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NewsBreaks
EBSCO Opens Masses of Content to Third-Party Discovery Services
by Barbara Quint
As academic libraries commit more of their budgets to digital resources and as students and faculty continue to arrive from a Google universe, single-box, Google-like discovery services have become more important. Content not retrievable through those user-friendly discovery routes may even become difficult to justify from a curricular standpoint. Librarians have become more vocal in urging library vendors to connect their content to whatever discovery system they have chosen. EBSCO Information Services, a leading supplier of aggregated content to libraries, has at last opened up its metadata and, if contractually possible, most of its full-text content to outside discovery services.

Weekly News Digests
ProQuest Acquires Pi2
ProQuest announced its acquisition of the U.K.-based Pi2, which provides information and literature management to biopharmaceutical companies. By aligning Pi2's systems with the Dialog service, ProQuest can create a single solution for pharmacovigilance and streamline the drug safety workflow.
Gale's New Technology Boosts Research Relevance
Gale, part of Cengage Learning, launched a new technology that links current newspaper, magazine, and journal articles with contextual references from within ebooks on Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL). This InterLink technology connects Gale's resources via document-level hyperlinking so researchers can find content without knowing a specific source.
OCLC Adds Art History Resources to WorldCat
OCLC introduced the Art Discovery Group Catalogue to bring together information from global art libraries into a single, searchable database in WorldCat. WorldCat users can also search for art library items alongside additional online journals and databases.

NewsLink Spotlight
Free Language Learning Tools at the Library
by Brandi Scardilli
Learning a second language can be a challenge, especially for people who only need to get by on a business trip or family vacation—it's difficult to decide whether a standard translation dictionary will be enough or if online education is the way to go. Even people who want to become fluent in a new language may think twice about investing in expensive language-learning tools. That's where the library comes in.
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The 5 Steps of Data Analysis for Public Libraries

The 5 Steps of Data Analysis for Public Libraries (3:41)

In this clip, Oak Park Public Library Data Analyst Grant Halter walks Computers in Libraries 2018 attendees through the five steps of data analysis.

Conference Connection

CONFERENCE CALENDAR 

Oct. 10–12, The 2nd International Conference of Information Management & Libraries
Place: Lahore, Pakistan
Sponsor/Organizer: Department of Information Management, University of the Punjab
URL: pu.edu.pk/iciml

Oct. 10–13, AoIR 2018
Place: Montreal
Sponsor/Organizer: Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR)
URL: aoir.org/conferences/aoir2018

Oct. 12–13, SCOUG Library Shark Tank Weekend
Place: Monterey, Calif.
Sponsor/Organizer: Southern California Online Users Group (SCOUG)
URL: scougsharktank.weebly.com

Oct. 16–17, Internet Librarian International 2018
Place: London
Sponsor/Organizer: Information Today, Inc.
URL: internet-librarian.com/2018/default.aspx

Oct. 16–17, Taxonomy Boot Camp London 2018
Place: London
Sponsor/Organizer: Information Today, Inc.
URL: taxonomybootcamp.com/London/2018

Oct. 16–18, Internet Librarian 2018
Place: Monterey, Calif.
Sponsor/Organizer: Information Today, Inc.
URL: internet-librarian.infotoday.com/2018

Oct. 17, Library 2.018: Social Crisis Management in a 21st Century World
Place: Online only
Sponsor/Organizer: San Jose State University School of Information
URL: library20.com/page/socialcrisis

Oct. 23–26, The 12th International Conference on Metadata and Semantics Research (MTSR'18)
Place: Limassol, Cyprus
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing committee
URL: mtsr-conf.org

Oct. 24, That Cutting Edge: Technology’s Impact on Scholarly Research Processes in the Library (NISO Virtual Conference)
Place: Online only
Sponsor/Organizer: National Information Standards Organization (NISO)
URL: niso.org/events/2018/10/cutting-edge-technologys-impact-scholarly-research-processes-library

Oct. 30–31, The 21st International Conference on Discovery Science (DS-2018)
Place: Limassol, Cyprus
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing committee
URL: cyprusconferences.org/ds2018/index.html

... 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.

ITI News

CIL Cover

Computers in Libraries magazine has posted its 2019 editorial calendar and has issued a call for article proposals at infotoday.com/cilmag/contrib.shtml#themes.


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Editor: Brandi Scardilli
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