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Tuesday, March 05, 2019

Computers in Libraries 2019 March 26-29

Computers in Libraries has been the number one gathering place for information professionals for more than three decades. Over the past 35 years, attendees, speakers, and sponsors at Computers in Libraries have met once a year to help build, develop, and educate a market. Computers in Libraries continues to be the place to network with your peers and learn from the leaders and innovators in the field. Whether you are from an academic, public, special, school, or government library, you’ll find your niche at Computers in Libraries.

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NewsBreaks
News and Programs Compete for Attention at NFAIS
by Dave Shumaker
Rich programs and a major news announcement shared center stage at the NFAIS (National Federation of Advanced Information Services) 2019 Annual Conference, which was held Feb. 13-15 in Alexandria, Va.

Weekly News Digests
What's Up With the NFAIS-NISO Merger
by Dave Shumaker
The National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS) and the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) have announced plans to merge, contingent on approval by the NFAIS membership.
The University of California Breaks Ties With Elsevier
Lindsay Ellis reports for The Chronicle of Higher Education, "The University of California system is calling it quits with Elsevier, one of the biggest academic publishers in the world, after months of contract negotiations."
W3C and the FIDO Alliance Announce Standard to Make the Web More Secure
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and the FIDO Alliance announced that the Web Authentication (WebAuthn) specification has become an official web standard.
Clarivate Analytics Studies Impacts of Plan S Initiative
Clarivate Analytics' Institute for Scientific Information released the second report in its Global Research series, "The Plan S Footprint: Implications for the Scholarly Publishing Landscape," which uses Web of Science journal data to help pose questions for stakeholders in the research community.
The American Museum of Natural History Celebrates 150th Anniversary
The American Museum of Natural History in New York is marking its 150th anniversary with a multiyear series of events, including programs, exhibitions, and projects.

NewsLink Spotlight
Pew Research Center News
by Brandi Scardilli
The latest Pew Research Center reports cover topics such as the public's priorities for U.S. foreign policy, how people get their news, Gen Zers versus Millennials, Congress members' religious affiliations, Facebook's personal data collection, how Americans view evolution, Latino concerns about the president, and international fears of cyberattacks.

How Much Have Libraries Contributed to Their Communities?

How Much Have Libraries Contributed to Their Communities? (2:46)

Pew Research Center director of Internet and Technology Research Lee Rainie discusses libraries' contributions to their communities in this clip from his keynote at Computers in Libraries 2019.

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