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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

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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.

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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).

How to Stay Focused When Searching

How to Stay Focused When Searching (3:47)

Super-Searcher Mary Ellen Bates of Bates Information Services explains how to separate the incidental from the integral in search in this clip from her presentation at Computers in Libraries 2019.

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CLOSED CAPTIONING IS NOW AVAILABLE. 

Bookshelf
The Carousel Carver The Carousel Carver
by Perdita Buchan

This evocative historical novel tells the story of Giacinto, who emigrates from Italy in 1912 and becomes a carousel carver during the golden age of the craft in America, and Rosa, the eight-year-old orphan girl thrust into his care.

The Carousel Carver vividly recreates the world of the immigrant carvers—from the inspiration found in fiery horses, big cats, and children's laughter to the clatter, sawdust, and politics of Philadelphia's bustling multicultural workshops. This is an engaging and insightful tale of tolerance, second chances, and what it means for those once adrift to call America home.

May 2019/144 pp/hardcover/ISBN 978-1-940091-04-4
Regular Price $16.95 | Preorder Price $10.17

Trade Paperback | ISBN 978-1-940091-03-7
Regular Price $13.95 | Preorder Price $8.37

The ebook is available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo.

 
 
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