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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

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NewsBreaks
OCLC Finds the Missing Link in Bibliographic Data
by Terry Ballard
As an eager online-catalog watcher, I have long felt that library automation was due for a total paradigm shift. Sure, the discovery platforms have made catalog searching more intuitive, but they are simply a refinement and overlay of what came before. It turns out that the shift is here, and the catalysts for this change include OCLC and Tim Berners-Lee.

Weekly News Digests
SAGE Acquires Lean Library
SAGE acquired the Lean Library technology startup to help academic libraries promote themselves to patrons and showcase their services where patrons already are.
Wiley and Clarivate Analytics Redesign the Peer Review Process
Wiley and Clarivate Analytics teamed up to develop a scalable and open peer review workflow using Clarivate Analytics' Publons peer review platform and its ScholarOne manuscript submission system.
Open Road Integrated Media Starts Women's Book Club
Open Road Integrated Media's Early Bird Books partnered with the Fab Over Fifty women's online community to create a free monthly book club called Spread the Words.
Europe Votes in Favor of New Copyright Law
According to CNBC's Ryan Browne, "European parliamentarians have passed a controversial overhaul of copyright law that could force tech giants to install filters that prevent copyright-protected content from being uploaded."
Gale's Digital Scholar Lab Is Now Live
Gale launched its Digital Scholar Lab, a cloud-based research environment that helps students, librarians, and researchers at any level apply natural language processing tools to raw text data from Gale Primary Sources archives.

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).

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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