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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

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

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

Discover the insights, strategies and practices that allow us to push the envelope in expanding the net, building solid connections to the Internet of Things, managing libraries and digital information, and enhancing the information sharing and learning experience of people in our communities.

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
Digital Media in the Mainstream at ALA
by Terry Ballard
Late-June weather in Chicago can be hot or stormy, but the week of the ALA 2017 Annual Conference and Exhibition (June 22-27) was unusually mild and without a hint of rain. This worked out well for the attendees, and several vendors planned ice cream socials as a relief that turned out to be unneeded, but certainly not unappreciated.

Weekly News Digests
NFAIS Plans Virtual Workshop on R&D Funding
The National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS) will host a virtual half-day workshop on July 31, 2017, which will "tackle the rarely-addressed subject of R&D, STEM, and Humanities funding in light of the vagaries brought about by changes in government policies."
Creative Commons Starts Mini-Grant Program for CC Communities
Creative Commons (CC) introduced the Community Activities Fund to support CC communities whose activities are aligned with the network values and principles in the Creative Commons Global Network Strategy.
Library of Congress Hosts Conclusion of Asian American Literature Festival
On July 29, the Library of Congress (LC) will host the last day of the 2017 Asian American Literature Festival. The events are free to attend, but tickets are required.
Subscribe to The Library Pros Podcast
Library blogger David Lee King posted about a relatively new podcast, The Library Pros. The hosts, Christopher DeCristofaro and Robert Johnson, describe it as "A Librarian and Information Technology Pro talking libraries, library tech and everything in between!"
Thomson Reuters Supports Startups in Switzerland
Thomson Reuters Labs' The Incubator launched in Switzerland. It will host entrepreneurs who are in the early stages of building their products in areas such as Big Data, advanced analytics, and artificial intelligence.

NewsLink Spotlight
Magical Moments: Harry Potter at the Library
by Brandi Scardilli
The last book in the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, turned 10 on July 21, 2017. Public libraries have been putting on Harry Potter-themed programming over the past 20 years, and they have no intention of stopping. In this way, they introduce today's children to the series for the first time. And there are other organizations keeping the love alive too. That's the power of Potter.

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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Editor: Brandi Scardilli
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