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Tuesday, November 22, 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
As OCLC Nears 50, It Focuses on the Future
by Nancy K. Herther
On Oct. 1, 2015, OCLC ceased publication of catalog cards for libraries in the U.S. and across the globe. Although this milestone went relatively unheralded, it represented the end of an era in library systems management and user access. Libraries took a major step forward when OCLC introduced the first online shared cataloging system in 1971, and this is just one contribution that will be celebrated when the organization marks 50 years of service to the library profession in 2017.

Weekly News Digests
NFAIS Hosts Internet of Things Conference
The National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS) is promoting a 1-day conference on Dec. 9, 2016: The Internet of Things: Impacting Scientific Data and Information Flows.
W3C Releases Report on Virtual Reality
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) published a report based on its web and virtual reality (VR) workshop held Oct. 19-20, 2016.
Internet Archive Enhances Its Search Functionality
The Internet Archive introduced two features that are designed to improve searching its 20 million items in various collections: faceted filtering and full-text search.
Organizations Plan New Subscription Service
Recode reports that News Corp, The New York Times, and Axel Springer invested in Scroll, a monthly subscription service that will provide a selection of stories from a variety of publishers.
Clarivate Analytics Announces 2016 Highly Cited Researchers
Clarivate Analytics unveiled its 2016 Highly Cited Researchers list, which comes from a citation analysis of scientists whose research has been determined by their peers to have a significant global impact on their field.

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.

How to Fix Facebook's Fake News Problem

How to Fix Facebook's Fake News Problem (4:16)

The Accidental Data Scientist author Amy Affelt discusses leading technology experts' recommended remedies for fixing Facebook's fake news problem in this clip from Computers in Libraries 2018.

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.

ITI News

The Information Advisor's Guide to Internet Research

Edited by Robert Berkman, The Information Advisor’s Guide to Internet Research explores, evaluates, and provides critical analysis of free and fee-based information resources, web-based services, and search strategies to help you maximize your time and keep you up-to-date on the internet's role in research.

IAG

In addition to at least one feature by business specialist Berkman, each issue of The Information Advisor’s Guide to Internet Research includes an in-depth article by Ran Hock, author of The Extreme Searcher book series and well-known seminar speaker, who checks out a major web resource.

Four regular columns are rotated; two appear each issue and give readers suggestions for cool internet tools to check out (Brian Smith McCallum, M.L.S., public and academic librarian); sites to turn to for more scholarly research needs (Briana McGuckin, reference and instructional librarian); sites to go to that provide information for the common good (Susan Fingerman, retired librarian instructor, STEM); and sites that give you “big data” facts and figures on a range of topics (Jackie Shane, former reference librarian).

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CIL Cover

Computers in Libraries magazine has posted its 2019 editorial calendar and has issued a call for article proposals at infotoday.com/cilmag/contrib.shtml#themes.


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