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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

APA PsycNET New Look ,New Functionality & New TEchnology

See the newly improved APA PsycNET® content discovery platform—featuring a new look, new functionality, and a powerful new technology upgrade! Developed and engineered by APA, APA PsycNET helps users search, find, and use behavioral and social science research content with ease and precision.

Learn more about APA PsycNET.

NewsBreaks
Jane Austen Historical Sites Crank Up Appeals for Funds
by John Charlton
Two hundred years after Jane Austen's death, she is the focal point of a campaign to raise money to pay for the upkeep of her older brother's former home, Chawton House, which is operated by the Chawton House Library charity and features a collection of women's writings.

Weekly News Digests
Cambridge University Press Bows to Chinese Censorship Pressure, Then Pivots
According to The Guardian, Cambridge University Press "has been accused of being an accomplice to the Communist party's bid to whitewash Chinese history after it agreed to purge hundreds of politically-sensitive articles from its Chinese website at the behest of Beijing's censors."
Pearson Brings Duolingo to College Students
Pearson partnered with the Duolingo app to give college and university students more opportunities to learn foreign languages. Beginning this fall, Pearson will develop content for the app as well as courses that are aligned with Pearson's e-textbooks and print materials.
ACS Debuts Proofing Portal
On Sept. 1, 2017, ACS (American Chemical Society) Publications will launch ACS Direct Correct, a proofing service designed to help researchers with the publishing process. With this service, proof corrections and comments can be entered directly into the copy-edited manuscript file. ...
NA Publishing Plans Marxist-Socialist Newspaper Archive
NA Publishing, Inc. announced Left of Liberalism: Marxist-Socialist Newspapers, 1900-2015, a forthcoming digital collection of English-language periodicals. It will upgrade access to 141 Marxist and Socialist newspapers that were originally hosted by the Marxists Internet Archive.
IFLA Starts Next Round of Global Vision Discussion
The online voting platform is now open for the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions' (IFLA) Global Vision discussion. Library stakeholders can vote on six key questions designed to create a global library road map for the future.

NewsLink Spotlight
Getting Automated With DISYS
by Brandi Scardilli
Digital Intelligence Systems, LLC (DISYS) is a staffing and IT consulting services company for global businesses in industries such as banking, financial services, and insurance; energy; and healthcare and life sciences. Its services include staff augmentation, application development, business intelligence, cloud enablement, and infrastructure support. With offices in North and South America, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region, DISYS was named one of the fastest-growing private companies by Inc. in 2010. It is now one of the largest staffing firms in the U.S.

NewsBreaks spoke with CEO and founder Mahfuz Ahmed, who shares how he has strategically facilitated the company's growth, and with Deanna Murray, DISYS Industry Insights, about the ways DISYS serves its clients.

Is Bias Unavoidable

Is Bias Unavoidable in Enterprise Search? (2:07)

Synthexis President Sue Feldman discusses the preventability (or non-preventability) of bias in search in this clip from the security, privacy, and ethics panel at Enterprise Search & Discovery 2018.

 

Bookshelf
Find it Fast, 6th edition Find It Fast, 6th Edition
Extracting Expert Information from Social Networks, Big Data, Tweets, and More
by Robert Berkman

In Find It Fast, business research guru Robert Berkman gives expert advice on how to locate the best information sources, how to find and utilize the professionals behind those sources, and how to combine expert techniques to do fast and effective research on any subject.

You'll find practical guidance on such subjects as how to know if a site is a trusted source; understanding how and why sources differ; using precision search strategies and taming information overload; and finding, evaluating, and interviewing experts. Whether you are looking for consumer information, data for a job or project, facts for starting a new business, or an answer to an obscure question, Find It Fast will help you find it. Fast!

2015/336 pp softbound | ISBN 978-1-937290-04-7
Regular Price: $24.95 | Web Orders: $22.45

 
 
Conference Connection

CONFERENCE CALENDAR 

Dec. 6–9, The 10th Forum for Information Retrieval Evaluation (FIRE 2018)
Place: Bangalore, India
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing committee
URL: fire.irsi.res.in/fire/2018/home

Dec. 10–12, The 11th International Conference on Informatics and Systems (INFOS 2018)
Place: Cairo, Egypt
Sponsor/Organizer: Faculty of Computers and Information, Cairo University
URL: infos.cu.edu.eg/2018

Dec. 12, The Library of the Future: Inside & Out (NISO Virtual Conference)
Place: Online only
Sponsor/Organizer: National Information Standards Organization (NISO)
URL: niso.org/events/2018/12/library-future-inside-out

Dec. 17–19, 8th World Congress on Information and Communication Technologies (WICT'18)
Place: Kochi, India
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing committee
URL: mirlabs.org/wict18

Jan. 15–16, Academic Publishing in Europe (APE 2019)
Place: Berlin, Germany
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing committee
URL: ape2019.eu

Jan. 19–21, 2019 International Conference on Library and Information Science (LIS 2019)
Place: Sapporo, Japan
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing committee
URL: iconlis.org

Jan. 22–24, International BOBCATSSS Conference 2019
Place: Osijek, Croatia
Sponsor/Organizer: Osijek University, Croatia; Linnaeus University, Sweden; Uppsala University, Sweden; The Hague University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands
URL: bobcatsss2019.ffos.hr/about.html

Jan. 25–29, 2019 ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits
Place: Seattle, Wa.
Sponsor/Organizer: American Library Association (ALA)
URL: ala.org/conferencesevents/midwinter-meeting

... View our complete conference calendar here.

ITI Blogs

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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.


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