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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

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NewsBreaks
NFAIS Conference Celebrates 60 Years With Diamonds and Pearls
by Dave Shumaker
Faux diamonds littered the tables, and real pearls (of wisdom) emanated from the speaker's podium at the 60th Annual (aka diamond anniversary) Conference of the National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS). From Feb. 28 to March 2, close to 150 attendees explored the conference theme, Information Transformation: Open, Global, Collaborative.

Weekly News Digests
National Geographic Debuts a Special Issue Centered on Race
National Geographic is publishing a special issue "that explores how race defines, separates, and unites us." A series "about racial, ethnic, and religious groups and their changing roles" will run through 2018.
OK Go Musicians Want Teachers to Play in Their Sandbox
OK Go partnered with the Playful Learning Lab to create OK Go Sandbox, a suite of resources for teachers who use the band's videos in their classrooms to help students explore STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) concepts.
Cengage Joins Forces With Follett to Expand the Reach of Cengage Unlimited
Cengage and Follett entered into an extensive partnership for distributing, marketing, and promoting the Cengage Unlimited subscription service, which will be available at all of Follett's 1,200-plus campus bookstores (and online) in fall 2018.
'YouTube's Wikipedia Partnership Doesn't Solve Either Site's Fact Checking Issues' by John Bonazzo
John Bonazzo writes in Observer that YouTube announced "it will begin including Wikipedia links alongside videos touting conspiracy theories. … The site already labels state-run media clips as part of this initiative."
bibliotheca Brings open+ Library Management Solution to New Market
bibliotheca launched its open library solution, open+, in North America. Library staffers can use its central management hub to control building access, security, automation, and audio announcements; configure open hours; and monitor library activity.

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.

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).

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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.


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Editor: Brandi Scardilli
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