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Tuesday, March 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
A Pioneer of Scholarly Communication and CiteSeerX on the Past, Present, and Future
by Dave Shumaker
Lee Giles, the David Reese Professor at Penn State University's College of Information Sciences and Technology, received the National Federation of Advanced Information Services' (NFAIS) 2018 Miles Conrad Award. On March 1, he delivered the annual Miles Conrad Memorial Lecture at NFAIS' 60th anniversary conference. Giles may be best known for his contributions to the creation, development, and maintenance of CiteSeer (now CiteSeerX), the first search engine focused on open scholarly literature.

Weekly News Digests
IMLS Gets Budget Increase for Various Programs
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) received a funding increase for the rest of FY2018. The president signed a $1.3 trillion spending bill into law that funds the federal government until the end of September 2018, and $240 million of that budget is allocated to IMLS.
Google, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter as Media Entities
According to Mathew Ingram, writing for the Columbia Journalism Review, "After coming under fire for promoting fake news, conspiracy theories, and misinformation around events like the Parkland school shooting, YouTube says it will take a number of steps to fix the problem. But the Google-owned video platform still seems to be trying to have its cake and eat it too. ..."
SAGE Research Methods Rolls Out New Video Collection on Research Skills
SAGE introduced Practical Research and Academic Skills, a new SAGE Research Methods streaming video collection on foundational skills for researchers at any level.
Gale Small Business Builder Gets Update
Gale Small Business Builder will offer integrated access to Gale's business and legal resources, including DemographicsNow and Gale LegalForms.
ALA, PLA, and OCLC Introduce Report on Public Libraries
The ALA Office for Library Advocacy (OLA), the Public Library Association (PLA), and OCLC released a joint report, "From Awareness to Funding: Voter Perceptions and Support of Public Libraries in 2018."

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.

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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