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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.

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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