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Thursday, March 01, 2012

Computers in Libraries 2012

Computers in Libraries is the most comprehensive North American conference and exhibition concentrating on all aspects of library technology. The 2012 program is filled with ideas, leading-edge practices, tips, and techniques for creating innovative libraries. The emphasis is on thinking outside of the box, learning from other industries, finding strategic partners, and creating value for our user communities with new tools, techniques and skills that build innovative and priority services. 

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NewsBreaks
OCLC Innovation Lab Offers to Build Websites for Small Libraries
by Barbara Quint
After just more than 1 year of development and testing, OCLC's Innovation Lab, an OCLC Research division, has moved the Website for Small Libraries (WSSL) project from the experimental to the beta test stage. If the service succeeds, the next and final step would be an upgrade to the production stage. Defining small libraries as those with collections of 20,000 or less and only single-digit numbers of employees, the OCLC project is open to nonmembers as well as members. The project began as a response to serious concerns posed by OCLC's Global Council as to the lack of web presence for small libraries.

Weekly News Digests
New Mapping Capabilities Enhance BusinessDecision
CIVICTechnologies, a provider of geographic information system (GIS) data and market segmentation solutions to libraries, announced a major mapping enhancement to BusinessDecision that allows public and academic library users to generate detailed and highly visual maps related to a range of consumer topics of importance to businesses, entrepreneurs, nonprofit organizations, and public agencies.
New Terrorism Research Center Debuts
The Beacham Group, LLC (formerly Beacham Publishing, Inc.) devoted 8 years to the topic of terrorism and has created Terrorism Research & Analysis Consortium (TRAC), which is said to be one of the world's most comprehensive research centers for faculty, scholars, students, government, and defense professionals, as well as the general public.
EBSCO Publishing Makes Major Improvements to Business Source Complete
EBSCO Publishing added detailed company information for more than 1.1 million of the world's largest public and private companies, along with the addition of a Company View feature to Business Source Complete. The new Company View feature provides robust company information with well-organized links to business articles, profiles, and news stories.

NewsLink Spotlight
Update on Political Fact-Check Websites
by Paula J. Hane
As I write this, the U.S. is in the midst of a hotly contested GOP presidential primary. The countdown to "Super Tuesday" is 6 days, and the countdown to the election is 251 days. Some days, I think I've just had enough election news. It's exhausting for a voting individual to examine all the claims and statements made by the candidates. How do we keep up with who said what and check to see if it contradicts their earlier statements or twists the facts/statistics? Hardly a day goes by that I don't see an article that questions or outright refutes something said in a speech or debate. But which sites can we believe?

How to Fix Facebook's Fake News Problem

How to Fix Facebook's Fake News Problem (4:16)

The Accidental Data Scientist author Amy Affelt discusses leading technology experts' recommended remedies for fixing Facebook's fake news problem in this clip from Computers in Libraries 2018.

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.

ITI News

The Information Advisor's Guide to Internet Research

Edited by Robert Berkman, The Information Advisor’s Guide to Internet Research explores, evaluates, and provides critical analysis of free and fee-based information resources, web-based services, and search strategies to help you maximize your time and keep you up-to-date on the internet's role in research.

IAG

In addition to at least one feature by business specialist Berkman, each issue of The Information Advisor’s Guide to Internet Research includes an in-depth article by Ran Hock, author of The Extreme Searcher book series and well-known seminar speaker, who checks out a major web resource.

Four regular columns are rotated; two appear each issue and give readers suggestions for cool internet tools to check out (Brian Smith McCallum, M.L.S., public and academic librarian); sites to turn to for more scholarly research needs (Briana McGuckin, reference and instructional librarian); sites to go to that provide information for the common good (Susan Fingerman, retired librarian instructor, STEM); and sites that give you “big data” facts and figures on a range of topics (Jackie Shane, former reference librarian).

Download your free copy of the June 2018 issue now!


CIL Cover

Computers in Libraries magazine has posted its 2019 editorial calendar and has issued a call for article proposals at infotoday.com/cilmag/contrib.shtml#themes.


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