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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

 

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NewsBreaks
Celebrating Diversity at ALA Midwinter
by Brandi Scardilli
Despite the threat of a blizzard, more than 7,000 librarians descended on Chicago's McCormick Place for the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting, held Jan. 30-Feb. 3. Hundreds of flights were canceled on Feb. 1 due to the snowy situation, but attendees made the best of it--Oxford University Press hosted a Super Bowl beer-and-pizza tailgate party in its booth, and innovator Mick Ebeling kept spirits up during his ALA President's Program on the power of DIY technology and his Not Impossible foundation.

Weekly News Digests
EBSCO Commits to Making Koha Improvements
EBSCO Information Services agreed to support the web-based, open source Koha ILS by getting involved in several of its projects, including a strategic upgrade of Koha's core full-text search engine technology to Elasticsearch; the development of a browse function by author, title, subject, and call number; and greater flexibility in ingesting metadata schemes beyond MARC 21.
TV Content Joins Zignal Labs' Analytics Platform
Zignal Labs partnered with iQ media to expand its offerings into television content. Its customers now have access to coverage from television, print, online, and social media sources, as well as from LexisNexis. This robust platform for analytics offers a view of how stories move among disparate media.
ProQuest Announces Digitization of Early European Books
ProQuest released the first 2 million pages--about 5,800 books--from its digitization project of rare, historical works at the National Library of France (BnF). The fields covered include history, theology, law, physics, and medicine. When it is finished, the project will provide more than 28,000 European books from 1400 to 1700 as fully searchable images.
DPLA Updates KriKri Metadata Aggregation Engine
The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) launched KriKri version 0.1.3 (a Ruby on Rails engine for metadata aggregation, enhancement, and quality control), which is used as part of the DPLA's metadata ingestion system Heidrun.

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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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.

ITI News

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Looking for something rewarding to do this summer? How about writing up your results for publication in Computers in Libraries magazine? The editors are looking for case studies and best practices articles by librarians on how to use APIs or any other programming technique to improve library services. Share the highlights of your library's strategic plan or 2020 vision. Or propose something else you'd like to report or share.

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Editor: Brandi Scardilli
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Email: bscardilli@infotoday.com