross-searchable journals databases, and other product lines. Gale is best known for its accurate and authoritative reference content, as well as for its intelligent organization of full-text magazine and newspaper articles.

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.

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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