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Tuesday, November 01, 2016

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NewsBreaks
Not Everyone Is Riding the Marrakesh Express
by John Charlton
Surely, few would disagree that the blind and visually impaired deserve all the help they can get in accessing reading materials--and yet it appears some pressure groups have tried to stymie provisions in the 2013 Marrakesh Treaty in order to protect their interests.

Weekly News Digests
Google News Promotes Fact-Checking
Google News added a fact-check tag to identify fact-checking in large news stories (starting with U.S. and U.K. results). Tagged articles appear in the expanded story box on news.google.com and in Google News & Weather apps for iOS and Android devices.
Credo Provides Resource on Current Events
Credo introduced Issue Briefs for students doing research on current topics. The company will release three or four new briefs each week from Law Street Media, a law and policy site. There are now more than 450 briefs available.
Intraspexion Uses dtSearch Engine to Identify Litigation Risks
Intraspexion, a startup that uses deep learning algorithms to identify potential litigation risks, released an application that scans an organization's email and other messaging data to find these potential risks and gives its in-house legal department an early warning.
CABI Debuts First OA Book
Nonprofit CABI (Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International) published its first OA book, Global Health Research in an Unequal World: Ethics Case Studies From Africa, a collection of fictionalized case studies on common ethical challenges that come up when doing global health research.
ProQuest Rolls Out Results of Library Space Allocation Study
ProQuest surveyed more than 600 academic libraries about space reclamation and found that 82% consider it a priority now or in the future. Libraries are reclaiming their spaces in a variety of ways, with 25% developing makerspaces and hackerspaces.

NewsLink Spotlight
Foreseeing an Open Source Future With FOLIO
by Brandi Scardilli
Libraries have always been spaces where members of a community can gather to gain knowledge, whether through books or through events and activities. But where can library staffers go to do their own learning? They need designated spaces too, which is why the Open Library Foundation is so important. This new organization encourages everyone in the library and library services communities to share their ideas for an open source future.

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"A Fanboy’s Notes for Librarians"

"Tales From the Library Trenches, Part 1: Learning to Adapt"

"Tales From the Library Trenches, Part 2: A Year of Firsts"

Conference Connection

CONFERENCE CALENDAR 

July 15–18, The 110th AALL Annual Meeting & Conference
Place: Austin, Texas
Sponsor/Organizer: American Association of Law Libraries (AALL)
URL: aallnet.org/conference

July 17–19, International Conference on Information Society (i-Society 2017)
Place: Dublin
Sponsor/Organizer: IEEE United Kingdom and Ireland Section and the Infonomics Society
URL: i-society.eu

July 23–29, The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society of American Archivists (SAA)
Place: Portland, Ore.
Sponsor/Organizer:  SAA
URL: www2.archivists.org/am2017

July 24–26, The 19th IEEE Conference on Business Informatics (CBI2017)
Place: Thessaloniki, Greece
Sponsor/Organizer: IEEE
URL: conferences.cwa.gr/cbi2017

July 31–Aug. 2, The Sixth International Conference on Informatics and Applications (ICIA2017)
Place: Takamatsu, Japan
Sponsor/Organizer: Society of Digital Information and Wireless Communications (SDIWC) and IEEE Tokyo
URL: sdiwc.net/conferences/6th-international-informatics-applications/important-dates

... View our complete conference calendar here.

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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