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NewsBreaks
Google for Education Is Giving Away the Classroom
by Kenneth D. Evans
Google for Education recently released mobile apps for its Classroom product. The announcement details their features, including the ability to attach pictures to assignments and attach features from other apps (such as paint, drawing, audio, or mind-mapping apps) and the offline caching of assignments and other classroom content. ... This announcement puts Classroom squarely into learning management system (LMS) turf; Google for Education can no longer brush off its parallels to other big, for-profit LMSs as "just some apps to help students." We're well beyond Google Docs and Hangouts now.

Weekly News Digests
Springer Packages German Psychology Ebooks; Debuts New Journal
Springer Science+Business Media added a dedicated package of German-language psychology titles into its ebooks collection. By the end of 2015, the package will have more than 100 individual works, which will all become part of SpringerLink.
Thomson Reuters Boosts Boards of Directors' Productivity
Thomson Reuters introduced a new iPhone app for its BoardLink service, which gives boards of directors a secure workflow solution and access to company and business intelligence information. Directors can respond to items such as board resolutions, draft documents, and messages from other board members.
Wiley Online Library Implements ReadCube Connect
Wiley integrated ReadCube Connect across its Wiley Online Library to provide a new reading experience and enhancements to the majority of its PDF articles, such as hyperlinked in-line citations, annotation tools, clickable author names, and direct access to supplemental content.
New Report Shows Importance of Monitoring the Dark Web
The Global Commission on Internet Governance issued a working paper, "The Impact of the Dark Web on Internet Governance and Cyber Security," which reports that insights on the deep web--and its subset, the dark web--must be considered when formulating comprehensive strategies and policies for governing the internet.
New Bill Could Increase Students’ Technology Access
According to FedScoop, Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) proposed a bill that would allow teachers, principals, and district leaders to upgrade their curricula to emphasize technology as an avenue for student achievement. Titled Enhancing Education Through Technology Education, the bill is designed to improve educational outcomes and help students get ready for college.

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.

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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