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NewsBreaks
The Federal Government Turns To Silicon Valley for Tech Support
by Barbie E. Keiser
Summer is usually a quiet season in Washington, D.C., but this year it was not so for an administration that's set on improving IT management in federal government agencies. ... The U.S. government is reaching out to expertise beyond the Beltway, particularly to IT professionals in Silicon Valley. What's needed is input from these experts, but more importantly, a new viewpoint from a young demographic that works in new ways (and whose expectations of government quite differ from those of past generations).

Weekly News Digests
EBSCO Introduces Resource for College and Career Readiness
EBSCO Information Services launched the PrepSTEP online learning platform to help students build the skills they need for college and career readiness. It offers a collection of academic and career-related resources in topics such as reading, math, science, basic computing, and workforce skills.
Thomson Reuters and Samsung Join Forces
Thomson Reuters teamed up with Samsung to explore the development and optimization of enterprise solutions. They plan to use their joint expertise in mobile security, electronic devices, and intelligent IT to increase employee productivity and business success.
Palgrave Connect Ebooks Come to Springer Platforms
Springer will add all Palgrave Connect ebooks from Palgrave Macmillan to SpringerLink--and include thousands of ebooks in the Springer Book Archives--as a result of the Springer-Macmillan Science and Education merger.
Boopsie Caters to Small and Rural Libraries
Boopsie for Libraries released Express, a feature set for its mobile app specifically for small and rural public libraries serving less than 25,000 patrons. They can use Express to create a streamlined app with features such as Catalog Search using Smart Prefix search, ILS integration for holds and renewals, and Ask a Librarian.
Zepheira Upgrades Its Open Source Tools
Zepheira updated Linksmith and Scribe, its open source linked data management tools, to have better scalability, linkability, and internal and external linking. Scribe is publicly available on GitHub.

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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Email: bscardilli@infotoday.com