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Tuesday, March 14, 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
Celebrating Serendipity and Collaboration: An Interview with Judith Russell
by Dave Shumaker
Judith Russell is dean of university libraries at the University of Florida. ... In recognition of her achievements and "leadership in information services throughout a career spanning academia, government, the non-profit and private sectors," she received NFAIS' Miles Conrad Award and delivered the Miles Conrad Memorial Lecture at the NFAIS 2017 Annual Conference (Feb. 26-28).

Weekly News Digests
Google Plans to Acquire Data Scientist Platform
According to TechCrunch, Google is acquiring Kaggle, "a platform that hosts data science and machine learning competitions."
Kudos and PubFactory Join Forces
Kudos and PubFactory teamed up to give publishers the tools and services they need to promote their research content and increase author engagement.
APA Fights for Mental Health Support
The American Psychological Association (APA) made recent statements in which the organization voices its concern about the repeal of the Affordable Care Act and announces its support for the April 22 March for Science.
Springer Nature Rolls Out Data Aggregation Service
Springer Nature SciGraph is a new linked open data platform that aggregates data sources from Springer Nature and its partners so users can analyze information from funders, research projects and grants, conferences, publications, and other sources.
ProQuest Dialog Users Can Now Search More Patent Sources
ProQuest partnered with Gridlogics to give intellectual property researchers access to a comprehensive set of search, workflow, analytics, and visualization tools.

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.

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).

Download your free copy of the June 2018 issue now!


CIL Cover

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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