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Monday, August 20, 2012

 

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Effective research on the web is becoming increasingly important as a critical job skill in many work environments. Sure, anyone can enter a few words into a search box, but what sets WebSearch University alumni apart is their ability to use multiple search engines, advanced search techniques, and specialized sources to quickly hone in on relevant, reliable answers. Will you be among the power-searching pros?

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NewsBreaks
ProQuest Graduate Education Program Serves Tomorrow’s Librarians, Today’s Library School Faculties
by Barbara Quint
"Absolutely terrific. Well thought out design. And FREE. I love it," commented James Matarazzo, dean of the Graduate School of Library and Information Sciences at Simmons College. The recently announced ProQuest Graduate Education Program (GEP) offers library schools and other educational settings a way for students and teachers to reach the company's full array of resources.

Weekly News Digests
New Reference QuickView From the American Chemical Society
ACS Publications and Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), the information divisions of the American Chemical Society (ACS), announced jointly the introduction of Reference QuickView, a dynamic new feature powered by CAS' SciFinder that enables readers of web content to view directly the text of abstracts linked to bibliographic citations within an ACS Publications journal article or book chapter.
Elsevier Acquires Atira, a Provider of Research Management Solutions
Elsevier announced the acquisition of Atira, a provider of software and tools that help academic institutions and researchers manage and improve their research outcomes. Atira complements Elsevier's SciVal by expanding the scope of data to report on research activities across an academic institution and by broadening the range of tools and dashboards to analyze those data.
BIA Announces Free Legal Hold on TotalDiscovery.com
Business Intelligence Associates, Inc. (BIA) announced that it is making the Legal Hold feature of its TotalDiscovery.com online e-discovery solution completely free to all users. Now, anyone can sign up for a free account at TotalDiscovery.com and start issuing legal hold notices in minutes to relevant custodians, such as to employees and third-parties required to preserve documents for legal reasons. TotalDiscovery.com offers full functioning legal hold features including automatic reminders, on-the-fly legal hold scope adjustment, escalations, custom memos, and robust reporting.

NewsLink Spotlight
Expand Your Search Engine Options
by Paula J. Hane
One of the most popular bylined pieces in our NewsBreaks/NewsLink Spotlight collection has been my April 1, 2010 article, "Alternative Search Engines Offer Rich Options." Since things have changed considerably in the last 2-plus years, I decided it was time to look at what some of the most useful options now are for search engines. While Google continues its domination of the search market, some enterprising folks continue to seek out alternatives—for additional features, interface preferences, spam avoidance, or privacy and security reasons.

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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