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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.

How to Use Tor Browsing to Search the Deep Web

How to Use Tor Browsing to Search the Deep Web (2:10)

Evolve Project Director Brian Pichman discusses ways to search the deep web in this clip from his presentation at 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.

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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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