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Tuesday, February 02, 2016

NFAIS Annual Conference Feb 21-23, 2016

We know scholarly output is changing, reflecting increased emphasis on collaborative work, global networks and inter-operability, and the synthesis of vast amounts of data beyond the published text. Imagine what we'll know tomorrow! This is the theme of the 58th NFAIS 2016 Annual Conference, Feb. 21-23, at Philadelphia's Hyatt at the Bellevue. The NFAIS Annual Conference will help you shorten your learning curve to thrive in today's digital world.

Register today!

NewsBreaks
The Islamic State Group Attempts to Survive in the Information Age
by Kenneth D. Evans
States run on information, and if the Islamic State group intends to become one itself, then it too will have to get its philosophy on information straightened out. But there are barriers to its ability to do so that will prove insurmountable.

Weekly News Digests
Thomson Reuters Releases New Legal Products
Thomson Reuters launched two new products: eDiscovery Point and Practice Point. The eDiscovery Point platform gives law firms control over e-discovery from processing to production.
dtSearch Helps Organize Searches for SEC Filings
dtSearch Corp. partnered with AcademicEDGAR+ to integrate the dtSearch Engine into the latest version of the directEDGAR search, extraction, and normalization engine.
Copyright Service Gets Mobile Expansion
Bowker and Digi-Rights introduced a CopyrightsNow app for iOS and Android phones and tablets. The CopyrightsNow service simplifies copyright registration and protection for works by publishers, creators, and self-published authors.
Department of Commerce Launches Data Usability Project
The U.S. Department of Commerce announced the Commerce Data Usability Project (CDUP), which aims to make the department's data easier to find and use, and to provide the information and tools that make the data accessible and actionable for all users.
ITHAKA Takes on Artstor
Artstor will now function under the umbrella of ITHAKA, which operates JSTOR, Portico, and Ithaka S+R. The organization has previously worked with JSTOR to build and preserve shared academic resources.

NewsLink Spotlight
Three More Librarian Bloggers to Follow
by Brandi Scardilli
Last year, NewsBreaks highlighted some librarian bloggers you may not have heard of in the hopes you'd find it worthwhile to read their perspectives on the library field. Now it's time to get to know another batch of librarians. Read on for some insight into why they started their blogs and what advice they'd give to those who are thinking about blogging. If these names are new to you, check out what you've been missing.

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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