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Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Earn your MSLIS Online Drexel University

Drexel University’s nationally-ranked online Master of Science in Library & Information Science offers students transformative insight into the future of librarianship. MSLIS students are able to cater coursework to their interests and career direction, and can choose from five optional concentrations: Archival Studies, Digital Curation, Digital Libraries, Library & Information Services, and Youth Services. Learn more.

NewsBreaks
Have a Question About Government Data? Data USA Can Help!
by Nancy K. Herther
In April 2016, the MIT Media Lab, working with accounting firm Deloitte, LLP and data mining and analysis company Datawheel, released Data USA, described as the most comprehensive website and visualization engine ever created for U.S. government data using an open source platform available to anyone. This marks a major milestone for open source data, visualization, and global access to key information.

Weekly News Digests
PBS LearningMedia Adds Access to DPLA Primary Sources
All of the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) Primary Source Sets are now accessible via PBS LearningMedia, which gives educators 100 sets to view, save, and combine with PBS LearningMedia's 100,000 videos, images, pieces of interactive content, lesson plans, and articles.
IFLA Asks for Responses to EU Ancillary Copyright Consultation
Stephen Wyber, the policy and research officer for the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), sent a message to the IFLA community to alert European members to the European Union (EU) consultation on "the role of publishers in the copyright value chain," aka ancillary copyright.
Choice Reviews Offers Enhanced Tools for Evaluating Sources
Choice launched Choice Reviews, the redesigned version of Choice Reviews Online. This service features an intuitive user interface, enhanced search and discovery features, and data management tools.
Thomson Reuters Introduces Precision Medicine Intelligence
The Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters launched Precision Medicine Intelligence, a new evidence-based solution that helps scientists and physicians keep up with scientific and medical literature through an API and partner platforms.
SirsiDynix and Altarama Plan Closer Integration
SirsiDynix signed a distribution agreement with Altarama to allow SirsiDynix clients to purchase Altarama's RefTracker and DeskStats systems as part of their existing ILS agreements.

NewsLink Spotlight
NoveList Helps Libraries Get the Right Books to the Right Readers
by Brandi Scardilli
NoveList, an EBSCO Information Services company, is in the business of readers' advisory--matching the right books with the right readers. Duncan Smith, the co-founder and general manager of NoveList, explains the value of this service and how it keeps libraries connected with their communities.

Two Ways Google is Using AI to Enhance Search

Two Ways Google is Using AI to Enhance Search (3:07)

Montana State University Librarian discusses Talk to Books and Semantris, two ways Google is using machine learning to enhance search in this clip from his presentation at Computers in Libraries 2018.

Bookshelf
Career Q&A
 
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Career Q&A
A Librarian's Real-Life, Practical Guide to Managing a Successful Career
By Susanne Markgren and Tiffany Eatman Allen

Librarianship is an exciting and rewarding career choice that offers variety, diversity, flexibility, and room to grow. In Career Q&A, Susanne Markgren and Tiffany Eatman Allen examine events, transitions, struggles, and advances that encompass and define a librarian's career, answering a range of important questions library professionals face as they move through the various stages of their working lives.

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Conference Connection

CONFERENCE CALENDAR 

July 14–17, AALL Annual Meeting & Conference
Place: Baltimore
Sponsor/Organizer: American Association of Law Libraries (AALL)
URL: aallnet.org/conference

July 30–Aug. 2, Asia-Pacific Library and Information Conference 2018
Place: Gold Coast, Australia
Sponsor/Organizer: Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA)
URL: aplic.alia.org.au

... View our complete conference calendar here.

ITI Blogs

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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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