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Tuesday, February 07, 2017

NFAIS 59th Annual Conference Feb 26-28

The scholarly record is undergoing a transformation - or "big pivot" - in how it functions and serves the information and scholarly research communities. Never before has there been such a high degree of opportunity and challenge surrounding the information community. Join with your colleagues and engage in setting the future course of information services.

Register for the NFAIS 2017 Annual Conference,
February 26-28, in Alexandria, VA.

NewsBreaks
Britons Watch the Trump Reality Show
by John Charlton
Afraid. Aghast. Amazed. Amused. Angry. Appalled. Apprehensive. Astonished. Astounded. These words reflect British opinion about the new U.S. president. And they're just the ones beginning with A.

Weekly News Digests
Elsevier Gives Plum Analytics a New Home
Elsevier acquired Plum Analytics from EBSCO Information Services in order to give more researchers and institutions access to Plum Analytics' suite of altmetrics solutions. The terms of the purchase were not disclosed.
VitalSource Shares Expertise With Education Company
VitalSource partnered with LearnLaunch to create improved learning experiences for students. VitalSource has informally worked with LearnLaunch in the past to share expertise and provide mentorship.
Preservica Commits to Digital Preservation Group
Preservica joined the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) as the DPC's first partner for its Commercial Supporter Programme, which was created to work on issues facing the digital preservation community and long-term digital preservation.
Informed Librarian Online Offers Access to Emerald Publishing Titles
The Informed Librarian Online service is providing its premium members with access to 17 Emerald Publishing ejournal titles that are part of the publisher's Library Studies collection.
SAGE Brings Back MethodSpace Community
SAGE launched the redesigned MethodSpace site, a free online community for social and behavioral science researchers. It now features a hub for information on how social science research uses Big Data.

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.

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