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Tuesday, May 29, 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.

Now Internet Librarians are going beyond these amazing roles and service programs to get to the heart of their communities, to be integral to the success of their communities. 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
Authors and Cengage Settle In for a Fight Over Subscription Product
by George H. Pike
Two Cengage authors have filed a federal class action lawsuit against the company, claiming that Cengage Unlimited violates the authors' publication contracts. They see Cengage Unlimited as a way for the company to shift its financial challenges onto the backs of the authors by creating a model that greatly reduces their royalty income.

Weekly News Digests
Kudos Unveils Results of New Shareable PDF Service
Kudos published the results of the first 6 months of its new Shareable PDF (S-PDF) service, which gives researchers the ability to add context to their work (in the form of bibliographic information, plain-language summaries, etc.). ...
LexisNexis Helps Law Firms Track Billable Hours in Real Time
LexisNexis introduced the Time Matters Go app, a mobile timekeeping solution that integrates with its Time Matters case, client, and document management software.
Cloudtenna's DirectSearch Speeds Up Search Across Applications
Cloudtenna, a software startup, launched "to address the growing problem of file sprawl with enterprise file search that works universally across [on-premises] repositories, cloud file storage services, and hosted/online applications." ...
RedLink Updates Remarq
RedLink released a new version of the Remarq scholarly collaboration network, which now has the option for profiles to be discoverable through major search engines; [and] the option for posting customizable post-publication reviews. ...
APA to Look for Open Science and Methodology Chairperson
The American Psychological Association (APA) created an open science and methodology chair. The chairperson, who will be recruited by the APA's Publications and Communications Board this summer, will "work with [the APA's] authors, reviewers, editors and publications board. ..."

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.

Is Bias Unavoidable

Is Bias Unavoidable in Enterprise Search? (2:07)

Synthexis President Sue Feldman discusses the preventability (or non-preventability) of bias in search in this clip from the security, privacy, and ethics panel at Enterprise Search & Discovery 2018.

 

Bookshelf
Find it Fast, 6th edition Find It Fast, 6th Edition
Extracting Expert Information from Social Networks, Big Data, Tweets, and More
by Robert Berkman

In Find It Fast, business research guru Robert Berkman gives expert advice on how to locate the best information sources, how to find and utilize the professionals behind those sources, and how to combine expert techniques to do fast and effective research on any subject.

You'll find practical guidance on such subjects as how to know if a site is a trusted source; understanding how and why sources differ; using precision search strategies and taming information overload; and finding, evaluating, and interviewing experts. Whether you are looking for consumer information, data for a job or project, facts for starting a new business, or an answer to an obscure question, Find It Fast will help you find it. Fast!

2015/336 pp softbound | ISBN 978-1-937290-04-7
Regular Price: $24.95 | Web Orders: $22.45

 
 
Conference Connection

CONFERENCE CALENDAR 

Dec. 6–9, The 10th Forum for Information Retrieval Evaluation (FIRE 2018)
Place: Bangalore, India
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing committee
URL: fire.irsi.res.in/fire/2018/home

Dec. 10–12, The 11th International Conference on Informatics and Systems (INFOS 2018)
Place: Cairo, Egypt
Sponsor/Organizer: Faculty of Computers and Information, Cairo University
URL: infos.cu.edu.eg/2018

Dec. 12, The Library of the Future: Inside & Out (NISO Virtual Conference)
Place: Online only
Sponsor/Organizer: National Information Standards Organization (NISO)
URL: niso.org/events/2018/12/library-future-inside-out

Dec. 17–19, 8th World Congress on Information and Communication Technologies (WICT'18)
Place: Kochi, India
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing committee
URL: mirlabs.org/wict18

Jan. 15–16, Academic Publishing in Europe (APE 2019)
Place: Berlin, Germany
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing committee
URL: ape2019.eu

Jan. 19–21, 2019 International Conference on Library and Information Science (LIS 2019)
Place: Sapporo, Japan
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing committee
URL: iconlis.org

Jan. 22–24, International BOBCATSSS Conference 2019
Place: Osijek, Croatia
Sponsor/Organizer: Osijek University, Croatia; Linnaeus University, Sweden; Uppsala University, Sweden; The Hague University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands
URL: bobcatsss2019.ffos.hr/about.html

Jan. 25–29, 2019 ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits
Place: Seattle, Wa.
Sponsor/Organizer: American Library Association (ALA)
URL: ala.org/conferencesevents/midwinter-meeting

... 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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Editor: Brandi Scardilli
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