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Tuesday, January 10, 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
Library of Congress and U.S. Copyright Office Roundup
by Corilee Christou
The past couple of years have been full of upheaval for the Library of Congress--and this year promises to be one of unpredictability.

Weekly News Digests
Judith Russell Selected for 2017 Miles Conrad Award
The National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS) announced that Judith Russell, the dean of university libraries at the University of Florida, will give the Miles Conrad Memorial Lecture at its annual conference, which will be held Feb. 26-28, 2017.
ProQuest Shares Information Literacy Survey Results
ProQuest published a report on the results of its information literacy-focused survey of 200-plus librarians from university, community college, high school, and public libraries. It finds that 97% of respondents say having an information literacy skill set contributes to workplace success.
Innovative Creates Android Version of MyLibrary! App
Innovative introduced MyLibrary! Release 2.0, which expands its app to Android devices as well as iOS ones, allowing it to reach a wider audience. This second release also provides new ways for libraries to interact with their patrons via social media.
VR First Provides Virtual Reality Survey Results
VR First revealed the results of its survey of 151 universities in 38 countries, which show that there has been a worldwide increase in virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) adoption at universities.
hoopla Increases Circulation of Its Content
hoopla added thousands of ebooks and audiobooks to its collection from new publisher partners, including ABRAMS, Britannica Digital Learning, and Sourcebooks. The company also announced that the circulation of content has more than doubled in the past year.

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.

Is Bias Unavoidable

Is Bias Unavoidable in Enterprise Search? (2:07)

Synthexis President Sue Feldman discusses the preventability (or non-preventability) of bias in search in this clip from the security, privacy, and ethics panel at Enterprise Search & Discovery 2018.

 

Bookshelf
Find it Fast, 6th edition Find It Fast, 6th Edition
Extracting Expert Information from Social Networks, Big Data, Tweets, and More
by Robert Berkman

In Find It Fast, business research guru Robert Berkman gives expert advice on how to locate the best information sources, how to find and utilize the professionals behind those sources, and how to combine expert techniques to do fast and effective research on any subject.

You'll find practical guidance on such subjects as how to know if a site is a trusted source; understanding how and why sources differ; using precision search strategies and taming information overload; and finding, evaluating, and interviewing experts. Whether you are looking for consumer information, data for a job or project, facts for starting a new business, or an answer to an obscure question, Find It Fast will help you find it. Fast!

2015/336 pp softbound | ISBN 978-1-937290-04-7
Regular Price: $24.95 | Web Orders: $22.45

 
 
Conference Connection

CONFERENCE CALENDAR 

Dec. 6–9, The 10th Forum for Information Retrieval Evaluation (FIRE 2018)
Place: Bangalore, India
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing committee
URL: fire.irsi.res.in/fire/2018/home

Dec. 10–12, The 11th International Conference on Informatics and Systems (INFOS 2018)
Place: Cairo, Egypt
Sponsor/Organizer: Faculty of Computers and Information, Cairo University
URL: infos.cu.edu.eg/2018

Dec. 12, The Library of the Future: Inside & Out (NISO Virtual Conference)
Place: Online only
Sponsor/Organizer: National Information Standards Organization (NISO)
URL: niso.org/events/2018/12/library-future-inside-out

Dec. 17–19, 8th World Congress on Information and Communication Technologies (WICT'18)
Place: Kochi, India
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing committee
URL: mirlabs.org/wict18

Jan. 15–16, Academic Publishing in Europe (APE 2019)
Place: Berlin, Germany
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing committee
URL: ape2019.eu

Jan. 19–21, 2019 International Conference on Library and Information Science (LIS 2019)
Place: Sapporo, Japan
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing committee
URL: iconlis.org

Jan. 22–24, International BOBCATSSS Conference 2019
Place: Osijek, Croatia
Sponsor/Organizer: Osijek University, Croatia; Linnaeus University, Sweden; Uppsala University, Sweden; The Hague University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands
URL: bobcatsss2019.ffos.hr/about.html

Jan. 25–29, 2019 ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits
Place: Seattle, Wa.
Sponsor/Organizer: American Library Association (ALA)
URL: ala.org/conferencesevents/midwinter-meeting

... View our complete conference calendar here.

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.


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Editor: Brandi Scardilli
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