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Thursday, May 31, 2012

WebSearch University

Take your search skills to the next level!

Today's difficult economy requires info pros to keep on top of technological tweaks and resource changes. To distinguish themselves from the casual searcher, info pros need to deliver relevant results in a timely and professional manner. They must recognize high quality sources.

WebSearch University teaches researchers how to maximize the value of Google, efficiently use other major search engines, discover targeted search engines, and cost-effectively deliver results. At WebSearch University, internet searchers improve their skills, add to their intelligence quotient, and refresh their search competencies.

NewsBreaks
Government in the Mobile Era
by Barbie E. Keiser
Information Technology (IT) departments in all organizations—including federal government agencies—are grappling with a need to deliver information via mobile and wireless devices while simultaneously taking steps to assure security at the enterprise and data level, respecting the privacy concerns of individuals. A document released May 23, 2012, Digital Government: Building a 21st Century Platform to Better Serve the American People, reveals the Obama administration strategy to enable citizens to find the services they need across government programs, "anytime, anywhere, and on any device."
Factiva Adds Real-Time Twitter Module
by Barbara Quint
Factiva, the subscription-based, business information service from Dow Jones & Co., has begun linking to high-value Twitter streams. The real-time module works inside the Factiva Snapshot news dashboard. Snapshot, still in beta and not available on the academic version of Factiva, provides monitoring for 31 industries, plus a range of other topical areas and services. The curated selection of Twitter streams come from influential Tweeters in each industry. The selection process was done with the assistance of Mass Relevance, working with the Factiva editorial staff.

Weekly News Digests
Queen Victoria’s Journals Now Available Online
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II launched a unique online resource that provides access to all the personal journals of Queen Victoria. The Bodleian Libraries working in partnership with The Royal Archives and information company ProQuest have, for the first time, made the private records of one of the world's most influential public figures available for the public to access at www.queenvictoriasjournals.org. The resource is available free of charge to all users in the U.K. and to the national libraries of Her Majesty's Realms; users outside the U.K. can access the website until June 30, 2012. Thereafter, a specialized version for libraries will become available from ProQuest.
DeepDyve Expands Service With PDF Downloads
DeepDyve, a provider of rentable, peer-reviewed journal articles, announced major updates to its service. Most notably, the company now offers the ability to purchase discounted, downloadable PDFs, making DeepDyve a one-stop destination for unaffiliated researchers (so-called "knowledge workers") to search, rent, and now purchase articles in life sciences, technology, medical, and business journals. The company also unveiled a number of enhancements to its monthly plans, and established corporate pricing that enables affordable, company-wide deployment of DeepDyve's service.
Data Conversion Laboratory Introduces New ‘Convert On Demand’ Portal
Data Conversion Laboratory (DCL), a provider of electronic document conversion services, introduced a new online publishing portal designed to re-energize previously dormant content into highly accurate digital knowledge that can be searched, reorganized, ported to ebooks, and published in virtually any format, which all lead to new revenue streams. Convert On Demand, DCL's new web portal, is the second in a series of On Demand portals.

NewsLink Spotlight
Online Consumer Privacy in the Spotlight
by Paula J. Hane
Choose Privacy Week is a national public awareness campaign that aims to educate the public on how to protect their privacy and understand their rights. This year, Choose Privacy Week is being held May 1-7, 2012. The timing for this public awareness campaign couldn't have been better. Within the past week, we've seen controversial cybersecurity legislation highlighted in the news and high-profile media coverage of Google's latest investigation by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

OS Digital Edition

In this sample digital edition of Online Searcher

Survey Research: Polling and Beyond
Advanced Twitter Search Commands
Open Knowledge Versus Knowledge Management
Questioning and Streamlining Decisions

Conference Connection

CONFERENCE CALENDAR 

June 12–14, SLA 2016 Annual Conference
Place: Philadelphia
Sponsor/Organizer: Special Libraries Association (SLA)
URL: sla.org/attend/sla-2016-annual-conference

June 12–15, The 2016 European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2016)
Place: Istanbul
Sponsor/Organizer: Organization secretariat
URL: ecis2016.eu/en/default.asp

June 13–17, Libraries in the Digital Age (LIDA) 2016
Place: Zadar, Croatia
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing committee
URL: ozk.unizd.hr/lida

June 14, The Publisher’s and Librarian’s Challenge: Models, Practices, and Products to Sustain OA Publishing
Place: London
Sponsor/Organizer: Association of Learned & Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP)
URL: alpsp.org/Seminars/How-to-Sustain-OA-Publishing---the-publishers-and-librarians-challenge/31492

June 15, NISO Virtual Conference: BIBFRAME & Real World Applications of Linked Bibliographic Data
Place: Online only
Sponsor/Organizer: National Information Standards Organization (NISO)
URL: niso.org/news/events/2016/virtual_conference/jun15_virtualconf

June 16–18, AAUP 2016
Place: Philadelphia
Sponsor/Organizer: Association of American University Presses (AAUP)
URL: aaupnet.org/events-a-conferences/annual-meeting/aaup-2016

June 16–18, ASI & ISC/SCI 2016 Conference
Place: Chicago
Sponsor/Organizer: American Society for Indexing (ASI) and Indexing Society of Canada (ISC)
URL: asindexing.org/conference/2016-conference-chicago

June 17–19, The 4th International Conference on Information Technology and Science (ICITS 2016)
Place: Tokyo
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing committee
URL: icits.org

June 20–23, Digital Humanities Australasia 2016
Place: Hobart, Australia
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing team
URL: uqhistory.net/web/dha2016

June 22, Understanding Copyright
Place: London
Sponsor/Organizer: Association of Learned & Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP)
URL: alpsp.org/Events-Training/Understanding-Copyright/30165

June 22–25, KM (Knowledge Management) Conference 2016
Place: Lisbon, Portugal
Sponsor/Organizer: International Institute for Applied Knowledge Management (IIAKM)
URL: iiakm.org/conference

June 23–28, ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition
Place: Orlando, Fla.
Sponsor/Organizer: American Library Association (ALA)
URL: 2016.alaannual.org

June 29–July 1, LIBER Annual Conference 2016
Place: Helsinki
Sponsor/Organizer: LIBER (Association of European Research Libraries)
URL: liber2016.org

... View our complete conference calendar here.

ITI Blogs

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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 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, 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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