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NewsBreaks
Cochrane’s New Look
by Marydee Ojala
At this year's Medical Libraries Association (MLA) annual conference, held May 3-7, 2013, in Boston, several sessions centered on new and forthcoming developments with The Cochrane Collaboration. Cochrane, established 20 years ago and named after British epidemiologist Archie Cochrane, is in the forefront of evidence-based medicine. The Cochrane Library consists of databases that cover systematic reviews, abstracts of reviews of effects, a central register of controlled trials, a methodology register, health technology assessment, and economic evaluation. It can be searched as part of the Wiley Online Library and on EBSCOhost.

Weekly News Digests
Coursera Announces Pilot Program With Publishers
Coursera, a massive open online course (MOOC) provider, announced a pilot program with several of the top higher education publishers to expand the availability of their high-quality content and resources, to be facilitated by Chegg, the student hub where students can access the tools and materials they need to succeed. Publishers Cengage Learning, Macmillan Higher Education, Oxford University Press, SAGE, and Wiley will experiment with specific offerings for Coursera students, including versions of etextbooks delivered via Chegg's DRM-protected e-reader at no cost to students for the duration of the course. Coursera is also actively discussing pilot agreements and related alliances with Springer Science+Business Media and additional publishers.
EBSCO Introduces Civil War Primary Source Documents
EBSCO introduced Civil War Primary Source Documents, a comprehensive digital collection of primary source materials chronicling aspects of the American Civil War. Drawn from the holdings of the New-York Historical Society, the collection captures various accounts of the Civil War as it was experienced on land and sea.
New dtSearch Covers More Data Types
dtSearch Corp., a supplier of enterprise and developer text retrieval software along with document filters, announces Version 7.72 of its product line. The new version expands dtSearch's proprietary document filters built into its text retrieval products. For customers in need of data parsing, conversion, and extraction only, the dtSearch Engine (with APIs in native 64-bit/32-bit, Win/Linux C++, Java, and .NET through current versions) also provides the document filters for separate OEM licensing.

NewsLink Spotlight
Useful Browser Extensions
by Paula J. Hane
Over the years, I've migrated from one web browser to another as needs and changing technology dictated. For me, that's included Netscape Navigator, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Safari, Mozilla Firefox, and my latest browser of choice, Google Chrome. Once I adopted Chrome—on both my PC and my Android phone—I began to encounter all manner of browser extensions that have offered me enhanced functionality. I'd like to share some of these treasures that have improved the browser experience for me. There are similar extensions for Firefox and other browsers, but I'll focus on those I use on Chrome.

The 5 Steps of Data Analysis for Public Libraries

The 5 Steps of Data Analysis for Public Libraries (3:41)

In this clip, Oak Park Public Library Data Analyst Grant Halter walks Computers in Libraries 2018 attendees through the five steps of data analysis.

Conference Connection

CONFERENCE CALENDAR 

Oct. 10–12, The 2nd International Conference of Information Management & Libraries
Place: Lahore, Pakistan
Sponsor/Organizer: Department of Information Management, University of the Punjab
URL: pu.edu.pk/iciml

Oct. 10–13, AoIR 2018
Place: Montreal
Sponsor/Organizer: Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR)
URL: aoir.org/conferences/aoir2018

Oct. 12–13, SCOUG Library Shark Tank Weekend
Place: Monterey, Calif.
Sponsor/Organizer: Southern California Online Users Group (SCOUG)
URL: scougsharktank.weebly.com

Oct. 16–17, Internet Librarian International 2018
Place: London
Sponsor/Organizer: Information Today, Inc.
URL: internet-librarian.com/2018/default.aspx

Oct. 16–17, Taxonomy Boot Camp London 2018
Place: London
Sponsor/Organizer: Information Today, Inc.
URL: taxonomybootcamp.com/London/2018

Oct. 16–18, Internet Librarian 2018
Place: Monterey, Calif.
Sponsor/Organizer: Information Today, Inc.
URL: internet-librarian.infotoday.com/2018

Oct. 17, Library 2.018: Social Crisis Management in a 21st Century World
Place: Online only
Sponsor/Organizer: San Jose State University School of Information
URL: library20.com/page/socialcrisis

Oct. 23–26, The 12th International Conference on Metadata and Semantics Research (MTSR'18)
Place: Limassol, Cyprus
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing committee
URL: mtsr-conf.org

Oct. 24, That Cutting Edge: Technology’s Impact on Scholarly Research Processes in the Library (NISO Virtual Conference)
Place: Online only
Sponsor/Organizer: National Information Standards Organization (NISO)
URL: niso.org/events/2018/10/cutting-edge-technologys-impact-scholarly-research-processes-library

Oct. 30–31, The 21st International Conference on Discovery Science (DS-2018)
Place: Limassol, Cyprus
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing committee
URL: cyprusconferences.org/ds2018/index.html

... View our complete conference calendar here.

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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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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