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Tuesday, April 03, 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
Marrakesh Treaty Implementation Act Builds Momentum
by Corilee Christou
On March 15, 2018, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) introduced S 2559, a bill to amend Title 17 of the U.S. Code to (among other purposes) implement the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled. ... In this year of fierce partisan battles over proposed legislation, this bill should pass easily, as it requires no additional budgetary allocations and is in the best interest of individuals who are blind or otherwise visually impaired.

Weekly News Digests
NFAIS Plans Blockchain for Scholarly Publishing Conference
The National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS) is hosting Blockchain for Scholarly Publishing, a conference on how blockchain could affect researcher workflows, including data collection, peer review, and access to published works.
Society for Scholarly Publishing Previews Its Annual Conference
The Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) 40th Annual Meeting will be held May 30-June 1, 2018, at the Sheraton Grand Chicago. Its theme is Scholarly Publishing at the Crossroads: What's Working, What's Holding Us Back, Where Do We Go From Here?
'Public Domain--Just Kidding!' by Barbara Fister
Barbara Fister warns her blog's readers that publishers are getting too involved with public domain documents.
Yewno Discover Indexes Millions of Government Documents
Yewno added more than 72 million U.S. federal government documents to its Yewno Discover platform, allowing users to explore them in detail.
New Bill Allows for Sufficient Time to Review Legislation
Congress introduced the Review Every Act Diligently In Total (READ IT) Resolution. Jesse Rifkin provides the bill's context, what it does, what its supporters say, and its odds of passage.

NewsLink Spotlight
Binge-Watch All Week With RBdigital
by Brandi Scardilli
In addition to updating its app, Recorded Books has become the first vendor to launch an unlimited streaming video service for libraries. Patrons can use RBdigital to binge-watch streaming videos for free by clicking on the app's 7-day access pass. With this model, libraries are paying only pennies per view.

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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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.


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Editor: Brandi Scardilli
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