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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

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NewsBreaks
Koios Helps Libraries Meet Patrons Where They (Already) Are
by Brandi Scardilli
September is Library Card Sign-up Month. The American Library Association (ALA) provides a standard list of ways to celebrate--such as tweeting, creating a public service announcement, putting out a press release, and putting up posters--but if you're looking for something special to do, here's an idea: Sign up for Koios.

Weekly News Digests
Thomson Innovation Gets Improved Smart Search Functionality
The Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters updated its Thomson Innovation intellectual property research and analysis solution with new search technology. The Smart Search feature now allows for searching with full blocks of text, meaning users can avoid Boolean and other typical semantic queries.
Plum Analytics and ACI Join Forces to Monitor Blogs
Plum Analytics, an EBSCO company, and ACI Information Group partnered to give PlumX Suite customers access to ACI's metrics from more than 1 million scholarly blog posts.
bioRxiv Allows for More One-Click Submissions
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and HighWire Press provided their one-click submission option from the bioRxiv preprint server to an additional seven journals from the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB), the American Physiological Society (APS), and PLOS.
De Gruyter Mouton and APA Create Language-Focused Book Series
De Gruyter Mouton and the American Psychological Association (APA) will launch a joint book series titled Language and the Human Lifespan to study contemporary research on how psychology and language intersect.
Digital Science Works With UArctic on Research Projects
Digital Science entered a strategic partnership with the University of the Arctic (UArctic)--a cooperative network of 170-plus universities, colleges, and research institutes in and around the northern Arctic region--to advance Arctic-related research.

NewsLink Spotlight
BACK-TO-SCHOOL BASICS: Top Back-to-School Apps
by Donovan Griffin
In 2013, Information Today editor Donovan Griffin shared a few digital tools that might change the landscape for getting organized, whether you're in school or in the office.
BACK-TO-SCHOOL BASICS: Make Research Easier With These Five Tools
by Brandi Scardilli
In 2014, ITI NewsBreaks editor Brandi Scardilli looked at several popular research and reference managers, including their key functions and new features.
BACK-TO-SCHOOL BASICS: University Libraries Offer an Alternative to Traditional Publishing
by Brandi Scardilli
In 2015, ITI NewsBreaks editor Brandi Scardilli explored the new world of library publishing: As digital tools get easier to use, many institutions are starting their own publishing programs in an effort to offer more varied services to their communities.
BACK-TO-SCHOOL BASICS: The Importance of Being Information Literate
by Brandi Scardilli
In 2016, ITI NewsBreaks editor Brandi Scardilli profiled Credo, which has been evolving to become a prominent source for guidance in teaching the important skill of information literacy.

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.


This newsletter is published by Information Today, Inc.
Editor: Brandi Scardilli
Website: http://www.infotoday.com/NewsLink
Email: bscardilli@infotoday.com