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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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NewsBreaks
The First Sunshine Week of the New Administration
by Barbie E. Keiser
March is a busy month for those who are committed to open government. March 4 was Open Data Day, a global effort to bring together individuals interested in increasing access to information online. Sunshine Week, held March 12-18, is a nationwide education initiative to promote open government. Government agencies, news organizations, universities, and libraries celebrated with public events designed to raise awareness about the importance of open and transparent government as an essential element for a democratic society.

Weekly News Digests
Library Copyright Alliance Condemns Bill on Register of Copyrights
ACRL Insider published an article on the new legislation introduced by the House of Representatives' Committee on the Judiciary. This bill, the Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act of 2017, "would make the position of the Register of Copyrights subject to Presidential appointment and Senate confirmation" instead of appointment by the Librarian of Congress.
Associated Press Promotes New Approaches to Gender in Reporting
The Associated Press Stylebook created new entries for the concept of gender and the usage of the words "they," "them," and "their." The following are selections from these entries that reflect the progress society is making in being inclusive of people of all identities.
Innovative Knowledge Base Gets Updates
Release 1.1 of Innovative Knowledge Base, a consortium electronic resource management (ERM) solution, offers access to more title-level metadata and new features that allow consortia offices to view, manage, and update centrally subscribed content and entitlements metadata.
Pew Finds Most People Don't Know the Ins and Outs of Cybersecurity
Pew Research Center's Internet, Science & Tech division published a report, "What the Public Knows About Cybersecurity," which finds that most internet users have trouble accurately answering difficult cybersecurity questions.
bioRxiv and eLife Allow for Simultaneous Preprint Uploading
eLife introduced the ability for authors to submit a preprint to bioRxiv when submitting to eLife--or vice versa. In January 2016, eLife became part of bioRxiv's direct transfer initiative, which allows authors to submit preprints to the repository as well as directly to the journal.

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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Conference Connection

CONFERENCE CALENDAR 

July 15–18, The 110th AALL Annual Meeting & Conference
Place: Austin, Texas
Sponsor/Organizer: American Association of Law Libraries (AALL)
URL: aallnet.org/conference

July 17–19, International Conference on Information Society (i-Society 2017)
Place: Dublin
Sponsor/Organizer: IEEE United Kingdom and Ireland Section and the Infonomics Society
URL: i-society.eu

July 23–29, The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society of American Archivists (SAA)
Place: Portland, Ore.
Sponsor/Organizer:  SAA
URL: www2.archivists.org/am2017

July 24–26, The 19th IEEE Conference on Business Informatics (CBI2017)
Place: Thessaloniki, Greece
Sponsor/Organizer: IEEE
URL: conferences.cwa.gr/cbi2017

July 31–Aug. 2, The Sixth International Conference on Informatics and Applications (ICIA2017)
Place: Takamatsu, Japan
Sponsor/Organizer: Society of Digital Information and Wireless Communications (SDIWC) and IEEE Tokyo
URL: sdiwc.net/conferences/6th-international-informatics-applications/important-dates

... View our complete conference calendar here.

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.


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