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Tuesday, September 30, 2014


A FREE download of sample articles—from Computers in Libraries, Information Today, Online Searcher, and Internet@Schools magazines—is now available. The download offers a rich assortment of some of our best articles for September, 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
Swets Declared Bankrupt; Expected to Sell Business in Parts
by George H. Pike
Netherlands-based content management company Swets Information Services has been declared bankrupt by a Dutch court and is expected to be sold to pay off its debts. In a press release dated Sept. 24, Swets confirmed the bankruptcy order and indicated that it is hoping to "continue discussions with organisations [sic] and individuals who may be interested in purchasing parts of the business. …"

Weekly News Digests
ACRL Standard Available for Public Comment
The Distance Learning Section (DLS) of ACRL announced that its standards committee prepared a draft revision of the 2008 Standards for Distance Learning Library Services. DLS requests that the public submit responses and suggestions on the draft by Nov. 1, 2014.
ingentaconnect Updates Go Live
Publishing Technology, PLC launched a new interface for and enhanced the features of its ingentaconnect scholarly publications resource. These updates constitute the first part of the multiphased relaunch of the ingentaconnect platform, with further enhancements planned during the next 6 months.
Peaxy Hyperfiler Manages Big Data
Data solutions company Peaxy released the Peaxy Hyperfiler, its hyperscale data management system for enterprises. It accesses and manages massive amounts of unstructured data without disrupting business operations and makes all data immediately available via a consistent data path.

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.

Is Bias Unavoidable

Is Bias Unavoidable in Enterprise Search? (2:07)

Synthexis President Sue Feldman discusses the preventability (or non-preventability) of bias in search in this clip from the security, privacy, and ethics panel at Enterprise Search & Discovery 2018.

 

Bookshelf
Find it Fast, 6th edition Find It Fast, 6th Edition
Extracting Expert Information from Social Networks, Big Data, Tweets, and More
by Robert Berkman

In Find It Fast, business research guru Robert Berkman gives expert advice on how to locate the best information sources, how to find and utilize the professionals behind those sources, and how to combine expert techniques to do fast and effective research on any subject.

You'll find practical guidance on such subjects as how to know if a site is a trusted source; understanding how and why sources differ; using precision search strategies and taming information overload; and finding, evaluating, and interviewing experts. Whether you are looking for consumer information, data for a job or project, facts for starting a new business, or an answer to an obscure question, Find It Fast will help you find it. Fast!

2015/336 pp softbound | ISBN 978-1-937290-04-7
Regular Price: $24.95 | Web Orders: $22.45

 
 
Conference Connection

CONFERENCE CALENDAR 

Dec. 6–9, The 10th Forum for Information Retrieval Evaluation (FIRE 2018)
Place: Bangalore, India
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing committee
URL: fire.irsi.res.in/fire/2018/home

Dec. 10–12, The 11th International Conference on Informatics and Systems (INFOS 2018)
Place: Cairo, Egypt
Sponsor/Organizer: Faculty of Computers and Information, Cairo University
URL: infos.cu.edu.eg/2018

Dec. 12, The Library of the Future: Inside & Out (NISO Virtual Conference)
Place: Online only
Sponsor/Organizer: National Information Standards Organization (NISO)
URL: niso.org/events/2018/12/library-future-inside-out

Dec. 17–19, 8th World Congress on Information and Communication Technologies (WICT'18)
Place: Kochi, India
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing committee
URL: mirlabs.org/wict18

Jan. 15–16, Academic Publishing in Europe (APE 2019)
Place: Berlin, Germany
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing committee
URL: ape2019.eu

Jan. 19–21, 2019 International Conference on Library and Information Science (LIS 2019)
Place: Sapporo, Japan
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing committee
URL: iconlis.org

Jan. 22–24, International BOBCATSSS Conference 2019
Place: Osijek, Croatia
Sponsor/Organizer: Osijek University, Croatia; Linnaeus University, Sweden; Uppsala University, Sweden; The Hague University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands
URL: bobcatsss2019.ffos.hr/about.html

Jan. 25–29, 2019 ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits
Place: Seattle, Wa.
Sponsor/Organizer: American Library Association (ALA)
URL: ala.org/conferencesevents/midwinter-meeting

... 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.


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