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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.

How to Use Tor Browsing to Search the Deep Web

How to Use Tor Browsing to Search the Deep Web (2:10)

Evolve Project Director Brian Pichman discusses ways to search the deep web in this clip from his presentation at Computers in Libraries 2018.

 

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.

ITI News

The Information Advisor's Guide to Internet Research

Edited by Robert Berkman, The Information Advisor’s Guide to Internet Research explores, evaluates, and provides critical analysis of free and fee-based information resources, web-based services, and search strategies to help you maximize your time and keep you up-to-date on the internet's role in research.

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In addition to at least one feature by business specialist Berkman, each issue of The Information Advisor’s Guide to Internet Research includes an in-depth article by Ran Hock, author of The Extreme Searcher book series and well-known seminar speaker, who checks out a major web resource.

Four regular columns are rotated; two appear each issue and give readers suggestions for cool internet tools to check out (Brian Smith McCallum, M.L.S., public and academic librarian); sites to turn to for more scholarly research needs (Briana McGuckin, reference and instructional librarian); sites to go to that provide information for the common good (Susan Fingerman, retired librarian instructor, STEM); and sites that give you “big data” facts and figures on a range of topics (Jackie Shane, former reference librarian).

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