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Tuesday, September 09, 2014

APA Handbook of Personality and Social Psychology – Now Available!

Expand your collection of electronic psychology reference books with the latest addition to the APA Handbooks in Psychology® Series from the American Psychological Association. This eBook provides chapter-level access to four volumes that summarize the current state of knowledge on major topics within the fields of personality and social psychology.

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NewsBreaks
The Knight Foundation Welcomes Ideas to Strengthen Libraries' Roles in the Digital Age
by Nancy K. Herther
Beginning Sept. 10, people from around the country ("anyone from anywhere, but our primary focus is on U.S.-based library projects") can submit entries for the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation's (KF) latest Knight News Challenge: "How might we leverage libraries as a platform to build more knowledgeable communities?"

Weekly News Digests
Lexis Advance Upgrades Go Live
LexisNexis launched a new, intuitive user interface (UI) for Lexis Advance, its online legal research solution. The update also includes feature and functionality enhancements designed to provide users with a more efficient and personalized research experience. It offers a streamlined workflow throughout the research process and responsive design.
Dataset Provides Organizational Metadata for Publishers
DataSalon introduced OrgRef, a free, open dataset that extracts structured information about academic and research organizations from open resources such as Wikipedia. Anyone can download and use the dataset under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license.
Innovative Announces New and Updated Polaris Services
Innovative's Polaris Leap and Polaris ILS 5.0 are now available for beta testing, with an official launch scheduled for October. Baltimore County Public Library (BCPL) in Maryland and the Central Library Consortium (CLC) in Ohio will serve as beta testers and provide feedback.

NewsLink Spotlight
Five Apps for Hassle-Free Travel
by Brandi Scardilli
Preparing for the fall conference season can be a daunting task—there are hotel rooms to book, flights to schedule, and meetings to arrange. Here are a few services that will provide some relief from the stresses of traveling.
Download Our September Editorial Sampler
Want to review some articles from our library publications? Download the free September 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

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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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