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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).
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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

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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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Editor: Brandi Scardilli
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