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Tuesday, March 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
Tom Brady Photo Leads to Court Decision Limiting Linking
by George H. Pike
Linking to copyrighted text and images through Twitter and other social media platforms just got a whole lot more complicated thanks to a recent decision by a federal judge in New York.

Weekly News Digests
EBSCO eBooks Offers DRM-Free Titles
EBSCO Information Services is making 70,000 titles from its EBSCO eBooks platform DRM-free so libraries can offer their patrons access to high-quality ebooks without limiting what they can do with them. ...
ProQuest's Ebook Central Enhances User Experience With Syndetics Unbound Enrichments
ProQuest integrated its Academic Complete ebook solution with its Syndetics Unbound enrichment service so that Academic Complete subscribers can give their patrons an improved experience in its Ebook Central platform.
Black Panther Inspires NoveList to Add Afrofuturism Category
NoveList announced that to celebrate the release of Black Panther, it has created a new searchable genre: Afrofuturism and Afrofantasy.
DPLA Provides New Primary Source Sets
The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) rolled out 21 new Primary Source Sets, which give libraries, archives, and museums access to resources that are classroom-ready. ...
Dolly Parton's Imagination Library Donates 100 Millionth Book
NPR reports that Dolly Parton's Imagination Library has delivered its 100 millionth book to a young reader. "Every month, the nonprofit program mails a free book to more than a million children--from infants to preschoolers. ..."

NewsLink Spotlight
The Latest From Pew Research Center
by Brandi Scardilli
NewsBreaks often covers the latest surveys and reports from Pew Research Center, "a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world." The following are some reports from each section that were published in late 2017 and early 2018.

Machine Learning, Relevancy, and Google

Machine Learning, Relevancy, and Google (4:15)

Online Searcher editor-in-chief Marydee Ojala explains how some behind-the-scenes machine learning capabilities have effectively replaced advanced search features in Google in this clip from her presentation at Computers in Libraries 2019.

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ITI Blogs

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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.

Streaming Media Blog –  www.streamingmedia.com/Articles/Blog – the go-to destination for opinion, analysis, and insights into the entire online video ecosystem, from glass to glass.


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