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NewsBreaks
Ebooks in 2015: Trends and Forecasts Part 1
by Nancy K. Herther
In 2014, two library systems--Toronto Public Library and King County Library System in Washington--experienced more than 2 million checkouts from OverDrive. Additionally, eight library systems had circulations of more than 1 million. These numbers include ebooks, audiobooks, streaming music and video, and electronic periodicals. Clearly, e-reading is becoming a staple in libraries across North America. ... This is the first article in a two-part report that aims to provide the information you need to catch up and keep up with this complex area of the information industry.

Weekly News Digests
SirsiDynix Changes Hands
Investment firm ICV Partners acquired SirsiDynix from Vista Equity Partners with plans to provide full support for SirsiDynix's initiatives, ensuring that its focus on library automation solutions will not change. Its management team will also remain the same, and Vista Equity Partners will keep a minority equity position in the company.
NISO Revises Usage Data Standard; Sets Strategic Plan for the Future
NISO (National Information Standards Organization) released a revised version of its Standardized Usage Statistics Harvesting Initiative (SUSHI) Protocol, which defines an automated request and response model for harvesting e-resource usage data.
OCLC and the British Library Team Up for Document Delivery
OCLC's WorldShare Interlibrary Loan is now fully integrated with the British Library Document Supply Service (BLDSS) to give libraries a new option for document delivery. Library staffers can confirm the availability of the documents they need before placing an order from BLDSS and view a range of choices for delivery and price, including digital delivery and simplified fee payments.

NewsLink Spotlight
The News of 2014: The Year in Review
by Brandi Scardilli
Happy new year! As we ring in 2015 and look forward to what is sure to be another eventful year for libraries, information professionals, and information services, it's time to reflect on the major industry happenings in 2014. Here's an overview of the newsworthy trends, events, and topics NewsBreaks covered in the past year.
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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.

Two Ways Google is Using AI to Enhance Search

Two Ways Google is Using AI to Enhance Search (3:07)

Montana State University Librarian discusses Talk to Books and Semantris, two ways Google is using machine learning to enhance search in this clip from his presentation at Computers in Libraries 2018.

Bookshelf
Career Q&A
 
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Career Q&A
A Librarian's Real-Life, Practical Guide to Managing a Successful Career
By Susanne Markgren and Tiffany Eatman Allen

Librarianship is an exciting and rewarding career choice that offers variety, diversity, flexibility, and room to grow. In Career Q&A, Susanne Markgren and Tiffany Eatman Allen examine events, transitions, struggles, and advances that encompass and define a librarian's career, answering a range of important questions library professionals face as they move through the various stages of their working lives.

2013/240 pp/softbound | ISBN 978-1-57387-479-3
Regular Price: $39.50 | Web Orders: $23.70 | Ebook editions available

Conference Connection

CONFERENCE CALENDAR 

July 14–17, AALL Annual Meeting & Conference
Place: Baltimore
Sponsor/Organizer: American Association of Law Libraries (AALL)
URL: aallnet.org/conference

July 30–Aug. 2, Asia-Pacific Library and Information Conference 2018
Place: Gold Coast, Australia
Sponsor/Organizer: Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA)
URL: aplic.alia.org.au

... 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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Email: bscardilli@infotoday.com