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Tuesday, June 12, 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
Understanding the Ins and Outs of Campaign Financing
by Nancy K. Herther
It's a good time to think about key resources available to help find, compare, and understand the laws, regulations, and trends concerning campaign financing at the state level. Each state has enacted its own rules about campaign financing, and there is an amazing variety of restrictions. Add to that the changes that take place over the years to address new issues, court cases, and federal directions.

Weekly News Digests
W3C Updates Web Content Accessibility Guidelines
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) announced that its Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) for web content, websites, and web applications on all devices received a significant update.
Accessible Archives Gets a Step Closer to Finishing American County Histories Database
Accessible Archives, Inc. has completed the imaging for its American County Histories database. According to the press release, "The project culminated with the inclusion of the last volumes from the expanded portions of the New England and Mid-Atlantic Regions. Imaging previously was completed for the original coverage of these areas as well as for the Southeast, Southwest, West, Central and Midwest regions."
NIH Rolls Out Its First Strategic Plan for Data Science
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) published its first NIH Strategic Plan for Data Science to support its mission of storing, managing, standardizing, and publishing the data produced by biomedical research.
Chegg Will Fulfill Print Rentals for Cengage Unlimited
Cengage tapped Chegg to manage the free print rentals program that is part of Cengage Unlimited (in which students pay only a $7.99 fulfillment fee for print rentals with their $119.99 subscription).
Annual Reviews Unveils Journal on Control, Robotics, and Autonomous Systems
Annual Reviews published the first volume of the Annual Review of Control, Robotics, and Autonomous Systems.

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.

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

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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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