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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Internet Librarian 2018
INTERNET LIBRARIAN 2018 - COMMUNITY PARTNERS: BEYOND OUTREACH!

Internet Librarians have been reaching out as never before to their various communities whether they are indigenous people, investment bankers, students, government policy makers, families, researchers, lawyers or doctors, and they provide an array of services to these communities through numerous channels: bricks and mortar libraries, buses, digital platforms, classrooms, makerspaces, face to face, and more. Join us as we hear from extraordinary librarians and their communities, look at new community models, and see what exciting products and services they are creating and the suppliers with whom they are partnering.

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NewsBreaks
Patron-Relationship Management System Helps Libraries Get to the Point
by Terry Ballard
In the brief time that Patron Point has been in business, it has targeted well-established public libraries that want to fine-tune their marketing. This turnkey program works with data from the library's existing automated services, creating systematic email and web campaigns and value-added analytics.

Weekly News Digests
Publishers Partner With ResearchGate to Improve Sharing of Scholarly Content
Springer Nature, Cambridge University Press, Thieme, and ResearchGate teamed up to make it easier to legally share academic journal articles on ResearchGate's collaboration platform.
OverDrive and SirsiDynix Get Library Cards Into More Hands
OverDrive integrated its Instant Digital Card (IDC) service into SirsiDynix. IDC creates a digital library card in less than 30 seconds to give people access to ebooks and audiobooks through OverDrive's websites and Libby app.
Digital Science Rewards Blockchain Innovators
Digital Science announced the recipients of its one-time Blockchain Catalyst Grant for "any project implementing Blockchain in a scholarly or scientific context, especially those that addressed the dissemination of research," according to the blog post.
Innovative Celebrates Library Heroes
Innovative created a Library Heroes Series as part of its blog that highlights library staffers "who are going above and beyond to serve their communities and extend the role of the library to meet the needs of a changing culture."
FlatWorld Provides Free-With-Purchase Homework Platform
College textbook publisher FlatWorld introduced FlatWorld Homework, an assignments platform that is available at no additional cost after the purchase of specific FlatWorld textbooks.

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.


This newsletter is published by Information Today, Inc.
Editor: Brandi Scardilli
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