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Tuesday, July 01, 2014

A FREE download of sample articles—from Computers in Libraries, Information Today, and Online Searcher magazines, as well as our Marketing Library Services newsletter—is now available. The download offers a rich assortment of some of our best articles for July, all specially chosen by ITI editors. If you're a librarian, information executive, publishing pro, researcher, or web manager, this is an informative and practical collection not to be missed.

NewsBreaks
Libraries Continue to Battle for Fair Access to Ebooks
by Nancy K. Herther
Academic and special libraries have found comparatively fewer problems in gaining access to ebooks for their clients than school and public libraries. Although many of the trade titles remain in rigid vendor-based formats, major research publishers have created workable contracts and pricing, fast and sophisticated search systems, and flexible interfaces that can be viewed on computers as well as on mobile devices. Today, access issues seem most critical for public and school libraries, particularly in the U.S. However, progress is being made slowly.

Weekly News Digests
NISO's Recommended Practices Focus on DDA and Discovery Transparency
NISO (National Information Standards Organization) published two new recommended practices: Demand Driven Acquisition of Monographs and Open Discovery Initiative: Promoting Transparency in Discovery. Both are available for free on NISO's website.
Supreme Court Ruling Upholds Individual Privacy
The Supreme Court of the United States released an opinion on Riley v. California and United States v. Wurie in which it decided that law enforcement officers must obtain a warrant before searching the content in an arrested person's cellphone. Both Riley and Wurie were convicted on charges brought against them after their initial arrests because of information police officers found on their phones.
Library Crowdfunding Site Offers OA Digital Collections
REVEAL DIGITAL launched Independent Voices, a crowdfunding website for open access (OA) digital collections that introduces four inaugural project concepts. Librarians can visit the site to prioritize and select the digital projects they'd like to see realized, and then track each project as it moves toward its goal.

NewsLink Spotlight
Streaming Video in Public Libraries
by Brandi Scardilli
In the beginning, libraries lent books. Fast-forward to the present day, and patrons can borrow all kinds of things from the library, including books, ebooks, audiobooks, CDs, and DVDs. The newest available format for patrons is streaming video, which is quickly gaining traction in public libraries across the country. Several librarians shared their experiences with streaming video lending, so institutions thinking about implementing their own programs know what to expect.
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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).

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This newsletter is published by Information Today, Inc.
Editor: Brandi Scardilli
Website: http://www.infotoday.com/NewsLink
Email: bscardilli@infotoday.com