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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

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NewsBreaks
Apple WWDC 2018: It's the Little Things That Mean the Most
by Justin Hoenke
When Apple announces one of its presentations, the world tunes in. Whispers of the latest and greatest pieces of the company's hardware creep up everywhere on the internet in the preceding months, with everyone becoming an analyst ready to predict what the next big thing will be. Is it a bigger iPad? A smaller iPad? An iPhone without buttons? Every year these predictions come and go--with some coming true and some disappearing into the ether.

Weekly News Digests
NFAIS Offers Webinar on Blockchain Technology
The National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS) is hosting a webinar, The Best of Blockchain, on June 21, 2018, at 10 a.m. The organization says, "Based on an overwhelming response and requests for virtual participation, NFAIS brings you an encore of the top presenters from the Blockchain for Scholarly Publishing Conference."
W3C Rolls Out Strategic Highlights Report
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) published "W3C Strategic Highlights—May 2018," "a comprehensive survey of the essential work W3C conducts to achieve a Web for All. ..."
Nature Research to Help Develop Conference on NASA's Microbiology Research Goals
Nature Research joined forces with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to create a new Nature Conference on the Microbiome of the Built Environment (MoBE). It is "designed to guide NASA's approach to interaction with and control of the [MoBE] of future spacecraft. ..."
AALL Quarrels With LexisNexis
Jean O'Grady writes on the Dewey B Strategic blog, "For the past few years LexisNexis has been taking an increasingly combative stance in contract negotiations with their customers by tying a growing number of products together."
MIT Libraries and Royal Society of Chemistry Promote OA
"The MIT Libraries and the Royal Society of Chemistry have signed a groundbreaking license agreement that incorporates elements of a traditional subscription purchase and open access to scholarly articles."

NewsLink Spotlight
EdTechnologyFunds Keeps Libraries on Track to Meet Their Technology Goals
by Brandi Scardilli
EdTechnologyFunds, a California-based consulting services firm that helps schools and libraries obtain funding from the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) E-rate program, recently expanded its services to cover urban and rural organizations nationwide. President and CEO Beverly Sutherland told NewsBreaks about the company's origins, its objectives, and how it is helping to bridge the digital divide.

Machine Learning, Relevancy, and Google

Machine Learning, Relevancy, and Google (4:15)

Online Searcher editor-in-chief Marydee Ojala explains how some behind-the-scenes machine learning capabilities have effectively replaced advanced search features in Google in this clip from her presentation at Computers in Libraries 2019.

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