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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).
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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