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Tuesday, November 04, 2014

 

The Sierra Library Services Platform empowers libraries to take advantage of the exciting possibilities of evolving library technology. In this short video, you will see how Sierra APIs allow library staff to design Web interfaces and apps, as well as build integrations with the external systems they want.
 
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NewsBreaks
Open Access Week 2014: Celebrating 'Generation Open'
by Abby Clobridge
On Oct. 20-26, 2014, students, researchers, librarians, publishers, and open access (OA) advocates around the world celebrated Open Access Week. This year's theme, Generation Open, highlighted the recent surge of enthusiasm for OA from students and early-career researchers and encouraged librarians, publishers, and OA advocates to consider openness through the lens of the newest generation of researchers.

Weekly News Digests
Ingram Adds Functionality to ipage
Ingram Content Group launched a suite of comprehensive content selection tools on its ipage platform that are designed to simplify searching for, selecting, and acquiring materials for delivery to patrons. Now academic libraries can access searching, filtering, and content sorting options alongside ipage's new title notification reviewing and management tools and its ebook and print book approval plans.
EBSCO Rolls Out Digital Magazine Reader
EBSCO Information Services introduced the Flipster digital magazine solution for libraries, allowing patrons to access issues of periodicals via Flipster's browser-based desktop reader or mobile app while at the library. Libraries can also choose to give patrons remote access to the content and the ability to download magazines to their mobile devices for offline reading.
DataNumen Offers Free Password-Recovery Tool
DataNumen, Inc. released a free Windows-based utility, DataNumen Outlook Password Recovery, which recovers passwords from encrypted Outlook files. This tool allows users such as managers, auditors, and security professionals to access email messages, posts, calendars, appointments, and other information from the Outlook accounts of employees who have left jobs or who are being investigated.

NewsLink Spotlight
Four Law Libraries That Fit in Your Pocket
by Brandi Scardilli
On-the-go legal research is an important aspect of any law professional's career. A firm might subscribe to any number of research services, each with different features. The following comparison of popular services' mobile apps shows how to make the most of each one, whether you're using a smartphone, a tablet, or even a PC or Mac.
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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