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Tuesday, August 27, 2013


Start out your WebSearch University experience a day early. Join us for preconference workshops. We have four great half-day sessions for you to choose from that will serve as a baseline for the next 2-days at WebSearch University! Choose from these two exciting workshops in the afternoon:  “Channel You Inner Nancy Drew: Public Records Research Online” with Bridget Gilhool & Jennifer McMahan or learn “Negotiating Skills for Information Professionals” with Michael Gruenberg!

Register today!

NewsBreaks
Another Step Toward Transparency in Government
by Barbie E. Keiser
On July 30, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) announced that the House of Representatives is making the United States Code available for download in XML format. The U.S. Code has been available online, but not always up-to-date, in an easily accessible format (for online viewing or download). With the release of an XML format, the public can expect developers to create apps to view and analyze legislative data in new and exciting ways.

Weekly News Digests
Chegg Unveils Updated Mobile App
Chegg just released a redesigned version of its mobile app for etextbook readings. The app, which is available for Apple and Android devices, has more than 2.5 million guided solutions to help students answer problem sets and question sections in textbooks. Solution topics so far include math, science, engineering, and business.
OUP and MIT Press Launch New Database
The MIT Press, in partnership with Oxford University Press' full-text monograph library Oxford Scholarship Online, is launching MIT Press Scholarship Online. MIT Press Scholarship Online, which is a database of XML-enabled titles from MIT Press, will be hosted on the University Press Scholarship Online (UPSO) platform beginning this month.
Al Jazeera America Takes to the Airwaves
Get your remote ready—there's a new channel in TV land. Al Jazeera America, the U.S.-based news channel from the Al Jazeera Media Network, premiered recently as a hub for national and international news programs, documentaries, and discussions. Al Jazeera America's website promises "unbiased, fact-based and in-depth" reporting "that gets you closer to the people at the heart of the news."

NewsLink Spotlight
Five Ways to Get Your Book Published
by Brandi Scardilli
In the era of user-generated content, anyone can write a book and get it published, whether it's on librarianship, Big Data, or data scientists. There are dozens of companies to help authors find the right editorial services, design assistance, printing, marketing, and distribution for their works. These days, authors don't need a huge publishing house. One of the best ways to get published and get involved in the process is to sign up with a do-it-yourself (DIY) publisher. Be prepared: Though these publishers charge authors for specific services, you'll still end up doing most of the work yourself. But on the plus side, you'll retain creative control of your book.

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