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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

CILIf you have an idea for an article for Computers in Libraries (CIL) magazine, please let us know!

Take a look at our themes for upcoming issues and try to match your article idea to one of the issues. Every feature article does not have to fit a theme, but we use theme-related articles first and then accept general articles when space allows.

We are looking for articles such as case studies or how-we-did-it pieces. We do not publish academic research papers or vendor-written articles, and CIL is not a peer-reviewed journal.

CIL’s mission is to provide librarians and other information professionals with useful and insightful information about all computer-related subjects that affect their jobs. CIL does this through articles that are written by library professionals for library professionals, with a friendly, personal voice. These general technical articles should be practical and helpful for the average librarian in any sort of environment—academic, public, special, K–12, or corporate libraries. CIL aims to publish articles that are interesting to read and appealing to people in many aspects of the field.

You may submit queries using our online form. For more details see our FAQ!

NewsBreaks
Supply and Demand: The Economy of Disinformation
by Dave Shumaker
Ever since the 2016 presidential election, American librarians have been focusing on combating misinformation and disinformation as never before. So have computer scientists, journalists, entrepreneurs, and all sorts of professional policy analysts. And while librarians have concentrated primarily on the "demand side" of the problem (educating students and citizens to become more discerning consumers and less susceptible to being misled), others are taking very different approaches. In many cases, they're working on the "supply side" (labeling trustworthy content and choking off the spread of falsehoods).

Weekly News Digests
Philadelphia Libraries May Go Fine-Free
Becca Glasser-Baker writes the following for Metro: "The Free Library of Philadelphia and City Council are planning on exploring the option of getting rid of late fees."
Howard University and Amazon Studios Bring Students to Hollywood
Howard University partnered with Amazon Studios to launch Howard Entertainment. This 2-semester program, held in Los Angeles, aims to "diversify the entertainment industry by creating a pipeline for African-American students and other marginalized populations to train and study alongside entertainment executives."
A New Adam Matthew Digital Collection Explores the History of Food and Drink
Adam Matthew Digital rolled out Food and Drink in History, a new digital collection that covers the "evolution of food and drink within every day and domestic life, charting key issues around agriculture and food production. ..."
Iraqi Students Translate Internet Content Into Arabic
Olivia Cuthbert writes the following for The Guardian: "When [the] Islamic State [group] overran the Iraqi city of Mosul, human life was not the only thing in peril. Knowledge was, too. Fortunately, Ameen al-Jaleeli understood this. He used a friend's wifi to transfer a vast batch of Wikipedia files for offline usage. When the militants cut the cables in July 2016, he was ready."
Library of Congress Publishes the Digital Collections Management Compendium
Jesse Johnston writes for the Library of Congress' blog, The Signal, that "the Digital Content Management section [staffers] have been working with experts from across many divisions of the Library of Congress to collate and assemble guidance and policy that guide or reflect the practices that the Library uses to manage digital collections."

NewsLink Spotlight
Recent Pew Research Center Reports
by Brandi Scardilli
NewsBreaks often covers the latest surveys and reports from Pew Research Center, "a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world." Here are some of the latest reports from each of the eight topic sections.

Defining the Customer for Public Libraries

Defining the Customer for Public Libraries (4:29)

Sno-Isle Libraries public services project manager Christa Werle discusses the challenges of defining who your library needs to reach in this clip from her presentation at Computers in Libraries 2019.

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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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