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NewsBreaks
The Legal Implications of Banned Books Week
by George H. Pike
The American Library Association's (ALA) annual Banned Books Week celebrates the freedom to read by drawing attention to attempts to censor reading materials in public, school, and academic libraries. The ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF), the event's organizer, contributes to the week its list of the 10 most frequently challenged books of the year. ... These objections have given rise to a complex and nuanced legal structure governing censorship and the banning of books and other reading materials. Central to this legal structure is the First Amendment's provision protecting the freedom of speech.

Weekly News Digests
Demco Acquires Boopsie
Demco, Inc. acquired Boopsie for Libraries, which will add Boopsie's team and software platform to Demco, a global company that has been in the library space for 100-plus years. Boopsie's mobile expertise will help Demco offer additional services to its library customers to help them increase the access and usage of their online materials and services.
EBSCO Rolls Out 2016 Serials Price Projections
EBSCO Information Services introduced its "Serials Price Projections for 2016," which notes that the overall effective publisher price increases for academic and medical libraries is expected to be 4%-6% before currency impact.
Opus Global Acquires Alacra
Compliance solutions provider Opus Global acquired Alacra, a business information solutions company. The agreement will allow for the integration of compliance data from Alacra's more than 170 external providers into Opus Global's Hiperos third-party management network.
Reprints Desk Customers Now Have Access to OpenAthens
Reprints Desk became a reseller of Eduserv's OpenAthens access management system. It will offer OpenAthens, which provides a single username and password to access subscription-based content, to its customer base for the Article Galaxy document delivery solution.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Prepares Resource-Sharing Portal for Teachers
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) announced the upcoming beta version of HMH Marketplace, an online resource to help educators find teaching tools and connect them with educational technology startups. It will feature apps from ed tech developers, games and other classroom resources, and original content created by teachers (e.g., lesson plans).

NewsLink Spotlight
Four Discovery Services to Watch
by Brandi Scardilli
Last year, NewsBreaks published an overview of the major discovery services and shared their new features. It's time for a look at some tools that may not be as well-known as the previously covered EBSCO Discovery Service, Primo, Summon, and WorldCat Discovery Services. Read on to learn about their unique features and what kinds of enhancements are planned for the future.
Download Our October Editorial Sampler
Want to review some articles from our library publications? Download the free October content sampler (PDF) of recent articles and a discount subscription offer for Computers in Libraries.

Is Bias Unavoidable

Is Bias Unavoidable in Enterprise Search? (2:07)

Synthexis President Sue Feldman discusses the preventability (or non-preventability) of bias in search in this clip from the security, privacy, and ethics panel at Enterprise Search & Discovery 2018.

 

Bookshelf
Find it Fast, 6th edition Find It Fast, 6th Edition
Extracting Expert Information from Social Networks, Big Data, Tweets, and More
by Robert Berkman

In Find It Fast, business research guru Robert Berkman gives expert advice on how to locate the best information sources, how to find and utilize the professionals behind those sources, and how to combine expert techniques to do fast and effective research on any subject.

You'll find practical guidance on such subjects as how to know if a site is a trusted source; understanding how and why sources differ; using precision search strategies and taming information overload; and finding, evaluating, and interviewing experts. Whether you are looking for consumer information, data for a job or project, facts for starting a new business, or an answer to an obscure question, Find It Fast will help you find it. Fast!

2015/336 pp softbound | ISBN 978-1-937290-04-7
Regular Price: $24.95 | Web Orders: $22.45

 
 
Conference Connection

CONFERENCE CALENDAR 

Dec. 6–9, The 10th Forum for Information Retrieval Evaluation (FIRE 2018)
Place: Bangalore, India
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing committee
URL: fire.irsi.res.in/fire/2018/home

Dec. 10–12, The 11th International Conference on Informatics and Systems (INFOS 2018)
Place: Cairo, Egypt
Sponsor/Organizer: Faculty of Computers and Information, Cairo University
URL: infos.cu.edu.eg/2018

Dec. 12, The Library of the Future: Inside & Out (NISO Virtual Conference)
Place: Online only
Sponsor/Organizer: National Information Standards Organization (NISO)
URL: niso.org/events/2018/12/library-future-inside-out

Dec. 17–19, 8th World Congress on Information and Communication Technologies (WICT'18)
Place: Kochi, India
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing committee
URL: mirlabs.org/wict18

Jan. 15–16, Academic Publishing in Europe (APE 2019)
Place: Berlin, Germany
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing committee
URL: ape2019.eu

Jan. 19–21, 2019 International Conference on Library and Information Science (LIS 2019)
Place: Sapporo, Japan
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing committee
URL: iconlis.org

Jan. 22–24, International BOBCATSSS Conference 2019
Place: Osijek, Croatia
Sponsor/Organizer: Osijek University, Croatia; Linnaeus University, Sweden; Uppsala University, Sweden; The Hague University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands
URL: bobcatsss2019.ffos.hr/about.html

Jan. 25–29, 2019 ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits
Place: Seattle, Wa.
Sponsor/Organizer: American Library Association (ALA)
URL: ala.org/conferencesevents/midwinter-meeting

... View our complete conference calendar here.

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.


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Editor: Brandi Scardilli
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