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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.

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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