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Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Usage Statistics have taken the industry by storm.  In light of this trend, Swets teamed up with Library Journal to take a deeper look into how metrics have grown to their current state and what alternative measures we can expect in the future.

Click here to read our blog or watch the video detailing the journey of three information professionals as they strive to prove value in their libraries.

NewsBreaks
HathiTrust Doesn’t Monkey Around With Metadata Management
by Brandi Scardilli
HathiTrust recently launched Zephir, its new system for managing bibliographic metadata. The University of California's CDL (California Digital Library), one of the founding institutions of HathiTrust, developed Zephir to store, manage, and export metadata to bibliographic records that accompany digital items in HathiTrust's repository of about 11 million volumes.

Weekly News Digests
Search Engine Adds Context to Web Queries
The Institute for the Study of Coherence and Emergence (ISCE) launched EPI-Search, a service it calls the internet's first virtual reference librarian. EPI-Search is designed to provide the contextual expertise of reference librarians who have been replaced by internet searches.
Intota Assessment Streamlines Library Analytics
Serials Solutions, a ProQuest company, released the first production service from its Intota cloud-based library services platform: Intota Assessment gives libraries a total picture of their monographs and serials in electronic and print formats so they can make data-driven decisions about collection development.
LexisNexis Increases Legal Ebook Access
LexisNexis signed an agreement with Follett Higher Education Group to offer more ebook access to law students and professors. Follett joins LexisNexis' stable of ebookstore partners in offering students codes for LexisNexis ebooks in Follett's brick-and-mortar stores and online at efollett.com.

NewsLink Spotlight
The News of 2013: The Year in Review
by Brandi Scardilli
As another year comes to a close, it's time to reflect on the major information industry happenings that NewsBreaks covered in 2013. Here's an overview of the newsworthy trends, events, and topics from the past year.

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.


This newsletter is published by Information Today, Inc.
Editor: Brandi Scardilli
Website: http://www.infotoday.com/NewsLink
Email: bscardilli@infotoday.com