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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

 

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NewsBreaks
Big Numbers: Google Challenges Wolfram to Open Up Math
by Kenneth D. Evans
Sage, the free and open source analog to Wolfram Research's Mathematica, is now SageMathCloud. Thanks to collaboration with Google's cloud services, Sage is now in a position to draw more mathematicians to its community. In a blog announcement of the collaboration, Google throws down a gauntlet against claims of ownership of mathematical truths by the likes of Wolfram: "Modern mathematics research is distinguished by its openness. The notion of 'mathematical truth' depends on theorems being published with proof, letting the reader understand how new results build on the old, all the way down to basic mathematical axioms and definitions. These new results become tools to aid further progress."

Weekly News Digests
Thomson Reuters Announces Top 100 Global Innovators
The Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters released its 2014 Top 100 Global Innovators list. This fourth annual quantitative ranking of innovation uses a series of patent-related metrics to determine which organizations from around the world to include: overall patent volume, patent grant success rate, global reach of the portfolio, and patent influence (determined by citations).
Network Alliance Is Approved to Distribute Intuit's QuickBooks
IT management solutions provider Network Alliance will deliver hosted QuickBooks services to its clients through a partnership with Intuit, which offers financial solutions to individuals and companies.
World Library of Science Aims to Open Science to All Students
UNESCO launched the World Library of Science (WLoS) in collaboration with Macmillan Science and Education. This free, online education resource is designed to give students around the world equal access to the latest science information. It also allows students to participate in discussions with their peers in a shared learning environment.

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.
Download Our November Editorial Sampler
Want to review some articles from our library publications? Download the free November content sampler (PDF) of recent articles and an exclusive subscription offer for Information Today.

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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