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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).

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

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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 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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