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Tuesday, January 30, 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
FOIA Advisory Committee Recommends Updates in Federal Agencies
by Barbie E. Keiser
During the quarterly meeting of the Federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Advisory Committee on Jan. 16, the participants weighed in on recommendations from subcommittees in preparation for drafting a final report. The recommendations are the result of research conducted throughout the committee's 2-year term of office (2016-2018) as its members sought practical ways to improve federal agency FOIA operations.

Weekly News Digests
Library Marketing and Communications Conference Goes Nonprofit; Shares 2018 Info
The Library Marketing and Communications Conference (LMCC) has been incorporated as the new not-for-profit organization Library Marketing Conference Group (LMCG). Its mission "is to advance, promote and support the knowledge and understanding of marketing and communications among library professionals ..."
Cochrane Asks for Medical Research Platform Volunteers
Cochrane is seeking participants for the citizen science platform Cochrane Crowd and partner platforms Mark2Cure and Stall Catchers to help improve medical research and treatment.
EDP Sciences Pledges Support for I4OC
EDP Sciences joined the Initiative for Open Citations (I4OC), a collaboration among scholarly publishers, researchers, and other interested parties that aims to promote the availability of open, structured, and separable data on citations.
Odilo Makes Its Content Available to SimplyE Libraries
Odilo's digital library of 1.4 million titles (ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, movies, etc.), including content in Spanish and other languages, is now available to SimplyE's partner libraries.
Thomson Reuters Rolls Out Data Privacy Advisor
Thomson Reuters launched Data Privacy Advisor, a specialized data privacy research solution that mines the company's global legal and regulatory information and expansive data privacy guidance.

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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