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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
Whatever Happened to MOOCs?
by Dave Shumaker
Just a few years ago, the conversation about massive open online courses (MOOCs) was everywhere in higher education and covered in the popular press. Predictions abounded that MOOCs would replace traditional college courses. In November 2012, The New York Times trumpeted this trend, dubbing 2012 "The Year of the MOOC." Disruptive innovations guru Clayton Christensen predicted in early 2013 that "higher education is just on the edge of the crevasse," and that because of online education, "even five years from now [colleges and universities] are going to be in real trouble."

Weekly News Digests
Pew Publishes Report on News and Social Media
Pew Research Center's Media & News division released a new report, "News Use Across Social Media Platforms 2016," which finds that 62% of U.S. adults get news from social media networks, up from 49% in 2012.
Cengage Learning Facilitates Access to Office in MindTap
Cengage Learning integrated Microsoft's Office suite into its MindTap learning platform, giving business statistics and computing students live access to Office from directly within MindTap.
ListaPost Users Can Now Buy Getty Images Content
Getty Images signed on as the inaugural content partner for ListaPost's updated app for iPhones and Android devices. Its editorial content will be available for purchase via ListaPost using an API.
TLC Integrates Live Chat Service Option
The Library Corp. (TLC) announced that LibraryH3lp's live chat service was fully integrated into its LS2 PAC, the core of the CARL OPAC environment.
Oxford University Press Teams Up With Overleaf for Journal Submission
Oxford University Press' new partnership with Overleaf will allow authors who submit work to the publisher's Biostatistics journal to access Overleaf's collaborative, cloud-based writing and reviewing tool.

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.

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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