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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

 

Coming Tuesday December 2, 2014 - 11:00am PT / 2:00pm ET
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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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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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Editor: Brandi Scardilli
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