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Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Internet Librarian 2017 Oct 23-25 Monterey, CA

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
Two New Services Aim to Improve Access to Scholarly PDFs
by Terry Ballard
Databases such as the ones from ProQuest and Gale evolved in a way similar to the discovery platforms that overlay or replace most webpacks. There is a search bar for your topic, with facets on the left to drill down to a specific topic. That is why I was quite intrigued when I checked out two new products that work in a completely different sphere. Both of them entered the marketplace in 2017, and both are useful in their own ways. Unpaywall is a service that searches the entire universe of free PDFs and notifies you if there is access to an article that appears to be locked. Kopernio cuts through the red tape and grants access to PDFs, even if you are not at the library.

Weekly News Digests
Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices Gets Update
The U.S. Copyright Office published the third edition of the Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices, which is the agency's technical manual for staffers and a guidebook for authors, copyright licensees, courts, and others.
A Response to Elsevier's Statement on the Future of OA
In a Medium article, "A Response to Elsevier's Insights Into Making the Transition to Open Access Possible," Toby Green writes to Gemma Hersh, Elsevier's VP of policy and communications, "You are quite correct, there is no international consensus for which open access model is best. However, waiting for consensus and taking an approach where 'structural challenges need to be worked through by all stakeholders together' brings to my mind Beckett's play Waiting for Godot. ..."
Yewno Discover Adds Cambridge University Press Ebooks
Yewno Discover extended its relationship with Cambridge University Press to continue indexing its journal articles and to begin indexing its ebooks, meaning all of the publishers' digital content is now part of the knowledge discovery platform.
SAGE Makes Course Materials Available Cheaper and Earlier
SAGE introduced an "inclusive access" program, which allows students to access digital and print course materials before a class starts and for a discounted fee.
Google Scholar Indexes ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global
Content from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global is now discoverable via Google Scholar. The organizations had previously partnered in 2015 to index millions of scholarly articles, and they have added nearly 500,000 full-text dissertations to the agreement.

NewsLink Spotlight
What's New From Pew Research Center
by Brandi Scardilli
NewsBreaks often covers the latest surveys and reports from Pew Research Center, "a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world." Its website has eight topic sections, each of which showcases the latest research, which is collected in reports, fact sheets, or other formats that extrapolate respondents' answers to cover the entire U.S. population. ... Here's a roundup of the latest news from each section.

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.


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Editor: Brandi Scardilli
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