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Tuesday, February 03, 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
New U.S. Laws Impact Information Gathering and Security
by George H. Pike
In a flurry of preholiday activity, the 113th Congress enacted several dozen pieces of legislation during the final week of its lame duck session. While many of the bills represent routine or ceremonial legislation ... a few are generating interest--and in some cases, controversy--for their possible impact on privacy, information security, and other areas of interest to the information industry.

Weekly News Digests
ALA Educates Libraries About the E-rate Program
The American Library Association (ALA) launched the Got E-rate? initiative, which encourages library leaders to apply for internet discounts as part of the E-rate program. In collaboration with the Public Library Association (PLA), state library agencies, and others, ALA will provide a series of E-rate resources such as practical tools and technical support for libraries looking to apply for E-rate funding.
Maney Publishing Offers Articles via ReadCube
The ReadCube Discover service will index more than 100,000 articles from Maney Publishing, making them discoverable via ReadCube's web, desktop, and mobile reading portals; search engines; and recommendation feeds. ReadCube's enhanced reading interface will display the articles with features such as hyperlinked in-line citations, annotations, clickable author names, social sharing, direct access to supplemental content, and altmetrics.
Adam Matthew Will Digitize Shakespearean Prompt Books
Adam Matthew made an agreement with the Folger Shakespeare Library to digitize its entire collection of prompt books (stage managers' annotated copies, rehearsal copies, and souvenir editions of Shakespeare's plays) from 1608 to the late 20th century.
ProQuest Extends LC Partnership; Reveals Details About New Ebook Platform
ProQuest became a partner in the Library of Congress' (LC) Electronic Cataloging in Publication (ECIP) and BIBCO programs, allowing the company to assist in preparing prepublication metadata for digital products and monographs that conform to the LC's standards.

NewsLink Spotlight
Five Librarian Bloggers to Follow
by Brandi Scardilli
There are so many blogs about librarianship that it would be difficult to follow them all. Everyone has his or her favorites, of course, but NewsBreaks is highlighting some you may not have heard of in the hopes you'll find it worthwhile to hear their perspectives. If you already know about these passionate authorial librarians, read on for some insight into why they started their blogs and what advice they'd give to those thinking about blogging. If these names are new to you, check out what you've been missing.
Download Our February Editorial Sampler
Want to review some articles from our library publications? Download the free February content sampler (PDF) of recent articles and an exclusive subscription offer for Computers in Libraries.

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
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Email: bscardilli@infotoday.com