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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Available electronically, the APA Handbook of Clinical Geropsychology is the newest edition to the APA Handbooks in Psychology® reference series. This eBook reviews empirical research across a broad range of areas and offers practical approaches for the application of theory to everyday practice with the aging population. The reader will gain knowledge about foundational competencies in the field of clinical geropsychology and information related to assessment, intervention, and consultation in this continually evolving field.

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NewsBreaks
May 1 Named National Day of PACER Protest
by George H. Pike
Advocates for free access to legal information on the internet have proposed May 1 as the National Day of PACER Protest to encourage the federal courts to remove cost barriers to a wealth of information from the nation's courts. PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records) is a service of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts' Public Access and Records Management Division. It allows access to most of the documents that are part of litigation filed in the federal trial and appeals courts. This access, however, comes at a cost and has a user interface that one critic describes as "an inexplicable unusable disaster."

Weekly News Digests
DPLA Celebrates 2-Year Anniversary
The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) made several announcements during DPLAfest to spread awareness of its new partnerships, initiatives, and milestones.
SHARE Notify Shows Research Outputs
The SHARE initiative launched a public beta version of SHARE Notify, its free notification service for funding agencies, institutions, individual researchers, and other stakeholders in the research enterprise.
EBSCO Acquires Elearning Solutions Provider
EBSCO Information Services acquired LearningExpress, LLC, an education technology company that delivers online platforms, products, and ebooks for fostering academic and career success.
Thomson Reuters Rolls Out Software for Global Trade Management
Thomson Reuters introduced the ONESOURCE Global Trade management solution, which is designed to improve efficiency by automating corporations' supply chain and trade compliance workflows.
Adam Matthew Will Publish Communist Film Archive
Adam Matthew made an agreement with the BFI (British Film Institute) National Archive to publish its Educational and Television Films (ETV) archive of Stanley Forman, who was a producer and distributor of footage from behind the Iron Curtain and a leading figure in the Communist Party of Great Britain.

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.

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

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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.


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Editor: Brandi Scardilli
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