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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Next OCLC blog Help Your Library Make More of an Impact

What’s “Next” for libraries? Every week, OCLC’s Next blog brings you relevant, inspired stories that can help your library achieve more breakthroughs on behalf of your users.

Check out oc.lc/next for the latest post and to subscribe.

NewsBreaks
The Corporate Committee for Library Investment Defends Libraries to Congress
by Corilee Christou
Libraries, particularly public and school libraries, are currently in crisis, facing extreme budgetary challenges as the current administration hopes to eliminate key federal funding support programs, most notably the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA), and the Innovative Approaches to Literacy Program (IAL).

Weekly News Digests
Pew Research Center Looks at the Future of the Internet of Things
Pew Research Center's Internet & Technology division published "The Internet of Things Connectivity Binge: What Are the Implications?" This report is based on a study of 1,201 technologists, scholars, practitioners, strategic thinkers, and others by Pew and Elon University's Imagining the Internet Center.
Forbes Insights and D&B Study Businesses' Relationships to Analytics
Forbes Insights and D&B released "Analytics Accelerates Into the Mainstream," which explores how analytics drives the activities, including strategies and operations, of 300-plus companies in North America, Britain, and Ireland.
SSRN Introduces BioRN
SSRN launched the Biology Research Network (BioRN). Biology researchers can use it to post preprints and working papers, share ideas, and collaborate, as well as read abstracts and full-text papers for free.
bepress' Digital Commons Network Reaches Half a Billion Downloads
bepress announced that OA scholarship available in its Digital Commons Network of full-text articles has been downloaded more than half a billion times from 500-plus institutions from around the world, including universities, liberal arts colleges, healthcare networks, law schools, and research institutes.
New York Academy of Medicine Library Debuts New Website
The New York Academy of Medicine Library rolled out its new digital collections and exhibits website. Anyone from around the world can use it to explore highlights of the library's collections on the history of medicine and public health.

NewsLink Spotlight
The Avengers in the Stacks
by Brandi Scardilli
Which comic book adaptations are you planning to see at the movies this summer? There's usually at least one, and this year, you've got DC's Wonder Woman and Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 and Spider-Man: Homecoming. If any of those options appeal to you, you're the perfect candidate to get hooked on comic books--if you aren't already, that is. After all, comics are a mainstream form of entertainment these days, and libraries have taken notice.

Information Today Europe

Information Today Europe provides news, facts and figures, strategic thinking, and informed comment on the trends shaping the global information space.

ITI Blogs

If you regularly read blogs, add these to your reader:

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.


This newsletter is published by Information Today, Inc.
Editor: Brandi Scardilli
Website: http://www.infotoday.com/NewsLink
Email: bscardilli@infotoday.com