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Tuesday, January 09, 2018

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
The Year in Congress: How to Define an 'Accomplishment'
by George H. Pike
It is challenging to think about the accomplishments of the 115th Congress in 2017 without also remembering overwhelming partisanship, divisiveness, and dysfunction; the battles over immigration, the Affordable Care Act, and taxes; and the continuing saga of the current presidential administration. There is no question that all of this must be factored into any consideration of Congress' work in the past year.

Weekly News Digests
Highlights of the Upcoming Computers in Libraries Conference
Jane Dysart, program director of Information Today, Inc.'s Computers in Libraries (CIL) conference, posted a sneak peak of the 2018 event--to be held April 17-19 in Arlington, Va.--on her blog.
Early Bird Rate for the NFAIS Annual Conference Ends Jan. 16
The National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS) announced that Jan. 16, 2018, is the deadline for registering with the Early Bird rate for its 60th annual conference, which will be held Feb. 28-March 2 in Alexandria, Va.
Bookstores Struggle With Demand for Trump Tell-All Fire and Fury
Shelf Awareness reports that the "furor over Michael Wolff's book Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House (Holt) continued on Friday and over the weekend," with attacks from the president himself as well as his supporters.
SSRN Adds EngRN Preprint Server for Engineers
SSRN launched the Engineering Research Network (EngRN), a new dedicated network on its platform. Gregg Gordon, SSRN's managing director, says, "EngRN will enable engineers to share early stage research--preprints, working papers and data--prior to publication."
GPO Digitizes Last Section of the Congressional Record
The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) has finished the digitization of the historical Congressional Record, which dates back to March 5, 1873. The last release of the project covers the debates and proceedings of the two chambers of Congress from 1873 to 1890.

NewsLink Spotlight
A Day in the Life of Five Librarians, Part 1
by Justin Hoenke
Here's a look at Hoenke's columns from September 2017 to January/February 2018 (originally published Jan. 9, 2018).

How to Fix Facebook's Fake News Problem

How to Fix Facebook's Fake News Problem (4:16)

The Accidental Data Scientist author Amy Affelt discusses leading technology experts' recommended remedies for fixing Facebook's fake news problem in this clip from Computers in Libraries 2018.

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.

ITI News

The Information Advisor's Guide to Internet Research

Edited by Robert Berkman, The Information Advisor’s Guide to Internet Research explores, evaluates, and provides critical analysis of free and fee-based information resources, web-based services, and search strategies to help you maximize your time and keep you up-to-date on the internet's role in research.

IAG

In addition to at least one feature by business specialist Berkman, each issue of The Information Advisor’s Guide to Internet Research includes an in-depth article by Ran Hock, author of The Extreme Searcher book series and well-known seminar speaker, who checks out a major web resource.

Four regular columns are rotated; two appear each issue and give readers suggestions for cool internet tools to check out (Brian Smith McCallum, M.L.S., public and academic librarian); sites to turn to for more scholarly research needs (Briana McGuckin, reference and instructional librarian); sites to go to that provide information for the common good (Susan Fingerman, retired librarian instructor, STEM); and sites that give you “big data” facts and figures on a range of topics (Jackie Shane, former reference librarian).

Download your free copy of the June 2018 issue now!


CIL Cover

Computers in Libraries magazine has posted its 2019 editorial calendar and has issued a call for article proposals at infotoday.com/cilmag/contrib.shtml#themes.


This newsletter is published by Information Today, Inc.
Editor: Brandi Scardilli
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Email: bscardilli@infotoday.com