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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

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NewsBreaks
Connection, Interaction, and Innovation at the BOBCATSSS Symposium
by Sanjica Faletar Tanackovic
The annual symposium BOBCATSSS, named for the cities of the university network that initiated it ... takes place under the auspices of EUCLID (European Association for Library & Information Education and Research). ... Under the supervision of their professors, international LIS student teams plan and realize the content and the management of the symposium. They are responsible for every aspect of organizing the event. ...

Weekly News Digests
Scholarly Kitchen Open Letter Calls for Participation in the OA Movement
Rick Anderson writes on The Scholarly Kitchen that there are two reasons for researchers, authors, and other scholarly publishing stakeholders to get involved with the OA movement: to help encourage publishing to adopt "a primarily (or entirely) open-access model" and to "have an influence on whether (and if so, how and to what degree) it happens."
APA Spreads Awareness of Applied Psychology
The American Psychological Association (APA) is forming a new Office of Applied Psychology, which is for "a branch of the field that uses psychological research, theory and methods to address real-world issues."
Credo Introduces Research Quick Tips Videos
Credo added Research Quick Tips videos to its Credo Online Reference Service platform as a standard feature. They provide research guidance for students while they are using the platform and are designed to support library instruction around information literacy and developing critical thinking skills.
IMLS Releases Report on Cultural Heritage Institutions
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) published "Protecting America's Collections: Results From the Heritage Health Information Survey." This report "shed[s] light on the challenges faced by libraries, museums, and archives as they care for their collections, as well as the many strides they have made over a decade."
Amazon Brings Computer Science Courses to 1,000-Plus High Schools
Amazon is planning to "fund computer science courses in more than 1,000 high schools across all 50 states and the District of Columbia" through its Amazon Future Engineer program.

NewsLink Spotlight
Librarians Discuss the Oscar Nominees
by Brandi Scardilli
Congratulations to this year's winners!
Take a look back at what librarians and reviewers thought of each Best Picture contender.
The Oscars at the Library
by Brandi Scardilli
Libraries celebrate Oscar season in a variety of ways.
Why Librarians Love Movies
by Brandi Scardilli
Librarians express what it is about movies that makes them so personal, affecting, and important.

Machine Learning, Relevancy, and Google

Machine Learning, Relevancy, and Google (4:15)

Online Searcher editor-in-chief Marydee Ojala explains how some behind-the-scenes machine learning capabilities have effectively replaced advanced search features in Google in this clip from her presentation at Computers in Libraries 2019.

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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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