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Tuesday, March 08, 2016

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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.

How to Fix Facebook's Fake News Problem

How to Fix Facebook's Fake News Problem (4:16)

The Accidental Data Scientist author Amy Affelt discusses leading technology experts' recommended remedies for fixing Facebook's fake news problem in this clip from Computers in Libraries 2018.

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.

ITI News

The Information Advisor's Guide to Internet Research

Edited by Robert Berkman, The Information Advisor’s Guide to Internet Research explores, evaluates, and provides critical analysis of free and fee-based information resources, web-based services, and search strategies to help you maximize your time and keep you up-to-date on the internet's role in research.

IAG

In addition to at least one feature by business specialist Berkman, each issue of The Information Advisor’s Guide to Internet Research includes an in-depth article by Ran Hock, author of The Extreme Searcher book series and well-known seminar speaker, who checks out a major web resource.

Four regular columns are rotated; two appear each issue and give readers suggestions for cool internet tools to check out (Brian Smith McCallum, M.L.S., public and academic librarian); sites to turn to for more scholarly research needs (Briana McGuckin, reference and instructional librarian); sites to go to that provide information for the common good (Susan Fingerman, retired librarian instructor, STEM); and sites that give you “big data” facts and figures on a range of topics (Jackie Shane, former reference librarian).

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Computers in Libraries magazine has posted its 2019 editorial calendar and has issued a call for article proposals at infotoday.com/cilmag/contrib.shtml#themes.


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