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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Drexel University’s nationally-ranked online Master of Science in Library & Information Science offers students transformative insight into the future of librarianship. MSLIS students are able to cater coursework to their interests and career direction, and can choose from six optional concentrations: Archival Studies, Competitive Intelligence & Knowledge Management, Digital Curation, Digital Libraries, Library & Information Services, and Youth Services.

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NewsBreaks
ACI Helps Researchers Find Trusted Blog Content
by Brandi Scardilli
Researchers typically know where to find journal articles, reference books, and other materials on topics that interest them--but it can be difficult to separate trustworthy blogs from those that might, intentionally or otherwise, spread misinformation. That's where the ACI Scholarly Blog Index, a curated collection of scholarly blogs for the academic market, comes in.

Weekly News Digests
Sponsoring Organizations Set Date for OpenCon
The second OpenCon will be Nov. 14-16, 2015, in Brussels. This conference exposes students and early-career academic professionals to topics in open access (OA), open education, and open data.
Lookeen Offers Free Desktop Search Tool
Lookeen launched a free desktop tool for Windows that can search an unlimited number of files on the main drive. Lookeen Free is a home-use version of the Lookeen 10 software (released in March 2015), with powerful capabilities that provide an alternative to using native Window Search.
LexisNexis Newsdesk Provides Media Monitoring, Analysis, and Distribution
LexisNexis Legal & Professional rolled out LexisNexis Newsdesk, a comprehensive media aggregation, monitoring, and analytics solution for business, legal, and information professionals. It helps them quickly find, review, and share key insights about the company, industry, and competitive environment of their business or client.
UNESCO Report Analyzes Global Education Trends
UNESCO released its 2015 Education for All (EFA) Global Monitoring Report, "Education for All 2000-2015: Achievements and Challenges," which found that one-third of countries have achieved the EFA goals they set in 2000.
TLC Introduces New Release of CARL-Connect
The Library Corp. (TLC) announced the availability of CARL-Connect 1.2, the latest general release, with extra flexibility for library patrons and a more proactive patron experience.

NewsLink Spotlight
Join 50 Librarians as They Tackle SXSW Interactive
by Brandi Scardilli
"This is the biggest group we've had yet," someone remarked as they gathered to pose for a picture. The "group" is lib*interactive, formerly sxswLAM (libraries, archives, and museums), and they were at the MugShots bar in Austin, Texas, at the first LAM meetup of the SXSW (South by Southwest) Interactive Festival (March 13-17, 2015). LAM representatives are a growing presence at the technology-focused conference for two main reasons: Interactive exposes the LAM fields to new and emerging tech trends, and it's a great place to advocate on behalf of LAM institutions. lib*interactive gives attendees a way to connect with other LAM representatives and engage in concerted efforts to spread the word about all of the new ways LAM spaces are engaging with technology.
Download Our April Editorial Sampler
Want to review some articles from our library publications? Download the free April content sampler (PDF) of recent articles and an exclusive subscription offer for Computers in Libraries magazine.

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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Editor: Brandi Scardilli
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