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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.

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"Can Smart Devices Solve a Murder?"

 

ITI Blogs

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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