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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

At Elsevier Science and Technology Books we constantly monitor the world’s research trends, and create content for the top areas of research focus. For our customers, this means visibility into research output, at their own institutions and worldwide, and the right content to help fill the gaps. Get the insights you need to keep your library a step ahead, and your researchers a step closer to their goals. Explore our deep book content on ScienceDirect.

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.

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Evolve Project Director of Strategic Innovation Brian Pichman explains how to shore up your personal cybersecurity in this clip from Computers in Libraries 2018.

 

Bookshelf
Find it Fast, 6th edition Find It Fast, 6th Edition
Extracting Expert Information from Social Networks, Big Data, Tweets, and More
by Robert Berkman

In Find It Fast, business research guru Robert Berkman gives expert advice on how to locate the best information sources, how to find and utilize the professionals behind those sources, and how to combine expert techniques to do fast and effective research on any subject.

You'll find practical guidance on such subjects as how to know if a site is a trusted source; understanding how and why sources differ; using precision search strategies and taming information overload; and finding, evaluating, and interviewing experts. Whether you are looking for consumer information, data for a job or project, facts for starting a new business, or an answer to an obscure question, Find It Fast will help you find it. Fast!

2015/336 pp softbound | ISBN 978-1-937290-04-7
Regular Price: $24.95 | Web Orders: $22.45

 
 
Conference Connection

CONFERENCE CALENDAR 

Nov. 13, Sports Streaming Summit
Place: Huntington Beach, Calif.
Sponsor/Organizer: Information Today, Inc.
URL: 
streamingmedia.com/Conferences/West2018/Sports.aspx

Nov. 13–14, OTT Leadership Summit
Place: Huntington Beach, Calif.
Sponsor/Organizer: Information Today, Inc.
URL: 
streamingmedia.com/Conferences/West2018/OTTSummit.aspx

Nov. 13–14, Video Engineering Summit
Place: Huntington Beach, Calif.
Sponsor/Organizer: Information Today, Inc.
URL: 
streamingmedia.com/Conferences/West2018/VES.aspx

Nov. 13–14, eBook Management: What Works, What Doesn’t (ALCTS e-Forum)
Place: Online only
Sponsor/Organizer: Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS)
URL: 
ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/e-forum/111318

Nov. 13–14, Live Streaming Summit
Place: Huntington Beach, Calif.
Sponsor/Organizer: Information Today, Inc.
URL: 
streamingmedia.com/Conferences/West2018/livestreamingsummit.aspx

Nov. 13–14, Streaming Media West
Place: Huntington Beach, Calif.
Sponsor/Organizer: Information Today, Inc.
URL: 
streamingmedia.com/Conferences/west2018

Nov. 13–15, International Internet Preservation Consortium (IIPC) Web Archiving Conference 2018
Place: Wellington, New Zealand
Sponsor/Organizer: International Internet Preservation Consortium (IIPC)
URL: 
netpreserve.org/ga2018

Nov. 14–15, 2018 Library Marketing and Communications Conference (LMCC)
Place: St. Louis, Mo.
Sponsor/Organizer: Library Marketing Conference Group (LMCG)
URL: 
librarymarketingconference.org/lmcc-2018-announcements

Nov. 14–17, The 1st International Children's Libraries Symposium
Place: Urgup, Turkey
Sponsor/Organizer: University of Marmara, Department of Information and Records Management; Ministry of Culture and Tourism Libraries and Publications General Directorate
URL: 
childrenslibraries.org

Nov. 17–20, The 18th IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM 2018)
Place: Singapore
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing Committee
URL: 
icdm2018.org

Nov. 29–Dec. 1, International Conference on Digital Transformation (ICDT 2018)
Place: Delhi, India
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing Committee
URL: 
ifla.org/files/assets/asia-and-oceania/news/icdt_confernece_brochure_19-09-2018.pdf

... View our complete conference calendar here.

ITI Blogs

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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.


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