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NewsBreaks
Hate Speech in the Cloud: Cloudflare Confronts Internet Censorship
by Nancy K. Herther
On May 4, 2017, ProPublica accused network operator Cloudflare of policies that make possible the "operations of such extreme sites" as "the neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer." The article notes that Cloudflare ... was providing services to neo-Nazi sites, "including giving them personal information on people who complain about their content." ... [T]he article was picked up by other news outlets and has become another part of the ongoing debate about the role of websites and social media in giving a platform to extremism.

Weekly News Digests
Atypon Establishes Department of Information Security and Privacy
Atypon created a Department of Information Security and Privacy to oversee the company's security and privacy environment. It will use next-generation controls to protect publishers' content, data, and other sensitive corporate information.
Reuters Connect Makes It Easy to Find Content From Multiple Sources
Reuters Connect is a new marketplace for all of Reuters' multimedia content along with content from other leading media organizations from around the world.
The Library of Congress Releases 25 Million Records for Free Downloading
The Library of Congress (LC) made 25 million records in its online catalog available for free bulk download. This is the biggest release of digital records the LC has ever done, and these records have previously only been accessible individually or through a paid subscription.
Pew Research Center Studies Older Americans' Internet Usage
Pew Research Center's Internet & Technology division rolled out a new report, "Tech Adoption Climbs Among Older Adults." It finds that 42% of Americans age 65 and older own smartphones, up from 18% in 2013; 67% use the internet; and about half have broadband at home.
IGI Global Discusses Biometric Technology Pros and Cons
IGI Global posted an article ("The 'New' Type of Identity Theft: Are You Secure?") to its newsroom that explores the controversy surrounding biometric technology.

NewsLink Spotlight
Turning Students Into Readers With the LightSail Literacy Platform
by Brandi Scardilli
Even if we liked reading as a kid, we all have memories of slogging through at least one assignment that just wasn't speaking to us. (CliffsNotes is popular for a reason.) The LightSail literacy platform for grades K-12 aims to make all books entertaining and educational by capitalizing on the gamification of learning and making it easy for students to find their next curriculum-approved read.

Six Tips for Protecting Yourself Online

Six Tips for Protecting Yourself Online (3:23)

Evolve Project Director of Strategic Innovation Brian Pichman explains how to shore up your personal cybersecurity in this clip from Computers in Libraries 2018.

 

Bookshelf
Find it Fast, 6th edition Find It Fast, 6th Edition
Extracting Expert Information from Social Networks, Big Data, Tweets, and More
by Robert Berkman

In Find It Fast, business research guru Robert Berkman gives expert advice on how to locate the best information sources, how to find and utilize the professionals behind those sources, and how to combine expert techniques to do fast and effective research on any subject.

You'll find practical guidance on such subjects as how to know if a site is a trusted source; understanding how and why sources differ; using precision search strategies and taming information overload; and finding, evaluating, and interviewing experts. Whether you are looking for consumer information, data for a job or project, facts for starting a new business, or an answer to an obscure question, Find It Fast will help you find it. Fast!

2015/336 pp softbound | ISBN 978-1-937290-04-7
Regular Price: $24.95 | Web Orders: $22.45

 
 
Conference Connection

CONFERENCE CALENDAR 

Nov. 13, Sports Streaming Summit
Place: Huntington Beach, Calif.
Sponsor/Organizer: Information Today, Inc.
URL: 
streamingmedia.com/Conferences/West2018/Sports.aspx

Nov. 13–14, OTT Leadership Summit
Place: Huntington Beach, Calif.
Sponsor/Organizer: Information Today, Inc.
URL: 
streamingmedia.com/Conferences/West2018/OTTSummit.aspx

Nov. 13–14, Video Engineering Summit
Place: Huntington Beach, Calif.
Sponsor/Organizer: Information Today, Inc.
URL: 
streamingmedia.com/Conferences/West2018/VES.aspx

Nov. 13–14, eBook Management: What Works, What Doesn’t (ALCTS e-Forum)
Place: Online only
Sponsor/Organizer: Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS)
URL: 
ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/e-forum/111318

Nov. 13–14, Live Streaming Summit
Place: Huntington Beach, Calif.
Sponsor/Organizer: Information Today, Inc.
URL: 
streamingmedia.com/Conferences/West2018/livestreamingsummit.aspx

Nov. 13–14, Streaming Media West
Place: Huntington Beach, Calif.
Sponsor/Organizer: Information Today, Inc.
URL: 
streamingmedia.com/Conferences/west2018

Nov. 13–15, International Internet Preservation Consortium (IIPC) Web Archiving Conference 2018
Place: Wellington, New Zealand
Sponsor/Organizer: International Internet Preservation Consortium (IIPC)
URL: 
netpreserve.org/ga2018

Nov. 14–15, 2018 Library Marketing and Communications Conference (LMCC)
Place: St. Louis, Mo.
Sponsor/Organizer: Library Marketing Conference Group (LMCG)
URL: 
librarymarketingconference.org/lmcc-2018-announcements

Nov. 14–17, The 1st International Children's Libraries Symposium
Place: Urgup, Turkey
Sponsor/Organizer: University of Marmara, Department of Information and Records Management; Ministry of Culture and Tourism Libraries and Publications General Directorate
URL: 
childrenslibraries.org

Nov. 17–20, The 18th IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM 2018)
Place: Singapore
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing Committee
URL: 
icdm2018.org

Nov. 29–Dec. 1, International Conference on Digital Transformation (ICDT 2018)
Place: Delhi, India
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing Committee
URL: 
ifla.org/files/assets/asia-and-oceania/news/icdt_confernece_brochure_19-09-2018.pdf

... View our complete conference calendar here.

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.


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