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Tuesday, June 04, 2019

Internet Librarian 2019

Join us this October in beautiful Monterey, California for three days of practical advice, inspiring thought leadership, and in-depth training. Join your peers to learn, share, and celebrate the disruptive trends shaping the future of libraries and information professionals. See where the information industry is going, and how to get there first.

Internet Librarians have been reaching out as never before to their various communities and providing an array of services through all kinds of channels. Now Internet Librarians are going beyond these amazing roles and service programs as Catalysts: Building Smart Campuses, Companies & Communities. Be there as we hear from extraordinary librarians and information professionals; look at new smart models; test new and emerging technology; and measure and communicate the impact of exciting new products and services they are creating and the groups and suppliers with whom they are partnering.

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NewsBreaks
IntechOpen Strives to Be at the Forefront of OA Publishing
by Terry Ballard
In 2004, two graduate students working in robotics were dissatisfied with their level of access to the research in their field, so they founded IntechOpen, a company that would get the latest data out in OA journals and books. The company grew at a steady pace, and then, seemingly, at an exponential speed.

Weekly News Digests
Register for ALA's Webinar on Diversity in Comics
ALA's Graphic Novels and Comics Round Table and organization president Loida Garcia-Febo are hosting a free webinar on June 12: Libraries, Comics and Superheroes of Color: Strengthening Our Reading Communities.
W3C and WHATWG Team Up to Combine HTML and DOM Specifications
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) signed an agreement with the Web Hypertext Application Technology Working Group (WHATWG) to work toward a single version of the HTML and DOM specifications.
Ex Libris Debuts App Center for Enhancing Its Products
Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, introduced the Ex Libris App Center, "an open hub providing customers with a single place to find ways to complement and extend their Ex Libris solutions."
WIRED Explains the European Union's New Copyright Law
Matt Reynolds writes for WIRED, "Big changes are coming to online copyright across the European Union. After years of debate and negotiations, politicians have passed sweeping changes following a final vote in the European Parliament."
SAGE Report Explores How to Measure Impact in the Social and Behavioral Sciences
SAGE published a report, "The Latest Thinking About Metrics for Research Impact in the Social Sciences" (registration required), on ways to improve the measurement of impact in the social and behavioral sciences (SBS) field.

NewsLink Spotlight
A New Take on the U.S. Constitution
by Brandi Scardilli
What the Constitution Means to Me, a 100-minute play written by and starring Heidi Schreck, opened on Broadway at the Helen Hayes Theater on March 31, 2019. ... Schreck [says] that the play explores how her female relatives' lives "had been shaped by this document, circumscribed by this document, and, in some ways, harmed by this document."

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

If you regularly read blogs, add these to your reader:

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