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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.
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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