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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.

How to Ensure Equitable Library Funding

How to Ensure Equitable Library Funding (5:23)

Brookings Institution fellow Nicol Turner-Lee discusses lobbying strategies for increasing library funding in this clip from her keynote at Computers in Libraries 2019.

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ITI Blogs

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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.

Streaming Media Blog –  www.streamingmedia.com/Articles/Blog – the go-to destination for opinion, analysis, and insights into the entire online video ecosystem, from glass to glass.


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Editor: Brandi Scardilli
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Email: bscardilli@infotoday.com