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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Computers in Libraries 2013  shares how leading edge libraries and information services are evolving, managing and excelling. Join us April 8-10 at the Hilton Washington to get lots of ideas and insights for jumpstarting your evolution strategies. 

NewsBreaks
Big Data, Open Government, and Sunlight
by Barbie E. Keiser
Open States is the latest in a collection of Big Data-open government analysis tools from Sunlight Foundation. It has taken Sunlight Labs 4 years to scrape legislative data from 50 state websites (plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico), collect, sift, standardize, and make it all available in a single, comprehensive database that can be queried online by anyone via Open States API.

Weekly News Digests
RosettaBooks and ebrary Team Up
RosettaBooks, an independent ebook publisher, and ebrary, a ProQuest business, announced three bundled film and fiction perpetual packages for libraries available from ebrary, which further expands access to trade material in addition to ebrary's robust offering of scholarly research ebooks.
EBSCO Publishing Releases CINAHL Complete
EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) announced that CINAHL, the research tool for nursing and allied health literature, has boosted its content with the introduction of CINAHL Complete. The database will offer 71% more full-text journals than are available in CINAHLPlus with Full Text.
IFLA Launches Resources for eLending in Libraries
IFLA launched a new set of resources relating to ebooks and libraries. Providing access to ebooks is one of the most pressing issues facing libraries right now. Public libraries, in particular, are dealing with implications of rapidly changing business and access models. IFLA had previously issued a background paper on eLending in April 2012. In October 2012, IFLA commissioned an independent consultant, Civic Agenda, to prepare a "thinkpiece" to inform discussion at a meeting of experts from the library and publishing sector. This meeting took place over 3 days at IFLA headquarters in The Hague in November 2012. The recently released "IFLA Principles for Library eLending" report is the outcome of the meeting, and the contribution of the experts in The Hague was crucial to their drafting. The document was endorsed by the IFLA Governing Board in February 2013.

NewsLink Spotlight
A Cyber War Is Brewing
by Paula J. Hane
At first, it just seemed to be a trickle of bad news. This company or another was the object of a cyberattack. Sometimes it was the hackers group with the ominous-sounding name, Anonymous, that was blamed. Then, Anonymous reportedly defaced the entire MIT website in revenge following the recent suicide of Aaron Swartz. It also hacked the Department of Justice Sentencing Commission website and threatened to launch "multiple warheads." This prompted me to do some digging. I found that hacking incidents seem to be much more pervasive—and serious—than I'd thought. The reports of cybersecurity breaches have grown more numerous in the last few years, and there have been a flood of security warnings recently.

How to Help Researchers Find ...

How to Help Researchers Find Reliable Sources and Avoid Fake News (5:37)

California State University-Northridge librarian Doris Helfer discusses a rubric she and her colleagues created to identify credible research sources and help their patrons steer clear of fake news 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.


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