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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

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
Here Come the Replicants: Google I/O and the Future of AI
by Justin Hoenke
If Google has something to say about it, the world portrayed in Denis Villeneuve's 2017 film Blade Runner 2049 may not be too far away from being real life. ... Google I/O 2018, the tech juggernaut's annual developers conference, was laser-focused on a future when AI and digital assistants are at the front and center of our daily lives.

Weekly News Digests
Microsoft Trust Center Offers Resources on GDPR Compliance
The Microsoft Trust Center has a section on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that is designed "to help you focus on your core business while efficiently preparing for the GDPR."
Senate Committee on the Judiciary Passes Marrakesh Treaty Implementation Act
The Copyright Alliance praised the Senate Committee on the Judiciary for passing the Marrakesh Treaty Implementation Act (S. 2559) by a vote of 20-0.
OCLC Blog Explores Intersection Between Wikipedia and Libraries
Writing on OCLC's blog Next, OCLC Research senior program officer Merrilee Proffitt presents three reasons why libraries and Wikipedia need each other. ...
NISO Plans New Project on Scholarly Communication
NISO (National Information Standards Organization) voting members "approved a new project to develop a common means to easily transfer manuscripts between and among manuscript systems, such as those in use at publishers and preprint servers."
W3C Publishes Updated Roadmap of Web Applications on Mobile
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) released a new version of its Roadmap of Web Applications on Mobile, which shares the technologies the organization has developed that increase the capabilities of web applications, especially with regard to mobile usage.

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.

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).

Download your free copy of the June 2018 issue now!


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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Email: bscardilli@infotoday.com