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Computers in Libraries 2013 will share how leading edge libraries and information services are evolving, managing, and excelling. Join us April 8-10, 2013 at the Hilton Washington in Washington, D.C. for ideas and insights for jumpstarting your evolution strategies!

NewsBreaks
New Services to Alumni/ae: ProQuest’s Udini, SAGE, JSTOR
by Barbara Quint
Academic librarians reviewing their current licensing of databases and considering new subscription offerings have a new factor to consider. Several of the leading academic vendors in the information industry have begun opening their products to alumni/ae communities. This practice offers several advantages to vendors and librarians from enabling the library and its parent institution to strengthen ties with alumni who may become sources of future support to fortifying the curricular value of learning the types of databases offered by libraries. When it comes to reaching out to end users, ProQuest probably has the most aggressive package for an academic-oriented vendor in its Udini product. But SAGE Publications has a very promising arrangement for its product in 2013; EBSCOhost sells Academic editions for alumni; and JSTOR is rumored to be poised to bring its Pilot Alumni Project into prime time.

Weekly News Digests
Complete ReaxysFile Now Available on STN
FIZ Karlsruhe announced that the complete ReaxysFile is now available on STN. ReaxysFile now contains the full content from Reaxys, a leading source for chemical substance and reaction data produced by Elsevier. ReaxysFile is a major factual database containing fully searchable chemical structures and reactions, associated with a depth of chemical and physical properties—all experimentally measured.
Market Analyst Announces Launch of eBook Reports
Market Analyst, a value-added distributor of market research reports and business information, announced that it now offers market research reports in ebook formats from its web store www.MarketAnalyst.net. Three analyst firms have partnered with Market Analyst in the eBook Reports product launch: WinterGreen Research, Inc., Mind Commerce, and Objective Analysis.
Thomson Reuters Incorporates ORCID Identifiers
The IP & Science business of Thomson Reuters announced its initiative to incorporate ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) identifiers into its scientific and scholarly research offerings, ensuring that users of resources such as ResearcherID and ScholarOne Manuscripts are able to incorporate their unique IDs into the attribution and publishing process. The system provides a central registry of researchers across disciplines and geographic boundaries, connecting researchers to their research.

NewsLink Spotlight
Concrete Steps Toward a Digital Public Library of America
by Paula J. Hane
The dream of a national digital public library is inching closer to reality. The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) initiative was launched in December 2010 with generous support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Since then it has been working to transition from a planning initiative to a fully independent 501(c)(3) organization and has crafted a draft job outline for DPLA Executive Director. The DPLA plans to make the cultural and scientific heritage of humanity available, free of charge, to all via a large-scale digital library.

Is Bias Unavoidable

Is Bias Unavoidable in Enterprise Search? (2:07)

Synthexis President Sue Feldman discusses the preventability (or non-preventability) of bias in search in this clip from the security, privacy, and ethics panel at Enterprise Search & Discovery 2018.

 

Bookshelf
Find it Fast, 6th edition Find It Fast, 6th Edition
Extracting Expert Information from Social Networks, Big Data, Tweets, and More
by Robert Berkman

In Find It Fast, business research guru Robert Berkman gives expert advice on how to locate the best information sources, how to find and utilize the professionals behind those sources, and how to combine expert techniques to do fast and effective research on any subject.

You'll find practical guidance on such subjects as how to know if a site is a trusted source; understanding how and why sources differ; using precision search strategies and taming information overload; and finding, evaluating, and interviewing experts. Whether you are looking for consumer information, data for a job or project, facts for starting a new business, or an answer to an obscure question, Find It Fast will help you find it. Fast!

2015/336 pp softbound | ISBN 978-1-937290-04-7
Regular Price: $24.95 | Web Orders: $22.45

 
 
Conference Connection

CONFERENCE CALENDAR 

Dec. 6–9, The 10th Forum for Information Retrieval Evaluation (FIRE 2018)
Place: Bangalore, India
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing committee
URL: fire.irsi.res.in/fire/2018/home

Dec. 10–12, The 11th International Conference on Informatics and Systems (INFOS 2018)
Place: Cairo, Egypt
Sponsor/Organizer: Faculty of Computers and Information, Cairo University
URL: infos.cu.edu.eg/2018

Dec. 12, The Library of the Future: Inside & Out (NISO Virtual Conference)
Place: Online only
Sponsor/Organizer: National Information Standards Organization (NISO)
URL: niso.org/events/2018/12/library-future-inside-out

Dec. 17–19, 8th World Congress on Information and Communication Technologies (WICT'18)
Place: Kochi, India
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing committee
URL: mirlabs.org/wict18

Jan. 15–16, Academic Publishing in Europe (APE 2019)
Place: Berlin, Germany
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing committee
URL: ape2019.eu

Jan. 19–21, 2019 International Conference on Library and Information Science (LIS 2019)
Place: Sapporo, Japan
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing committee
URL: iconlis.org

Jan. 22–24, International BOBCATSSS Conference 2019
Place: Osijek, Croatia
Sponsor/Organizer: Osijek University, Croatia; Linnaeus University, Sweden; Uppsala University, Sweden; The Hague University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands
URL: bobcatsss2019.ffos.hr/about.html

Jan. 25–29, 2019 ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits
Place: Seattle, Wa.
Sponsor/Organizer: American Library Association (ALA)
URL: ala.org/conferencesevents/midwinter-meeting

... View our complete conference calendar here.

ITI Blogs

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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.


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