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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

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NewsBreaks
Attention, Libraries: It's Time to 'Switch' It Up
by Justin Hoenke
Nintendo recently released its 15th video game console, the Nintendo Switch, to consumers in the U.S. Presented as a hybrid device that can be used both at home and on the go (e.g., in libraries), the Switch is a positive step forward for the company and a quality system that will provide hours of enjoyment.

Weekly News Digests
New Initiative Plans to Open Scholarly Citation Data
Six organizations, including eLife and PLOS, founded the Initiative for Open Citations (I4OC), which aims to coordinate efforts to "open up data on the citations that link research publications" and "promote the creation of a comprehensive, freely-available corpus of scholarly citation data."
Annual Reviews Makes Public Health Information More Available
Annual Reviews made the 2017 volume of its Annual Review of Public Health journal OA under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0) license.
BiblioCommons Goes All-In on Green Energy
BiblioCommons announced that as of January 2017, it has enabled a green online presence for public libraries by powering its BiblioCore and BiblioWeb production servers with 100% green electricity (wind and hydropower) with help from Bullfrog Power.
Thomson Reuters Unveils Resource for U.K. Law Students
Thomson Reuters introduced the Law School Resource Centre on its Practical Law platform, which provides legal information for law students (at no additional cost) and lecturers in England and Wales.
GIS Data Facilitates Better Collection of Health Information
According to StateTech, "Geographic information systems (GIS), a collection of tools that make it possible to visualize sets of data on regional maps, are growing in popularity for state and local health agencies."

NewsLink Spotlight
Resources for an Informed Citizenry
by Brandi Scardilli
The following are some resources for staying informed about the current administration and the 115th Congress, as well as ways to combat ignorance in a post-truth political climate.

How to Fix Facebook's Fake News Problem

How to Fix Facebook's Fake News Problem (4:16)

The Accidental Data Scientist author Amy Affelt discusses leading technology experts' recommended remedies for fixing Facebook's fake news problem in this clip from 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.

IAG

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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