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NewsBreaks
Congress Enacts Patent Reform Legislation
by George H. Pike
In what is being described as the most substantial overhaul of U.S. patent law in nearly 60 years, Congress passed the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, patent reform legislation that has been years in the making. The act will have long-term impact on the processes for filing patent applications, the granting and re-examination of patents, particularly business method and technology patents, and the funding of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO). The act has been presented to President Barack Obama for his signature, and he is expected to sign the act within days.

Weekly News Digests
New Databases from APA—PsycTESTS and PsycTHERAPY
The American Psychological Association (APA) announced the release of two new databases: PsycTESTS and PsycTHERAPY. PsycTESTS joins APA's suite of research databases, providing a simple yet comprehensive solution for libraries and their patrons looking for access to test content. Designed for students, faculty, and seasoned professionals in psychotherapy and counseling, PsycTHERAPY is a database of therapy demonstration videos specifically developed to enable viewers to observe how therapists spontaneously employ different approaches and techniques in practice.
Publishing Technology Chosen to Build Academic Publishing Site for GSE Research
Publishing Technology plc has been selected to build an academic publishing platform for GSE Research. The new online platform for research into governance, sustainability, and the environment will be built using Publishing Technology's semantic web-based publishing software, pub2web. The new platform will be among the first of its kind offering the option of an open peer-review model alongside the traditional peer-review system. This new publishing model aims to speed up the submission process and encourage heightened engagement and collaboration among users.
Springer Releases New Download Tool for MARC Records or Ebook Title Lists
In order to increase the quality of metadata, Springer released a new web tool that allows catalogers and librarians to easily download tailor-made batches of MARC records (Machine-Readable-Cataloging) or ebook title lists. This new tool is easy to use and allows librarians to download a batch of records to a library's Springer eBook Collection. The new tool is available through Springer's MARC portal.

NewsLink Spotlight
Upstart Legal Services Gain Traction
by Paula J. Hane
What a lot of activity we've seen lately in online legal services—acquisitions, investments, new traction in the market, and even newly launched services. The traditional methods of practicing law have been challenged of late, with some of the work formerly done by lawyers now able to be performed by technology. And, the rise of free sources of legal information, such as Fastcase and Justia.com, continue to rock the market. Yes, we live in interesting and disruptive times.

Is Bias Unavoidable

Is Bias Unavoidable in Enterprise Search? (2:07)

Synthexis President Sue Feldman discusses the preventability (or non-preventability) of bias in search in this clip from the security, privacy, and ethics panel at Enterprise Search & Discovery 2018.

 

Bookshelf
Find it Fast, 6th edition Find It Fast, 6th Edition
Extracting Expert Information from Social Networks, Big Data, Tweets, and More
by Robert Berkman

In Find It Fast, business research guru Robert Berkman gives expert advice on how to locate the best information sources, how to find and utilize the professionals behind those sources, and how to combine expert techniques to do fast and effective research on any subject.

You'll find practical guidance on such subjects as how to know if a site is a trusted source; understanding how and why sources differ; using precision search strategies and taming information overload; and finding, evaluating, and interviewing experts. Whether you are looking for consumer information, data for a job or project, facts for starting a new business, or an answer to an obscure question, Find It Fast will help you find it. Fast!

2015/336 pp softbound | ISBN 978-1-937290-04-7
Regular Price: $24.95 | Web Orders: $22.45

 
 
Conference Connection

CONFERENCE CALENDAR 

Dec. 6–9, The 10th Forum for Information Retrieval Evaluation (FIRE 2018)
Place: Bangalore, India
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing committee
URL: fire.irsi.res.in/fire/2018/home

Dec. 10–12, The 11th International Conference on Informatics and Systems (INFOS 2018)
Place: Cairo, Egypt
Sponsor/Organizer: Faculty of Computers and Information, Cairo University
URL: infos.cu.edu.eg/2018

Dec. 12, The Library of the Future: Inside & Out (NISO Virtual Conference)
Place: Online only
Sponsor/Organizer: National Information Standards Organization (NISO)
URL: niso.org/events/2018/12/library-future-inside-out

Dec. 17–19, 8th World Congress on Information and Communication Technologies (WICT'18)
Place: Kochi, India
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing committee
URL: mirlabs.org/wict18

Jan. 15–16, Academic Publishing in Europe (APE 2019)
Place: Berlin, Germany
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing committee
URL: ape2019.eu

Jan. 19–21, 2019 International Conference on Library and Information Science (LIS 2019)
Place: Sapporo, Japan
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing committee
URL: iconlis.org

Jan. 22–24, International BOBCATSSS Conference 2019
Place: Osijek, Croatia
Sponsor/Organizer: Osijek University, Croatia; Linnaeus University, Sweden; Uppsala University, Sweden; The Hague University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands
URL: bobcatsss2019.ffos.hr/about.html

Jan. 25–29, 2019 ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits
Place: Seattle, Wa.
Sponsor/Organizer: American Library Association (ALA)
URL: ala.org/conferencesevents/midwinter-meeting

... View our complete conference calendar here.

ITI Blogs

If you regularly read blogs, add these to your reader:

ITI Conference Blog libconf.com – covering ITI's library conferences worldwide.

ILI365/InfoToday Europe Blog infotoday.eu – news and ideas for, and by, innovative info pros from around the world, throughout the year.

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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