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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

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Internet Librarian 2017
ROI Magic Sauce: Communities, Collections, Collaboration

There IS a winning combination for Internet Librarians and their communities where the return on investment (ROI) is substantial. The magic includes our communities, our collections and how we work with both of those – close collaboration!

Today’s Internet Librarians extend their reach, partner with traditional and non-traditional colleagues and agencies, build global networks, and enable their members and customers to thrive in a digital world.

Learn more here

NewsBreaks
Wikitribune Sets Out to Practice Evidence-Based Journalism
by Kenneth D. Evans
Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales (along with collaborators Lawrence Lessig, Guy Kawasaki, Jeff Jarvis, and Lily Cole) is attempting to attack the problem of fake news by starting his own journalism outfit. With high-level advisors for the presidential administration famously confused about the nature of truth, with social media acting as a platform for the viral spread of hearsay and conspiracy theories, and with more and more Americans accessing fewer and fewer news sources, it would seem to be a good time to work on fixes for fake news.

Weekly News Digests
Federal FY2018 Budget Looms Large
Various organizations continue to sound off about the president's proposed FY2018 budget as the Government Publishing Office (GPO) makes the full text available on govinfo and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) releases information on how it will begin closing down if the budget passes.
EIFL Rolls Out Annual Report
EIFL (Electronic Information for Libraries) released its 2016 annual report, which shows that the organization helped more than 8.5 million people through its network of libraries in 50-plus developing and transitional countries.
D&B Releases Findings on International Supply Chains
D&B studied how supply chains are affected by ideological, military, and localized conflicts happening around the world.
CCC Adds Semantic Search Workflow to RightFind
Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) updated RightFind XML for Mining, its cloud-based solution for obtaining full-text XML articles.
Crusoe App Saves the Connections You Make in Your Notes
A new app called Crusoe launched as "the only mobile app designed to do the hard part [of research]: meaningful recollection of your notes."

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.

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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