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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.

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).

Download your free copy of the June 2018 issue now!


CIL Cover

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.


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