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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.

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.

2013/240 pp/softbound | ISBN 978-1-57387-479-3
Regular Price: $39.50 | Web Orders: $23.70 | Ebook editions available

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

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.


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