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Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Computers in Libraries March 8-10 2016 Washington, DC

Computers in Libraries 2016  • March 8 - 10, 2016 • Washington, DC

Libraries are changing – building creative spaces with a focus on learning and creating; engaging audiences in different ways with community and digital managers; partnering with different community organizations in new and exciting ways. This year with our theme, Library Labs: Research, Innovation & Imagination, we plan to feature truly transformative and cutting edge research, services and practices along with the strategies and technologies to support them.

Registration opens soon.

NewsBreaks
IT Trends Revealed at EDUCAUSE
by Marydee Ojala
At the opening session of the annual EDUCAUSE conference, held this year in Indianapolis, EDUCAUSE president and CEO John O'Brien announced that about 7,000 people from 43 countries were in attendance. The focus of conference presentations was on trends in IT that affect all aspects of higher education, which makes sense because EDUCAUSE is a nonprofit association for IT professionals in higher education. ... What caught their attention? Tools to facilitate and measure student recruitment, engagement, retention, and graduation.

Weekly News Digests
Pew Report Studies Device Ownership
Pew Research Center's Internet, Science & Tech division released a new report, "Technology Device Ownership: 2015," which reveals that 68% of Americans age 18 and older have smartphones, and 45% have tablets.
Adam Matthew Offers Free Sources on Historic Black Community
Adam Matthew is offering free access to The Weeksville Exhibition, part of the recently released African American Communities collection, for the month of November 2015.
Federal Election Commission Launches New Website
The Federal Election Commission (FEC) created beta.fec.gov, a new website being launched in phases that shares campaign finance data and information on registration and reporting, among other federal elections details.
NEH Contest Encourages Use of Open Data
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) introduced the Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers Data Challenge, a contest inviting U.S. "hackers and data enthusiasts" to produce web-based tools, data visualizations, or other projects using the open data from the Chronicling America digital repository of U.S. newspapers.
New W3C Website Offers Resources for Developers
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) announced a W3C Developers website designed as a one-stop resource for developers to find what they need for their work.

NewsLink Spotlight
Who's Who in E-Audiobooks
by Brandi Scardilli
Audiobooks have come a long way since books on tape. Most vendors now offer e-audiobooks as digital files that can be streamed online or downloaded for offline listening. When deciding on digital content vendors, libraries need to determine if they are looking for a company that offers only e-audiobooks or if they need a solution offering different media types, including ebooks and streaming video. The following are some major e-audiobook vendors and their features to help libraries make an informed decision about their options.
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.

How to Ensure Equitable Library Funding

How to Ensure Equitable Library Funding (5:23)

Brookings Institution fellow Nicol Turner-Lee discusses lobbying strategies for increasing library funding in this clip from her keynote at Computers in Libraries 2019.

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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.

Streaming Media Blog –  www.streamingmedia.com/Articles/Blog – the go-to destination for opinion, analysis, and insights into the entire online video ecosystem, from glass to glass.


This newsletter is published by Information Today, Inc.
Editor: Brandi Scardilli
Website: http://www.infotoday.com/NewsLink
Email: bscardilli@infotoday.com