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NewsBreaks
USA FREEDOM Act: Protector of Civil Liberties or Window Dressing?
by George H. Pike
For the first time since the USA PATRIOT Act was signed into law in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, Congress has scaled back the scope of its provisions. On June 2, 2015, Congress enacted and President Barack Obama signed the USA FREEDOM Act of 2015, which renewed several of the USA PATRIOT Act's provisions but added restraints to government surveillance activities, particularly the controversial bulk collection of telephone metadata. In the month since Congress' action, however, debate has continued about whether the USA FREEDOM Act actually curtailed government surveillance programs or whether it is mere window dressing.

Weekly News Digests
Amazon Web Services Announces New Solutions
Amazon Web Services (AWS) launched a solution for mobile app developers, AWS Device Farm, which helps them upload and test their apps on actual devices that run Android and Fire OS.
Elsevier Promotes Data Sharing With Reciprocal Linking
Elsevier partnered with the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to implement two-way linking between ScienceDirect's articles and publicly accessible datasets from NCI's cancer Nanotechnology Laboratory (caNanoLab) portal.
Blackboard Adopts Analytics-Focused Technology for Its Applications
Blackboard acquired X-Ray Analytics, a research-based, predictive analytics technology for the education community. It will be integrated first into Blackboard's Moodlerooms and Enterprise Moodle, then expand to other Blackboard applications and analytics solutions.
Nature Publishing Group Will Add Phenomics Journal to Its Portfolio
Nature Publishing Group (NPG) and Fudan University in Shanghai agreed to co-publish a new interdisciplinary, open access (OA) journal, npj Molecular Phenomics. It will be open for submissions in October 2015. ...
BioMed Central Teams With European Institutions to Release Physiotherapy Journal
BioMed Central, the Italian Society of Physiotherapy, and the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland introduced the open access (OA) Archives of Physiotherapy journal.

NewsLink Spotlight
Digital Magazine Services for Your Library This Summer
by Brandi Scardilli
This summer's beachgoers will probably be bringing along paper magazines to help them relax on the sand. But for other lazy days this season--lying in a hammock in the shade, lying on the couch in the air-conditioning--it's undeniably cheaper to get digital magazines from local libraries to read on a mobile device. The following services help libraries offer e-magazines to their patrons. Read on to compare their features and for a sneak peek of what they're doing next.
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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