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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

Institutions make strategic decisions at all levels. From determining the types of content that would best serve patrons of the library to developing budgets and identifying emerging areas that warrant curriculum and support—these decisions directly affect achievement of your institution's goals.

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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.
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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