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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Internet Librarian 2016

Meet and hear from leaders in the information industry from all types of environments who are organizing and managing digital content in creative ways, setting the context for excellence in information utilization in their organizations, creating new learning and discovery areas with makerspaces, while building strong collaborative communities among their customers and colleagues.

Gain access to leading-edge companies in the showcase who offer products that cover all aspects of internet technologies, including content providers, online services, software, document and web delivery systems, search engines, and more. 

Network with your peers during interactive events, including special evening programs, receptions, and dine-arounds, and connect on social media before, during, and after the conference.

Join us at Internet Librarian 2016 - October 17-19, Monterey, CA 

NewsBreaks
A Big To-Do List for the New Librarian of Congress
by Corilee Christou
Carla Hayden began her 10-year term as the 14th Librarian of Congress on Sept. 14, when she was sworn in during a well-attended ceremony at the Library of Congress' (LC) Thomas Jefferson Building. ... Hayden steps into the position of director of the world's largest library, with a collection of more than 160 million works, a staff of 3,200, a budget of more than $620 million--and a historically mandated mission to serve Congress. On what should Hayden focus as she attempts to bring the LC into the 21st century?

Weekly News Digests
W3C Meeting Prepares for the Future of the Web
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) hosted its annual Technical Plenary and Advisory Committee (TPAC) Meeting for 550 web technology experts Sept. 19-23 in Lisbon, Portugal. They discussed the challenges and opportunities surrounding the future of the web.
Thomson Reuters Predicts 2016 Nobel Prize Winners
The Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters released its 2016 list of Citation Laureates prior to the announcement of Nobel Prize winners, which begins on Oct. 3.
Funds for Learning Provides Information on the E-rate Program
Funds for Learning, a consulting and support services firm for E-rate program participants, published the "2016 E-rate Trends Report." Composed of funding data and information from a nationwide survey, it is designed to help policymakers, administrators, and other stakeholders "shape the future of the program."
Springer Nature Peer Reviewers Will Help Provide Safe Water
Springer Nature's Environmental Earth Sciences journal started an initiative to help people in developing countries access clean drinking water. For every peer review completed for a paper in this journal in 2017, Springer Nature will donate one household water filter on the reviewers' behalf to the Filter of Hope.
EBSCO Gives Libraries More Control Over Their Websites
EBSCO Information Services and Stacks, Inc. announced the release of Stacks, a web content management system for libraries. EBSCO is an exclusive reseller of this platform, which allows libraries to change the look and feel of their websites.

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.

Is Bias Unavoidable

Is Bias Unavoidable in Enterprise Search? (2:07)

Synthexis President Sue Feldman discusses the preventability (or non-preventability) of bias in search in this clip from the security, privacy, and ethics panel at Enterprise Search & Discovery 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 

Dec. 6–9, The 10th Forum for Information Retrieval Evaluation (FIRE 2018)
Place: Bangalore, India
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing committee
URL: fire.irsi.res.in/fire/2018/home

Dec. 10–12, The 11th International Conference on Informatics and Systems (INFOS 2018)
Place: Cairo, Egypt
Sponsor/Organizer: Faculty of Computers and Information, Cairo University
URL: infos.cu.edu.eg/2018

Dec. 12, The Library of the Future: Inside & Out (NISO Virtual Conference)
Place: Online only
Sponsor/Organizer: National Information Standards Organization (NISO)
URL: niso.org/events/2018/12/library-future-inside-out

Dec. 17–19, 8th World Congress on Information and Communication Technologies (WICT'18)
Place: Kochi, India
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing committee
URL: mirlabs.org/wict18

Jan. 15–16, Academic Publishing in Europe (APE 2019)
Place: Berlin, Germany
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing committee
URL: ape2019.eu

Jan. 19–21, 2019 International Conference on Library and Information Science (LIS 2019)
Place: Sapporo, Japan
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing committee
URL: iconlis.org

Jan. 22–24, International BOBCATSSS Conference 2019
Place: Osijek, Croatia
Sponsor/Organizer: Osijek University, Croatia; Linnaeus University, Sweden; Uppsala University, Sweden; The Hague University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands
URL: bobcatsss2019.ffos.hr/about.html

Jan. 25–29, 2019 ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits
Place: Seattle, Wa.
Sponsor/Organizer: American Library Association (ALA)
URL: ala.org/conferencesevents/midwinter-meeting

... 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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