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Tuesday, October 02, 2018

  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
Let's Ring In American Archives Month
by Kelly LeBlanc
In the archival world, October has been recognized as American Archives Month. Join in the cross-country festivities by finding an event near you.

Weekly News Digests
Google Announces New Features for Its 20th Birthday
Gerrit De Vynck and Nico Grant write for Bloomberg that Google is celebrating its 20th birthday by implementing a new feature: "A Facebook-like newsfeed populated with videos and articles the company thinks an individual user would find interesting will now show up on the Google home page just below the search bar on all mobile web browsers."
Arguments for Keeping the U.S. Copyright Office Part of the Library of Congress
Joshua Lamel writes for The Hill that the Library of Congress is "the rightful home of the U.S. Copyright Office. ... The Copyright Office's weak past performance and technology struggles should not be rewarded with more autonomy, but instead answered with continued oversight from the library."
Credo Revamps Its Information Literacy Product Offerings
Credo developed Learning Tools, a product suite that offers librarians new and updated resources for teaching foundational skills such as information literacy, critical thinking, and communication.
Libraries Can Now Order Alexander Street Movies Through OASIS
ProQuest's Alexander Street and OASIS (Online Acquisitions and Selection Information System) are teaming up for more streaming video access.
Library of Congress Debuts Virtual Screening Room for Historical Films
The Library of Congress introduced National Screening Room, a free collection of hundreds of hours of (mostly public domain) motion pictures dating from 1890.

NewsLink Spotlight
Pew Research Center Updates
by Brandi Scardilli
NewsBreaks often covers the latest surveys and reports from Pew Research Center, "a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world." The following are some of the latest reports from each of its eight sections.

Guiding Principles for Improving the Search Experience

Guiding Principles for Improving the Search Experience (4:47)

Microsoft architect Jim Wickham identifies four essential guiding principles for improving search in this clip from his presentation at Enterprise Search & Discovery 2018.

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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.


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