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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.

Six Tips for Protecting Yourself Online

Six Tips for Protecting Yourself Online (3:23)

Evolve Project Director of Strategic Innovation Brian Pichman explains how to shore up your personal cybersecurity in this clip from Computers in Libraries 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 

Nov. 13, Sports Streaming Summit
Place: Huntington Beach, Calif.
Sponsor/Organizer: Information Today, Inc.
URL: 
streamingmedia.com/Conferences/West2018/Sports.aspx

Nov. 13–14, OTT Leadership Summit
Place: Huntington Beach, Calif.
Sponsor/Organizer: Information Today, Inc.
URL: 
streamingmedia.com/Conferences/West2018/OTTSummit.aspx

Nov. 13–14, Video Engineering Summit
Place: Huntington Beach, Calif.
Sponsor/Organizer: Information Today, Inc.
URL: 
streamingmedia.com/Conferences/West2018/VES.aspx

Nov. 13–14, eBook Management: What Works, What Doesn’t (ALCTS e-Forum)
Place: Online only
Sponsor/Organizer: Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS)
URL: 
ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/e-forum/111318

Nov. 13–14, Live Streaming Summit
Place: Huntington Beach, Calif.
Sponsor/Organizer: Information Today, Inc.
URL: 
streamingmedia.com/Conferences/West2018/livestreamingsummit.aspx

Nov. 13–14, Streaming Media West
Place: Huntington Beach, Calif.
Sponsor/Organizer: Information Today, Inc.
URL: 
streamingmedia.com/Conferences/west2018

Nov. 13–15, International Internet Preservation Consortium (IIPC) Web Archiving Conference 2018
Place: Wellington, New Zealand
Sponsor/Organizer: International Internet Preservation Consortium (IIPC)
URL: 
netpreserve.org/ga2018

Nov. 14–15, 2018 Library Marketing and Communications Conference (LMCC)
Place: St. Louis, Mo.
Sponsor/Organizer: Library Marketing Conference Group (LMCG)
URL: 
librarymarketingconference.org/lmcc-2018-announcements

Nov. 14–17, The 1st International Children's Libraries Symposium
Place: Urgup, Turkey
Sponsor/Organizer: University of Marmara, Department of Information and Records Management; Ministry of Culture and Tourism Libraries and Publications General Directorate
URL: 
childrenslibraries.org

Nov. 17–20, The 18th IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM 2018)
Place: Singapore
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing Committee
URL: 
icdm2018.org

Nov. 29–Dec. 1, International Conference on Digital Transformation (ICDT 2018)
Place: Delhi, India
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing Committee
URL: 
ifla.org/files/assets/asia-and-oceania/news/icdt_confernece_brochure_19-09-2018.pdf

... 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