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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

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  Internet Librarian 2018 October 16-18 Monterey, CA

Internet Librarian 2018 features five simultaneous tracks over three days, at the most comprehensive conference for library and information professionals. Learn everything from tips and strategies to deal with information overload to an in-depth look at blockchain technologies, and everything in between.

Join us as we hear from extraordinary librarians and their communities, look at new community models, and learn about exciting products and services they are creating.

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NewsBreaks
Where to Learn About Copyright
by Corilee Christou
Many users have little or no understanding of copyright and, consequently, copy­right infringement. This NewsBreak, although not to be construed as a substitute for a thorough education on the ins and outs of copyright, lists some of the key resources that address questions on the topic.

Weekly News Digests
'Evolution in the Library Ebook Market' by Alan S. Inouye
Alan S. Inouye, public policy director for ALA's Washington Office, writes in American Libraries that the ebook lending "news from Penguin Random House (PRH) represents a new and major development in the library ebook market. ... PRH's change is neutral or even a bit positive for US libraries. ..."
'To Restore Civil Society, Start With the Library' by Eric Klinenberg
Eric Klinenberg writes in The New York Times, "In recent years, declines in the circulation of bound books in some parts of the country have led prominent critics to argue that libraries are no longer serving their historical function. … But the problem that libraries face today isn't irrelevance."
'Open Access--The Movie' by Richard Poynder
In Nature, OA movement chronicler Richard Poynder reviews the movie Paywall: The Business of Scholarship, which he calls "an advocacy film."
'Reviving the Role of CRS in Congressional Oversight' by Steven Aftergood
In a blog post for the Federation of American Scientists (FAS), Steven Aftergood provides commentary on a paper by former Congressional Research Service (CRS) analyst Kevin R. Kosar ("The Atrophying of the Congressional Research Service's Role in Supporting Committee Oversight").
'Google Wants to Kill the URL' by Lily Hay Newman
According to an article in WIRED by Lily Hay Newman, "From popularizing auto-updates to aggressively promoting HTTPS web encryption, the Chrome security team likes to grapple with big, conceptual problems. That reach and influence can be divisive, though, and as Chrome looks ahead … the team is mulling its most controversial initiative yet: fundamentally rethinking URLs across the web."

NewsLink Spotlight
A Day in the Life of Five Librarians, Part 2
by Justin Hoenke
Justin Hoenke, the executive director of a small public library, has been talking to all types of library staffers for A Day in the Life, his column in Information Today. Here's a look at his interviews from March to July/August 2018.
A Day in the Life of Five Librarians, Part 1
by Justin Hoenke
Here's a look at Hoenke's columns from September 2017 to January/February 2018 (originally published Jan. 9, 2018).

How to Ensure Equitable Library Funding

How to Ensure Equitable Library Funding (5:23)

Brookings Institution fellow Nicol Turner-Lee discusses lobbying strategies for increasing library funding in this clip from her keynote at Computers in Libraries 2019.

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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.

Streaming Media Blog –  www.streamingmedia.com/Articles/Blog – the go-to destination for opinion, analysis, and insights into the entire online video ecosystem, from glass to glass.


This newsletter is published by Information Today, Inc.
Editor: Brandi Scardilli
Website: http://www.infotoday.com/NewsLink
Email: bscardilli@infotoday.com