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Tuesday, April 05, 2016

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The modern library is a hub of collaboration: open work areas, large tables, casual seating and private meeting space. That’s a key benefit of eBooks. They free up physical space. As more libraries convert their collections to digital, they’re able to replace shelving units with these highly functional, multi-use collaborative areas — or use the saved space in other ways that support their needs.

Use our eBooks calculator to estimate how much space you could save.

NewsBreaks
Open Access and Open Data Roundup
by Abby Clobridge
March was another busy month for stakeholders in the ever-expanding world of open access (OA) and its sibling, open data. During the past few weeks, we've seen a small step forward for FASTR, an important piece of proposed U.S. legislation. Open Data had an equally busy month, with several calls-to-action for support and advocacy and the splashy launch of the new Open Data Button.

Weekly News Digests
Publishing Technology, PLC Rebrands as Ingenta
Publishing Technology, PLC changed its name to Ingenta. This serves to unify its business under the Ingenta brand of scholarly publishing products and services.
Springer Creates Special OA Collection
Springer launched Change the World, One Article at a Time, an online initiative that features 100-plus Springer journal articles from 2015 that deal with global challenges in fields such as energy, food, water, climate, social equality, and health.
New Report Offers Best Practices for Transparency Reporting
Harvard University's Berkman Center and New America's Open Technology Institute released "The Transparency Reporting Toolkit," which aims to identify best practices for reporting on U.S. government requests for user information, offer a transparency report template, and establish reporting guidelines.
DocuTicker Shuts Down
DocuTicker announced that it stopped publishing content as of 2016. Since its launch in 2004, the site has posted 35,754 items related to grey literature published by government agencies, think tanks, nongovernmental organizations, research institutes, and interest groups.
Lynda.com Boosts Professional Skills
Lynda.com introduced 50 career-focused learning paths designed to help professionals improve and expand on current or potential job skills. These paths include step-by-step, structured courses on becoming a web developer, manager, bookkeeper, project manager, small business owner, or digital marketer.

NewsLink Spotlight
A Do-It-Yourself Approach to STEM Education for Girls
by Brandi Scardilli
A new initiative from the Los Angeles-based nonprofit DIY Girls helps organizations across the country adopt its mission of providing education programs that allow girls and women to be creative with technology.

ILI 2017

INTERNET LIBRARIAN INTERNATIONAL

THE LIBRARY INNOVATION CONFERENCE

 October 17 & 18, London

ILI's Programme Director, Val Skelton, celebrates librarian superpowers. 
Librarians are leaders in tech, organizational influencers, expert marketers (often working with a zero budget), change managers, skilled data crunchers and expert internet searchers--and so much more. ILI's conference programme celebrates the incredible range of roles, skills, and initiatives librarians are carrying out every day. Over two days this October, six conference tracks highlight the importance of the internet librarian's role.

THE NEW LIBRARY, THE NEW LIBRARIAN – exploring some of the strategies, structures, teams, skills, services and collaborations librarians are using to ensure they stay at the cutting edge.

USERS, UX, AND USAGE – understanding how libraries are working with users to redesign services, spaces, and to understand usage.

CONTENT CREATIVITY – investigating how libraries are creating, curating, and marketing digital collections, how librarians are publishers in their own right, and how they are driving collaborative content creation.

FIGHT THE FAKE, FIND THE FACTS – celebrating two of the librarian's super powers--advanced search techniques and nurturing information integrity--in a post-truth/multi-truth era.

MARKETING THE LIBRARY – sharing stories of librarians who are influencing use and expanding audiences for their services and collections from the DJ librarian to the digital storyteller.

NEW SCHOLARLY COMMUNICATIONS – exploring why the scholarly communications landscape is changing, and what this means for libraries and information professionals.

In addition to a series of one-hour workshops - ILI Extra - covering a wide range of specialised skills and topics, from tech topics to personal development, ILI also hosts two one-day pre-conference workshops:

Websearch Academy 2017 explores the intricacies of research on the web. Our global expert speakers look at advanced search, evaluation of search engines, apps relevant to serious research, social media search, and analysis of search results.

Marketing Your Library Service: Principles and Actions--In libraries we spend so much time curating our content and services that sometimes we don’t put enough focus on telling people about what we do. We do so much, but how do we ensure people hear about what we offer and understand what we do?

ILI 2017 GIF

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.


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Editor: Brandi Scardilli
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