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Tuesday, July 09, 2019

Internet Librarian 2019

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NewsBreaks
Creative Commons Launches an Improved Search Function
by Corilee Christou
Creative Commons has launched a powerful new search engine, CC Search, which currently provides access to more than 300 million images from 19 providers. Although Creative Commons has had a search feature for some time, it was not a true search engine, and users were not guaranteed that their results had been cleared for reuse.

Weekly News Digests
NFAIS-NISO Merger Is Complete
NISO (National Information Standards Organization) and the National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS) have completed their merger.
U.S. Army Starts Distributing Training Materials as Audiobooks
Andrew Liptak reports for The Verge that the U.S. Army's "Training and Doctrine Command's Combined Arms Doctrine Directorate (CADD) has released audiobook versions of a pair of training manuals for the first time. ..."
A Short History of Librarians in Comics
Megan Halsband posted about librarians in comics on the Library of Congress' blog.
AreaVibes Explores the Digital Divide
AreaVibes notes, "Before we can make sense of the significance of those who don't have access to the internet, we need to understand the role the internet plays in our modern society."
Dungeons & Dragons Handbook Is Now Accessible
According to J.R. Zambrano at gaming website Bell of Lost Souls, "We don't often talk about accessibility in RPGs."

NewsLink Spotlight
Women Take Center Stage at BookExpo 2019
by Terry Ballard
BookExpo 2019 was held May 29-31 at the Javits Center in New York. At past BookExpos, the first day, which begins at noon, featured few noteworthy programs. This year, there was a significant lineup, including author events with big names such as Debbie Harry, George Takei, and Jennifer Weiner.
30 Book Recommendations From BookExpo 2019
by Brandi Scardilli
Want to know what the book buzz will be for the rest of 2019? Here are some of the books promoted during BookExpo 2019 that look promising.

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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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.


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