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Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Fivesight Q3 2014 Google Decode report now available!

Fivesight Research announces the release of its latest quarterly report on Google. Our Q3 report contains the vital strategic intelligence every information professional needs to understand the company that continues to dominate the web and the information landscape. Each quarterly report contains a wealth of data and analysis covering all things Google: products, market share, financials, acquisitions, regulatory developments and more.

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NewsBreaks
FOIA Reform Gets Key Senate Endorsement
by George H. Pike
The current lame-duck congressional session may end up producing an overdue and substantial reform of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), if recent actions in the U.S. Senate are any indication. On Nov. 20, the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary approved an amended version of the FOIA Improvement Act of 2014 (Senate Bill 2520), which is now poised to go before the full Senate in December.

Weekly News Digests
TLC and Quipu Group Enhance Patron Registration Services
The Library Corp. (TLC) and Quipu Group teamed up so that libraries can use updated CARL•X web service APIs to implement Quipu Group's eCARD patron registration and verification system. eCARD grants or blocks registration based on patrons' address data and offers a self-service patron registration interface.
3M Cloud Library App Introduces E-Audiobooks
3M Cloud Library has updated its patron app to include e-audiobooks. It features 40,000 titles from all of the major audiobook publishers (powered by Findaway World). The 3M Cloud Library app was optimized for e-audiobook discovery, checkout, and listening. For example, bookmarks allow users to listen to their titles across a range of devices that support the app.
Zepheira Teaches Libraries About Linked Data and BIBFRAME
Zepheira developed an online training program, Linked Data and BIBFRAME for Libraries, which is focused on the applied use of those vocabularies. The program lasts 4-5 weeks and is typically offered twice per month via Zepheira's learning management environment.

NewsLink Spotlight
Holiday Gifts for Library Lovers
by Brandi Scardilli
It's the season of giving—don't forget the information professional in your life. Whether you're a librarian shopping for colleagues or a library advocate simply looking for a unique gift idea for a fellow bookish fan, here are some library-themed products to put on your shopping list.
Download Our December Editorial Sampler
Want to review some articles from our library publications? Download the free December content sampler (PDF) of recent articles and an exclusive subscription offer for Online Searcher.

Six Tips for Protecting Yourself Online

Six Tips for Protecting Yourself Online (3:23)

Evolve Project Director of Strategic Innovation Brian Pichman explains how to shore up your personal cybersecurity in this clip from Computers in Libraries 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 

Nov. 13, Sports Streaming Summit
Place: Huntington Beach, Calif.
Sponsor/Organizer: Information Today, Inc.
URL: 
streamingmedia.com/Conferences/West2018/Sports.aspx

Nov. 13–14, OTT Leadership Summit
Place: Huntington Beach, Calif.
Sponsor/Organizer: Information Today, Inc.
URL: 
streamingmedia.com/Conferences/West2018/OTTSummit.aspx

Nov. 13–14, Video Engineering Summit
Place: Huntington Beach, Calif.
Sponsor/Organizer: Information Today, Inc.
URL: 
streamingmedia.com/Conferences/West2018/VES.aspx

Nov. 13–14, eBook Management: What Works, What Doesn’t (ALCTS e-Forum)
Place: Online only
Sponsor/Organizer: Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS)
URL: 
ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/e-forum/111318

Nov. 13–14, Live Streaming Summit
Place: Huntington Beach, Calif.
Sponsor/Organizer: Information Today, Inc.
URL: 
streamingmedia.com/Conferences/West2018/livestreamingsummit.aspx

Nov. 13–14, Streaming Media West
Place: Huntington Beach, Calif.
Sponsor/Organizer: Information Today, Inc.
URL: 
streamingmedia.com/Conferences/west2018

Nov. 13–15, International Internet Preservation Consortium (IIPC) Web Archiving Conference 2018
Place: Wellington, New Zealand
Sponsor/Organizer: International Internet Preservation Consortium (IIPC)
URL: 
netpreserve.org/ga2018

Nov. 14–15, 2018 Library Marketing and Communications Conference (LMCC)
Place: St. Louis, Mo.
Sponsor/Organizer: Library Marketing Conference Group (LMCG)
URL: 
librarymarketingconference.org/lmcc-2018-announcements

Nov. 14–17, The 1st International Children's Libraries Symposium
Place: Urgup, Turkey
Sponsor/Organizer: University of Marmara, Department of Information and Records Management; Ministry of Culture and Tourism Libraries and Publications General Directorate
URL: 
childrenslibraries.org

Nov. 17–20, The 18th IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM 2018)
Place: Singapore
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing Committee
URL: 
icdm2018.org

Nov. 29–Dec. 1, International Conference on Digital Transformation (ICDT 2018)
Place: Delhi, India
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing Committee
URL: 
ifla.org/files/assets/asia-and-oceania/news/icdt_confernece_brochure_19-09-2018.pdf

... 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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