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Monday, April 01, 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
Serials Solutions’ Summon 2.0 Coming in June
by Barbara Quint
One of the most popular discovery engines—Summon from Serials Solutions, a ProQuest company—should be getting even more popular this summer. A new, substantially enhanced version will begin replacing the current version—and at no extra charge. Most of the major changes focus on enriching the searching experience by adding contextual guidance through such services as Topic Explorer, Scholars Profiles, automatic addition of supplementary search terms, etc. Librarians using Summon play a role in improving the service both directly through contributions for their particular patron communities and indirectly by sharing input with the Summon user community. The mammoth size of Summon (now more than 1.1 billion items, usually full text) and its breadth of coverage as a unified index not only provides a major service for libraries seeking to retain their hold on patrons, it also provides ProQuest with a centralized, core database around which to build future products and service improvements.

Weekly News Digests
Credo Adds Text-to-Speech Through Partnership With ReadSpeaker
Credo announced it is integrating technology from ReadSpeaker, a provider of online text to speech, into its Literati solutions. ReadSpeaker's text-to-speech technology is one of many recent additions to the innovative learning technologies that Literati combines with authoritative scholarly content and customizable services to help libraries do more.
NISO Publishes Recommended Practice on Ejournals
The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) announced the publication of a new Recommended Practice: "PIE-J: Presentation & Identification of E-Journals" (NISO RP-16-2013). This recommended practice was developed to provide guidance on the presentation of ejournals—particularly in the areas of title presentation, accurate use of ISSN, and citation practices—to publishers and platform providers, as well as to solve some long-standing concerns of serials, collections, and electronic resources librarians.
Springer and Chemical Abstracts Service Collaborate to Accelerate Chemistry Research
Springer Science+Business Media and Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) will collaborate on a project to include thousands of new experimental procedures for chemical reactions reported in Springer journals in the CAS databases. This collaboration will increase the visibility of articles with experimental procedures published in 165 Springer chemistry journals from 1985 to the present.

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
Career Q&A
 
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Career Q&A
A Librarian's Real-Life, Practical Guide to Managing a Successful Career
By Susanne Markgren and Tiffany Eatman Allen

In Career Q&A, Susanne Markgren and Tiffany Eatman Allen examine events, transitions, struggles, and advances that encompass and define a librarian's career, answering a range of important questions library professionals face as they move through the various stages of their working lives.

For more than 10 years, Markgren and Allen have collaborated on the popular advice column "Career Q&A with the Library Career People." Here, blending their own best advice with tips and ideas from a number of their savvy peers, they guide current and aspiring information professionals in their pursuit of satisfying careers.

2013/240 pp/softbound | ISBN 978-1-57387-479-3
Regular Price: $39.50 | Web Orders: $23.70 | Ebook editions available

Conference Connection

CONFERENCE CALENDAR 

Sept. 3–5, International Symposium on Philosophy of Library and Information Science
Place: Kastamonu, Turkey
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing Committee
URL: kbbf2014.org/en/home_page

Sept. 4–5, The 15th European Conference on Knowledge Management (ECKM 2014)
Place: Santarém, Portugal
Sponsor/Organizer: Academic Conferences and Publishing International
URL: academic-conferences.org/eckm/eckm2014/eckm14-home.htm

Sept. 8–10, LWA (Learning, Knowledge, Adaptation) 2014
Place: Aachen, Germany
Sponsor/Organizer: German Computer Science Society
URL: dme.rwth-aachen.de/en/lwa2014

Sept. 8–10, The 1st Symposium on Information Management and Big Data (SIMBig 2014)
Place: Cuzco, Peru
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing Committee
URL: www.lirmm.fr/simbig2014

Sept. 10–11, International Conference on Information (ICI 2014)
Place: Johor, Malaysia
Sponsor/Organizer: Fakulti Pengurusan Maklumat, UiTM Johor and Persatuan Pustakawan Malaysia
URL: icief.uitm.edu.my

Sept. 10–12, ALPSP International Conference 2014
Place: London
Sponsor/Organizer: ALPSP (Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers) URL: alpsp.org/Ebusiness/TrainingAndEvents/ALPSPInternationalConference.aspx

Sept. 16–19, The 14th International Conference on Knowledge Technologies and Data-driven Business (i-KNOW 2014)
Place: Graz, Austria
Sponsor/Organizer: Know-Center and Graz University of Technology
URL: i-know.tugraz.at

Sept. 17, Commissioning Content: Working Effectively with Authors and Editors (ALPSP Training Course)
Place: London
Sponsor/Organizer: ALPSP (Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers)
URL: alpsp.org/Ebusiness/Meetings/Meeting.aspx?ID=374

Sept. 17–19, The 6th Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing (COASP)
Place: Paris
Sponsor/Organizer: Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA)
URL: oaspa.org/conference

Sept. 22–24, The Third International Conference on Informatics Engineering and Information Science (ICIEIS2014)
Place: Lodz, Poland
Sponsor/Organizer: Society of Digital Information and Wireless Communications (SDIWC)
URL: sdiwc.net/conferences/2014/icieis2014

Sept. 24, NISO Virtual Conference: Library Data in the Cloud
Place: Online only
Sponsor/Organizer: NISO (National Information Standards Organization)
URL: niso.org/news/events/2014/virtual/data_in_the_cloud

Sept. 25–26, The 1st Altmetrics Conference
Place: London
Sponsor/Organizer: Wellcome Trust, Altmetric, Springer Science+Business Media, PLOS, Elsevier, ARMA
URL: altmetricsconference.com

Sept. 28–30, 2014 International Library Symposium
Place: Gold Coast, Australia
Sponsor/Organizer: School Library Association of Queensland, Inc.
URL: www.tss.qld.edu.au/Parents_and_Students/Senior/SeniorLibrary/ILSTSS.aspx

Sept. 29–30, WebSearch University 2014
Place: Arlington, Va.
Sponsor/Organizer: Information Today, Inc.
URL: websearchu.com/2014

Sept. 29–Oct. 1, The 9th International Conference on Digital Information Management (ICDIM 2014)
Place: Bangkok
Sponsor/Organizer: IEEE Technology Management Council and DLINE
URL: icdim.org/index.html

 ... View our complete conference calendar here

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