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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The June issue of Computers in Libraries magazine is available FREE for a limited time. Click here and you will be taken to a webpage that has the full representation of the June issue complete with live links and search functionality.

In this issue:

Privacy & Security

NISO: Striving for a Consensus Framework for Patron Privacy  
Perspectives on Patron Privacy and Security 
Libraries and the New Culture of Trust  
Security in a Sharing Profession  

PLUS: Top Genealogy Resources

Genealogy: A Cheat Sheet for the Unsuspecting Librarian  

NewsBreaks
The Consumer Expenditure Survey Gets a Makeover
by Barbie E. Keiser
The Bureau of Labor Statistics' (BLS) 10th Consumer Expenditure (CE) Microdata Users' Workshop took place in Washington, D.C., July 15-17 and was preceded on July 14 by the CE Survey Methods Symposium, which highlighted the Gemini Project (for redesigning the CE survey). Both the workshop and the symposium consisted of presentations by BLS staffers and academics from around the country who have used CE survey data for economic research, as well as hands-on practical training sessions with the data.

Weekly News Digests
OCLC Launches Community Portal for Its Users
OCLC created the OCLC Community Center, a new online resource that helps its users connect, share best practices, learn about OCLC's products, and submit suggestions for improving OCLC's services. It features product updates, news, upcoming events, and discussion boards, as well as areas for providing feedback and input.
BioMed Central Will Begin Checking Reproducibility
BioMed Central introduced the Minimum Standards of Reporting Checklist pilot program to analyze manuscripts submitted to its journals BMC Biology, BMC Neuroscience, Genome Biology, and GigaScience. The checklist is designed to improve the reproducibility of studies published in these journals by addressing three areas of reporting: experimental design and statistics, resources, and availability of data and materials.
SAGE Brings Together Neuroscience and Education Scholarship
SAGE Publications rolled out a new open access (OA) journal, Educational Neuroscience (EDN), which covers developing brain-behavior relationships and how they impact the science of learning, academic skill acquisition, and educational practices from early childhood to higher education.
Metalogix Evolves Software to Include Content Management
Metalogix updated its recently released software (for increasing content migration speed from platforms to the cloud) with content management tools, including Essentials for Office 365, which is out now, and Essentials for OneDrive, which will be out within the next month.
Pew Report Delves Into Scientific Attitudes
A new Pew Research Center Internet, Science & Tech division report, "An Elaboration of AAAS Scientists' Views," explores findings from its January 2015 surveys in more depth by examining American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) scientists' views on major science-related issues.

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 July-August Editorial Sampler
Want to review some articles from our library publications? Download the free July-August content sampler (PDF) of recent articles and an exclusive offer for a free book with a subscription to Computers in Libraries magazine.

Two Ways Google is Using AI to Enhance Search

Two Ways Google is Using AI to Enhance Search (3:07)

Montana State University Librarian discusses Talk to Books and Semantris, two ways Google is using machine learning to enhance search in this clip from his presentation at Computers in Libraries 2018.

Bookshelf
Career Q&A
 
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Career Q&A
A Librarian's Real-Life, Practical Guide to Managing a Successful Career
By Susanne Markgren and Tiffany Eatman Allen

Librarianship is an exciting and rewarding career choice that offers variety, diversity, flexibility, and room to grow. In Career Q&A, Susanne Markgren and Tiffany Eatman Allen examine events, transitions, struggles, and advances that encompass and define a librarian's career, answering a range of important questions library professionals face as they move through the various stages of their working lives.

2013/240 pp/softbound | ISBN 978-1-57387-479-3
Regular Price: $39.50 | Web Orders: $23.70 | Ebook editions available

Conference Connection

CONFERENCE CALENDAR 

July 14–17, AALL Annual Meeting & Conference
Place: Baltimore
Sponsor/Organizer: American Association of Law Libraries (AALL)
URL: aallnet.org/conference

July 30–Aug. 2, Asia-Pacific Library and Information Conference 2018
Place: Gold Coast, Australia
Sponsor/Organizer: Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA)
URL: aplic.alia.org.au

... View our complete conference calendar here.

ITI Blogs

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

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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Editor: Brandi Scardilli
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Email: bscardilli@infotoday.com