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Tuesday, January 27, 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
Springer and Macmillan Poised to Merge
by Marydee Ojala
On Jan. 15, 2015, there was a disruption in the field of academic scientific publishing. The privately held Holtzbrinck Publishing Group and private equity firm BC Partners (BCP) announced a proposed merger of the majority of Macmillan Science and Education with all of Springer Science+Business Media, including BioMed Central, SpringerOpen, Adis, and Apress.

Weekly News Digests
EBSCO Partners With AMA to Promote Medical Journals
EBSCO Information Services expanded its partnership with the AMA (American Medical Association) to further promote the global visibility and adoption of the AMA's medical journals. In addition to continuing to make the journals available via its subscription services, EBSCO is now acting as a direct sales agent for The JAMA Network.
Gale Introduces New Apps for Analytics on Demand
Gale, part of Cengage Learning, added three apps to Analytics on Demand, its Big Data analytics solution for public libraries: Marketing Action (Patrons), Marketing Action (Non-Patrons), and Branch Insights. They are designed to help libraries demonstrate their value to their communities and stakeholders.
TLC Provides SocialFlow to Libraries
The Library Corp. (TLC) became the exclusive provider of the SocialFlow service to libraries. SocialFlow can help them optimize their social media presence by analyzing patrons' real-time conversational data within their social streams and automatically delivering relevant social media content to the best audience at the right time.

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).

Download your free copy of the June 2018 issue now!


CIL Cover

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.


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Editor: Brandi Scardilli
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Email: bscardilli@infotoday.com