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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

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NewsBreaks
Libraries Find Creative Ways to Color Outside the Lines
by Nancy K. Herther
During the week of Sept. 9 to 13, 2015, more than 270 libraries across the U.S. and Canada (and even one from Australia) participated in an aggressive PR campaign to break down negative perceptions and celebrate "the innovation and creativity happening in libraries" today. This is the second year that all types of libraries reached out "to their communities in new and engaging ways," with the shared event Outside the Lines.

Weekly News Digests
OpenGov Intelligence Gets Updates
OpenGov introduced the newest version of its OpenGov Intelligence budget visualization solution to leverage nonfinancial data. Officials and department heads can now view personnel costs, grant updates, and capital projects.
Gale Shares TEAMS Award Winners
Gale announced the winners of the 2015 Gale/Library Media Connection TEAMS Award, which it offers every 2 years to schools whose teachers and media specialists collaborate to promote learning and student achievement.
DocuSign Integrates D&B Data Into Salesforce App
D&B partnered with DocuSign to develop a pre-contract due diligence solution for the Salesforce AppExchange. By 4Q 2015, the DocuSign for Salesforce app will be integrated with D&B data to give businesses access to D&B credit risk insight and compliance tools.
NPG-Palgrave Macmillan Survey Shows Perceptions of OA Publishing
Nature Publishing Group (NPG) and Palgrave Macmillan released the findings from a survey of 22,000 academic researchers. They show a growing confidence in the quality of open access (OA) publications.
Fastcase Acquires Wolters Kluwer's LoislawConnect
Fastcase acquired LoislawConnect (one of its competitors in the legal research market) from Wolters Kluwer Law & Business. Wolters Kluwer will sunset Loislaw on Nov. 30.

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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"A Librarian’s Guide to QSC"

"Preserving OERs for the Future"

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"Can Smart Devices Solve a Murder?"

 

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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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