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Tuesday, February 06, 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
Twitter as a Tool for Studying Emotions
by Nancy K. Herther
Everything users are able to do on Twitter provides potential data for researchers hoping to better understand changing attitudes and behavior. Guides and software have been created to help academics, individuals, and companies access Twitter data for their own analysis.

Weekly News Digests
Semantic Enrichment and the Information Manager: Turning Content into Insight
"Information managers must balance the needs of multiple internal constituencies to support information discovery and manage subscription usage and budgets," according to Copyright Clearance Center's new white paper. "The challenge is that more than 90% of organizational data is unstructured, as is nearly all the peer-reviewed scientific research." Download the white paper to find out how semantic enrichment can help structure that data.
EFF Unveils a List of the Tools That Could Have Been
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) released its "Catalog of Missing Devices," which lists "the gadgets that could and should exist, if not for bad copyright laws that prevent innovators from creating the cool new tools that could enrich our lives."
The Getty Center Celebrates 20 Years With New Report
The J. Paul Getty Trust published its latest annual report, "The Getty Center at Twenty." The chairwoman of the board of trustees, Maria Hummer-Tuttle, writes a statement on the organization's accomplishments.
Thomasnet.com Gets Updates
Thomas rolled out version 4.0 of its Thomasnet.com platform on its 120th anniversary. (The company was founded Jan. 31, 1898.) Version 4.0 features "the all new Thomas Insights section, which offers more than 300,000 articles, videos and white papers on manufacturing innovations" and more.
LGBT+ Advocates Aim to Influence Amazon’s HQ2 Choice
Activists are calling on Amazon to reject some of the cities on its list of 20 finalists for a second headquarters due to unfriendly policies toward LGBT+ workers. A campaign is underway to discourage Amazon from choosing cities such as Atlanta, Dallas, Indianapolis, or Miami. ...
EBSCO and ByWater Join Forces to Support Migration to FOLIO
EBSCO Information Services and ByWater Solutions expanded their partnership to give libraries using the FOLIO library services platform (LSP) implementation and support services from ByWater that are backed by EBSCO's hosting technology and data services.

NewsLink Spotlight
Oscar Nominees Through a Librarian Lens
by Brandi Scardilli
The next Oscars ceremony is coming up on March 4, so let's take a look at this year's Best Picture nominees and how they have been interpreted to relate to what's currently going on in the world.

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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