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Tuesday, July 25, 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
Spring Open: Events Celebrate Transparency in Government
by Barbie E. Keiser
Several months into the new administration, Washington, D.C., was treated to events to learn about efforts to increase openness and transparency in government. Some speakers focused on the current situation, highlighting resource challenges that are facing all three branches of government, while others looked to the future and the technology that would enable government to keep up with the expectations of citizens. Here are the highlights of each event.

Weekly News Digests
Free Summer Access to Wolters Kluwer's Federal Developments Knowledge Center
by Barbie E. Keiser
Wolters Kluwer is offering free access through the summer (and possibly longer) to a beta version of its Federal Developments Knowledge Center. This web-based platform tracks and summarizes congressional bills, executive orders, and proposed and final regulations.
Libraries Ready to Code Is Now Accepting Grant Applications
ALA announced that the application period for Libraries Ready to Code grants is now open. Public and school libraries can apply for funding of up to $25,000 to develop programs that promote computer science and computational thinking among young patrons.
IFLA Promotes Successful Global Vision Discussions
The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) highlighted the response to its Global Vision Discussion initiative. It notes that so far, 178 librarians from 140 countries have engaged in the discussions.
Overleaf and ShareLaTeX Agree to Merge
ShareLaTeX and Overleaf are bringing their teams and services together to work toward a common goal: the development of the best tools for collaborative writing.
D&B Joins Forces With Microsoft for Cloud Computing
D&B partnered with Microsoft to give companies around the world access to D&B data through Microsoft's cloud services, among other endeavors.

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.

ILI 2017

INTERNET LIBRARIAN INTERNATIONAL

THE LIBRARY INNOVATION CONFERENCE

 October 17 & 18, London

ILI's Programme Director, Val Skelton, celebrates librarian superpowers. 
Librarians are leaders in tech, organizational influencers, expert marketers (often working with a zero budget), change managers, skilled data crunchers and expert internet searchers--and so much more. ILI's conference programme celebrates the incredible range of roles, skills, and initiatives librarians are carrying out every day. Over two days this October, six conference tracks highlight the importance of the internet librarian's role.

THE NEW LIBRARY, THE NEW LIBRARIAN – exploring some of the strategies, structures, teams, skills, services and collaborations librarians are using to ensure they stay at the cutting edge.

USERS, UX, AND USAGE – understanding how libraries are working with users to redesign services, spaces, and to understand usage.

CONTENT CREATIVITY – investigating how libraries are creating, curating, and marketing digital collections, how librarians are publishers in their own right, and how they are driving collaborative content creation.

FIGHT THE FAKE, FIND THE FACTS – celebrating two of the librarian's super powers--advanced search techniques and nurturing information integrity--in a post-truth/multi-truth era.

MARKETING THE LIBRARY – sharing stories of librarians who are influencing use and expanding audiences for their services and collections from the DJ librarian to the digital storyteller.

NEW SCHOLARLY COMMUNICATIONS – exploring why the scholarly communications landscape is changing, and what this means for libraries and information professionals.

In addition to a series of one-hour workshops - ILI Extra - covering a wide range of specialised skills and topics, from tech topics to personal development, ILI also hosts two one-day pre-conference workshops:

Websearch Academy 2017 explores the intricacies of research on the web. Our global expert speakers look at advanced search, evaluation of search engines, apps relevant to serious research, social media search, and analysis of search results.

Marketing Your Library Service: Principles and Actions--In libraries we spend so much time curating our content and services that sometimes we don’t put enough focus on telling people about what we do. We do so much, but how do we ensure people hear about what we offer and understand what we do?

ILI 2017 GIF

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.


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Editor: Brandi Scardilli
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Email: bscardilli@infotoday.com