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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

 

Coming Tuesday December 2, 2014 - 11:00am PT / 2:00pm ET
Change requires CHANGE

Library collections have changed. However, the technology currently available restricts librarians' ability to address this change in workflow. Socrates believed, the secret of change is to focus your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the newIn this webinar, ProQuest will describe how we are focused on building the new as we continue to develop a comprehensive and modern library services platform. We will share how we plan to help transform library management and provide your library the opportunity to change.

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NewsBreaks
Paperity Hopes to Create a Comprehensive Index of Open Literature
by Nancy K. Herther
Paperity, "The first multidisciplinary aggregator of Open Access journals and papers," launched on Oct. 8. The database currently includes more than 350,000 open access (OA) articles from 2,200-plus scholarly journals that are categorized as either gold (journals that are completely OA cover to cover) or hybrid (subscription journals with some OA articles). According to the blog post announcing Paperity's launch, the organization's goal is to aggregate 100% of OA literature in the next 3 years with the support of journal editors and publishers.

Weekly News Digests
SirsiDynix Updates Its BLUEcloud Suite and Increases Patrons' Shopping Options
SirsiDynix released a new module for its BLUEcloud Suite LSP: BLUEcloud Cataloging, which is designed to accommodate new media and technology, increase staff efficiency, and streamline the process of enhancing bibliographic data. The company will add features as it receives feedback on this new module.
WriteLaTeX Integrates Mendeley Bibliographies
Mendeley joined forces with writeLaTeX, a free service for creating, editing, and sharing scientific ideas online. Now users of these tools can import their reference libraries directly from Mendeley into writeLaTeX to manage their references and citations—allowing them to "cite as they write."
New Resource Explains Challenges and Opportunities for Information Governance
The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) published a resource on the challenges and opportunities for global internet policy and governance. This "briefing book" was created to support the Global Commission on Internet Governance, a 2-year initiative from CIGI and Chatham House that "will produce a comprehensive stand on the future of multi-stakeholder Internet governance," according to the press release.

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
Website: http://www.infotoday.com/NewsLink
Email: bscardilli@infotoday.com