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NewsBreaks
IFLA Puts Access to Information on the Global Agenda
by Marydee Ojala
The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) bills itself as the "trusted global voice of the library and information profession." Nothing demonstrates the value of this voice more than the association's ability to put access to information on the global agenda. A recent major achievement for IFLA was its success at the United Nations' (UN) deliberations over the post-2015 development agenda, now known as the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Weekly News Digests
Cengage Learning Releases MindTap Mobile App
Cengage Learning introduced MindTap Mobile, an iOS and Android app for the MindTap elearning platform to help students stay organized, use short periods of time to study, and interact with instructors.
CCC Adds Publisher Partners to RightFind XML for Mining
Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) signed two new publishers to its RightFind XML for Mining solution: Oxford University Press (OUP) and Nature Publishing Group (NPG). When publishers adopt the service, they receive usage reports that help them make decisions about text and data mining (TDM), which influence their content-development strategy.
STM's Article-Sharing Principles Get Update
STM released a revised version of its "Voluntary Principles for Article Sharing on Scholarly Collaboration Networks." Based on feedback from a consultation in early 2015, the principles list a set of core beliefs. ...
InfoDesk Plans New Version of PipelinePlus
InfoDesk will launch a new drug research platform, PipelinePlus 2.0, which has an enhanced interface and updated search options and visualization capabilities. It will be available for general release in November 2015.
GPO Offers Electronic Code of Federal Regulations in XML Format
The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) and the National Archives and Records Administration's Office of the Federal Register (OFR) made all of the titles in the Electronic Code of Federal Regulations (e-CFR) available in XML format to facilitate one-click bulk data download from the GPO's Federal Digital System (FDsys).

NewsLink Spotlight
Alexa and Siri at the Library: How Librarians Are Tapping Into the Internet of Things
by Brandi Scardilli
The Amazon Echo (powered by the cloud-based voice service Alexa) and the Apple Watch (featuring digital assistant Siri) are two of the latest products designed to make people's lives easier by quickly retrieving information and performing actions when prompted. Part of the Internet of Things (IoT), these devices receive updates from their respective cloud servers so they can always provide the most up-to-date answers. ... Librarians have been following the developments of the IoT closely, and they're finding that Alexa and Siri have uses beyond telling jokes and reminding you when you have an appointment. They've become indispensable for the following information professionals, who share their experiences and show how the library world can benefit from connected devices such as the Echo and the Apple Watch and their disembodied assistants.
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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

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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Email: bscardilli@infotoday.com