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Tuesday, January 03, 2017

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
The Past Year in Congress and a Look Forward
by George H. Pike
In a congressional year that many expected to be slow, if not quiet, due to the presidential election and continuing partisan strains between Congress and the Obama administration, Congress still managed to enact more than 210 new laws, with nearly 20 approved during the post-election, lame duck session that ended in late December. Granted, a number of them are primarily housekeeping or ceremonial in nature, but others could have a significant impact on a wide variety of citizens and businesses.

Weekly News Digests
ARL Plans 2017 Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week
The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) announced that Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week will be Feb. 20-24, 2017. This annual celebration of the Fair Use doctrine the in U.S. and the fair dealing policy in Canada and elsewhere was created to spread awareness of and explain the issues surrounding these copyright exceptions and to celebrate successful fair use stories.
Springer Nature and figshare Improve Journal Discoverability
figshare entered into a new partnership with Springer Nature to host supplementary data for 300-plus journals from BioMed Central and SpringerOpen.
Gale Offers Videos in Education Products
Gale added hundreds of videos to resources for students in grades K-12, including Kids InfoBits (now featuring more than 600 videos), Research In Context, and Science In Context.
OverDrive Debuts New Help Website
OverDrive Marketplace Help is the new website replacing OverDrive's Marketplace User Guide. Customers can find articles on how best to use Marketplace, such as how to save searches, run reports, and curate collections.
EBSCOhost Adds Clarivate Analytics Content
EBSCO Information Services expanded its partnership with Clarivate Analytics to make BIOSIS Previews and Zoological Record available via EBSCOhost.

NewsLink Spotlight
The News of 2016: The Year in Review
by Brandi Scardilli
Happy new year! As we ring in 2017 and look forward to what is sure to be another eventful year for libraries, information professionals, and information services, it's time to reflect on the major industry happenings in 2016. Here's an overview of the topics NewsBreaks covered in the past year.

ILI 2017

INTERNET LIBRARIAN INTERNATIONAL

THE LIBRARY INNOVATION CONFERENCE

 October 17 & 18, London

ILI's Programme Director, Val Skelton, celebrates librarian superpowers. 
Librarians are leaders in tech, organizational influencers, expert marketers (often working with a zero budget), change managers, skilled data crunchers and expert internet searchers--and so much more. ILI's conference programme celebrates the incredible range of roles, skills, and initiatives librarians are carrying out every day. Over two days this October, six conference tracks highlight the importance of the internet librarian's role.

THE NEW LIBRARY, THE NEW LIBRARIAN – exploring some of the strategies, structures, teams, skills, services and collaborations librarians are using to ensure they stay at the cutting edge.

USERS, UX, AND USAGE – understanding how libraries are working with users to redesign services, spaces, and to understand usage.

CONTENT CREATIVITY – investigating how libraries are creating, curating, and marketing digital collections, how librarians are publishers in their own right, and how they are driving collaborative content creation.

FIGHT THE FAKE, FIND THE FACTS – celebrating two of the librarian's super powers--advanced search techniques and nurturing information integrity--in a post-truth/multi-truth era.

MARKETING THE LIBRARY – sharing stories of librarians who are influencing use and expanding audiences for their services and collections from the DJ librarian to the digital storyteller.

NEW SCHOLARLY COMMUNICATIONS – exploring why the scholarly communications landscape is changing, and what this means for libraries and information professionals.

In addition to a series of one-hour workshops - ILI Extra - covering a wide range of specialised skills and topics, from tech topics to personal development, ILI also hosts two one-day pre-conference workshops:

Websearch Academy 2017 explores the intricacies of research on the web. Our global expert speakers look at advanced search, evaluation of search engines, apps relevant to serious research, social media search, and analysis of search results.

Marketing Your Library Service: Principles and Actions--In libraries we spend so much time curating our content and services that sometimes we don’t put enough focus on telling people about what we do. We do so much, but how do we ensure people hear about what we offer and understand what we do?

ILI 2017 GIF

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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Email: bscardilli@infotoday.com