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Tuesday, March 07, 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
Attendees Confront 'The Big Pivot' at NFAIS Conference
by Dave Shumaker
From the opening keynote to the closing luncheon, the NFAIS (National Federation of Advanced Information Services) 2017 Annual Conference explored the theme The Big Pivot: Re-engineering Scholarly Communication. Beginning Feb. 26 and continuing through Feb. 28, more than 150 attendees, representing an eclectic mix of for-profit and nonprofit corporations, government agencies, and academic institutions, were treated to a variety of perspectives on the disruptive changes underway in methods of creating, distributing, using, and preserving research and scholarship in fields as diverse as biomedicine and languages and literatures.

Weekly News Digests
ALA and Cox Communications Spread Digital Literacy
The American Library Association (ALA) and Cox Communications joined forces to help students from low-income families access digital literacy training and resources at their local library and at DigitalLearn.org.
edX Adds More MicroMasters Programs
edX introduced 16 new MicroMasters programs in fields such as business analytics, digital product management, cybersecurity, and data science.
Cambridge University Press Celebrates International Women's Day
Cambridge University Press is making some of its feminist theory and women's history content free on International Women's Day (March 8, 2017). Chapters from 100-plus books will be available online.
FOIA Request System at the FBI Goes Automated
According to TechCrunch, the changes to the FBI's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request system have taken effect, replacing the standard email system with an online portal.
ARL Keeps Tabs on Library Statements Affirming 'Core Beliefs'
The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) compiled a list of statements by and posted signs from its member libraries that express their commitment to foundational values of the library profession, including diversity, inclusion, access to information, privacy, and social justice.

NewsLink Spotlight
Alexander Street Strikes a Chord With Open Music Library
by Brandi Scardilli
As part of Alexander Street's Open Music Library (OML) initiative, music scholars, students, teachers, and librarians can work toward building what could become the world's most comprehensive open network of digital resources for studying music--including peer-reviewed journal articles, books, music scores, and audio and video recordings.

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ITI Blogs

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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.

ITI News

LOOKING FOR AUTHORS

Looking for something rewarding to do this summer? How about writing up your results for publication in Computers in Libraries magazine? The editors are looking for case studies and best practices articles by librarians on how to use APIs or any other programming technique to improve library services. Share the highlights of your library's strategic plan or 2020 vision. Or propose something else you'd like to report or share.

Submit your queries online at infotoday.com/cilmag/query.asp


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