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Tuesday, June 30, 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 Future of SLA: A Strategic Framework and Recommendations for Moving Forward
by Marydee Ojala
This is a crucial time for the Special Libraries Association (SLA). Founded in 1909 by John Cotton Dana, SLA is in the midst of an identity crisis. With declining membership and diminishing revenue, the association is grappling with what its future will be, and the departure of CEO Janice Lachance at the end of 2014 sparked a discussion about the best way forward.

Weekly News Digests
Innovative Enables Discoverability via Linked Data
Innovative introduced the Output Data for Libhub Service, a solution that simplifies libraries' publication of linked data records and allows them to easily contribute to the Libhub Initiative. It extracts the records from the database of any Innovative ILS or services platform (such as Sierra, Polaris ILS, Virtua, or Millennium) and formats them in MARC/XML.
APA Indexes Books and Journals in ReadCube
The American Psychological Association (APA) teamed up with ReadCube to index its scholarly journal and book collections in ReadCube Discover, including all 110 titles in the PsycARTICLES database and more than 65,000 books and book chapters from PsycBOOKS.
EBSCO Updates Dissertations Database
EBSCO Information Services expanded its partnership with The H.W. Wilson Foundation to enhance searching for electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs). The foundation will support the expansion of American Doctoral Dissertations, 1933-1955, a free database that debuted in 2014, to include records of ETDs from 1955 to the present.
NISO Releases Recommended Practice on Exchanging Serial Content
NISO (National Information Standards Organization) published a new recommended practice, Protocol for Exchanging Serial Content (PESC). It suggests the best way to manage digital serial content packaging elements to help content providers and content recipients track what was delivered and received.
ProQuest Announces New Version of Intota
ProQuest announced that version 2 of Intota, its cloud-based library services platform, will be available in mid-2016. The company demonstrated the updated version's functionality at the recent American Library Association (ALA) annual conference.

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

If you regularly read blogs, add these to your reader:

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