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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

 

PsycTESTS® is the first place to look for tests and measures to use in research projects. Now with more than 20,000 test records and over 15,000 actual tests and test items -- most of which are available for immediate download and use in teaching and research. In addition to being a full-text repository, PsycTESTS is also a rich source of structured information about each test. PsycTESTS continues to grow, so take a look and see what your researchers are missing.

NewsBreaks
Library Automation Encourages Knowledge Management
by Marydee Ojala
Professional association conferences provide companies with valuable opportunities to introduce new and improved products. After all, they've got a captive audience, self-selected as a target market. For Lucidea, the Special Libraries Association's (SLA) annual conference presented just such an opportunity, with the added benefit that it was held in Lucidea's hometown of Vancouver, British Columbia, on June 8-10, 2014.

Weekly News Digests
Wiley Enhances Its Science Solutions
Wiley acquired SimBioSys, a scientific software provider of tools used in the drug discovery process. Chemists use these tools, including the ARChem - Route Designer, to perform organic synthesis (designing synthetic routes for target molecules).
Institutions Gain Altmetric Functionality
The Altmetric for Institutions web-based software application debuted as a way for higher education institutions to monitor and report on research impact using more detailed analysis than traditional citation metrics.
D&B Aids Discovery of Taxpayer Information
D&B launched D&B Revenue Advisor to help state and local tax and revenue agencies find complete, accurate, and timely commercial taxpayer information.

NewsLink Spotlight
Getting the Most Out of Discovery Service
by Brandi Scardilli
Libraries have to do their fair share of marketing for their programs and services. Fliers, posters, newsletters, you name it. But there's one aspect of library promotion that goes on behind the scenes: showcasing what materials libraries have in their collections. That's why libraries need to subscribe to a discovery service to help patrons find the resources they need in their library catalog. Here's an overview of the four major discovery services, including their newly implemented features.
Download Our June Editorial Sampler
Want to review some articles from our library publications? Download the free June content sampler (PDF) of recent articles and an exclusive subscription offer.

How to Fix Facebook's Fake News Problem

How to Fix Facebook's Fake News Problem (4:16)

The Accidental Data Scientist author Amy Affelt discusses leading technology experts' recommended remedies for fixing Facebook's fake news problem in this clip from Computers in Libraries 2018.

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

The Information Advisor's Guide to Internet Research

Edited by Robert Berkman, The Information Advisor’s Guide to Internet Research explores, evaluates, and provides critical analysis of free and fee-based information resources, web-based services, and search strategies to help you maximize your time and keep you up-to-date on the internet's role in research.

IAG

In addition to at least one feature by business specialist Berkman, each issue of The Information Advisor’s Guide to Internet Research includes an in-depth article by Ran Hock, author of The Extreme Searcher book series and well-known seminar speaker, who checks out a major web resource.

Four regular columns are rotated; two appear each issue and give readers suggestions for cool internet tools to check out (Brian Smith McCallum, M.L.S., public and academic librarian); sites to turn to for more scholarly research needs (Briana McGuckin, reference and instructional librarian); sites to go to that provide information for the common good (Susan Fingerman, retired librarian instructor, STEM); and sites that give you “big data” facts and figures on a range of topics (Jackie Shane, former reference librarian).

Download your free copy of the June 2018 issue now!


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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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