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Tuesday, August 04, 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 Right to Be Forgotten Becomes a Critical Issue for the Internet's Future
by Nancy K. Herther
In May 2014, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled ... that individuals have the right to ask that links to information about them be removed from web search results when users query a person by name. In the past few months, both Russia and China have initiated similar legislation. Recently, legal scholars have asserted that the decision is bound to be applied to internet hosting services as well, a possibility that has many wondering about the implications for free speech and the integrity of the historical record.

Weekly News Digests
The USDA and Microsoft Present a Data-Centric Food Resiliency Challenge
The USDA (U.S. Department of Agriculture) and Microsoft launched the Innovation Challenge contest, which encourages the creation of applications and tools for analyzing open data ... to explore how climate change will impact the U.S.'s food supply and how the country can achieve better food resiliency.
Google+ Plans to Enhance and Rearrange Its Features
Google announced that it will be making changes to Google+ in the coming months. These include moving features around ... and adding location sharing to Hangouts and other apps, as well as separating users' Google+ profile from their identity in all other Google products.
Deep Web Technologies Rolls Out Updated Search Service
Deep Web Technologies upgraded its Explorit Everywhere! search technology to a platform-driven service that has a solid foundation for future enhancements. It now has greater agility for supporting features such as search widgets, suggestion services, mobility, and scalability.
Organizations Introduce New Do Not Track Policy for Internet Browsing
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), along with a coalition of partners, introduced a stronger Do Not Track (DNT) policy standard for web browsing that aims to protect users from having their internet activity recorded. The policy works with ad-blocker and other technologies to ensure that users can opt out from online tracking.
The Open Data Institute’s Open Data Award Finalists
The Open Data Institute's (ODI) Open Data Awards, which celebrate global innovation and excellence in open data usage, chose this year's finalists in the following five categories: business, innovation, social impact, individual champion, and publisher.

NewsLink Spotlight
Making the Case for Koha: Why Libraries Should Consider an Open Source ILS
by Brandi Scardilli
Of all the ILS options on the market, using an open source solution might be the best fit for libraries looking for cost-effective, collaborative, and highly supported software. Koha is one such ILS, used by about 15,000 libraries around the world and supported by nearly 50 companies.
Download Our July-August Editorial Sampler
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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

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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