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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

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NewsBreaks
FCC and IMLS Focus on Libraries, Broadband, and the Future of Net Neutrality
by Nancy K. Herther
On April 17, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) held a hearing in Washington, D.C., to focus on the role that libraries play in providing internet services in the U.S. IMLS—charged with advising the president and Congress about the library, museum, and information service needs of the American public—organized the event to "establish a public record about the impact of high speed broadband connectivity in America's libraries," explained IMLS director Susan H. Hildreth in her opening remarks. "It will help inform policy discussions and strategies to support broadband in the nation's libraries." Without greater support for libraries to provide high-speed access to information, the country's digital divide will only grow larger in the future.

Weekly News Digests
Access Innovations Updates Data Harmony Software
Access Innovations, Inc. announced on the TaxoDiary blog that its Data Harmony software received an upgrade to version 3.9. Data Harmony software guides now have more comprehensive instructions, clearer page layouts, and more navigation features.
Comintelli Launches Competitive Intelligence Tool
Comintelli introduced intelligence2day, its SaaS competitive intelligence tool powered by Comintelli's Knowledge XChanger software. It combines open internet sources with internal sources and filters the results into topics to cover every aspect of the intelligence work cycle.
Caringo Rolls Out CloudScaler 3 and a Verification Program
Caringo, a storage software provider, made two enhancements to its product portfolio: version 3 of its CloudScaler cloud storage service and a new application verification program. CloudScaler, in combination with CAStor software, helps enterprises and service providers manage and expand their public or private cloud storage.

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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Conference Connection

CONFERENCE CALENDAR 

Nov. 4–5, The 5th International Conference on Libraries, Information and Society (ICOLIS 2014)
Place: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Sponsor/Organizer: Department of Library and Information Science, Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, University of Malaya and University of Malaya Library
URL: umconference.um.edu.my/ICOLIS2014

Nov. 4–5, Taxonomy Boot Camp
Place: Washington, D.C.
Sponsor/Organizer: Information Today, Inc.
URL: taxonomybootcamp.com/2014

Nov. 4–7, KMWorld 2014
Place: Washington, D.C.
Sponsor/Organizer: Information Today, Inc.
URL: kmworld.com/Conference/2014

Nov. 5–7, Enterprise Search and Discovery
Place: Washington, D.C.
Sponsor/Organizer: Information Today, Inc.
URL: enterprisesearchsummit.com/DC2014

Nov. 5–8, The 34th Annual Charleston Conference
Place: Charleston, S.C.
Sponsor/Organizer:  Charleston Conference
URL: katina.info/conference

Nov. 5–8, Forum of the Library Information and Technology Association (LITA Forum)
Place: Albuquerque, N.M.
Sponsor/Organizer: LITA
URL: litablog.org/2013/11/call-for-proposals-2014-lita-forum

Nov. 6–7, The 11th International Conference on Intellectual Capital, Knowledge Management & Organisational Learning—ICICKM 2014
Place: Sydney
Sponsor/Organizer: Academic Conferences and Publishing International
URL: academic-conferences.org/icickm/icickm2014/icickm14-home.htm

Nov. 6–7, SharePoint Symposium
Place: Washington, D.C.
Sponsor/Organizer: Information Today, Inc.
URL: sharepointsymposium.com/2014

Nov. 11, ALPSP Training Course: Understanding eJournal Technology
Place: Oxford, U.K.
Sponsor/Organizer: Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP)
URL: alpsp.org/Ebusiness/Meetings/Meeting.aspx?ID=381

Nov. 13–14, 2014 Library Journal Directors’ Summit
Place: Chattanooga, Tenn.
Sponsor/Organizer: Library Journal
URL: lj.libraryjournal.com/directors-summit/#_

Nov. 14–16, The 2014 Young Adult Literature Symposium
Place: Austin, Texas
Sponsor/Organizer: Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)
URL: yalitsymposium12.ning.com

Nov. 18–19, Streaming Media West
Place: Huntington Beach, Calif.
Sponsor/Organizer: Information Today, Inc.
URL: streamingmedia.com/Conferences/West2014

Nov. 18–19, Streaming Media Producer Live
Place: Huntington Beach, Calif.
Sponsor/Organizer: Information Today, Inc.
URL: producerlive.streamingmedia.com/2014

 ... View our complete conference calendar here

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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 infotodayeurope.com – 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. Covers everything from ASR to VUI, with lots of links, threads, and even a few pictures thrown in for good measure.

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