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Effective research on the web is an essential job skill in many work environments. Anyone can enter a few words into a search box, but WebSearch University will empower you to use multiple search engines effectively. You’ll discover new techniques and learn when to let go of ingrained search habits that have become counter-productive.

Register today!

NewsBreaks
Cengage Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy: ‘Normal Business Operations’ Will Continue
by George H. Pike
Citing nearly $6 billion of debt, Cengage Learning filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition in federal court last week. The bankruptcy petition is part of an effort to restructure its outstanding debt, with a goal of eliminating as much as $4 billion of debt. The petition includes all of Cengage Learning's wholly owned U.S. subsidiaries, although not its non-U.S. subsidiaries. By filing the Chapter 11 bankruptcy, Cengage will remain in business during the bankruptcy process, with day-to-day operations and personnel largely unchanged, and it expects to continue with product development and innovation.

Weekly News Digests
CCC Adds OCLC Integration to Get It Now
The Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) academic solution Get It Now will be integrated with OCLC's interlibrary loan (ILL) fee management service (IFM). Get It Now, which currently has 55 member publishers, will also add five new publishers' collections: M.E. Sharpe, Human Kinetics, Akadémiai Kiadó, Cognizant Communication Corporation, and World Scientific Publishing Company.
Gale Acquires Newspaper Archives for NewsVault Platform
Gale, part of Cengage Learning, updated its Gale NewsVault platform with the Daily Mail Historical Archive, 1896-2004 and British Newspapers, Part III: 1780-1950. Gale now has 17 historical newspaper and periodical collections.
ProQuest Plans Launch of Global Data Sources
ProQuest's latest initiatives are designed to improve the study of global data by releasing Statistical Abstracts of the World in August and the ProQuest International DataSets in September, which will be launched in partnership with white-label software-as-a-service solution DataMarket and global economic firm Oxford Economics.

NewsLink Spotlight
Going Social: Top Apps for Best Recommended Reads
by Brandi Scardilli
When it's time to trade office paperwork for some good reads on vacation, there is certainly an app for that. In fact, there are quite a few of them, and the apps listed here are all free, whether you opt to find a title to enjoy on your own or want to join a reading community to share your thoughts about your favorite best-seller with a virtual book club.

ILI 2017

INTERNET LIBRARIAN INTERNATIONAL

THE LIBRARY INNOVATION CONFERENCE

 October 17 & 18, London

ILI's Programme Director, Val Skelton, celebrates librarian superpowers. 
Librarians are leaders in tech, organizational influencers, expert marketers (often working with a zero budget), change managers, skilled data crunchers and expert internet searchers--and so much more. ILI's conference programme celebrates the incredible range of roles, skills, and initiatives librarians are carrying out every day. Over two days this October, six conference tracks highlight the importance of the internet librarian's role.

THE NEW LIBRARY, THE NEW LIBRARIAN – exploring some of the strategies, structures, teams, skills, services and collaborations librarians are using to ensure they stay at the cutting edge.

USERS, UX, AND USAGE – understanding how libraries are working with users to redesign services, spaces, and to understand usage.

CONTENT CREATIVITY – investigating how libraries are creating, curating, and marketing digital collections, how librarians are publishers in their own right, and how they are driving collaborative content creation.

FIGHT THE FAKE, FIND THE FACTS – celebrating two of the librarian's super powers--advanced search techniques and nurturing information integrity--in a post-truth/multi-truth era.

MARKETING THE LIBRARY – sharing stories of librarians who are influencing use and expanding audiences for their services and collections from the DJ librarian to the digital storyteller.

NEW SCHOLARLY COMMUNICATIONS – exploring why the scholarly communications landscape is changing, and what this means for libraries and information professionals.

In addition to a series of one-hour workshops - ILI Extra - covering a wide range of specialised skills and topics, from tech topics to personal development, ILI also hosts two one-day pre-conference workshops:

Websearch Academy 2017 explores the intricacies of research on the web. Our global expert speakers look at advanced search, evaluation of search engines, apps relevant to serious research, social media search, and analysis of search results.

Marketing Your Library Service: Principles and Actions--In libraries we spend so much time curating our content and services that sometimes we don’t put enough focus on telling people about what we do. We do so much, but how do we ensure people hear about what we offer and understand what we do?

ILI 2017 GIF

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 infotoday.eu – 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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Email: bscardilli@infotoday.com