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Tuesday, October 10, 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
The Supreme Court Review of Gerrymandering
by George H. Pike
The intersection of data analysis and voters' rights was before the U.S. Supreme Court last week as it took up a case exploring the constitutional limits of partisan gerrymandering. On Oct. 3, the court heard oral arguments in the case of Gill v. Whitford, a challenge to Wisconsin's 2011 legislative redistricting plan. The lawsuit claims that Republican legislators used sophisticated computer and data modeling tools to create legislative districts that were designed to give the party an overwhelming majority of seats in the state legislature. Opponents assert that Wisconsin's political geography, and not data analytics, was the driving force behind the plan.

Weekly News Digests
SirsiDynix's Online Store Donates to Hurricane Relief Efforts
SirsiDynix is donating all of the proceeds from its Power of Libraries store to ALA's Disaster Relief Fund to help libraries affected by the recent hurricanes.
ALA Puts Out Request for Applications to New Policy Corps
ALA is asking for applications to join its new ALA Policy Corps, which was launched by current president Jim Neal.
Pew Research Center Studies Reactions to Automation Technologies
Pew Research Center's Internet & Tech division released a new report, "Automation in Everyday Life," which finds that "Americans express more worry than enthusiasm about coming developments in automation. ..."
EDP Sciences Creates Journal for Young Scientists
EDP Sciences introduced Emergent Scientist, an OA, peer-reviewed journal for science students that is supported by the French Physics Society and the French Academy of Science.
Springer Nature's Bookmetrix Gets Improvements
Bookmetrix now provides better insights into the reach and impact of Springer Nature's ebook collections.
BLOG BUZZ: 'Neutrality in the Library? Don’t Give Me That …' by Beth O’Brien

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.

Information Today Europe

Information Today Europe provides news, facts and figures, strategic thinking, and informed comment on the trends shaping the global information space.

ITI Blogs

If you regularly read blogs, add these to your reader:

ITI Books Blog booksblog.infotoday.comnews, observations, and commentary from the authors, editors, and publishers of Information Today, Inc.'s many book offerings.

ITI Conference Blog libconf.com – covering ITI's library conferences worldwide.

Library Stuff librarystuff.net – the library blog dedicated to resources for keeping current and professional development, written by Steven M. Cohen.

InfoToday Europe Blog infotoday.eu – the latest news, analysis, and opinion on the information industry in Europe and the UK.

Business of Video blog blog.streamingmedia.com – daily posts about the online video industry, business trends and analysis, market data, and research as well as the online video business models in the media and entertainment, broadcast, publishing, advertising, and enterprise industries.

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
Website: http://www.infotoday.com/NewsLink
Email: bscardilli@infotoday.com