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Tuesday, April 09, 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
Court Finds No Fair Use by Meltwater in News Aggregator Case
by George H. Pike
The Associated Press (AP) won a major victory against online news aggregator Meltwater when a Federal District Court in New York declared that Meltwater's "scraping" of AP news articles from the internet infringed on AP's copyrights. The court rejected Meltwater's assertion that its activities were like that of a search engine and were protected by copyright's Fair Use defense. The case has attracted wide interest from news organizations seeking to protect their works even as they may be available for free on the internet, as well as from internet activists and entrepreneurs who have expressed concern that the decision could inhibit the sharing of public information.

Weekly News Digests
SAGE Launches Social Science Literature Review Tool
SAGE, an independent academic and professional publisher, announced the launch of SAGE Navigator: "the essential social sciences literature review tool." Hosted on the SAGE Knowledge platform, SAGE Navigator provides students, faculty and researchers with access to the resources they need to kick start their literature search and review.
Wolters Kluwer Health and Wiley Extend Partnership
Wolters Kluwer Health announced an extension of its long-term partnership with John Wiley & Sons, Inc. to provide more than 460 premier journals on the Ovid medical research platform. The new agreement includes the addition of Early View (pre-publication) articles from Wiley journals on Ovid.
New York Public Library Announces Digital Collections API
The New York Public Library (NYPL) announced the release of its Digital Collections API (application programming interface). This tool allows software developers both in and outside of the library to write programs that search its digital collections, process the descriptions of each object, and find links to the relevant pages on the NYPL Digital Gallery.

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."

How to Fix Facebook's Fake News Problem

How to Fix Facebook's Fake News Problem (4:16)

The Accidental Data Scientist author Amy Affelt discusses leading technology experts' recommended remedies for fixing Facebook's fake news problem 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.

ITI News

The Information Advisor's Guide to Internet Research

Edited by Robert Berkman, The Information Advisor’s Guide to Internet Research explores, evaluates, and provides critical analysis of free and fee-based information resources, web-based services, and search strategies to help you maximize your time and keep you up-to-date on the internet's role in research.

IAG

In addition to at least one feature by business specialist Berkman, each issue of The Information Advisor’s Guide to Internet Research includes an in-depth article by Ran Hock, author of The Extreme Searcher book series and well-known seminar speaker, who checks out a major web resource.

Four regular columns are rotated; two appear each issue and give readers suggestions for cool internet tools to check out (Brian Smith McCallum, M.L.S., public and academic librarian); sites to turn to for more scholarly research needs (Briana McGuckin, reference and instructional librarian); sites to go to that provide information for the common good (Susan Fingerman, retired librarian instructor, STEM); and sites that give you “big data” facts and figures on a range of topics (Jackie Shane, former reference librarian).

Download your free copy of the June 2018 issue now!


CIL Cover

Computers in Libraries magazine has posted its 2019 editorial calendar and has issued a call for article proposals at infotoday.com/cilmag/contrib.shtml#themes.


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