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Tuesday, January 16, 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.

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NewsBreaks
MyScienceWork Is Transforming Global Scholarship
by Dave Shumaker
MyScienceWork, a 15-person company, was voted winner of the Startup Shootout at the February 2017 National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS) annual conference. Recently, I checked in with co-founder Virginie Simon to learn more about the company's background, mission, and products and to find out what it's been doing since the NFAIS conference.

Weekly News Digests
'Why University Students Still Need Public Libraries' by Kate Stericker
Kate Stericker, micro-course developer at Minute School, writes about the importance of going to both the on-campus university library and the local public library while in college.
RedLink Releases Report on Scholarly Journal Usage
RedLink published "The 2018 RedLink Index," which provides benchmarks and comparisons of usage patterns for more than 1,700 journals during the 2017 subscription year.
Censored Planet Works Toward 'Internet Freedom'
In Fordham University's News portal, Janet Sassi shares a new project from the University of Michigan called Censored Planet, which is "enlisting 400,000 servers around the world to monitor censorship and network interference."
Ex Libris and HighPoint Solutions Develop App for Campus Services
Ex Libris Group entered a strategic partnership with HighPoint Solutions to create an app for higher education students that covers campus administration as well as teaching and learning.
IMLS Rolls Out 5-Year Strategic Plan
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) unveiled "Transforming Communities," its new strategic plan for 2018 to 2022. It outlines four goals for the agency's programs and services to follow.

NewsLink Spotlight
A Day in the Life of Five Librarians
by Justin Hoenke
Justin Hoenke, the executive director of a small public library, has been talking to all types of library staffers for A Day in the Life, his new column in Information Today. Among other things, he asks them about their typical days, moments that made them proud, their current projects, and how they balance their library work with the rest of their lives. Here's a look at his first five columns.

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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