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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Internet Librarian 2019

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NewsBreaks
Apple WWDC 2019: Big Time
by Justin Hoenke
Hot on the heels of the Google I/O 2019 conference last month came Apple WWDC (Worldwide Developers Conference) 2019, during which the company laid out its vision for the future. Google may have made splashier headlines this year. ... But it was through a series of seemingly small but really landscape-shifting announcements that Apple has captured the 2019 Big Tech Company Developers Conference Trophy (an award I just made up, because why not?).

Weekly News Digests
Survey Results on Targeted Advertising
Signs.com released the results of its survey on personalized ads, writing: "Targeted advertising may be more effective than flyers or commercials, but that's if they aren't creepy and annoying."
Organizations Band Together for medRxiv Preprint Service
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Yale University, and BMJ joined forces to create medRxiv, a free, nonprofit archive providing preprints for the medical and health sciences clinical research community.
Penguin Random House Acquires the Book Publishing Assets of F+W Media
Jim Milliot and John Maher write for Publishers Weekly, "Penguin Random House has posted the winning bid to acquire the book publishing assets of F+W Media."
IMLS Releases 2016 Public Library Survey Data
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) unveiled the data from its 2016 Public Library Survey, which looks at key indicators of public library use, financial health, staffing, and resources.
bibliotheca Adds Enhancements to cloudLibrary
bibliotheca updated its cloudLibrary app to allow users to manage their borrowing history, keep track of their virtual library card, borrow ebooks and audiobooks, and check out physical items.

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."

4 Creative Ways to Search for Info on a Person

4 Creative Ways to Search for Info on a Person (1:46)

Super searcher Mary Ellen Bates of Bates Information Services suggests creative searching tips in this clip from her presentation at Computers in Libraries 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