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Tuesday, February 27, 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
Information Literacy in the Cosmic Order
by Kenneth D. Evans
On Feb. 7, 2018, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) made history again. An Innovation Hub, with the ability to daily host 120 app makers, coders, hackers, builders, tinkerers, and others, opened in Abu Dhabi--the first makerspace of its kind and of such scale in the Middle East. ... It is a good time to think about the degree to which information skills are embedded in these innovations at the hub of the Middle East.

Weekly News Digests
'Libraries Versus Communities of Hate' by the Annoyed Librarian
The Annoyed Librarian published a tirade against people "who want all LGBT-themed books banned from the public library."
Cengage and Chegg Team Up to Provide Free Student Tools
Cengage entered into an exclusive partnership with Chegg to give Cengage Unlimited subscribers free 30-day access to Chegg's learning services beginning in August 2018.
The Future of College Bookstores
In "Rethinking College Stores," Publishers Weekly explores whether independent college bookstores can survive amid the shrinking textbook market and competition from companies such as Barnes & Noble Education and Follett.
ARL Promotes Fair Use With Shareable Infographic
The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) put out a free infographic showing "how fair use advances innovation, creativity, and scholarship, ultimately allowing new knowledge to be created and shared."
OCLC Unveils Syndeo Collaboration Management System
OCLC launched Syndeo, a suite of services for facilitating library collaborations by supporting cooperative cataloging, resource sharing, and library management services.
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.

How to Fix Facebook's Fake News Problem

How to Fix Facebook's Fake News Problem (4:16)

The Accidental Data Scientist author Amy Affelt discusses leading technology experts' recommended remedies for fixing Facebook's fake news problem in this clip from Computers in Libraries 2018.

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.

ITI News

The Information Advisor's Guide to Internet Research

Edited by Robert Berkman, The Information Advisor’s Guide to Internet Research explores, evaluates, and provides critical analysis of free and fee-based information resources, web-based services, and search strategies to help you maximize your time and keep you up-to-date on the internet's role in research.

IAG

In addition to at least one feature by business specialist Berkman, each issue of The Information Advisor’s Guide to Internet Research includes an in-depth article by Ran Hock, author of The Extreme Searcher book series and well-known seminar speaker, who checks out a major web resource.

Four regular columns are rotated; two appear each issue and give readers suggestions for cool internet tools to check out (Brian Smith McCallum, M.L.S., public and academic librarian); sites to turn to for more scholarly research needs (Briana McGuckin, reference and instructional librarian); sites to go to that provide information for the common good (Susan Fingerman, retired librarian instructor, STEM); and sites that give you “big data” facts and figures on a range of topics (Jackie Shane, former reference librarian).

Download your free copy of the June 2018 issue now!


CIL Cover

Computers in Libraries magazine has posted its 2019 editorial calendar and has issued a call for article proposals at infotoday.com/cilmag/contrib.shtml#themes.


This newsletter is published by Information Today, Inc.
Editor: Brandi Scardilli
Website: http://www.infotoday.com/NewsLink
Email: bscardilli@infotoday.com