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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Drexel University’s nationally-ranked online Master of Science in Library & Information Science offers students transformative insight into the future of librarianship. MSLIS students are able to cater coursework to their interests and career direction, and can choose from six optional concentrations: Archival Studies, Competitive Intelligence & Knowledge Management, Digital Curation, Digital Libraries, Library & Information Services, and Youth Services. Learn More

NewsBreaks
Open Access Week 2015: 'Open for Collaboration'
by Abby Clobridge
The eighth annual Open Access Week, designed to raise awareness of open access (OA) and related issues, was held Oct. 19-25, 2015. Libraries, universities, research institutes, publishers, research funding agencies, and individual OA advocates used the opportunity to talk, tweet, and share thoughts, success stories, and lessons learned about OA, open data, and open education. This year's theme, Open for Collaboration, highlighted the new opportunities for working together that OA can offer researchers.

Weekly News Digests
Apple Commits to Using Clean Energy
Apple created two programs, designed to reduce the carbon footprint of its Chinese manufacturing partners, which will avoid more than 20 million metric tons of greenhouse gas pollution until 2020.
Disney Ebooks Come to hoopla
hoopla added hundreds of ebooks from Disney Publishing Worldwide. These include stories about movie franchises such as Frozen, Toy Story, Maleficent, and Star Wars.
IMLS Fosters Extension of STEM Programs' Reach
IMLS (Institute of Museum and Library Services) provided a nearly $150,000 grant to the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) in part so it could help science centers and museums develop a pilot project for finding new ways to introduce young people in low-income neighborhoods to STEM programs and careers.
Odilo Broadens Spain's Ebook Lending Program
Spain's Ministry of Education, Culture, and Sports chose Odilo to bring digital content to the country's public libraries with the eBiblio Madrid service, which is powered by the OdiloTK digital asset lending and management platform.
Springer Nature Debuts Related Content Service
Springer Nature released an interactive Related Content service on SpringerLink--first to articles in the biotechnology collection and soon to the rest of the collections. Researchers can use it to find relevant scientific articles with the UNSILO semantic discovery engine.

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

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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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