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Tuesday, April 04, 2017

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NewsBreaks
The Push for a New U.S. Copyright Office
by Corilee Christou
The House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary has been wrestling with a new direction for the U.S. Copyright Office since its chairman, Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), and ranking member John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.) introduced a policy proposal on copyright reform on Dec. 8, 2016. Now, the office is possibly on its way to undergoing some major changes.

Weekly News Digests
DuraSpace Reveals Details of Endangered Data Week
DuraSpace announced that Endangered Data Week will take place April 17-21, 2017. The goals for this initiative include raising awareness of threats to publicly available data and building a community that knows how to make endangered data more accessible and secure.
NASA Rolls Out Image, Audio, and Video Hub
NASA created a resource, the NASA Image and Video Library, which allows the public to search for and download more than 140,000 images, videos, and audio files from 60-plus collections on its website.
IFLA Embarks on Mapping the World's Libraries
The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) is working on the IFLA Library Map of the World, which is planned for release in August 2017. It is "a representative source of basic library statistics and a robust tool for providing a worldwide comparison of different library performance metrics, mapped by country level data," according to the map's About page.
Cambridge University Press Helps Foreign-Language Authors Polish Their Work
Cambridge University Press and American Journal Experts (AJE) partnered on a new language-editing service for prospective authors who write in English as their second language.
JSTOR Sustainability Provides Works on Environmental Sustainability
JSTOR collaborated with think tanks, publishers, universities, and researchers to develop its new Sustainability resource, which features journals, policy research, and books on environmental sustainability and resilience.

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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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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Editor: Brandi Scardilli
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