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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

 



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NewsBreaks
DPLA and the Fight to Preserve American Democracy
by Ben Johnson
DPLA launched with a bold vision and lofty aspirations. Bringing together a large and diverse group of stakeholders from government, nonprofit, and academic institutions, DPLA was to be the one-stop shop for U.S. cultural heritage resources. ... Fast forward to the present day. DPLA contains nearly 35 million records and is ingesting records from Service Hubs across the country. ... With a new director and a new strategic plan, DPLA finds itself facing a series of new challenges, both practical and existential.

Weekly News Digests
ProQuest and EBSCO Extend Their Ebook-Purchasing Partnership
ProQuest and EBSCO Information Services agreed to extend their partnership allowing librarians to acquire ProQuest ebook titles through EBSCO's GOBI Library Solutions platform and EBSCO ebook titles through ProQuest's OASIS platform.
Clarivate Analytics Rolls Out a Digital Health Research Solution
Clarivate Analytics introduced Cortellis Digital Health Intelligence, which "will help drug, device and technology developers navigate the dynamic digital health landscape with intelligence focused on virtual, consumer-centric solutions (including both hardware and software) that enable health management or patient care in real-life settings."
'The Amazon Publishing Juggernaut' by Blake Montgomery
Blake Montgomery writes the following for The Atlantic: "Founded in 2009, Amazon Publishing is far from the tech giant's best-known enterprise, but it is a quietly consequential piece of the company's larger strategy to become a one-stop shop for all your consumer decisions."
EdCo to Release New Fundraising Platform
EdCo—which helps K-12 schools, teams, and groups manage fundraising opportunities—will roll out a new platform in time for the new school year.
Verizon Clashes With Library Over Mobile Hotspot Fees
Jon Brodkin writes for Ars Technica, "A small library that lends out mobile hotspots [faced] a tough budget decision because one of its borrowers accidentally ran up $880 in roaming fees, and Verizon [initially refused] to waive or reduce the charges."

NewsLink Spotlight
BACK-TO-SCHOOL BASICS: Teaching Emerging Tech at NCSU Libraries
by Brandi Scardilli
Imagine that you notice a need for technical skills training at your university. You think that students, faculty members, and staffers should know how to interact with tools such as 3D printers and virtual reality, as well as understand topics such as data science and visualization, if they're going to be able to compete in our digital world. If this sounds familiar, check out what North Carolina State University Libraries (NCSU) is doing. ...
BACK-TO-SCHOOL BASICS: Turning Students Into Readers With the LightSail Literacy Platform
by Brandi Scardilli
Even if we liked reading as a kid, we all have memories of slogging through at least one assignment that just wasn't speaking to us. ... The LightSail literacy platform for grades K-12 aims to make all books entertaining and educational by capitalizing on the gamification of learning. ...
BACK-TO-SCHOOL BASICS: A Do-It-Yourself Approach to STEM Education for Girls
by Brandi Scardilli
Sylvia Aguiñaga never could have predicted that an NPR broadcast would change her life. ... Flash-forward to 2016: Aguiñaga is now serving as DIY Girls' director of curriculum, a position that allows her to create all of the STEM content that is covered at DIY Girls sessions. She makes decisions based on what she thinks the girls will enjoy doing as well as what projects will teach them the tech skills that are the organization's focus.

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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