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Tuesday, June 09, 2015

A FREE download of sample articles—from Computers in Libraries, Information Today, and Online Searcher magazines and the Marketing Library Services newsletter—is now available. It offers a rich assortment of some of our best articles for June, all specially chosen by ITI editors, as well as an exclusive offer for a FREE book with your paid subscription to Computers in Libraries.

If you're a librarian, information executive, publishing pro, researcher, or web manager, this is an informative and practical collection not to be missed.

Beyond the CIO: Information Governance Professionals Develop New Leadership Role
by Brandi Scardilli
Which executive in an organization is in charge of deciding what information it needs to keep and what it needs to destroy? One day soon, Barclay T. Blair hopes the person who comes to mind will be the chief information governance officer (CIGO). Blair is the founder and executive director of the Information Governance Initiative (IGI), which hosted the first CIGO Summit in Chicago from May 20 to 21. Representatives from IG-related fields such as compliance, information security, data governance, analytics, records management, e-discovery, and privacy gathered to discuss how create a role for this new kind of information leader.

Weekly News Digests
Thieme Tests New OA Model
Thieme will launch The Surgery Journal, a new pay-what-you-want (PWYW), open access (OA), online-only publication that will provide original research, reviews, and case reports on all surgical specialties. After papers have been accepted, authors will choose the amount of the article processing charge (APC) they will pay.
Mission Bell Media Announces First Reference Book
Mission Bell Media published its first reference title, African American Leadership: A Concise Reference Guide. It explores interdisciplinary themes that relate to leadership in African-American communities. Topics include the Harlem Renaissance, Motown, gender and leadership, the Black Business Network, the NAACP, civil rights leadership, and negro baseball leagues.
Duke University Implements Altmetric to Track Scholarly Mentions
Duke University chose Altmetric for Institutions to monitor the online dissemination of and engagement with the research of its faculty members and administrators. Using the platform, the Duke community can browse, filter, and report on online mentions of its research in public policy documents, mainstream and social media, online reference managers, Wikipedia, and other forums.
U.S. Copyright Office Report Addresses Orphan Works and Mass Digitization
The U.S. Copyright Office documented the problems that occur when using orphan works and engaging in mass digitization projects. "Orphan Works and Mass Digitization: A Report of the Register of Copyrights" provides a series of legislative recommendations that are designed to help users as well as conform to the rights of copyright owners.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Completes Its Acquisition of Scholastic’s Ed Tech Business
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) completed its $575 million acquisition of Scholastic's Educational Technology and Services business. Now HMH can add market-leading intervention curriculum and services to its pre-K-12 portfolio and expand into other areas such as educational technology, early learning, and education services.

NewsLink Spotlight
Public Libraries Embrace Self-Publishing Services
by Brandi Scardilli
For authors who want to self-publish their books, the public library may be the best place to find services that can help. One such place is the Seattle Public Library (SPL), which offers a variety of self-publishing initiatives. David Christensen, virtual and instruction services librarian, has been part of the team managing these initiatives since 2013. Don't try to replicate other libraries' self-publishing programs, which may not be a good fit with yours, he says. "Start small and figure out what works well for you."
Download Our June Editorial Sampler
Want to review some articles from our library publications? Download the free June content sampler (PDF) of recent articles and an exclusive offer for a free book with a subscription to Computers in Libraries magazine.

How to Fix Facebook's Fake News Problem

How to Fix Facebook's Fake News Problem (4:16)

The Accidental Data Scientist author Amy Affelt discusses leading technology experts' recommended remedies for fixing Facebook's fake news problem in this clip from Computers in Libraries 2018.

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.

ITI News

The Information Advisor's Guide to Internet Research

Edited by Robert Berkman, The Information Advisor’s Guide to Internet Research explores, evaluates, and provides critical analysis of free and fee-based information resources, web-based services, and search strategies to help you maximize your time and keep you up-to-date on the internet's role in research.


In addition to at least one feature by business specialist Berkman, each issue of The Information Advisor’s Guide to Internet Research includes an in-depth article by Ran Hock, author of The Extreme Searcher book series and well-known seminar speaker, who checks out a major web resource.

Four regular columns are rotated; two appear each issue and give readers suggestions for cool internet tools to check out (Brian Smith McCallum, M.L.S., public and academic librarian); sites to turn to for more scholarly research needs (Briana McGuckin, reference and instructional librarian); sites to go to that provide information for the common good (Susan Fingerman, retired librarian instructor, STEM); and sites that give you “big data” facts and figures on a range of topics (Jackie Shane, former reference librarian).

Download your free copy of the June 2018 issue now!

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Computers in Libraries magazine has posted its 2019 editorial calendar and has issued a call for article proposals at infotoday.com/cilmag/contrib.shtml#themes.

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