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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Boopsie

Boopsie builds library-branded mobile apps that conveniently connect your users to all the resources and services your library offers. Boopsie mobile apps offer one-click access to your ILS, e-resources, user accounts, virtual library cards, calendar of events, hours & locations, and much more delivered in an easy user experience that smartphone users have come to expect. It’s time to meet your patrons where they are – on mobile devices!

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NewsBreaks
SLA Courts Controversy With New Communications Platform
by Amelia Kassel
When the Special Libraries Association (SLA) rolled out SLA Connect on June 1, 2016, it informed members by email that the traditional discussion lists hosted via listserv would be discontinued on July 1. The sunset date was later changed to Aug. 1 to give SLA unit leaders more time to notify their units about the new platform's capabilities and to transfer their members. All SLA members were automatically subscribed to the SLA Connect Open Forum, where they can participate in discussions.

Weekly News Digests
Thomson Reuters Sells Intellectual Property & Science Business
Thomson Reuters entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Intellectual Property & Science business to private equity funds that are affiliated with Onex and Baring Private Equity Asia for $3.55 billion in cash.
Court Comes Down on Password Sharing
According to The Guardian, three judges from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled in U.S. v. Nosal that sharing passwords for streaming sites is a criminal act under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986.
Springer Nature Facilitates OA Publishing for Swedish Institutions
Springer Nature signed a Springer Compact agreement with the National Library of Sweden, on behalf of the Swedish library consortium for universities and research institutes, which runs through December 2018.
APA Updates Its Careers Portal
The American Psychological Association (APA) launched its enhanced PsycCareers portal, which connects psychology professionals with employers looking for job candidates.
MIT Makes Database Creation Easier
The Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) launched a prototype version of a tool that can help spreadsheet users create custom database interfaces without expertise in complex scripting languages or data manipulation.

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.

How to Use Tor Browsing to Search the Deep Web

How to Use Tor Browsing to Search the Deep Web (2:10)

Evolve Project Director Brian Pichman discusses ways to search the deep web in this clip from his presentation at Computers in Libraries 2018.

 

ITI Blogs

If you regularly read blogs, add these to your reader:

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.

ITI News

The Information Advisor's Guide to Internet Research

Edited by Robert Berkman, The Information Advisor’s Guide to Internet Research explores, evaluates, and provides critical analysis of free and fee-based information resources, web-based services, and search strategies to help you maximize your time and keep you up-to-date on the internet's role in research.

IAG

In addition to at least one feature by business specialist Berkman, each issue of The Information Advisor’s Guide to Internet Research includes an in-depth article by Ran Hock, author of The Extreme Searcher book series and well-known seminar speaker, who checks out a major web resource.

Four regular columns are rotated; two appear each issue and give readers suggestions for cool internet tools to check out (Brian Smith McCallum, M.L.S., public and academic librarian); sites to turn to for more scholarly research needs (Briana McGuckin, reference and instructional librarian); sites to go to that provide information for the common good (Susan Fingerman, retired librarian instructor, STEM); and sites that give you “big data” facts and figures on a range of topics (Jackie Shane, former reference librarian).

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