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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!

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.

More Library Mashups More Library Mashups
Exploring New Ways to Deliver Library Data
Edited by Nicole C. Engard

Nicole Engard follows up her highly-regarded 2009 book with a fresh collection of mashup projects that virtually any library can emulate, customize, and build upon. In More Library Mashups, Engard and 24 creative library professionals describe how they are mashing up free and inexpensive digital tools and techniques to improve library services and meet everyday (and unexpected) challenges.

Examples from libraries of all types are designed to help even non-programmers share and add value to digital content.

2015/376 pp/softbound | ISBN 978-1-57387-498-4
Regular Price: $45.00 | Web Orders: $40.50 | Ebook versions available

Conference Connection


Oct. 7–9, The Fifth International Conference on Digital Information Processing and Communications (ICDIPC2015)
Place: Sierre, Switzerland
Sponsor/Organizer: Society of Digital Information and Wireless Communications (SDIWC)
URL: sdiwc.net/conferences/icdipc2015

Oct. 11–15, The 14th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2015)
Place: Bethlehem, Pa.
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing committee
URL: iswc2015.semanticweb.org

Oct. 14–15, The Third International Conference on Enterprise Systems (ES 2015)
Place: Basel, Switzerland
Sponsor/Organizer: IEEE Technical Committees Enterprise Architecture and Engineering and Enterprise Information Systems
URL: es2015.org

Oct. 14–16, The 2nd International Conference on Children's Librarianship
Place: Puerto Princesa, Philippines
Sponsor/Organizer: National Library of the Philippines and Association of Librarians in the Public Sector (ALPS), Inc.
URL: web.nlp.gov.ph/nlp/?q=node/8583

Oct. 14–18, The 67th Frankfurt Book Fair
Place: Frankfurt, Germany
Sponsor/Organizer: Frankfurt Book Fair
URL: book-fair.com/en/fbf

Oct. 19–21, World Congress on Internet Security (WorldCIS-2015)
Place: Dublin
Sponsor/Organizer: IEEE UK/RI Computer Chapter
URL: worldcis.org

Oct. 19–22, ECIL (European Conference on Information Literacy) 2015
Place: Tallinn, Estonia
Sponsor/Organizer: Institute of Information Studies, Tallinn University
URL: ecil2015.ilconf.org

Oct. 20–21, Enterprise Search Europe 2015
Place: London
Sponsor/Organizer: Information Today, Inc.
URL: enterprisesearcheurope.com/2015

Oct. 20–21, Internet Librarian International (ILI) 2015
Place: London
Sponsor/Organizer: Information Today, Inc.
URL: internet-librarian.com/2015

Oct. 21–23, The 10th International Conference on Digital Information Management (ICDIM 2015)
Place: Jeju Island, South Korea
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing committee
URL: icdim.org

Oct. 26–27, Library Leaders Digital Strategy Summit 2015
Place: Monterey, Calif.
Sponsor/Organizer: Information Today, Inc.
URL: librarysummit.com/2015

Oct. 26–28, Internet Librarian (IL) 2015
Place: Monterey, Calif.
Sponsor/Organizer: Information Today, Inc.
URL: internet-librarian.infotoday.com/2015

... View our complete conference calendar here.

ITI Blogs

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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 infotodayeurope.com – 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. Covers everything from ASR to VUI, with lots of links, threads, and even a few pictures thrown in for good measure.

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