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Tuesday, February 28, 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
Pai's Appointment Signals Change at the FCC
by George H. Pike
The selection of Ajit Pai to serve as the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) may spell major changes in, or perhaps the end of, Net Neutrality, broadband consumer privacy rights, and other recent measures that have added new and controversial regulations to telecommunications and internet infrastructure.

Weekly News Digests
Updates to CC Search
by Corilee Christou
Creative Commons plans to continue improving and enhancing its new search functionality, CC Search, by adding content and features over the next year.
W3C Plans to Standardize the Web of Things
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) started a working group for the creation of initial standards for the Web of Things, as well as cross-domain linked data vocabularies, serialization formats, and APIs.
Springer Nature Rolls Out Research Paper Recommendation Service
Springer Nature introduced Recommended, a service connecting researchers to the most relevant content amid the increase in published research so they can keep up-to-date in their fields.
Amazon Says Alexa Is Protected by the First Amendment
According to Forbes, "Amazon is sticking to its guns in the fight to protect customer data. The tech titan has filed a motion to quash the search warrant for recordings from an Amazon Echo. ..."
Yahoo Partners With U.K. Publishers
Yahoo entered into content distribution deals with U.K. publishing partners such as The Telegraph, The Guardian, and the Independent to enrich its news, sports, finance, and lifestyle coverage.
New Open Source Software Helps Analyze Big Data
A research team from the University at Buffalo is developing Vizier, a software tool that is designed to get out ahead of malfunctioning computers, data entry errors, and other problems that can skew 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.

 

Disturbances in the Data Ecosystem: How the Pandemic and Techlash Will Become a Force in Your Lives keynote session video

Disturbances in the Data Ecosystem: How the Pandemic and Techlash Will Become a Force in Your Lives (42:29)

In this keynote session, Lee Rainie, director of internet and technology research at Pew Research Center, discusses public attitudes about data, machine learning, privacy, and the role of technology companies in society—including in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak. He covers how these issues will be factors shaping the next stages of the analytics revolution as politicians, regulators, and civic actors start to focus their sights on data and its use.

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