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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.

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