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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Boopsie

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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.

The 5 Steps of Data Analysis for Public Libraries

The 5 Steps of Data Analysis for Public Libraries (3:41)

In this clip, Oak Park Public Library Data Analyst Grant Halter walks Computers in Libraries 2018 attendees through the five steps of data analysis.

Conference Connection

CONFERENCE CALENDAR 

Oct. 10–12, The 2nd International Conference of Information Management & Libraries
Place: Lahore, Pakistan
Sponsor/Organizer: Department of Information Management, University of the Punjab
URL: pu.edu.pk/iciml

Oct. 10–13, AoIR 2018
Place: Montreal
Sponsor/Organizer: Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR)
URL: aoir.org/conferences/aoir2018

Oct. 12–13, SCOUG Library Shark Tank Weekend
Place: Monterey, Calif.
Sponsor/Organizer: Southern California Online Users Group (SCOUG)
URL: scougsharktank.weebly.com

Oct. 16–17, Internet Librarian International 2018
Place: London
Sponsor/Organizer: Information Today, Inc.
URL: internet-librarian.com/2018/default.aspx

Oct. 16–17, Taxonomy Boot Camp London 2018
Place: London
Sponsor/Organizer: Information Today, Inc.
URL: taxonomybootcamp.com/London/2018

Oct. 16–18, Internet Librarian 2018
Place: Monterey, Calif.
Sponsor/Organizer: Information Today, Inc.
URL: internet-librarian.infotoday.com/2018

Oct. 17, Library 2.018: Social Crisis Management in a 21st Century World
Place: Online only
Sponsor/Organizer: San Jose State University School of Information
URL: library20.com/page/socialcrisis

Oct. 23–26, The 12th International Conference on Metadata and Semantics Research (MTSR'18)
Place: Limassol, Cyprus
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing committee
URL: mtsr-conf.org

Oct. 24, That Cutting Edge: Technology’s Impact on Scholarly Research Processes in the Library (NISO Virtual Conference)
Place: Online only
Sponsor/Organizer: National Information Standards Organization (NISO)
URL: niso.org/events/2018/10/cutting-edge-technologys-impact-scholarly-research-processes-library

Oct. 30–31, The 21st International Conference on Discovery Science (DS-2018)
Place: Limassol, Cyprus
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing committee
URL: cyprusconferences.org/ds2018/index.html

... View our complete conference calendar here.

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

CIL Cover

Computers in Libraries magazine has posted its 2019 editorial calendar and has issued a call for article proposals at infotoday.com/cilmag/contrib.shtml#themes.


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