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Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Drexel University’s nationally-ranked online Master of Science in Library & Information Science offers students transformative insight into the future of librarianship. MSLIS students are able to cater coursework to their interests and career direction, and can choose from five optional concentrations: Archival Studies, Digital Curation, Digital Libraries, Library & Information Services, and Youth Services. Learn more.

NewsBreaks
The War Against One Weird Trick
by Kenneth D. Evans
According to the Wikipedia page One Weird Trick Advertisements, created in November 2015, such forms of clickbait have been around since the late 2000s. In 2011, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed lawsuits against companies using pushy and misleading language in online advertisements; at least two of those cases resulted in settlements favoring the FTC. Now more than ever, especially during the 2016 election season, information professionals need to pay attention to misinformation on the web.

Weekly News Digests
Lexis Advance Gains New Features
LexisNexis Legal & Professional released the latest version of the Lexis Advance legal information service. Its updates include greater search power, access to the entire LexisNexis News Archive, and the addition of Legislative Outlook, a new predictive analytics and data visualization tool for federal and state bill passages.
Competencies Document Suggests Best Practices for Children's Librarianship
The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), released a revised set of Competencies for Librarians Serving Children in Public Libraries. Members can log in to view the full PDF on ALSC's website.
Innovative Updates Mobile Worklists App
Innovative launched Mobile Worklists Release 2.0, which has improved list-making and sharing capabilities, on the Apple App Store. App users can create, manage, and track lists of materials; scan bar codes; and share lists to and from the Sierra Services Platform in real time.
Google Adopts Geolocation for 'Right to Be Forgotten' Search Results
According to TechCrunch, Google "is making a number of changes to how it handles links it has delisted under Europe's 'right to be forgotten' regulations."
Reprints Desk Acquires TRI Customers
Research Solutions, Inc. and TRI (The Research Investment) partnered to transition TRI's article delivery customers onto Reprints Desk's Article Galaxy platform. Article Galaxy now has the enhancement of TRI's research capabilities to enable searching for hard-to-find documents.

NewsLink Spotlight
The Importance of Being Information Literate
by Brandi Scardilli
In today's world of instant answers from Google, information literacy is a hot topic for libraries. Credo has been evolving to become a prominent source for guidance in teaching this important skill. Libraries that sign up with Credo have access to reference content that serves as a starting point for research, along with information literacy skills solutions that teach researchers how to interpret what they've found in their searches.

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ITI Blogs

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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.

ITI News

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Editor: Brandi Scardilli
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Email: bscardilli@infotoday.com