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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

WebSearch University
September 17 - 18, 2015 • DoubleTree by Hilton Crystal City • Arlington, VA

Take your search skills to the next level!

WebSearch University provides a unique opportunity to connect with some of the best-known power searchers on the planet. In a collaborative learning environment, you will learn how to surface information from the deep web, when to abandon the free web for a different source, why to use one tactic over another, and how to turn information overload into actionable information.

Register now !

NewsBreaks
The FCC's New Open Internet Order Faces the Realities of Implementation
by Nancy K. Herther
The Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) 2010 Open Internet Order was intended to prevent broadband ISPs from blocking or interfering with traffic on the web to ensure the internet remained a level playing field for any user. In a January 2014 ruling, a U.S. appeals court said that the FCC used a questionable legal framework to craft the Open Internet Order and lacked the authority to implement and enforce its rules. The FCC went back to the drawing board and released a new version of its order in March 2015. However, the battle--both in the U.S. and abroad--is hardly yet won.

Weekly News Digests
dtSearch Corp. Updates Its Products
dtSearch Corp. released version 7.80 of its product line, which expands the company's embedded document filters to directly support more types of encrypted PDFs. dtSearch's products can parse, index, search, display, and extract content from full texts and metadata using developer APIs.
SAGE Announces Two New Journals
SAGE Publications introduced Cardiovascular and Thoracic Open, an international, peer-reviewed, open access (OA) journal for surgeons and other medical professionals working on the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular and thoracic diseases.
NIH Plans for the Future of the National Library of Medicine
The National Institutes of Health's (NIH) director, Francis S. Collins, approved the proposed strategic plan for the National Library of Medicine (NLM). According to NIH's press release, it "calls for NIH to position the NLM as a unifying force in biomedicine that promotes and accelerates knowledge generation, dissemination and understanding in the United States and internationally."
Adam Matthew Completes American History Archive
With the publication of Module II: Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era, Adam Matthew completed its American History, 1493-1945 collection. Module I focused on settlement, commerce, revolution, and reform (1493-1859).
SIIA Comments on the Innovation Act
The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) released a statement applauding the House Committee on the Judiciary's approval of H.R.9, aka the Innovation Act, which is designed to decrease patent infringement lawsuits.

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.

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.


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Editor: Brandi Scardilli
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Email: bscardilli@infotoday.com