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Tuesday, January 23, 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
Digital Science Adds Extra Dimensions to Scholarly Research Data
by Terry Ballard
London-based technology company Digital Science announced the launch of Dimensions, a new platform that aims to transform scholarly search, making previously hidden information available to researchers. The service went live on Jan. 15 with an offering of more than 9 million OA articles, 124 million formerly siloed documents (i.e., those hidden from view in universities and other research organizations), 86 million articles and books, and 34 million patents.

Weekly News Digests
G2 Crowd Unveils Top 100 Software Companies List
G2 Crowd published its annual list of 100 software companies that best met their customers' needs (based on customer reviews collected from Jan. 7, 2017, to Jan. 7, 2018). Slack took first place on Best Software Companies 2018, and Shopify and Google were numbers two and three, respectively.
Thomson Reuters Rolls Out Top 100 Technology Companies List
Thomson Reuters put out its inaugural Top 100 Global Tech Leaders list, which identifies the most operationally sound and financially successful companies from a holistic assessment. ...
Armed Services Members Can Now Use Demco's BrainHQ
Demco Software partnered with the Department of Defense to give Air Force, Army, Navy, and Marine library users 24/7 access to Demco's BrainHQ online brain training program.
SAGE Acquires Data-Planet
SAGE has bought Data-Planet as a way to expand its data offerings, which include SAGE Stats and U.S. Political Stats. The Data-Planet statistical, multidisciplinary data repository is used by a variety of library markets. ...
Apple Joins Forces With Malala Fund
Apple became the first Laureate partner of Malala Yousafzai's Malala Fund as a commitment to expanding support for free, safe girls' education and advocating for equal opportunities.

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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Email: bscardilli@infotoday.com