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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Computers in Libraries March 28-30 2017

Computers in Libraries 2017 March 28-30 • Arlington, VA

There are many excellent libraries as well as a myriad of innovative and engaging services in the information world these days. What strategies, learning, training, partnering, out-of-the-box thinking and borrowing from other industries will enable all libraries to be excellent in their communities ?

Computers in Libraries 2017 is all about Upping Our Game: Taking Libraries to New Heights with Technology.

NewsBreaks
Librarians Working Inside Out: An Open Access Week Interview
by Dave Shumaker
Heather Joseph is the executive director of SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition). SPARC is sponsoring this week's ninth annual observation of Open Access Week, a worldwide event held to celebrate open access and advocate for further progress toward its goals. Dave Shumaker visited with Joseph at SPARC's Washington, D.C., office for a wide-ranging conversation about past progress, the state of open access today, the road ahead, and how open access could change the role of academic librarians.

Weekly News Digests
Pallante Out as Register of Copyrights
by George H. Pike
In a surprising move, Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden removed Maria Pallante from her U.S. Copyright Office post as the U.S. Register of Copyrights and appointed her senior advisor for digital strategy. Karyn Temple Claggett, who served as Associate Register of Copyrights and director of policy and international affairs for the Copyright Office, became Acting Register of Copyrights.
U.S. Data Federation Aims to Coordinate and Standardize Government Data
FedScoop posted an article introducing the U.S. Data Federation, a new initiative from the GSA (General Services Administration) that collects standardized open data from the federal government and coordinates it among specific topics.
Alexander Street Digitizes Margaret Mead Papers
Thanks to an agreement with the Library of Congress, Alexander Street will digitize and distribute selections from one of the library's largest and most-consulted collections of personal works, the Margaret Mead Papers and South Pacific Ethnographic Archives, 1838-1996.
ACS Plans Earth and Space Chemistry Journal
The American Chemical Society's (ACS) publications division announced the forthcoming release of ACS Earth and Space Chemistry, "a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal that will unite the diverse and global community of scientists who explore the complex chemical nature of materials and processes that occur on Earth, within our solar system and the universe beyond," according to the press release.
STEM Publisher Creates OA Portal
STEM publisher Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. launched Liebert Open Access, a platform for its OA publications and services. Researchers can use its intuitive interface and tools to find free content published in Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.'s peer-reviewed journals.
Kudos Integration Gives Atypon Publishers More Visibility and Greater Access to Metrics
Kudos integrated Atypon's Literatum publishing platform into its service, including a special enhancement that facilitates data loading from Literatum. With Kudos, authors can easily distribute their articles on social media, increase their articles' visibility, and track the attention articles get.

NewsLink Spotlight
Audiobooks With Diverse Stories Complete Your Library
by Brandi Scardilli
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Information Today Europe provides news, facts and figures, strategic thinking, and informed comment on the trends shaping the global information space.

ITI Blogs

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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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