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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Libraries: At the Epicenter of the Digital DisruptionAccording to new ProQuest-sponsored research conducted by Information Today, Inc., the library is going digital at an accelerating pace. In the wake of the downturn of 2009–2010, library budgets seem to have bounced back or are holding steady. However, any new revenues coming in are not going to revive print collections. The emphasis is now overwhelmingly digital, as libraries scramble to meet an ever-increasing demand for digital and online content.

The results of this new research have been segmented into three comparative spending reports by library type: the Academic Libraries Edition, the Public Libraries Edition, and the Special Libraries Edition. The reports are designed to provide deep insight into library budget trends and to help libraries benchmark their spending against their peer group. These three reports are all available now for just $159 each as a PDF download.

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Tips for a Secure Cyber Monday
by Donovan Griffin
Marketing companies first encouraged people to shop on "Cyber Monday" in 2005. Since then, the first Monday after Thanksgiving has consistently been one of the busiest days of online shopping. According to a report by IBM, online sales from 2012's Cyber Monday increased 30% over sales from the previous year, and 13% of all sales were conducted by mobile devices. But the influx of customers and heavy technical demands on online retailers make the busiest day of online shopping coincide with the greatest instances of unnecessary processing queries, fraudulent transactions, and identity theft.

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EBSCO Introduces eBook History Collection
EBSCO Information Services released eBook History Collection as its newest ebook subscription package integrated with EBSCOhost. This collection of 9,000-plus titles is designed to help students and scholars with their world history research. Users can search collection titles individually or side-by-side with other EBSCOhost databases.
OA Program Starts at Palgrave Macmillan
Palgrave Macmillan published its first open access (OA) monograph, Fungal Disease in Britain and the United States 1850-2000, with funds from the Wellcome Trust, a global charitable foundation that focuses on human and animal health. This first comprehensive history of fungal infections is freely available online as an ebook under a Creative Commons Attribution license (CC-BY) from Palgrave Macmillan's website and from other ebookstores such as Amazon.
Innography Boosts IP Solutions
Innography, a software provider of intellectual property (IP) solutions for businesses, rolled out new features to enhance IP analytics: more robust patent information, expanded search features, and the new mobile-friendly tool PatentScout. PatentScout offers IP professionals and businesses unlimited, web-based, private search access to global patent data.

NewsLink Spotlight
Anti-Malware Options in 2013
by Donovan Griffin
Viruses happen. So does being infected with spyware, scareware, rootkits, ransomware, keyloggers, and unintentionally being made part of a botnet. ... Luckily, there are solutions to almost any malware-related problem, provided you know what you're facing and what to download. In most cases, all it takes is a proper estimation of your situation and an internet connection (or, in the worst of scenarios, a flash drive and the use of another computer). With that in mind, here are the top anti-virus (AV) performers, sorted by their strengths and who they're useful for.

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

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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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