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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Computers in Libraries March 28-30 2017
Now celebrating 32 years of success, Computers in Libraries is North America's largest technology conference and exhibition for librarians and information managers. With an emphasis on building creative spaces, engaging audiences, advocating for learning, and more, the conference program is filled with expert speakers, hands-on workshops, and targeted tracks that cover all the bases.

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NewsBreaks
Elsevier's CiteScore Metrics Compete With the Journal Impact Factor
by Nancy K. Herther
In December, Elsevier announced the release of Scopus' new journal metrics system, CiteScore, which it describes as providing "comprehensive, transparent, current insights into journal impact." The company calls CiteScore a new standard "that will help you guide your journal more effectively in the future."

Weekly News Digests
Pew Puts Out New Fact Sheets
Pew Research Center rolled out a new set of fact sheets on key trends in digital technology: Internet/Broadband, Mobile, and Social Media. They will be updated as the organization collects new data.
Cambridge University Press Strengthens MARC Records
Cambridge University Press is starting a project designed to improve the discoverability of resources and ensure better MARC records for ebooks. So far, it has enhanced the metadata of more than 24,000 titles in its collections. ...
DPLA Will Expand Access to Ebooks
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation granted the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) $1.5 million to help the organization expand public libraries' access to ebooks for their collections, making them more easily available to readers.
ProQuest Encourages Use of Alexander Street Content
The ProQuest platform and Alexander Street's Academic Video Online: Premium collection of 50,000-plus videos can now be searched together to provide researchers with a comprehensive list of content such as documentaries, training videos, news, dissertations, and ebooks.
EveryLibrary Lays Out Its 2017 Agenda
EveryLibrary released its agenda for 2017, which focuses on bringing its expertise to coalitions that support library patrons. ... Areas of concern for 2017 include voter rights and ballot access, protections for public sector workers and pension reform, [and] media literacy. ...

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