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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

APA Books E-Collections

Purchase the complete 2018 copyright year collection of APA-published scholarly books for your library's electronic collection. Available from 2001 forward, APA Books E-Collections provide your institution with ownership and perpetual access to annual collections of APA scholarly and professional books, via the APA PsycNET® content platform. See the full list of 2018 titles.

NewsBreaks
Crowdfunding New (Extraterrestrial?) Technologies
by Kenneth D. Evans
Tom DeLonge, famous for his former role in the band Blink-182, just launched a new multimedia production company, To The Stars Academy of Arts and Science (TTS Academy). It aims to "educate and inspire curiosity in scientific possibilities through various media formats like film, television, books, music and art."

Weekly News Digests
FCC Will Vote on Net Neutrality in December
According to an article by Todd Shields in Bloomberg Politics, in December 2017, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) "is planning a vote to kill Obama-era rules demanding fair treatment of web traffic and may decide to vacate the regulations altogether."
Accessible Archives Completes American Military Camp Newspapers Collection
Accessible Archives, Inc. finished digitizing all images in the American Military Camp Newspapers component of the America and World War I series. The XML-tagged text will be available in early 2018.
Apple Introduces New Visitor Center With Views of Its Campus
Apple debuted its new Apple Park Visitor Center in Cupertino, Calif., as an "architectural extension" of its existing campus. According to the press release, "The Visitor Center's cantilevered carbon fiber roof appears to float and is only supported by stone clad cores and no other extraneous columns for support."
Library of Congress Rolls Out Free Civics Apps
The Library of Congress partnered with education institutions to launch three free web- and mobile-based apps that help K-12 students learn about Congress, civic participation, and other government-related topics.
Springer Nature and PaperHive Make Reading More Collaborative
Springer Nature and PaperHive joined forces to develop a 1-year pilot program for giving students collaborative reading options--including PaperHive's in-document group discussion, sharing, and rich-media annotation options--on Springer and Springer Spektrum books and textbooks.

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.

Two Ways Google is Using AI to Enhance Search

Two Ways Google is Using AI to Enhance Search (3:07)

Montana State University Librarian discusses Talk to Books and Semantris, two ways Google is using machine learning to enhance search in this clip from his presentation at Computers in Libraries 2018.

Bookshelf
Career Q&A
 
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Career Q&A
A Librarian's Real-Life, Practical Guide to Managing a Successful Career
By Susanne Markgren and Tiffany Eatman Allen

Librarianship is an exciting and rewarding career choice that offers variety, diversity, flexibility, and room to grow. In Career Q&A, Susanne Markgren and Tiffany Eatman Allen examine events, transitions, struggles, and advances that encompass and define a librarian's career, answering a range of important questions library professionals face as they move through the various stages of their working lives.

2013/240 pp/softbound | ISBN 978-1-57387-479-3
Regular Price: $39.50 | Web Orders: $23.70 | Ebook editions available

Conference Connection

CONFERENCE CALENDAR 

July 14–17, AALL Annual Meeting & Conference
Place: Baltimore
Sponsor/Organizer: American Association of Law Libraries (AALL)
URL: aallnet.org/conference

July 30–Aug. 2, Asia-Pacific Library and Information Conference 2018
Place: Gold Coast, Australia
Sponsor/Organizer: Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA)
URL: aplic.alia.org.au

... View our complete conference calendar here.

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.

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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