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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

What is Semantic Enrichment and How Can it Help the Research Process ? 

Sifting through search results to find relevant scientific content is a daunting task…but it doesn’t have to be. More and more, organizations are utilizing semantic enrichment tools to make the research process faster and more efficient for users. But what is semantic enrichment, and how does it work? Put yourself in the shoes of a researcher to find out in this interactive guide.

NewsBreaks
Gale Introduces Digital Scholar Lab for Mining Primary Sources
by Marydee Ojala
Gale, a Cengage company, recently previewed its new Digital Scholar Lab platform. It is Gale's latest tactic for opening up its primary source materials to researchers by breaking down barriers encountered when conducting research.

Weekly News Digests
The Science Behind Amazon's Echo
An article from ZDNet explores the technology behind Amazon's Echo to show why it "sometimes does creepy things" when it misinterprets sounds.
ALA and AASL Denounce Florida Bill for Arming Librarians
ALA president Jim Neal and American Association of School Librarians (AASL) president Steven Yates released a joint statement on Florida Senate Bill 7026, which allows librarians, counselors, and coaches in Florida public schools to carry firearms.
A New Braille E-Reader Is Heading Into Production
According to The Digital Reader, a U.K.-based startup, Bristol Braille Technology, is developing the Canute, a Braille-reading machine that will cost about the same as a new iPhone.
Pew Unveils Latest Survey Results on Americans' Reading Habits
Pew Research Center released the results of a new study showing that about 18% of Americans listen to audiobooks, up from the 14% who did according to its 2016 study.
Digital Science and Katalysis Start Pilot for Improving Peer Review
Digital Science worked with Katalysis to launch a pilot project that will use blockchain technologies to support the peer-review process. With help from Springer Nature, they will use this initial phase to "look at practical solutions. ..."

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 Ensure Equitable Library Funding

How to Ensure Equitable Library Funding (5:23)

Brookings Institution fellow Nicol Turner-Lee discusses lobbying strategies for increasing library funding in this clip from her keynote at Computers in Libraries 2019.

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