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Tuesday, December 01, 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
Digital Developments at the Wellcome Library
by John Charlton
With an average of nearly a terabyte of data preserved every month, the Wellcome Library, a medical-related archive (part of the Wellcome Trust charitable foundation), pays particular attention to the issues of data growth and obsolescence. Located just a stone's throw from the British Library, the Wellcome Library contains a huge collection of material, much of it in digital form.

Weekly News Digests
NFAIS Conference Adds Keynote Speakers
The National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS) announced the lineup of keynote speakers for its 2016 annual conference (Feb. 21-23).
LexisNexis Acquires Legal Analytics Provider
LexisNexis Legal & Professional acquired Lex Machina, whose Legal Analytics Platform helps lawyers predict strategic outcomes by mining, tagging, categorizing, and enhancing federal court documents.
Gale Provides Online Access to Early Arabic Texts
Gale launched the first module of Early Arabic Printed Books From the British Library, the first major text-searchable online archive of Arabic books printed before the 20th century.
DPLA Helps Make Audiovisual Collections Searchable
The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) partnered with Pop Up Archive to offer discounts that help the DPLA hubs and their partners use Pop Up Archive to make their audiovisual collections searchable.
FIZ Karlsruhe and Thomson Reuters Introduce Updated Patent Resource
FIZ Karlsruhe and the Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters added the Derwent Markush Resource to the STN International service for research and patent information.

NewsLink Spotlight
With Litographs, You Can Wear Your Favorite Book
by Brandi Scardilli
If you've ever thought about getting a tattoo inspired by your favorite book, but you weren't sure if you wanted to make a lifetime commitment, look no further than Litographs. Its line of temporary tattoos features designs inspired by 30-plus works of literature, including Beowulf, Moby Dick, and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
Download Our December-January Editorial Sampler
Want to review some articles from our library publications? Download the free December-January content sampler (PDF) of recent articles and a discount subscription offer for Online Searcher.

Is Bias Unavoidable

Is Bias Unavoidable in Enterprise Search? (2:07)

Synthexis President Sue Feldman discusses the preventability (or non-preventability) of bias in search in this clip from the security, privacy, and ethics panel at Enterprise Search & Discovery 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 

Dec. 6–9, The 10th Forum for Information Retrieval Evaluation (FIRE 2018)
Place: Bangalore, India
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing committee
URL: fire.irsi.res.in/fire/2018/home

Dec. 10–12, The 11th International Conference on Informatics and Systems (INFOS 2018)
Place: Cairo, Egypt
Sponsor/Organizer: Faculty of Computers and Information, Cairo University
URL: infos.cu.edu.eg/2018

Dec. 12, The Library of the Future: Inside & Out (NISO Virtual Conference)
Place: Online only
Sponsor/Organizer: National Information Standards Organization (NISO)
URL: niso.org/events/2018/12/library-future-inside-out

Dec. 17–19, 8th World Congress on Information and Communication Technologies (WICT'18)
Place: Kochi, India
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing committee
URL: mirlabs.org/wict18

Jan. 15–16, Academic Publishing in Europe (APE 2019)
Place: Berlin, Germany
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing committee
URL: ape2019.eu

Jan. 19–21, 2019 International Conference on Library and Information Science (LIS 2019)
Place: Sapporo, Japan
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing committee
URL: iconlis.org

Jan. 22–24, International BOBCATSSS Conference 2019
Place: Osijek, Croatia
Sponsor/Organizer: Osijek University, Croatia; Linnaeus University, Sweden; Uppsala University, Sweden; The Hague University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands
URL: bobcatsss2019.ffos.hr/about.html

Jan. 25–29, 2019 ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits
Place: Seattle, Wa.
Sponsor/Organizer: American Library Association (ALA)
URL: ala.org/conferencesevents/midwinter-meeting

... View our complete conference calendar here.

ITI Blogs

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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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