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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

WebSearch University Sept 13-14 2016 Register Today

The speed of change challenges even the best searchers to go back to school at WebSearch University. Revisit how you use the internet for research. Rethink your approach to search. Reset your personal search preferences. Renew your commitment to quality searching.

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NewsBreaks
U.S. Government Accepts IANA Transition Proposal
by George H. Pike
The U.S. government took a major step toward getting out of the internet oversight business on June 9, 2016, when the U.S. Department of Commerce approved a proposal by ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) to assume the operation and oversight of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA). Since the early days of the internet, there has been a consistent level of U.S. government oversight of IANA functions. The Department of Commerce's approval follows nearly 20 years of plans and negotiations to end that oversight and pass it on to a global, multistakeholder community. However, concerns that such a community may include authoritarian and other regimes with histories of restrictive practices may lead Congress to intervene.

Weekly News Digests
BREXIT ANALYSIS: 'Brexit and What It Means for the Information Industry'
by Leigh Watson Healy, chief analyst at Outsell
BREXIT ANALYSIS: 'Tech After Brexit: Where Do We Go From Here?'
by Steve Ranger, U.K. editor-in-chief of TechRepublic and ZDNet
BREXIT ANALYSIS: 'Trade Vows to Face Challenge of Brexit'
by The Bookseller's news team
BREXIT ANALYSIS: 'What Brexit Means for Book Publishing'
by Neill Denny, co-editor of BookBrunch
BREXIT ANALYSIS: 'Dun & Bradstreet Provides Free Access to Business Credit Data Through July 31 for U.S. Companies Impacted by Brexit'
by D&B
BREXIT ANALYSIS: 'Brexit? Maybe Not, After All'
by POLITICO Europe Edition's Tom McTague and Alex Spence
BREXIT ANALYSIS: 'It's a New World Now, as the UK Votes to Exit the European Union'
by Talking New Media's D.B. Hebbard
BREXIT ANALYSIS: 'Digital Science Response to UK Referendum Result to Leave the European Union'
by Laura Wheeler, community manager and blog editor for Digital Science
BREXIT ANALYSIS: 'How Will "The Brexit" Impact Book Publishing?'
by Ellen Harvey, the associate/digital editor of Book Business and Publishing Executive
BREXIT ANALYSIS: 'Is the Brexit Bad News for Amazon's International Ambitions?'
by PYMNTS.com

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.

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

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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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