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Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Drexel University’s nationally-ranked online Master of Science in Library & Information Science offers students transformative insight into the future of librarianship. MSLIS students are able to cater coursework to their interests and career direction, and can choose from five optional concentrations: Archival Studies, Digital Curation, Digital Libraries, Library & Information Services, and Youth Services. Learn more.

NewsBreaks
Blockchain Roundup for Info Pros
by Kenneth D. Evans
Information professionals should note the shifts that are happening with the advent of blockchains. From smart contracts that do not require trust brokers (such as banks or lawyers) to broker-less authorities (such as governments obviated by direct democracies), blockchains promise the upheaval of tradition and staid, white-collar positions.

Weekly News Digests
CCC Updates RightFind XML for Mining
Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) made improvements to its RightFind XML for Mining software, which helps organizations use text mining to gain insights from STM sources by providing XML-formatted subscribed content and purchase options for nonsubscribed content.
Library of Congress Provides More Content to DPLA
The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) joined forces with the Library of Congress (LC) for a new collaboration: LC will become an official DPLA content hub.
Federal Agencies at Varying Levels of Compliance With DATA Act
The Data Coalition published a compilation of evaluations on the progress that federal agencies are making in complying with the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014 (DATA Act).
Reuters Distributes German News Agency Content
Reuters and the German news agency dpa (Deutsche Presse-Agentur GmbH) partnered to distribute dpa's international content via the Reuters Connect platform.
Digital Science Gives GRID a CC0 License
Digital Science released its GRID (Global Research Identifier Database) dataset under a Creative Commons CC0 license. GRID, a free online database, has information on more than 66,000 global research organizations.

NewsLink Spotlight
This Year's Top 10 Books on Librarianship
by Brandi Scardilli
In each issue of Information Today, our resident reviewer Gwen M. Gregory writes about a book that library staffers can use to stay up-to-date and informed on how to do their jobs most effectively. Here are the 10 books she reviewed in 2016, along with her comments on why each one should be on every librarian's radar.

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).

Download your free copy of the June 2018 issue now!


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
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Email: bscardilli@infotoday.com