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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Internet Librarian Oct 23-25 Monteray, CA Save the Date

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
NASIG Races to the Crossroads
by Marydee Ojala
NASIG brought its annual conference to Indianapolis June 8-11, 2017. Capitalizing on the city's racing heritage and its "crossroads of America" motto, NASIG chose a conference theme of Racing to the Crossroads. Touching on both concepts, presenters positioned their talks around either what librarians are racing toward or which crossroads concern them.

Weekly News Digests
Companies Band Together to End Gender Stereotyping in Ads
The Independent reports that Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and other companies are working with the United Nations (UN) to remove gender stereotypes from global advertising.
Bloomberg Businessweek Changes Its Access Model
According to Digiday, Bloomberg Businessweek "is introducing a two-tiered membership model … joining other publishers that are trying to offset declining print advertising by pushing subscriptions and other reader benefits."
OCLC Prepares Librarians for Wikipedia Editing
On Sept. 13, 2017, OCLC's WebJunction will launch a free, 10-week online training program for public library staffers who want to learn about Wikipedia editing, designed to help them become comfortable with contributing to the site.
OverDrive Rolls Out New App for Streamlined Reading Experience
OverDrive launched Libby, a one-tap reading app that is designed to help users easily start reading and discovering digital library content from around the world.
SAGE and EBSCO Provide Broader Journal Availability
SAGE expanded its partnership with EBSCO Information Services to make SAGE's humanities, social sciences, and science journals available to more North American public, corporate, medical, and other special libraries. ...

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