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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.

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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Email: bscardilli@infotoday.com