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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

What is Semantic Enrichment ? 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
IFLA Unveils the Next Steps for Its Global Vision
by Marydee Ojala
At the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) President's Meeting, held in Barcelona, Spain, on March 19, 2018, the organization unveiled the next phase of its Global Vision project.

Weekly News Digests
Celebrating National Library Week
April 8-14 is the 60th National Library Week, which "celebrates the impact that [all types of] libraries and library employees have in their communities. ..."
Canadian and American Shows Pick the 'Best' Novels
Porter Anderson, editor-in-chief of Publishing Perspectives, shares news and commentary about national book competitions: the four-part Canada Reads show concluded by choosing its winning novel, and PBS is going to host a similar show starting May 22 called The Great American Read.
Nature Research Co-Sponsors Awards for Women in Science
Nature Research joined forces with The Estee Lauder Companies to create two global awards honoring women in science ... to "put a spotlight on both exceptional achievements of female scientists and those working to promote greater inclusiveness."
EBSCO Open Dissertations Platform Launches
EBSCO Information Services announced that its project with BiblioLabs, EBSCO Open Dissertations, is now live with more than 800,000 electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) aggregated for free discovery and access by libraries around the world.
CCC Rolls Out Content Kanban Management Tool
Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) released Content Kanban, a workflow tool that helps organizations manage content development. It can be used with the Ixxus Publishing Platform (IPP) or on its own to "streamline development, foster collaboration, and keep projects on schedule. ..."

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.

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.

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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

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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.

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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