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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Save the Date: Computers in Libraries, April 17-19, 2018

Our world has been dealing with becoming digital for almost 30 years, but the next frontier, digital transformation, is now upon us. This year, Computers in Libraries will delve deeper into library models, strategies, transformational technologies, creative processes, and innovative programs while looking for new and exciting solutions to engage communities and have positive impacts on members.

At Computers in Libraries, you'll hear from excellent and innovative libraries, network and learn from leaders in the field, and definitely be an active participant.

Mark your calendar now to join your peers in Arlington, VA in 2018!

NewsBreaks
Hot Topics at ASIS&T 2017
by Emil Levine
The Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) held its 80th annual meeting in Arlington, Va., Oct. 27-Nov. 1, 2017. Its theme was Diversity of Engagement: Connecting People and Information in the Physical and Virtual Worlds.

Weekly News Digests
The British Library Encourages Analysis of Historical Playbills
The British Library unveiled In the Spotlight, a crowdsourcing project for transcribing, enhancing, and discussing nearly 100,000 18th- and 19th-century playbills.
Cricket Media and IEEE Foster STEM Engagement in Schools
Cricket Media and IEEE joined forces to create TryEngineering Together, an "eMentorship" platform for companies looking to get employees involved in educating the next generation of engineers, scientists, and technical professionals. ...
JSTOR Launches Forum for Making Content More Discoverable
JSTOR Forum is the newest version of JSTOR's Shared Shelf tool for helping libraries, museums, and individuals make their digital collections and projects more visible and usable.
Credo Adds Critical Thinking Resources to InfoLit Modules
Credo debuted the CT (Critical Thinking) Expansion Pack, which expands the instructional reach of its InfoLit Modules.
Wolters Kluwer Health Rolls Out Quizzing Tool for Students
Wolters Kluwer Health introduced a quizzing engine featuring personalized learning and on-the-go insights for medical students, who can use it to track progress, view results, and build customized quizzes for specific subjects, topics, or their areas of weakness.

NewsLink Spotlight
Remembering Barbara Quint
Barbara Quint, known as bq, passed away last month. She had recently retired from her positions as senior editor of Online Searcher, co-editor of The Information Advisor's Guide to Internet Research, and columnist for Information Today. Join friends and colleagues in sharing memories of this remarkable information industry icon.

Machine Learning, Relevancy, and Google

Machine Learning, Relevancy, and Google (4:15)

Online Searcher editor-in-chief Marydee Ojala explains how some behind-the-scenes machine learning capabilities have effectively replaced advanced search features in Google in this clip from her presentation at Computers in Libraries 2019.

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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.

Streaming Media Blog –  www.streamingmedia.com/Articles/Blog – the go-to destination for opinion, analysis, and insights into the entire online video ecosystem, from glass to glass.


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