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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Internet Librarian Oct 22-24 

Internet Librarian can help you transform your thinking, your programs, and your spaces. Join us for the most comprehensive conference for library and information professionals interested in technologies that allows us to push the envelope to the enhance the information sharing and learning experiences of people in our communities.

Push the envelope. Register today!


NewsBreaks
MOOCs and the Changing Face of Higher Education
by Abby Clobridge
Although universities are usually slow to change, several high-profile institutions in recent months have begun to experiment with offering courses to unprecedented numbers of simultaneous learners anywhere in the world for free. These initiatives, often referred to as Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), have the following potential avenues: to expand access to learning opportunities, eliminate many geographic and economic barriers to education, create more diverse learning communities, transform lifelong learning, and augment face-to-face and traditional education in new ways. However, while MOOCs present new opportunities, they also raise a number of important questions for higher education administrators, faculty, and students.

Weekly News Digests
OCLC Libraries Begin Phased Migration to WorldShare Interlibrary Loan Service
OCLC completed beta testing of the new OCLC WorldShare Interlibrary Loan service and is moving forward with an 18-month phased migration to the new service. WorldShare Interlibrary Loan is scheduled to replace WorldCat Resource Sharing in 2013 as part of libraries' existing subscriptions. The new service will centralize workflows now managed in multiple systems, and provide new functionality that speeds fulfillment of interlibrary loan requests, saving time for library staff and library users.
InfoDesk Introduces InfoMonitor: Competitive Intelligence Made Easy
InfoDesk announced the launch of InfoMonitor, a new once-daily competitive intelligence, news and media monitoring service. InfoMonitor brings an organization all the important news and information, from all its preferred sources in one custom-edited, easily digestible daily email update. InfoMonitor can be delivered to your email inbox, web portal, or RSS feed.
New Resource—Gale Genealogy Connect
Gale, part of Cengage Learning, partnered with Genealogical.com to launch a new online resource for genealogists—Gale Genealogy Connect. Focusing on the "how to" of genealogical research, this new resource serves as a complement to popular fact, date, and people-based genealogy resources already on the market.

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.

CIL 2017Got a story to share?

If you are a library professional with a story to share, our attendees want to hear it!  We're looking for great speakers to round out our 2017 program.
 
The focus of this year's conference is on leading edge technology that allows us to engage with, and bring strategic value to, our user communities.  It provides the latest information and practices for you to make informed choices for your community--whether it is an academic, corporate, nonprofit, public, or school library community.

So if you've got a story to share, contact us now.

 

IT MastheadSubscribe to Information Today (IT) and read great stories such as "Lightning Round: How Much Do You Know About Internet and Information Today History?" and "Flimsy Case Against Moscow Librarian Continues."

And don't forget to check out the sample Digital Edition of IT, which features bonus online-only content!

Conference Connection

CONFERENCE CALENDAR 

Oct. 5, NISO Virtual Conference: Experts on E-Books
Place: Online only
Sponsor/Organizer: NISO (National Information Standards Organization)
URL: niso.org/news/events/2016/virtual_conference/oct5_virtualconf

Oct. 5–8, AoIR 2016
Place: Berlin
Sponsor/Organizer: Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR)
URL: aoir.org/aoir2016

Oct. 6–7, International Open Data Conference (IODC16)
Place: Madrid
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing committee
URL: opendatacon.org

Oct. 10–11, The 12th International Conference on Knowledge Management (ICKM 2016)
Place: Vienna
Sponsor/Organizer: Austrian Computer Society
URL: ickm2016.ocg.at

Oct. 14–18, The 2016 Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology
Place: Copenhagen, Denmark
Sponsor/Organizer: Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T)
URL: asist.org/events/annual-meeting/annual-meeting-2016

Oct. 17–19, Internet Librarian 2016
Place: Monterey, Calif.
Sponsor/Organizer: Information Today, Inc.
URL: internet-librarian.infotoday.com/2016

Oct. 18–19, Internet Librarian International (ILI) 2016
Place: London
Sponsor/Organizer: Information Today, Inc.
URL: internet-librarian.com/2016

Oct. 18–19, Taxonomy Boot Camp London
Place: London
Sponsor/Organizer: Information Today, Inc.
URL: taxonomybootcamp.com/london/2016

Oct. 19–23, The 68th Frankfurt Book Fair
Place: Frankfurt, Germany
Sponsor/Organizer: Exhibition Management
URL: book-fair.com/en/fbf

... View our complete conference calendar here.

ITI Blogs

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

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.


This newsletter is published by Information Today, Inc.
Editor: Brandi Scardilli
Website: http://www.infotoday.com/NewsLink
Email: bscardilli@infotoday.com