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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

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NewsBreaks
Improving the Process of Administering FOIA
by Barbie E. Keiser
The first Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Advisory Committee meeting of 2017 took place at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) headquarters on Jan. 26. This committee, run by the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS), consists of 10 members chosen from within the federal government and 10 nongovernmental members with FOIA expertise, including historians, lawyers, journalists, academics, and staffers from not-for-profit organizations that advocate on FOIA issues.

Weekly News Digests
Knight Foundation Invests in OpenNews
According to Talking New Media, the Knight Foundation made a $1.1 million investment in the OpenNews network, which launched under Mozilla's leadership and is now an independent organization.
ProQuest Gives Free Database Access to Displaced Researchers
ProQuest created a program for students, faculty, and researchers who have been separated from their institutions due to changes in immigration policy. They will be able to arrange for free access to ProQuest's databases. ...
Innovative Rolls Out Encore Improvements
Innovative launched Encore version 4.6, which includes new options for helping patrons and students find specific materials quickly.
Adam Matthew Launches Race Relations Archive
Adam Matthew debuted Race Relations in America, a collection of records from the Race Relations Department of Fisk University.
GPO Outlines Future Priorities
Davita Vance-Cooks, the director of the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO), gave a presentation on the agency's future priorities to the House of Representatives' Committee on House Administration. ...

NewsLink Spotlight
What's New With the Top 3 Ebook Vendors
by Brandi Scardilli
On the surface, reports show that readers are buying less and borrowing more--and yet Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo (now Rakuten Kobo, Inc.) continue to release new e-readers and put effort into selling ebooks. Let's look at the press releases each company has provided this past year to take the temperature of their ebook programs.

How to Use Tor Browsing to Search the Deep Web

How to Use Tor Browsing to Search the Deep Web (2:10)

Evolve Project Director Brian Pichman discusses ways to search the deep web in this clip from his presentation at 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.

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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).

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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.


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Editor: Brandi Scardilli
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