Unglue.it Builds a Supply Chain for Free Ebooks
by Corilee Christou
Contrary to the Big Five publishers' declarations of shrinking ebook sales, Technavio just released a report, "E-book Market in the US 2016-2020," which "predicts the e-book market in the US to grow at an impressive CAGR [compound annual growth rate] of approximately 14% until 2020" and reach a striking $13 billion. It is obvious that ebooks are here to stay (at a variety of price points, including free). One of the most innovative ebook sites is Unglue.it.
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.
Dec. 5–7, Military Libraries Training Workshop
Place: Arlington, Va.
Sponsor/Organizer: SLA Military Libraries Division (DMIL)
Dec. 7–8, The 14th International Conference on Intellectual Capital, Knowledge Management & Organisational Learning (ICICKM 2017)
Place: Hong Kong
Sponsor/Organizer: ACPI (Academic Conferences and Publishing International)
Dec. 8–10, The 9th Forum for Information Retrieval Evaluation (FIRE 2017)
Place: Bangalore, India
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing Committee
Dec. 9, The 8th Annual Workshop on Information Security and Privacy (WISP)
Place: Seoul, South Korea
Sponsor/Organizer: AIS Special Interest Group on Information Security and Privacy (SIGSEC)
Dec. 11–14, The 2017 IEEE International Conference on Big Data (IEEE BigData 2017)
Dec. 13, Advancing Altmetrics: Best Practices and Emerging Ideas (NISO Virtual Conference)
Place: Online only
Sponsor/Organizer: National Information Standards Organization (NISO)
Dec. 18–22, International Workshop on Information Management Tools for Academic and Research Libraries
Place: Pune, India
Sponsor/Organizer: All India Shri Shivaji Memorial Society’s College of Engineering Central Library
Dec. 21–23, The 16th International Conference on Information Technology (ICIT2017)
Place: Bhubaneswar, India
Sponsor/Organizer: Orissa Information Technology Society and Silicon Institute of Technology
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