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Tuesday, February 13, 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
Happy Library Lovers Month!
by Brandi Scardilli
According to Days Of The Year, which has been documenting international holidays since 2009, February is Library Lovers Month. It makes sense--Valentine's Day is tomorrow, so people are already primed to celebrate love in all its forms. Why not extend those feelings to an institution that Pew Research Center says is favorable to 77% of U.S. adults?

Weekly News Digests
Clarivate Analytics Brings Back the Institute for Scientific Information
Clarivate Analytics announced that the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) ... will be re-established in its Scientific and Academic Research group. This incarnation ... will develop bibliometric and analytical approaches by leveraging Web of Science data and patent data from the Derwent World Patent Index.
The Library of Congress Promotes Free-to-Use Content Sets
The Library of Congress (LC) rolled out Free to Use and Reuse Sets to help improve the visibility and availability of public domain and rights-clear content. This collection features themed sets of materials, such as travel posters, presidential portraits, and Civil War drawings. ...
SAGE Studies Educational Video Usage
SAGE published a white paper, "Assessing the Impact of Educational Video on Student Engagement, Critical Thinking and Learning: The Current State of Play," which explores the following questions. ...
eLife Becomes a Member of NPRC (Neuroscience Peer Review Consortium)
eLife, which receives a substantial number of neuroscience-related submissions, joined NPRC (Neuroscience Peer Review Consortium), an alliance of journal publishers that is working to reduce the time and effort involved in the peer review process of publishing neuroscience research.
Presidential Budget Request for FY2019 Still Gives IMLS Short Shrift
Kathryn K. Matthew, director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), released a statement on the president's proposed FY2019 budget. He released a budget request to Congress on Feb. 12 that calls for the "orderly closure" of IMLS.
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.

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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Editor: Brandi Scardilli
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Email: bscardilli@infotoday.com