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Microfilm Still Matters in the Digital Age
by Brandi Scardilli
Difficult as it may be to believe in this digital world, the microfilm business is still going strong. ProQuest, which has the largest commercially available microform collection in the world, adds millions of microfilm images each year. The New York Public Library and other institutions continue to house microfilm for their patrons. And companies such as ST Imaging create new products that make microfilm viewing a simple, easy-to-use process for researchers.

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Publishing Technology Enhances AIP Publishing's Scitation Platform
Publishing Technology, PLC partnered with AIP Publishing, part of the American Institute of Physics (AIP), to provide a new custom platform for AIP Publishing's Scitation digital content database, which uses Publishing Technology's hosting solution pub2web.
LexisNexis Boosts E-Discovery Management
By packaging LAW PreDiscovery and Concordance Evolution with the Vblock Systems portfolio from VCE, a converged cloud infrastructure systems company, LexisNexis Legal & Professional helps litigation service bureaus and large law firms deploy cloud-based systems for their large-scale e-discovery projects.
EDP Open Promotes Gold OA
Publisher EDP Sciences introduced EDP Open, a new open access (OA) imprint for its scientific titles that offers OA journals, books, and conference proceedings all published exclusively online. There are now more than 70,000 OA scientific articles on the EDP Open platform.

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Making the Most of QR Codes
by Brandi Scardilli
You've surely seen those black-and-white graphical squares in your favorite magazine or even at the grocery store. They're QR (quick response) codes, 2D bar codes that hold a large amount of data in a small space. ... They may be best-known as mobile marketing tools thanks to the widespread use of smartphones—QR code reader apps scan the code and link users to websites, coupons, and other special features. However, information professionals can use them on anything from their business cards (to link to a curriculum vitae) or library shelves (to link to the library's catalog). Today QR codes have moved beyond advertising—here are some current uses for the technology.

How to Make Enterprise Search More Like Google

How to Make Enterprise Search More Like Google (5:25)

Doxconomy CEO Bryan Reynolds explains how to make behind-the-firewall searching more Google-like in this clip from his presentation at Enterprise Search & Discovery 2019.

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Conference Connection


Dec. 11–13, The 19th IEEE International Conference on Computer and Information Technology (CIT 2019)
Place: Sydney
Sponsor/Organizer: IEEE
URL: swinflow.org/confs/2019/cit/index.htm

Dec. 12–14, International Conference on Next Generation Libraries-2019 (NGL-2019)
Place: Rourkela, India
Sponsor/Organizer: Biju Patnaik Central Library, National Institute of Technology (NIT) Rourkela
URL: ngl2019.webnode.com

Dec. 16–17, International Conference on Research and Practical Issues of Enterprise Information Systems (CONFENIS 2019)
Place: Prague
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing committee
URL: confenis.ifip.org

Dec. 21–22, International Conference on Secure Knowledge Management in an Artificial Intelligence Era
Place: Pilani, India
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing committee
URL: secure-km.org

Dec. 26–28, International Conference on Digital Technologies and Transformation in Academic Libraries (DigiTTAL 2019)
Place: Surathkal, India
Sponsor/Organizer: Central Library, National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal
URL: digittal2019.wixsite.com/index

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