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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The Institutional Investor Journal Collection (IIJ) is an essential resource for every business library. Comprised of eleven peer-reviewed journals, IIJ is known for its unique mix of academic research and articles written by leading practitioners in the field. Topics include How to Predict Stock Market Crashes, When to Claim Social Security and the European Sovereign Debt Crisis.

Now Academic Libraries qualify for special savings on Full Collection Access.

NewsBreaks
Distinctions Emerge in U.S. Government Plans for Expanding Access to Research
by Richard Huffine
Research funded by the U.S. government is finally going to be available for anyone to read and cite, based on plans laid out by the agencies that administer the funding. Recently, several agencies have released plans that are all based on the February 2013 Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies. That order required the development of new policies to provide expanded access to the research being funded by the U.S. government. In addition, Congress included public access requirements in the FY 2014 Omnibus for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Education. The memo and the legislation impact 24 agencies that spend at least $100 million in research funding annually. Each plan is customized and includes the approaches the agencies will take to address two very different requirements: public access to research publications and public access to the data associated with that research.

Weekly News Digests
APA Introduces Teaching-Focused Journal
The American Psychological Association (APA) will release a new journal, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Psychology, in spring 2015. It covers evidence-based teaching tips and reviews of contemporary teaching theories for high school, community college, college, and university instructors and students.
NISO Studies Patron Privacy
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded NISO (National Information Standards Organization) a grant to develop the Consensus Framework to Support Patron Privacy in Digital Library and Information Systems. The grant will support a series of community discussions to encourage libraries, publishers, and information systems providers to build better privacy protection into their operations.
TLC Displays Reading Levels in Its ILS Products
The Library Corp. (TLC) added Reading Level Integration to its Library-Solution and Library-Solution for Schools, which gathers data from vendors and associates titles by ISBN for display in various Library-Solution modules.
Cisco and Microsoft Work on Cloud Computing
Cisco extended its relationship with Microsoft for a new technology platform designed to accelerate service delivery and streamline entry into the Intercloud (a globally connected network of clouds) for cloud providers. Cisco Cloud Architecture for the Microsoft Cloud Platform is an integrated solution that helps these providers rapidly deliver cloud services with simplified operations and reduced costs.
DPLA Moves Forward With Public Library Partnership Project
The Minnesota Digital Library received a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation--as one of the Digital Public Library of America's (DPLA) four service hubs to get an award--to work on the Public Library Partnership Project (PLPP). The PLPP is tasked with developing a curriculum for teaching basic digitization concepts and skills that will help public library staffers participate in their local digital libraries and the DPLA to create online exhibitions featuring digitized materials.

NewsLink Spotlight
University Libraries Offer an Alternative to Traditional Publishing
by Brandi Scardilli
Maybe you're a professor who has an idea for a journal you'd like to start at your university. Or maybe you're a graduate student looking to prove yourself by publishing your research. Or maybe you're a college librarian hoping to start a newsletter that will raise your library's visibility on campus. No matter the reason, you're writing something that needs to find an audience. Why not publish it at the library? As digital tools get easier to use, many institutions are starting their own publishing programs in an effort to offer more varied services to their communities.
Download Our March Editorial Sampler
Want to review some articles from our library publications? Download the free March content sampler (PDF) of recent articles and an exclusive subscription offer.

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

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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.


This newsletter is published by Information Today, Inc.
Editor: Brandi Scardilli
Website: http://www.infotoday.com/NewsLink
Email: bscardilli@infotoday.com