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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

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NewsBreaks
Librarian's Journey Raises Money for Refugee Library
by John Charlton
Touched by the plight of refugees stranded in Greece, Simon Cloudesley, Bodleian Libraries' assistant for reader services, decided to do something to help meet their educational needs. He put on his walking shoes and strode 114 miles from the Bodleian in Oxford, England, to the British Library in central London to raise thousands of pounds for a mobile library in Athens that caters to refugees.

Weekly News Digests
UNESCO and NAMLE Plan Media Literacy Events
UNESCO announced that Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2017 will be Oct. 25-Nov. 1. The sixth annual event's theme is Media and Information Literacy in Critical Times: Re-imagining Ways of Learning and Information Environments.
Directories for Publications by Marginalized Communities Will Soon Debut
The Educopia Institute and the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) are working on digital directories for African-American and LGBT+ newspapers and periodicals that are in print, microfilm, and digital formats.
Adam Matthew Starts Using Handwritten Text Recognition
Adam Matthew is using artificial intelligence to add full-text search technology--handwritten text recognition (HTR)--to its digital manuscript collections, starting with Colonial America's third module, The American Revolution.
ALA Taps New Strategic Advisors
Jon Peha and Sari Feldman became senior fellows of ALA's Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP). They are tasked with providing "strategic advice on our national policy advocacy," according to Alan Inouye, OITP's director.
Elsevier Rolls Out ScienceDirect Topics for Quick Information Retrieval
Elsevier introduced ScienceDirect Topics, a free layer of content that gives researchers and scientists a quick snapshot of definitions, related terms, and relevant excerpts on scientific topics (from Elsevier's books) so they can get up-to-speed on subjects outside of their own disciplines.

NewsLink Spotlight
Climbing Into the Future at Muncie Public Library
by Brandi Scardilli
Every library innovates in its own way based on its resources, patron demographics, and funding. At the ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition, these projects are celebrated during an awards ceremony. Information Today, Inc. is one of the companies sponsoring an award, and this year, it went to an initiative that promotes gamified STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics) learning for young patrons.

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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