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Thursday, April 04, 2013



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NewsBreaks
Performance Reporting 2.0 Using Socrata’s GovStat
by Barbie E. Keiser
GovStat is a new performance measurement platform for government where every goal set by a team, agency, or department (short-term, intermediate, and long-term) has metrics against which it is measured. Data feeds automatically into dashboards that allow government workers (and the public) to see the impact of work being done in classrooms, at hospitals, and on city streets. GovStat helps governments share their data, allowing the public to measure how effective cities, states, or agencies are in meeting the goals that they established for themselves.

Weekly News Digests
ACS Introduces ACS ChemWorx, a New Research Collaboration System
The American Chemical Society (ACS) announced the launch of ACS ChemWorx, a new research collaboration system designed to integrate all facets of the researcher's work life. Every step of the research process—from forming an initial concept, to exchanging documents and literature references with a network of global collaborators, to assembling the resulting research findings with coauthors—can now be performed within the secure and interoperable ACS ChemWorx environment.
New ACRL White Paper: 'Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy'
The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announced the publication of a new white paper, "Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy: Creating Strategic Collaborations for a Changing Academic Environment," written by a working group of leaders from many areas of the association. This white paper explores and articulates three intersections between scholarly communication and information literacy.
De Gruyter to Offer 100 Titles for Open Access Through Unglue.it
De Gruyter, the academic publisher based in Berlin, will be offering 100 titles from its e-dition series at the crowdfunding platform Unglue.it. Each individual title that raises $2,100 at the site will be made available worldwide as open access (OA) content. Unglue.it is making ebooks free and universally accessible to libraries and book lovers alike.

NewsLink Spotlight
The Latest Pew Report on The State of the News Media
by Paula J. Hane
Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism published "The State of the News Media 2013," a study that concluded the U.S. has a "news industry that is more undermanned and unprepared to uncover stories, dig deep into emerging ones, or to question information put into its hands." Overall, "Online was the only category of news that showed growth." I'd say that's a fairly dreary and pessimistic outlook, as did many of the media outlets reporting the results of the study. Thankfully, there were actually some bright spots in the report that highlighted some of the evolutionary changes occurring. But, Matthew Yglesias, writing in Slate, says, "Ignore the doomsayers: The news-reading public has never had more and better information at their fingertips."

Bookshelf
The Acidental Data Scientist
 
 
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The Accidental Data Scientist
Big Data Applications and Opportunities for Librarians and Information Professionals
by Amy Affelt
foreword by Thomas H. Davenport

Librarians and information professionals have always worked with data in order to meet the information needs of their constituents, thus "Big Data" is not a new concept for them though it is spawning new approaches along with a language all its own.

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Conference Connection

CONFERENCE CALENDAR 

May 6–9, write|edit|index: The 2015 Australian Conference for Editors, Indexers, and Publishing Professionals
Place: Canberra, Australia
Sponsor/Organizer: Canberra Society of Editors, on behalf of the Institute of Professional Editors (IPEd), and ACT Region Branch of ANZSI, on behalf of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Indexers (ANZSI)
URL: writeeditindex.net.au

May 11, Content Delivery Summit
Place: New York
Sponsor/Organizer: Information Today, Inc.
URL: contentdeliverysummit.com/2015

May 11–13, Data Summit
Place: New York
Sponsor/Organizer: Information Today, Inc.
URL: dbta.com/DataSummit/2015

May 12–13, Streaming Media East
Place: New York
Sponsor/Organizer: Information Today, Inc.
URL: streamingmedia.com/Conferences/East2015

May 13–15, The IEEE Ninth International Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science (IEEE RCIS 2015)
Place: Athens, Greece
Sponsor/Organizer: Harokopio University, IEEE Greece Section, IEEE Computer Society Greece Chapter, and Greek Computer Society
URL: rcis-conf.com/rcis2015

May 18–20, Conf-IRM 2015 (International Conference on Information Resources Management)
Place: Ottawa, Ontario
Sponsor/Organizer: Association for Information Systems
URL: www.conf-irm.org/joomla/

May 18–21, The 11th Annual International Conference on Information Technology & Computer Science
Place: Athens, Greece
Sponsor/Organizer: The Computer Research Unit of theAthens Institute for Education and Research
URL: www.atiner.gr/2015/CALL-COM.htm

May 18–22, The 24th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW 2015)
Place: Florence, Italy
Sponsor/Organizer: Local Organizing Committee
URL: www2015.wwwconference.org

May 19, ALPSP Training Course: Project Management for Publishing
Place: Oxford, U.K.
Sponsor/Organizer: Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP)
URL: alpsp.org/Ebusiness/Meetings/Meeting.aspx?ID=430

May 20–22, The 11th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies (WEBIST)
Place: Lisbon, Portugal
Sponsor/Organizer: INSTICC (Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication)
URL: webist.org

May 26–29, The 7th International Conference on Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries (QQML 2015)
Place: Paris
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing committee
URL: isast.org

May 26–29, The 23rd European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2015)
Place: Münster, Germany
Sponsor/Organizer: Association for Information Systems
URL: ecis2015.eu

May 27–29, The 4th International Conference on African Digital Libraries and Archives (ICADLA-4)
Place: Legon, Ghana
Sponsor/Organizer: Ghana Library Association, University of Ghana Department of Informaiton Studies, and Ghana Library Authority
URL: blogs.ifla.org/acd/2014/10/14/icadla-4-conference-announcement-and-call-for-papers

May 27–29, The 2015 SSP 37th Annual Meeting
Place: Arlington, Va.
Sponsor/Organizer: Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP)
URL: sspnet.org/events/annual-meeting/event-home

May 27–29, BookExpo America (BEA)
Place: New York
Sponsor/Organizer: Reed Exhibitions
URL: bookexpoamerica.com

May 27–30, The NASIG 30th Annual Conference
Place: Arlington, Va.
Sponsor/Organizer:  NASIG (North American Serials Interest Group)
URL: www.nasig.org/site_page.cfm?pk_association_webpage_menu=700

May 28–29, The 5th International Conference on Information Management and Evaluation (ICIME 2015)
Place: Xi'an, China
Sponsor/Organizer: Academic Conferences and Publishing International Ltd.
URL: academic-conferences.org/icime/icime2015/icime15-home.htm

May 28–29, The 3rd International Open Data Conference
Place: Ottawa, Ontario
Sponsor/Organizer: Government of Canada,Canada’s International Development Research Centre, and the World Bank
URL: opendatacon.org

May 31–June 4, ESWC 2015 (The 12th European Semantic Web Conference)
Place: Portorož, Slovenia
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing committee
URL: 2015.eswc-conferences.org

... View our complete conference calendar here.

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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. Covers everything from ASR to VUI, with lots of links, threads, and even a few pictures thrown in for good measure.


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