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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Internet Librarian 2019

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NewsBreaks
ALA Preps Libraries for the 2020 Census
by Corilee Christou
For the first time in the history of the census, starting in March 2020, the Census Bureau will urge users to submit answers online. Each household will receive a unique code to access the census online as well as the printed form. If a household does not have internet access, there are two alternative approaches: the printed form and the local library, where public terminals are available for internet access.

Weekly News Digests
Credder Opens Its Beta Site to the Public
by Barbie E. Keiser
Earlier this year, Credder, the news review site designed to fight fake news, launched a beta site for journalists. As of May 27, 2019, that beta site will be open for the public to critically engage with the news using Credder's five-category review system.
The Transforming Research Conference Puts Out a Call for Presentations
The Institute for International Science and Technology Policy (IISTP) at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., is hosting Transforming Research 2019 from Sept. 26 to 27.
Cengage Studies the Economic and Social Environments of Graduates
Cengage released the first annual Cengage Student Opportunity Index, a study of the opportunity environment for graduates across 17 indicators, based on a survey of 2,500 recent and upcoming college graduates as well as existing public data.
UNESCO Publication Explores Gender Inequality and Gender Biases in Digital Tech
UNESCO partnered with Germany's Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and the EQUALS Skills Coalition to produce I'd Blush If I Could, a publication that features recommendations for improving gender equality in digital skills, especially with regard to gender prejudice coded into AI applications such as digital voice assistants.
EBSCO Information Services Makes Its Products More Accessible for Blind and Visually Impaired Users
EBSCO Information Services joined forces with the Carroll Center for the Blind to work toward improving the experience across EBSCO products for users who are blind and visually impaired.

NewsLink Spotlight
30 Apps You Should Know About
by Brandi Scardilli
I love looking at other people's phones. Not to be nosy about their incoming texts (although it can be tempting sometimes; I'm human!)—but to see what apps they use so I can get ideas for new ones to try out. Join us in taking a peek at the phones of some Information Today and NewsBreaks writers to find your next favorite app.

Special Syntax to Streamline Your Google News Searches 

Special Syntax to Streamline Your Google News Searches (3:02)

ResearchBuzz founder and co-editor Tara Calishain discusses special syntax terms that will deliver more fruitful and focused Google news searches in this clip from her presentation at Streaming Media West 2019.

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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.


This newsletter is published by Information Today, Inc.
Editor: Brandi Scardilli
Website: http://www.infotoday.com/NewsLink
Email: bscardilli@infotoday.com