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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Save the Date for Computers in Libraries 2014, April 7-9, Washington Hilton, Washington, DC, the most comprehensive North American conference and exhibition on all aspects of library and information delivery technology. While the tools and technology available to libraries and information services have changed over the years, the excellent quality and range of both topics and speakers at Computers in Libraries 2014 remain the same.

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NewsBreaks
Scribd and Smashwords Working to Build New Publishing/Distribution Models for Ebooks
by Nancy K. Herther
Last month, the ebook subscription service Scribd and Smashwords, "the world's largest distributor of independent ebooks," announced a two-part collaboration they hope will consolidate their position in the emerging independent ebook publishing/distribution marketplace.

Weekly News Digests
Elsevier Updates SciVal
Elsevier launched a new generation of its SciVal research solution featuring enhanced analytics and a new tool for helping research institutions support their evidence-based decision making. Elsevier integrated the analytical capabilities of SciVal Spotlight, a research performance assessment and strategy execution tool, and the SciVal Strata benchmarking tool with the new SciVal, making its service more comprehensive and intuitive.
GPO Plans for the Future
The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) released its Strategic Plan for fiscal years 2014-2018. It discusses the organization's intended evolution from print-centric to content-centric. A key goal of the plan is the addition of official, digital, secure publishing services for Congress, federal agencies, and the public.
New Portal Offers Technology News
Yahoo rolled out Yahoo Tech, a portal composed of technology news, reviews, and best practices represented by photos and GIF (graphics interchange format) images. It is designed to accommodate smartphone and tablet users with stories that expand in the current window and collapse when a reader is finished.
Online Information Conference Closes
The Online Information conference, hosted by Incisive Media, announced on its website that the conference has closed. Previous Online Information conferences addressed topics such as social media, Big Data, mobile devices, ebooks, and open access.

NewsLink Spotlight
Five Enterprise Options for BYOD
by Brandi Scardilli
As the BYOD (bring your own device) trend grows in popularity, companies need to be more vigilant about protecting sensitive information. Since mobile devices don't always have the same security protection as corporate-owned desktop computers, the use of personal smartphones, laptops, and tablets expose businesses to security risks if the proper safeguards aren't taken.

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

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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 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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