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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Libraries are all about communities, about bringing people and resources together for learning, growing and entertainment.  In addition to looking at emerging technologies and hearing from leading edge practitioners, we'll focus on case studies from innovative libraries, so participants can apply what they learn at the conference directly within their communities. 

Join us at Computers in Libraries 2015 to help us celebrate 30 years of success!

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.
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.

How to Fix Facebook's Fake News Problem

How to Fix Facebook's Fake News Problem (4:16)

The Accidental Data Scientist author Amy Affelt discusses leading technology experts' recommended remedies for fixing Facebook's fake news problem in this clip from Computers in Libraries 2018.

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.

ITI News

The Information Advisor's Guide to Internet Research

Edited by Robert Berkman, The Information Advisor’s Guide to Internet Research explores, evaluates, and provides critical analysis of free and fee-based information resources, web-based services, and search strategies to help you maximize your time and keep you up-to-date on the internet's role in research.

IAG

In addition to at least one feature by business specialist Berkman, each issue of The Information Advisor’s Guide to Internet Research includes an in-depth article by Ran Hock, author of The Extreme Searcher book series and well-known seminar speaker, who checks out a major web resource.

Four regular columns are rotated; two appear each issue and give readers suggestions for cool internet tools to check out (Brian Smith McCallum, M.L.S., public and academic librarian); sites to turn to for more scholarly research needs (Briana McGuckin, reference and instructional librarian); sites to go to that provide information for the common good (Susan Fingerman, retired librarian instructor, STEM); and sites that give you “big data” facts and figures on a range of topics (Jackie Shane, former reference librarian).

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Computers in Libraries magazine has posted its 2019 editorial calendar and has issued a call for article proposals at infotoday.com/cilmag/contrib.shtml#themes.


This newsletter is published by Information Today, Inc.
Editor: Brandi Scardilli
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Email: bscardilli@infotoday.com