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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."

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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.

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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.


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Editor: Brandi Scardilli
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