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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.

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

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
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Email: bscardilli@infotoday.com