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Tuesday, November 17, 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.

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NewsBreaks
Facebook Launches TechPrep Website to Kick-Start Programming Careers for Minorities
by Cheryl Ann Peltier-Davis
On Oct. 21, 2015, Facebook launched a website called TechPrep to "help parents, guardians and learners explore programming, the jobs available to programmers and the skills required to become one." With support from research group McKinsey & Co., this rich resource hub serves up reference materials, tutorials, videos, games, and apps targeted to audiences of varying ages and programming experience.

Weekly News Digests
SIIA Changes Division Name to Reflect Current Global Economy
The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) rebranded its joint ABM-Content and Information Services Division (CISD) as Connectiv, the Business Information Association. The new name comes from the idea that the state of today's global economy has fundamentally changed how business information companies and their customers make money, use information and data, and encourage employees to work and learn.
The British Library Plans to Digitize Indian Texts
The British Library (BL) announced Two Centuries of Indian Print, a pilot project for the major digitization program of its Indian books dating from 1714 to 1914. By digitizing these books, which are written in at least 22 South Asian languages, the BL will preserve the content of their fragile pages and make them widely available to a global audience.
CQ Press Publishes Civil War Compendium
CQ Press, an imprint of SAGE Publications, released A Guide to Intra-State Wars: An Examination of Civil, Regional, and Intercommunal Wars, 1816-2014. This book uses data to show how civil war is defined as well as how the number, severity, and location of and participation in nearly 300 civil wars have changed through the years.
TLC Highlights Newest Developments
The Library Corp. (TLC) introduced enhancements to its Library-Solution, CARL-X, and CARL-Connect products. Library-Solution gained new cataloging functionality so that it can move beyond the MARC record system.
USGS Provides Mapping Tool for Field Photographs
The USGS (U.S. Geological Survey) made part of its collection of field photographs publicly available in the Land Cover Trends Field Photo Map portal. The full collection has more than 33,000 geographically referenced field photos and associated keywords describing the land-use and land-cover change processes happening.

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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ILI 2017

INTERNET LIBRARIAN INTERNATIONAL

THE LIBRARY INNOVATION CONFERENCE

 October 17 & 18, London

ILI's Programme Director, Val Skelton, celebrates librarian superpowers. 
Librarians are leaders in tech, organizational influencers, expert marketers (often working with a zero budget), change managers, skilled data crunchers and expert internet searchers--and so much more. ILI's conference programme celebrates the incredible range of roles, skills, and initiatives librarians are carrying out every day. Over two days this October, six conference tracks highlight the importance of the internet librarian's role.

THE NEW LIBRARY, THE NEW LIBRARIAN – exploring some of the strategies, structures, teams, skills, services and collaborations librarians are using to ensure they stay at the cutting edge.

USERS, UX, AND USAGE – understanding how libraries are working with users to redesign services, spaces, and to understand usage.

CONTENT CREATIVITY – investigating how libraries are creating, curating, and marketing digital collections, how librarians are publishers in their own right, and how they are driving collaborative content creation.

FIGHT THE FAKE, FIND THE FACTS – celebrating two of the librarian's super powers--advanced search techniques and nurturing information integrity--in a post-truth/multi-truth era.

MARKETING THE LIBRARY – sharing stories of librarians who are influencing use and expanding audiences for their services and collections from the DJ librarian to the digital storyteller.

NEW SCHOLARLY COMMUNICATIONS – exploring why the scholarly communications landscape is changing, and what this means for libraries and information professionals.

In addition to a series of one-hour workshops - ILI Extra - covering a wide range of specialised skills and topics, from tech topics to personal development, ILI also hosts two one-day pre-conference workshops:

Websearch Academy 2017 explores the intricacies of research on the web. Our global expert speakers look at advanced search, evaluation of search engines, apps relevant to serious research, social media search, and analysis of search results.

Marketing Your Library Service: Principles and Actions--In libraries we spend so much time curating our content and services that sometimes we don’t put enough focus on telling people about what we do. We do so much, but how do we ensure people hear about what we offer and understand what we do?

ILI 2017 GIF

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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.


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Editor: Brandi Scardilli
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Email: bscardilli@infotoday.com