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Tuesday, July 05, 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.

Attend WebSearch University 2016!

NewsBreaks
Government Transparency Update: FOIA Turns 50
by Barbie E. Keiser
The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) turned 50 on July 4, 2016. Each week of the 50 Days of FOIA campaign leading up to the anniversary highlighted a different theme, such as success stories, technology advances, negative or obstructive agency responses, and legislative reform ideas, around which journalists and advocacy groups were encouraged to share their FOIA stories.

Weekly News Digests
U.S. Open Data Declares Victory and Shutters
by Barbie E. Keiser
On July 31, 2016, the U.S. Open Data project will end. According to the press release, the project's initial vision, "to improve the state of open data and to help ensure that government wouldn't let open data become a passing fad," has been largely successful. ...
NTIS Announces Joint Venture for Data Innovation Support
by Barbie E. Keiser
The National Technical Information Service (NTIS) is looking for joint venture partners to create products or services based on federal data. The agency wants to understand how businesses, government agencies, and other groups use government data. ...
With 20th Signature, Marrakesh Treaty Prepares for Enforcement
The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) announced that Canada has ratified the Marrakesh Treaty for facilitating access to published works for blind, visually impaired, and print-disabled readers, bringing it one step closer to becoming globally enforced.
Blackboard Affiliate Enters Agreement to Purchase Higher One, Inc.
A Blackboard affiliate plans to acquire Higher One, Inc., allowing for collaboration between the Blackboard Transact business line and Higher One's CASHNet platform for secure online tuition and fee payments. ...
collectionHQ Teams Up With Collection Management Solution
collectionHQ partnered with SOLUS so mutual customers can use the SOLUS Library App with collectionHQ, giving them a more streamlined workflow process for collection management.

NewsLink Spotlight
The Hall of Fame for American Writers
by Brandi Scardilli
Thanks to the American Writers Museum, opening in March 2017, readers can learn more about how works of literature are formed, the people behind them, and how both fiction and nonfiction writings have shaped U.S. history, identity, and culture.

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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