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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.
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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.

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"Libraries in a Time of Crisis: Remaking the Social Compact"

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"Tales From the Library Trenches, Part 1: Learning to Adapt"

ITI Blogs

If you regularly read blogs, add these to your reader:

ITI Books Blog booksblog.infotoday.comnews, observations, and commentary from the authors, editors, and publishers of Information Today, Inc.'s many book offerings.

ITI Conference Blog libconf.com – covering ITI's library conferences worldwide.

Library Stuff librarystuff.net – the library blog dedicated to resources for keeping current and professional development, written by Steven M. Cohen.

InfoToday Europe Blog infotoday.eu – the latest news, analysis, and opinion on the information industry in Europe and the UK.

Business of Video blog blog.streamingmedia.com – daily posts about the online video industry, business trends and analysis, market data, and research as well as the online video business models in the media and entertainment, broadcast, publishing, advertising, and enterprise industries.

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.

ITI News

LOOKING FOR AUTHORS

Looking for something rewarding to do this summer? How about writing up your results for publication in Computers in Libraries magazine? The editors are looking for case studies and best practices articles by librarians on how to use APIs or any other programming technique to improve library services. Share the highlights of your library's strategic plan or 2020 vision. Or propose something else you'd like to report or share.

Submit your queries online at infotoday.com/cilmag/query.asp


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