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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The higher education landscape is rapidly changing, affecting both library users and administrators. What is at the heart of this change? Management of electronic resources. It is imperative that libraries possess the tools they need to move forward in this ever changing environment to successfully meet the needs of their patrons and the expectations of administrators.

Join us to hear about two major ProQuest initiatives that will provide you with the tools you need to support and drive your library transformation.

Learn more here.

NewsBreaks
For EBSCO, Every Day Is Earth Day
by Brandi Scardilli
Kermit the Frog says it's not easy being green, but EBSCO Information Services would disagree. The largest division of EBSCO Industries, EBSCO has a variety of green initiatives at its Ipswich, Mass., headquarters, which are on display in EBSCO's newsroom and in its YouTube video "Why Go Green?" All EBSCO employees are encouraged to be environmentally conscious.

Weekly News Digests
LIBLICENSE Draft Open for Public Comment
The Center for Research Libraries (CRL) announced that its North American working group will revise the LIBLICENSE Standard Licensing Agreement model license with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The working group, led by Ann Okerson, CRL's senior advisor on electronic strategies, published a discussion draft that is open for public comment until May 14.
Alexander Street Press Introduces Database of Business Ebooks
Alexander Street Press launched Business E-books Online, a database that makes 500 business etextbooks and reference materials available without digital rights restrictions to worldwide academic, public, and school libraries. Alexander Street Press' editors curated the collection to be relevant for any business program, ranging from community colleges to M.B.A. degree programs.
Thomson Reuters and Cornell Institute Create Research Portal
The Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters partnered with Cornell University's Emerging Markets Institute (EMI) at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management to power an academic research portal using the Web of Science platform. EMI corporate partners will be able to view open access (OA) content from developing research centers using the portal, which hosts 50 academic journals with information on 43 emerging economies from the past 5 years.

NewsLink Spotlight
Chat Apps: Six Top Messaging Platforms Post WhatsApp
by Donovan Griffin
Tired of paying for unlimited text messaging? Have relatives in countries not easily reachable by phone? Or maybe you're suspicious of WhatsApp Messenger now that the notoriously info-hungry Facebook has gotten its hands on the app? There are plenty of reasons for someone to download a mobile messaging service in 2014, even if the basic functionality of the internet messenger hasn't changed much from AOL Instant Messenger's heyday at the start of the second millennium. ... Here's a collection of WhatsApp's peers, some smaller and some larger, that are worth checking out (and getting your friends to check out too).
Download Our April Editorial Sampler
Want to review some articles from our library publications? Download the free April content sampler (PDF) of recent articles and an exclusive subscription offer.

Is Bias Unavoidable

Is Bias Unavoidable in Enterprise Search? (2:07)

Synthexis President Sue Feldman discusses the preventability (or non-preventability) of bias in search in this clip from the security, privacy, and ethics panel at Enterprise Search & Discovery 2018.

 

Bookshelf
Find it Fast, 6th edition Find It Fast, 6th Edition
Extracting Expert Information from Social Networks, Big Data, Tweets, and More
by Robert Berkman

In Find It Fast, business research guru Robert Berkman gives expert advice on how to locate the best information sources, how to find and utilize the professionals behind those sources, and how to combine expert techniques to do fast and effective research on any subject.

You'll find practical guidance on such subjects as how to know if a site is a trusted source; understanding how and why sources differ; using precision search strategies and taming information overload; and finding, evaluating, and interviewing experts. Whether you are looking for consumer information, data for a job or project, facts for starting a new business, or an answer to an obscure question, Find It Fast will help you find it. Fast!

2015/336 pp softbound | ISBN 978-1-937290-04-7
Regular Price: $24.95 | Web Orders: $22.45

 
 
Conference Connection

CONFERENCE CALENDAR 

Dec. 6–9, The 10th Forum for Information Retrieval Evaluation (FIRE 2018)
Place: Bangalore, India
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing committee
URL: fire.irsi.res.in/fire/2018/home

Dec. 10–12, The 11th International Conference on Informatics and Systems (INFOS 2018)
Place: Cairo, Egypt
Sponsor/Organizer: Faculty of Computers and Information, Cairo University
URL: infos.cu.edu.eg/2018

Dec. 12, The Library of the Future: Inside & Out (NISO Virtual Conference)
Place: Online only
Sponsor/Organizer: National Information Standards Organization (NISO)
URL: niso.org/events/2018/12/library-future-inside-out

Dec. 17–19, 8th World Congress on Information and Communication Technologies (WICT'18)
Place: Kochi, India
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing committee
URL: mirlabs.org/wict18

Jan. 15–16, Academic Publishing in Europe (APE 2019)
Place: Berlin, Germany
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing committee
URL: ape2019.eu

Jan. 19–21, 2019 International Conference on Library and Information Science (LIS 2019)
Place: Sapporo, Japan
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing committee
URL: iconlis.org

Jan. 22–24, International BOBCATSSS Conference 2019
Place: Osijek, Croatia
Sponsor/Organizer: Osijek University, Croatia; Linnaeus University, Sweden; Uppsala University, Sweden; The Hague University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands
URL: bobcatsss2019.ffos.hr/about.html

Jan. 25–29, 2019 ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits
Place: Seattle, Wa.
Sponsor/Organizer: American Library Association (ALA)
URL: ala.org/conferencesevents/midwinter-meeting

... View our complete conference calendar here.

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.


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