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

Join us at the most comprehensive conference for library and information professionals interested in technology to discover the insights, strategies and practices that allow us to push the envelope in expanding the net, building solid connections to the Internet of Things, managing libraries and digital information, and enhancing the information sharing and learning experience of people in our communities.  Internet Librarian 2018 provides attendees with opportunities to meet and hear from leading “movers and shakers” in the information industry in all types of environments.

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NewsBreaks
Tech Giants Grapple With User Privacy and Misinformation
by Nancy K. Herther
Two days of congressional testimony on the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal betrayed two realities when it comes to the security of user information on social media platforms: Mark Zuckerberg and other tech giants have much to learn about user data privacy, and members of Congress--who are responsible for protecting the rights of citizens--clearly have little in-depth knowledge about the inner workings of these platforms.

Weekly News Digests
'Amazon Made Prime Indispensable--Here's How' by Seth Fiegerman
Seth Fiegerman writes on CNN Tech, "Last week, Bezos revealed that Prime now has more than 100 million members around the world, lured by the promise of a frictionless experience for all their shopping needs online and, increasingly, offline too."
Reuters Announces Europe's Most Innovative Universities
Reuters put out its third annual ranking of Europe's Most Innovative Universities, which is based on data from Clarivate Analytics' Derwent Innovation and Web of Science.
hoopla Book Club Offers Simultaneous-Use Ebooks and Audiobooks
hoopla digital started the hoopla Book Club to help libraries keep up with the demand of multiple book club members reading the same book.
New Gale Archive Promotes Study of Political Extremism
Gale is introducing a new primary source archive, Political Extremism & Radicalism in the Twentieth Century: Far-Right and Left Political Groups in the U.S., Europe, and Australia.
Wiley Works to Make Textbooks More Affordable
Wiley rolled out Wiley Inclusive Access, "a comprehensive program to partner with leading content platform providers"--Barnes & Noble College, Follett, RedShelf, and VitalSource. ...

NewsLink Spotlight
What's New With Amazon
by Brandi Scardilli
Amazon has had a busy 2018 … well, it's always busy. It's Amazon. The president has continued to complain about the company, and Gizmodo speculates that his executive order calling for a review of the U.S. Postal Service's practices is another way to attack Amazon. There are reports of employee mistreatment, questionable (loose) associations with Breitbart and the National Rifle Association (NRA), and more controversies: pressuring its tenants in Seattle, ignoring scams in CreateSpace, and mismanaging the Kindle Store.

Webpage Archiving Tools for Librarians video clip

Webpage Archiving Tools for Librarians (4:00)

INFOdocket co-founder Gary Price discusses the WayBack Machine and the features, limitations, and usability of a range of webpage archiving tools of interest to librarians in this clip from Computers in Libraries & Internet Librarian 2020.

Bookshelf
Online Teaching in K-12 Online Teaching in K-12: Models, Methods, and Best Practices for Teachers and Administrators
Edited by Sarah Bryans-Bongey and Kevin J. Graziano;
Foreword by Norman Vaughan

Online Teaching in K–12 is the essential hands-on reference and textbook for education professionals seeking success in the planning, design, and teaching of K–12 online courses and programs.

2016 | 352pp hardbound | ISBN 978-1-57387-527-1 |
Regular Price $65.00 | 
Web Order Price: $58.50

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