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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.

How to Help Researchers Find ...

How to Help Researchers Find Reliable Sources and Avoid Fake News (5:37)

California State University-Northridge librarian Doris Helfer discusses a rubric she and her colleagues created to identify credible research sources and help their patrons steer clear of fake news 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.


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