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Tuesday, August 05, 2014

 

Challenged by strategic choices and decision-making?

This interactive, 2-day event can help you problem-solve and discuss solutions with other library leaders! The Library Leaders Digital Strategy Summit is an intimate gathering of library, archives, and museum directors and executive management and features presentations, panels, and conversations with industry thought-leaders.

Register today to clarify your visions and goals of digital strategy!

NewsBreaks
Latest Salvo Fired in Amazon and Hachette's Dispute
by George H. Pike
Last week, Amazon launched the latest salvo in its ongoing spat with Hachette Book Group over sales of Hachette books on Amazon.com, arguing that ebooks "should be less expensive" than print books. Hachette and Amazon have been engaged in a months-long contract battle over the terms under which Amazon would sell Hachette print books and ebooks. The battle has resulted in higher prices and delayed shipment of Hachette books, but more critically, it is being seen as a potential battle for future control of book and ebook publishing.

Weekly News Digests
Hachette Ebooks Now Available From EBSCO
Hachette Book Group agreed to offer its popular fiction and nonfiction ebooks via EBSCO eBooks and Audiobooks. These titles include works by David Baldacci, Michael Connelly, and Elin Hilderbrand.
Thomson Reuters' InCites Updates Go Live
The Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters updated its InCites research evaluation tool. It now includes the Journal Citation Reports (JCR) and Essential Science Indicators (ESI) scholarly analysis solutions, which connect seamlessly with InCites across the platform.
Wellcome Library and Jisc Will Digitize Historic Medical Books
The Wellcome Library, part of the Wellcome Trust, and Jisc partnered with nine institutions, including six universities, for a 2-year digitization project encompassing 19th-century medical books and pamphlets.

NewsLink Spotlight
Five Ways to Get Discounted and Free Ebooks
by Brandi Scardilli
The summer reading season is in full swing, and there are lots of options for downloading discounted ebooks. Whether you're looking for titles to load onto your tablet for a long flight or relaxing with your e-reader at the beach, here are five services that can help you find your next low-cost or free summer read.
Download Our August Editorial Sampler
Want to review some articles from our library publications? Download the free August content sampler (PDF) of recent articles and an exclusive subscription offer.

ILI 2017

INTERNET LIBRARIAN INTERNATIONAL

THE LIBRARY INNOVATION CONFERENCE

 October 17 & 18, London

ILI's Programme Director, Val Skelton, celebrates librarian superpowers. 
Librarians are leaders in tech, organizational influencers, expert marketers (often working with a zero budget), change managers, skilled data crunchers and expert internet searchers--and so much more. ILI's conference programme celebrates the incredible range of roles, skills, and initiatives librarians are carrying out every day. Over two days this October, six conference tracks highlight the importance of the internet librarian's role.

THE NEW LIBRARY, THE NEW LIBRARIAN – exploring some of the strategies, structures, teams, skills, services and collaborations librarians are using to ensure they stay at the cutting edge.

USERS, UX, AND USAGE – understanding how libraries are working with users to redesign services, spaces, and to understand usage.

CONTENT CREATIVITY – investigating how libraries are creating, curating, and marketing digital collections, how librarians are publishers in their own right, and how they are driving collaborative content creation.

FIGHT THE FAKE, FIND THE FACTS – celebrating two of the librarian's super powers--advanced search techniques and nurturing information integrity--in a post-truth/multi-truth era.

MARKETING THE LIBRARY – sharing stories of librarians who are influencing use and expanding audiences for their services and collections from the DJ librarian to the digital storyteller.

NEW SCHOLARLY COMMUNICATIONS – exploring why the scholarly communications landscape is changing, and what this means for libraries and information professionals.

In addition to a series of one-hour workshops - ILI Extra - covering a wide range of specialised skills and topics, from tech topics to personal development, ILI also hosts two one-day pre-conference workshops:

Websearch Academy 2017 explores the intricacies of research on the web. Our global expert speakers look at advanced search, evaluation of search engines, apps relevant to serious research, social media search, and analysis of search results.

Marketing Your Library Service: Principles and Actions--In libraries we spend so much time curating our content and services that sometimes we don’t put enough focus on telling people about what we do. We do so much, but how do we ensure people hear about what we offer and understand what we do?

ILI 2017 GIF

ITI Blogs

If you regularly read blogs, add these to your reader:

ITI Books Blog booksblog.infotoday.comnews, observations, and commentary from the authors, editors, and publishers of Information Today, Inc.'s many book offerings.

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 infotoday.eu – 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, 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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Editor: Brandi Scardilli
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Email: bscardilli@infotoday.com