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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.

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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