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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.

Six Tips for Protecting Yourself Online

Six Tips for Protecting Yourself Online (3:23)

Evolve Project Director of Strategic Innovation Brian Pichman explains how to shore up your personal cybersecurity in this clip from Computers in Libraries 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 

Nov. 13, Sports Streaming Summit
Place: Huntington Beach, Calif.
Sponsor/Organizer: Information Today, Inc.
URL: 
streamingmedia.com/Conferences/West2018/Sports.aspx

Nov. 13–14, OTT Leadership Summit
Place: Huntington Beach, Calif.
Sponsor/Organizer: Information Today, Inc.
URL: 
streamingmedia.com/Conferences/West2018/OTTSummit.aspx

Nov. 13–14, Video Engineering Summit
Place: Huntington Beach, Calif.
Sponsor/Organizer: Information Today, Inc.
URL: 
streamingmedia.com/Conferences/West2018/VES.aspx

Nov. 13–14, eBook Management: What Works, What Doesn’t (ALCTS e-Forum)
Place: Online only
Sponsor/Organizer: Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS)
URL: 
ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/e-forum/111318

Nov. 13–14, Live Streaming Summit
Place: Huntington Beach, Calif.
Sponsor/Organizer: Information Today, Inc.
URL: 
streamingmedia.com/Conferences/West2018/livestreamingsummit.aspx

Nov. 13–14, Streaming Media West
Place: Huntington Beach, Calif.
Sponsor/Organizer: Information Today, Inc.
URL: 
streamingmedia.com/Conferences/west2018

Nov. 13–15, International Internet Preservation Consortium (IIPC) Web Archiving Conference 2018
Place: Wellington, New Zealand
Sponsor/Organizer: International Internet Preservation Consortium (IIPC)
URL: 
netpreserve.org/ga2018

Nov. 14–15, 2018 Library Marketing and Communications Conference (LMCC)
Place: St. Louis, Mo.
Sponsor/Organizer: Library Marketing Conference Group (LMCG)
URL: 
librarymarketingconference.org/lmcc-2018-announcements

Nov. 14–17, The 1st International Children's Libraries Symposium
Place: Urgup, Turkey
Sponsor/Organizer: University of Marmara, Department of Information and Records Management; Ministry of Culture and Tourism Libraries and Publications General Directorate
URL: 
childrenslibraries.org

Nov. 17–20, The 18th IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM 2018)
Place: Singapore
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing Committee
URL: 
icdm2018.org

Nov. 29–Dec. 1, International Conference on Digital Transformation (ICDT 2018)
Place: Delhi, India
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing Committee
URL: 
ifla.org/files/assets/asia-and-oceania/news/icdt_confernece_brochure_19-09-2018.pdf

... 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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