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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Websearch University 2016 - September 13-14, 2016

Join the search experts - the people who specialize in tracking the ongoing developments in web search engines, resource platforms, and research strategies.

WebSearch University 2016, September 13-14  This intensive learning opportunity will sharpen your search skills, introduce you to new navigation tools, and improve your value to your organization.

Registration Opens Soon! Learn more now.

NewsBreaks
Government Transparency Advocates Celebrate Sunshine Week
by Barbie E. Keiser
The sun shines on the government for at least 1 week each year. "Sunshine Week is a national initiative to promote a dialogue about the importance of open government and freedom of information," its website states. Groups marking the occasion, held March 13-19, included the news media, lawmakers, civic organizations, libraries, nonprofits, and schools interested in the public's right to know.

Weekly News Digests
Springer Nature Broadens Article-Sharing Initiative
Springer Nature extended its nature.com content-sharing trial past the original 1-year timeline. Authors, subscribers, and global media partners will be able to share articles for free.
Simon Inger Consulting Shares Results of Scholarly Content Survey
Simon Inger Consulting and Tracy Gardner released the results of their study, "How Readers Discover Content in Scholarly Publications." This open access (OA) report compares readers' behaviors between 2005 and 2015.
figshare Facilitates Collection-Building on Platform
figshare introduced Collections, a tool similar to Pinterest that allows users (researchers, publishers, and funders, etc.) to group academic research outputs.
NFAIS Welcomes New Member
NFAIS (National Federation of Advanced Information Services) announced that Florida's Council of State University Libraries (CSUL) became its newest member. The council represents 11 university libraries in the state.
Netflix Raises Concerns About Its Net Neutrality Stance
According to InsideSources, supporters of Net Neutrality have yet to respond to the news that Netflix "throttles its video traffic to mobile users on AT&T and Verizon," meaning that they cannot stream video in high-definition or in the maximum quality allowed.

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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"Libraries in a Time of Crisis: Remaking the Social Compact"

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"Tales From the Library Trenches, Part 1: Learning to Adapt"

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.

ITI News

LOOKING FOR AUTHORS

Looking for something rewarding to do this summer? How about writing up your results for publication in Computers in Libraries magazine? The editors are looking for case studies and best practices articles by librarians on how to use APIs or any other programming technique to improve library services. Share the highlights of your library's strategic plan or 2020 vision. Or propose something else you'd like to report or share.

Submit your queries online at infotoday.com/cilmag/query.asp


This newsletter is published by Information Today, Inc.
Editor: Brandi Scardilli
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Email: bscardilli@infotoday.com