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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

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NewsBreaks
Conference Takes Deep Dive Into Legislative Data and Transparency
by Barbie E. Keiser
The 2016 Legislative Data and Transparency Conference brought individuals from the legislative branch together with data users and advocates to review existing efforts to improve access to legislative data and explore what else could and should be done to increase government transparency.

Weekly News Digests
ACS to Introduce Chemistry Preprint Server
The American Chemical Society (ACS) plans to create a preprint server, ChemRxiv, for the global chemistry community's open dissemination of scientific findings. ACS is asking interested stakeholders to help shape the service before it launches.
ProQuest Deepens Access to Genocide Testimonies
ProQuest partnered with the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education to launch a streaming version of the foundation's Visual History Archive, which features 112,000 hours of video testimonies by genocide survivors and witnesses from 63 countries.
Paxata Uses Amazon Web Services to Optimize Its Platform
Paxata, a self-service data preparation platform for enterprises, "announced native push/pull seamless connectivity options to and from Amazon Web Services (AWS) offerings including Amazon Redshift data warehouse and Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3)," according to the press release.
Blackboard Focuses on Competency-Based Education
Blackboard rolled out the competency-based education (CBE) Digital Readiness Tool. This online self-assessment resource helps universities implement a CBE program. ...
Evanced Upgrades Event Management Product
Evanced Solutions, LLC updated its SignUp event management software for libraries with a mobile-enabled and faster-loading interface. Patrons can use it to sign up for email notifications about upcoming library events, register for those events, and pay any relevant registration fees.

NewsLink Spotlight
#Lib4Ham: Public Libraries Discover the Value of Hamilton
by Brandi Scardilli
As Hamilton racks up more and more awards, library staffers have been taking notice. Its cast recording album is available via hoopla, which means libraries using that service can recommend it to patrons. And since the musical is based on a book, library staffers can easily point patrons toward the source material, as well as toward books with related subjects.

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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Email: bscardilli@infotoday.com