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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

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

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

Internet Librarians have been at the focal point of their communities for many years whether on an academic campus, in a city or county, part of a non-profit or corporate organization, in a school, museum or government department.

Join us to 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.

Learn more here

NewsBreaks
Charlottesville Sparks Rise in Citizen Journalism
by Nancy K. Herther
The power of the internet to both disrupt and revolutionize is perhaps clearest in the field of journalism. The role of everyday citizens in bringing fresh perspectives to events has become more common--and essential. During the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, individual bloggers were identified as key resources as events unfolded. With the recent violence in Charlottesville, Va., these citizen efforts are showing signs of deep commitment, broad-based networking, and long-term resilience.

Weekly News Digests
Call for Papers: Publications' Special Issue on Scholarly Communication
The OA journal Publications announced a Call for Papers for its special issue, Scholarly Communication--A Vision for Tomorrow. Topics can include open science, the reading and writing process, the influence of artificial intelligence on scholarly communication, blockchain, new models of peer review, and the future form of scientific articles.
ASIS&T Supports Cambridge University Press' Decision to Resist Censorship
The Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) released a statement endorsing Cambridge University Press' decision "to resist censorship and reinstate the China Quarterly articles previously censored by the Chinese government. ..."
Sci-Hub Is No Longer Available in Russia
The Bookseller reports that Sci-Hub founder Alexandra Elbakyan removed access to the site in Russia, allegedly in response to criticism from Russian scientists. She was also unhappy that a newly discovered parasitic insect was named after her--Idiogramma elbakyanae.
bibliotheca Shares Its Support for ALA's LGBT+ Roundtable
bibliotheca announced that it has raised $1,625 for ALA's Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT). As part of its Diversity Wall project at this year's ALA Annual Conference, bibliotheca donated $5 to the GLBTRT for every brick signed by an attendee (a total of 325 signatures).
Industry Vet Forms Internet of Things Thought Leadership Board
Laura Borgstede, founder of the Calysto marketing communications firm, plans to create an IoT (Internet of Things) Thought Leadership Board that will meet twice a year as well as communicate online.

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.

How to Use Tor Browsing to Search the Deep Web

How to Use Tor Browsing to Search the Deep Web (2:10)

Evolve Project Director Brian Pichman discusses ways to search the deep web in this clip from his presentation at 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!


This newsletter is published by Information Today, Inc.
Editor: Brandi Scardilli
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Email: bscardilli@infotoday.com