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Tuesday, November 24, 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
ProQuest Enhancements: Users First
by Corilee Christou
It's been 7 years since ProQuest acquired Dialog from Thomson Reuters. At that time, librarians worldwide were either exhilarated or dismayed. Dialog had long been the online search service of choice for most librarians, and LexisNexis, ProQuest, and others were lagging behind. With the widespread use of Google and other robust search engines, the time had come for Dialog's complete overhaul. Several enhancements, integrations, and user feedback sessions later, ProQuest has done an admirable job of creating a new, relevant product.

Weekly News Digests
Thieme Updates Science of Synthesis
Thieme Chemistry rolled out Science of Synthesis version 4.2, which has about 2,400 printed pages of new content, including the latest Knowledge Updates and additions to the Science of Synthesis Reference Library.
FastMail Acquires Email Services
FastMail acquired IC Group, Inc., which owns email services Pobox and Listbox. By joining forces, the companies will be able to drive new R&D in email hosting and related resources.
Paperpile Introduces Google Docs Integration
The Paperpile reference manager released a free, standalone, fully featured citation manager that works with Google Docs so users can collaborate on papers and grants.
Thomson Reuters Names the 2015 Top 100 Global Innovators
The Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters announced its list of the 2015 Top 100 Global Innovators, which is based on overall patent volume, patent-grant success rates, and global reach and invention influence (determined using citation analysis).
Royal Society of Chemistry Commits to Training African Scientists
The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) entered into a new 5-year partnership with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) to help African scientists gain analytical skills.

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 November Editorial Sampler
Want to review some articles from our library publications? Download the free November content sampler (PDF) of recent articles and a discount subscription offer for Information Today.

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

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.


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Editor: Brandi Scardilli
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