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Thursday, December 17, 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.

Early Bird Pricing available - Register today !

NewsBreaks
libib Helps Small Libraries Manage Their Collections
by Brandi Scardilli
Small libraries can't afford to spend thousands of dollars a year on an ILS. The libib cataloging service, originally created to organize personal libraries, is making sure organizations such as religious institutions, corporate libraries, and departments in universities have an affordable, easy-to-use cataloging and circulation system for their books.

Weekly News Digests
NPG Announces Results of Article-Sharing Trial
Nature Publishing Group (NPG) released the results of its article-sharing trial, which was developed to encourage researcher collaboration and give the public access to scientific content. The company will continue to offer on-platform sharing of full-text NPG articles using ReadCube's enhanced PDF technology.
Ingram Acquires Direct Sales Service
Ingram Content Group acquired Aer.io, a service that helps publishers, retailers, and authors sell print books and ebooks directly via their websites, blogs, and social networks. Titles can be sold worldwide, and Aer.io's marketing platform facilitates promotion.
GPO Signs Up to Help Preserve Historical Government Technical Reports
The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) became the first federal agency to join the Technical Report Archive & Image Library (TRAIL). The organizations will work together to advance free public access to government information through the discoverability, permanent public access, and preservation of government technical reports.
ODILO Reaches Nearly 1 Million Ebooks
Ebook provider ODILO partnered with Gardners, a European wholesaler of English-language physical and digital products, to add more than 650,000 titles in January 2016.
EBSCO Donates Articles to Readers in Developing Countries
EBSCO Information Services teamed up with the nonprofit Worldreader to bring nonfiction content to children and families in sub-Saharan Africa and India. EBSCO will donate proprietary reference articles that will bring Worldreader closer to its goal of reaching 10 million readers by the end of 2015.

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.

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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