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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

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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
Copyright Clearance Center Explores New Paths for RightFind
by Corilee Christou
As Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) continues its expansion beyond clearing copyright permissions and providing compliance solutions, it is upping the ante on its line of RightFind cloud-based content workflow solutions with the introduction of RightFind XML for Mining. The RightFind suite also includes document delivery and professional services.

Weekly News Digests
LexisNexis Introduces Survey Results on Law Firm Expectations
LexisNexis Legal & Professional released a white paper, "Hiring Partners Reveal New Attorney Readiness for Real World Practice," which highlighted a significant gap between law firms' expectations for job candidates and the skills law students actually have in the areas of legal research, litigation, and transactional practice.
Kudos Signs Agreements to Incorporate Recommendations, Summaries, and Altmetrics
Kudos partnered with TrendMD and Research Media, and renewed its partnership with Altmetric. TrendMD, a content recommendation engine for scholarly publishers, integrated with Kudos' publication pages to add "You might also like …" links to related materials, regardless of whether they are inside the Kudos network.
Innovative Launches Next Round of Sierra APIs
Innovative rolled out the second set of REST APIs for its Sierra Services Platform. These APIs give libraries and commercial partners the ability to access Sierra data and metadata so they can create applications for their patrons and staffers.
Blackboard Joins Forces With Moodle Provider
Blackboard acquired Level Seven, a Latin American Moodle provider, allowing both companies to offer more services and solutions that leverage the Moodle learning management system (LMS). Level Seven provides learning solutions, hosting, support, and consulting services.
Summit on Worker Voice Will Take Cues From the Labor Movement
The White House announced the Summit on Worker Voice for Oct. 7, 2015, which will "explore ways to ensure that working Americans are fully sharing in the benefits of the broad-based economic growth that they are helping to create," according to the press release.

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.
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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 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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