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Tuesday, October 07, 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, October 27 - 28, 2014, 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
European Law Works to Move Copyright Into the 21st Century
by Nancy K. Herther
Technische Universit├Ąt (TU) Darmstadt digitized a book from German publisher Eugen Ulmer KG without receiving permission in order to post sections of it for course reading. Eugen Ulmer filed suit, and on Sept. 11, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that libraries, "for the purpose of research or private study," can digitize works as a legitimate fair use exemption to European Union (EU) copyright law, with some specific limitations. This decision is the most recent effort by the EU to translate existing law and common practices into the evolving realities of 21st-century technology and society.

Weekly News Digests
CrossRef Integrates Services With PKP
CrossRef teamed up with the PKP (Public Knowledge Project) open source software initiative to help publishers on PKP's Open Journal Systems (OJS) management platform use CrossRef's services more effectively. Their agreement provides for software features such as an enhanced CrossRef plug-in for OJS that automates DOI (digital object identifier) deposits and the creation of new tools for extracting references from submissions.
Semantico Will Build Content Platform for IOS Press
IOS Press selected Semantico to create its new content platform, which has a planned 2015 launch with a streamlined content delivery infrastructure, better discoverability, and enhanced search functionality. The publisher's growing collection of STM books and journals cover topics such as the computer sciences, mathematics, medicine, and the natural sciences.
OCLC Produces White Paper on Econtent in Libraries
OCLC worked with a group of professionals from libraries and content providers to release a white paper, "Success Strategies for Electronic Content Discovery and Access." It identifies data quality issues in the content supply chain and gives recommendations for improved econtent usage, discovery, and access in libraries.

NewsLink Spotlight
Make Research Easier With These Five Tools
by Brandi Scardilli
Students looking for help writing research papers can turn to an online reference manager to streamline the process. Several popular tools provide platforms that store articles, features that generate bibliographies, and functionality that encourages collaboration on projects. But these tools aren't just for people taking college courses. Anyone who needs a way to keep his research organized can benefit from one of the following services.
Download Our October Editorial Sampler
Want to review some articles from our library publications? Download the free October content sampler (PDF) of recent articles and an exclusive subscription offer for Computers in Libraries magazine.

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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Editor: Brandi Scardilli
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