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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

 Elsevier 10/6 Free Webinar: Using Data to Make Decisions

Webinar: Using Data to Make Decisions in the Library and Beyond
Tuesday October 6, 2015 | 11:00am PT / 2:00pm ET

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NewsBreaks
'Let's Encrypt' the Internet: From HTTP to HTTPS
by Abby Clobridge
In November 2014, Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) announced the Let's Encrypt initiative, which is designed to help transition the internet from using HTTP to using an encrypted HTTPS environment. Let's Encrypt simplifies the cumbersome--and potentially expensive--process of obtaining and installing a Transport Layer Security (TLS) certificate from a trusted authority in order to encrypt web traffic. On Sept. 14, 2015, Let's Encrypt issued its first certificate, marking a major milestone in the project.

Weekly News Digests
Thomson Reuters Reveals Its Nobel Prize Predictions
The Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters shared its 2015 Nobel Prize predictions. To forecast the winners, Thomson Reuters uses scientific research citations from the Web of Science to find the most influential researchers in chemistry, physics, physiology or medicine, and economics.
TLC Implements Bar Code Scanning in CARL-Connect Products
The Library Corp. (TLC) introduced 2D bar code scanning in CARL-Connect to help library staffers capture new patrons' driver's licenses or ID cards and store their information in the library's database.
Spiceworks Offers Concierge Service
Spiceworks unveiled the IT Concierge Service, a free, personalized resource for helping IT professionals manage their projects of any size and at any phase.
Kudos Homepage Gets Upgrade
Kudos redesigned its homepage, navigation bar, and header. The company aimed to make it easy to get started using Kudos by providing an always-visible header and a Menu button in the top-right corner.
Khan Academy Rolls Out New Apps
Khan Academy released a redesigned app for iPhones and its first app for Android phones, which offer more than 30% of its sessions (10,000-plus videos) in subjects such as math, science, economics, and history.

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.
Download Our September Editorial Sampler
Want to review some articles from our library publications? Download the free September content sampler (PDF) of recent articles and a discount subscription offer for Information Today.

How to Fix Facebook's Fake News Problem

How to Fix Facebook's Fake News Problem (4:16)

The Accidental Data Scientist author Amy Affelt discusses leading technology experts' recommended remedies for fixing Facebook's fake news problem in this clip from Computers in Libraries 2018.

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.

ITI News

The Information Advisor's Guide to Internet Research

Edited by Robert Berkman, The Information Advisor’s Guide to Internet Research explores, evaluates, and provides critical analysis of free and fee-based information resources, web-based services, and search strategies to help you maximize your time and keep you up-to-date on the internet's role in research.

IAG

In addition to at least one feature by business specialist Berkman, each issue of The Information Advisor’s Guide to Internet Research includes an in-depth article by Ran Hock, author of The Extreme Searcher book series and well-known seminar speaker, who checks out a major web resource.

Four regular columns are rotated; two appear each issue and give readers suggestions for cool internet tools to check out (Brian Smith McCallum, M.L.S., public and academic librarian); sites to turn to for more scholarly research needs (Briana McGuckin, reference and instructional librarian); sites to go to that provide information for the common good (Susan Fingerman, retired librarian instructor, STEM); and sites that give you “big data” facts and figures on a range of topics (Jackie Shane, former reference librarian).

Download your free copy of the June 2018 issue now!


CIL Cover

Computers in Libraries magazine has posted its 2019 editorial calendar and has issued a call for article proposals at infotoday.com/cilmag/contrib.shtml#themes.


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