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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Clear obstacles to information and get back to innovating Copyright Clearance Center

Behind every innovation is the exchange of information, but getting to published material is often a long, frustrating road. According to research and advisory firm Outsell Inc., 43% of knowledge workers blamed time constraints for getting in the way of acquiring information.

Learn how to clear obstacles.

NewsBreaks
National Digital Stewardship Residents Present Their Preservation Projects
by Barbie E. Keiser
On May 5, 2016, the 2015-2016 Washington, D.C., cohort of the National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR) program hosted a symposium, Digital Frenemies: Closing the Gap in Born-Digital and Made-Digital Curation (#ndsr16) at the National Library of Medicine (NLM). ... Speakers from cultural heritage and academic institutions addressed the relationship between digitized and born-digital materials as they highlighted efforts to preserve complex software and game technologies through emulation, create cultural digital collections through mobile public library labs, collect and curate data, and resolve workflow issues and infrastructure challenges in large and small organizations.

Weekly News Digests
NISO Produces Three Recommended Practice Drafts on Altmetrics
NISO (National Information Standards Organization) released three draft recommended practices that are now open for public comment through June 11, 2016: Alternative Outputs in Scholarly Communications: Data Metrics, Persistent Identifiers in Scholarly Communications, and Alternative Outputs in Scholarly Communications.
OCLC Helps Spanish-Speaking Parents Find Books
OCLC partnered with UCI (Univision Communications, Inc.) to help parents using UCI's Key to Success discover nearby libraries and recommended books via WorldCat. Parents can use the Key to Success Reading Log to view grade-specific recommendations and then click on the image of a book to view it in WorldCat.
APA Rolls Out Data Mining Tool
The American Psychological Association (APA) launched PsycINFO Data Solutions, a publication and citation data mining service for content in APA's behavioral science databases. These databases consist of journals from more than 50 countries that are published in more than 29 languages.
Gale Debuts U.S. Fiction Primary Sources Archive
Gale added the new digital archive American Fiction, 1774-1920 to its Gale Primary Sources program. It offers more than 17,500 fictional works, such as novels and short stories, as well as fictitious biographies, travel accounts, and sketches.
3M Cloud Library Adds Pay-Per-Use Pricing
bibliotheca will introduce pay-per-use pricing models to the 3M Cloud Library. Instead of paying for content up front in full, libraries will be able to offer titles from publishers such as Blackstone Audio and Hachette Audio and pay only when a title is downloaded.

NewsLink Spotlight
Zepheira Helps Libraries Tell Their Stories on the Web
by Brandi Scardilli
Zepheira, a professional services turned product company, started working on unlocking data to reach new audiences, not only to attract new customers, but also to correct a problem its team was seeing: Not everyone's data was visible on the web. This was especially true for libraries and other cultural heritage institutions. Today, its main goal is to help libraries gain more visibility on the web through the use of linked data.

Is Bias Unavoidable

Is Bias Unavoidable in Enterprise Search? (2:07)

Synthexis President Sue Feldman discusses the preventability (or non-preventability) of bias in search in this clip from the security, privacy, and ethics panel at Enterprise Search & Discovery 2018.

 

Bookshelf
Find it Fast, 6th edition Find It Fast, 6th Edition
Extracting Expert Information from Social Networks, Big Data, Tweets, and More
by Robert Berkman

In Find It Fast, business research guru Robert Berkman gives expert advice on how to locate the best information sources, how to find and utilize the professionals behind those sources, and how to combine expert techniques to do fast and effective research on any subject.

You'll find practical guidance on such subjects as how to know if a site is a trusted source; understanding how and why sources differ; using precision search strategies and taming information overload; and finding, evaluating, and interviewing experts. Whether you are looking for consumer information, data for a job or project, facts for starting a new business, or an answer to an obscure question, Find It Fast will help you find it. Fast!

2015/336 pp softbound | ISBN 978-1-937290-04-7
Regular Price: $24.95 | Web Orders: $22.45

 
 
Conference Connection

CONFERENCE CALENDAR 

Dec. 6–9, The 10th Forum for Information Retrieval Evaluation (FIRE 2018)
Place: Bangalore, India
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing committee
URL: fire.irsi.res.in/fire/2018/home

Dec. 10–12, The 11th International Conference on Informatics and Systems (INFOS 2018)
Place: Cairo, Egypt
Sponsor/Organizer: Faculty of Computers and Information, Cairo University
URL: infos.cu.edu.eg/2018

Dec. 12, The Library of the Future: Inside & Out (NISO Virtual Conference)
Place: Online only
Sponsor/Organizer: National Information Standards Organization (NISO)
URL: niso.org/events/2018/12/library-future-inside-out

Dec. 17–19, 8th World Congress on Information and Communication Technologies (WICT'18)
Place: Kochi, India
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing committee
URL: mirlabs.org/wict18

Jan. 15–16, Academic Publishing in Europe (APE 2019)
Place: Berlin, Germany
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing committee
URL: ape2019.eu

Jan. 19–21, 2019 International Conference on Library and Information Science (LIS 2019)
Place: Sapporo, Japan
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing committee
URL: iconlis.org

Jan. 22–24, International BOBCATSSS Conference 2019
Place: Osijek, Croatia
Sponsor/Organizer: Osijek University, Croatia; Linnaeus University, Sweden; Uppsala University, Sweden; The Hague University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands
URL: bobcatsss2019.ffos.hr/about.html

Jan. 25–29, 2019 ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits
Place: Seattle, Wa.
Sponsor/Organizer: American Library Association (ALA)
URL: ala.org/conferencesevents/midwinter-meeting

... View our complete conference calendar here.

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.


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