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Tuesday, December 05, 2017

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.

Registration Now Open

NewsBreaks
EdBooks Promotes Sustainability and Affordability in Open Education Publishing
by Kelly LeBlanc
EdBooks, a relative newcomer based in Oklahoma City, is challenging the parameters of open education and affordable publishing through its flexible, high-quality, and sustainable learning solutions.

Weekly News Digests
NIH and NLM Partner to Recruit Participants for All of Us Program
The All of Us Research Program from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which gathers data about people in the U.S. to advance medical research and healthcare, joined forces with the National Library of Medicine (NLM) to reach more participants through public libraries.
LIBER Plans Five-Year Strategy Based on Sustainable Knowledge
LIBER (Association of European Research Libraries) released its 2018-2022 strategy, titled Research Libraries Powering Sustainable Knowledge in the Digital Age. It features three strategic directions. ...
Amazon Web Services Unveils Alexa for Business
Amazon Web Services (AWS) launched Alexa for Business, which gives companies the ability to use voice assistance in their offices. It can automate tasks such as starting conference calls, controlling conference room equipment, scheduling meetings, tracking tasks, or reordering supplies.
Authors Alliance Gives Nonfiction Authors Guidance on Fair Use
Authors Alliance rolled out a set of guidelines--"Fair Use for Nonfiction Authors"--that "is designed to empower authors to exercise their right to use source materials to further their research and writing goals by helping them to make confident fair use decisions."
TLC Upgrades Library-Solution Tool With Better Cataloging Functionality
The Library Corp. (TLC) introduced Library-Solution v5.0, which features LS2 Cataloging, a new, web-based cataloging module for higher-quality search and discovery.

NewsLink Spotlight
Data and Decisions at EDUCAUSE
by Brandi Scardilli
At the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference, held Oct. 31-Nov. 3 in Philadelphia, more than 8,000 attendees gathered to discuss the latest IT trends and solutions affecting stakeholders and students at higher education institutions.

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

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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