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Tuesday, August 23, 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
Google Gobbles Up Innovative Startup Kifi
by Nancy K. Herther
On July 12, 2016, collaboration software company Kifi announced that its team would be joining Google, but that its services and data would not become part of Google. Kifi's account holders were still able to access Kifi to export their data for several weeks after the announcement, but the company stopped accepting new registrations. So, why would Google acquire a company just to dump its innovative product and hire the entrepreneurs behind it? It turns out that this has become a pattern, not only for Google but also for other Silicon Valley companies.

Weekly News Digests
Odilo Partners for Improved Ed Tech Solutions
Education companies Odilo and Claned have entered a partnership that will give Claned customers access to Odilo's more than 1.1 million pieces of digital content from 900-plus global suppliers. Odilo customers will also have access to Claned's artificial intelligence technology.
dtSearch Corp. Updates Software Development Kit
dtSearch Corp. released new x86 and x64 beta versions of its core developer product, dtSearch Engine, for Microsoft's Universal Windows Platform (UWP). dtSearch Engine's software development kit (SDK) allows users to embed dtSearch's instant searching of terabytes of data and offers more than 25 full-text and metadata search options.
Gale Introduces New Primary Sources Collection
Gale and Smithsonian are launching Smithsonian Primary Sources in U.S. History, a collection of 1,800 digital primary sources, including documents, maps, and historical objects from the Smithsonian's museums and archives, as well as from Gale's collections.
OpenAthens Announces Details of First Customer Conference
OpenAthens announced the venue and agenda for the first OpenAthens Customer Conference. It will be held Nov. 9, 2016, at the NEC in Birmingham, U.K., under the theme of Creating Connections. Participants will include information professionals and technical experts from the fields of healthcare, academia, business, and publishing.
Wiley Acquires Publishing Software Company
Wiley announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to buy Atypon, a publishing software company, for $120 million in cash. Atypon helps scholarly societies and publishers deliver, host, enhance, market, and manage their online content.

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.

Six Tips for Protecting Yourself Online

Six Tips for Protecting Yourself Online (3:23)

Evolve Project Director of Strategic Innovation Brian Pichman explains how to shore up your personal cybersecurity in this clip from Computers in Libraries 2018.

 

Bookshelf
Find it Fast, 6th edition Find It Fast, 6th Edition
Extracting Expert Information from Social Networks, Big Data, Tweets, and More
by Robert Berkman

In Find It Fast, business research guru Robert Berkman gives expert advice on how to locate the best information sources, how to find and utilize the professionals behind those sources, and how to combine expert techniques to do fast and effective research on any subject.

You'll find practical guidance on such subjects as how to know if a site is a trusted source; understanding how and why sources differ; using precision search strategies and taming information overload; and finding, evaluating, and interviewing experts. Whether you are looking for consumer information, data for a job or project, facts for starting a new business, or an answer to an obscure question, Find It Fast will help you find it. Fast!

2015/336 pp softbound | ISBN 978-1-937290-04-7
Regular Price: $24.95 | Web Orders: $22.45

 
 
Conference Connection

CONFERENCE CALENDAR 

Nov. 13, Sports Streaming Summit
Place: Huntington Beach, Calif.
Sponsor/Organizer: Information Today, Inc.
URL: 
streamingmedia.com/Conferences/West2018/Sports.aspx

Nov. 13–14, OTT Leadership Summit
Place: Huntington Beach, Calif.
Sponsor/Organizer: Information Today, Inc.
URL: 
streamingmedia.com/Conferences/West2018/OTTSummit.aspx

Nov. 13–14, Video Engineering Summit
Place: Huntington Beach, Calif.
Sponsor/Organizer: Information Today, Inc.
URL: 
streamingmedia.com/Conferences/West2018/VES.aspx

Nov. 13–14, eBook Management: What Works, What Doesn’t (ALCTS e-Forum)
Place: Online only
Sponsor/Organizer: Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS)
URL: 
ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/e-forum/111318

Nov. 13–14, Live Streaming Summit
Place: Huntington Beach, Calif.
Sponsor/Organizer: Information Today, Inc.
URL: 
streamingmedia.com/Conferences/West2018/livestreamingsummit.aspx

Nov. 13–14, Streaming Media West
Place: Huntington Beach, Calif.
Sponsor/Organizer: Information Today, Inc.
URL: 
streamingmedia.com/Conferences/west2018

Nov. 13–15, International Internet Preservation Consortium (IIPC) Web Archiving Conference 2018
Place: Wellington, New Zealand
Sponsor/Organizer: International Internet Preservation Consortium (IIPC)
URL: 
netpreserve.org/ga2018

Nov. 14–15, 2018 Library Marketing and Communications Conference (LMCC)
Place: St. Louis, Mo.
Sponsor/Organizer: Library Marketing Conference Group (LMCG)
URL: 
librarymarketingconference.org/lmcc-2018-announcements

Nov. 14–17, The 1st International Children's Libraries Symposium
Place: Urgup, Turkey
Sponsor/Organizer: University of Marmara, Department of Information and Records Management; Ministry of Culture and Tourism Libraries and Publications General Directorate
URL: 
childrenslibraries.org

Nov. 17–20, The 18th IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM 2018)
Place: Singapore
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing Committee
URL: 
icdm2018.org

Nov. 29–Dec. 1, International Conference on Digital Transformation (ICDT 2018)
Place: Delhi, India
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing Committee
URL: 
ifla.org/files/assets/asia-and-oceania/news/icdt_confernece_brochure_19-09-2018.pdf

... 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.


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