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Tuesday, June 23, 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.

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NewsBreaks
Finding a Librarian of Congress for the Digital Age
by Corilee Christou
After nearly 28 years of service, Librarian of Congress James Hadley Billington announced his retirement on June 10, 2015, which becomes effective on Jan. 1, 2016. President Barack Obama is tasked with finding a replacement, who will then need to be confirmed by the Senate. The Library of Congress (LC) currently consists of three separate entities: the library itself (which includes the Office of the Librarian, the Library Services department, the Office of Strategic Initiatives, the Law Library of Congress, and the Office of Support Operations), the Congressional Research Service (CRS), and the U.S. Copyright Office.

Weekly News Digests
Smashwords Allows Assetless Ebook Preorders
Smashwords now allows authors and publishers to establish a preorder option for their titles before their final manuscripts and covers are uploaded to the platform. With assetless preorders, Smashwords users can list their titles for preorder from major ebook retailers up to 12 months in advance of the official on-sale date.
ALA Supports the Digital Learning Equity Act of 2015
The American Library Association (ALA) released a statement supporting the Digital Learning Equity Act of 2015, introduced by Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) and Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) as a way to help close the digital divide among K-12 students in the U.S.
e-Libro Grows Its Premium Collection
e-Libro added 10,000 ebooks to its premium offering from Spanish-language publishers. These titles are available via flexible access models such as subscription, perpetual access, and demand-driven acquisition (DDA). e-Libro also introduced a new ebook subscription in religion and philosophy.
3M Library Systems Updates Self-Checkout Interface
3M Library Systems integrated its 3M SelfCheck QuickConnect Interface with the 3M Cloud Library to give patrons a new, easy way to discover and borrow digital content--the interface now includes the option to provide recommendations for content in the cloud library.
Boopsie API Facilitates Comics Distribution
Recorded Books will use Boopsie for Libraries' AccessILS platform to quickly scale the sales and deployment of iVerse Media's digital comics and graphic novels and integrate with libraries' existing ILS. The companies will leverage AccessILS' vendor-neutral API to distribute Comics Plus: Library Edition.

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