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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The Data-Driven Information Manager Copyright Clearance Center

Is your content strategy driven by data?

For the past eight years, research and advisory firm Outsell, Inc., has surveyed information professionals and information providers to offer directional guidance on anticipated pricing changes for paid content.

Check out The Data Driven Information Manager infographic for a look at the study’s results.

NewsBreaks
Retro Gaming Gives Libraries a Boost
by Justin Hoenke
On Sept. 29, 2017, Nintendo released the Super Nintendo Entertainment System Classic Edition (Super NES Classic Edition). It is the company's second console release in less than a year that nods back to its illustrious past. In November 2016, it released the Nintendo Entertainment System Classic Edition (NES Classic Edition) to much excitement and rave reviews, despite some negative press for consumers' difficulty in finding it and online reseller prices being nearly triple the original cost.

Weekly News Digests
ProQuest Shares Concerns About Non-English-Language Content in Academic Libraries
ProQuest released survey results showing that "[a]cademic libraries are struggling to meet a rising demand for non-English language content." ...
EBSCO and ATLA Update Religion and Theology Resources
EBSCO Information Services and the American Theological Library Association (ATLA) launched ATLA Serials (ATLAS) PLUS and updated their ATLA Religion Database (RDB), which are both available on EBSCOhost.
Thomson Reuters Publishes New Perspectives on Brexit
The Thomson Reuters Tax and Accounting Division surveyed 150 CFOs in the U.K. and Europe to find that "Brexit is now impacting the strategic planning of 40% of businesses." ...
Finally, Marvel Comics Are Available on hoopla digital
hoopla digital signed an agreement with Marvel Entertainment to bring 250-plus Marvel collections and graphic novels to the hoopla platform for public libraries.
ARL Expresses Disapproval of IFLA Conference Site
On Dec. 6, ARL Communications published the following statement: "Upholding [libraries'] core values, the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is deeply concerned about the selection of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, as the site of the 2018 International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) World Library and Information Congress (WLIC)."
IFLA Responds to ARL Criticism
On Dec. 11, the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) submitted the following statement: ... "IFLA, as the global voice of libraries, has always taken a strong position in favour of fundamental freedoms, and in promoting the principles of access, empowerment, and non-discrimination."

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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