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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Computers in Libraries March 28-30 2017

Computers in Libraries 2017 March 28-30 • Arlington, VA

There are many excellent libraries as well as a myriad of innovative and engaging services in the information world these days. What strategies, learning, training, partnering, out-of-the-box thinking and borrowing from other industries will enable all libraries to be excellent in their communities?

Computers in Libraries 2017 is all about Upping Our Game: Taking Libraries to New Heights with Technology.

Copyright Infringement and the DMCA: Ripping Music Off YouTube
by Corilee Christou
The internet is not without its risks, ... particularly in upsetting the economics of the creative disciplines, especially music. This begs the question of whether the average individual has (at the very least) a basic understanding of copyright. The music industry and its artists have probably suffered the most from unauthorized usage in violation of copyrights.

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IMLS Works Toward Universal Digital Inclusion
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) partnered with the PAST Foundation's National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA) on a pilot project for improving access to online information in the U.S. via the Digital Inclusion Corps (i.e., local digital literacy trainers).
AWS Expands in the U.K.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) created a new AWS Europe (London) Region for its U.K. customers, which brings AWS' total technology infrastructure regions to 16. Now, developers, startups, enterprises, and all types of organizations can use the AWS Cloud to run applications and store data on local infrastructure.
Altmetric Unveils Top 100 Research Papers of the Year
Altmetric released its annual Top 100 list of published research papers that have generated significant online attention and discussion from all over the world, including from post-publication peer-review forums, patient advocacy groups, mainstream news media, and social media.
Biometrics Companies Join Forces
Precise Biometrics entered into an agreement to acquire the assets of NexID Biometrics for 32 million Swedish kronor (about $3.5 million) in cash.
Gale Premieres Interactive Science Products
Gale introduced new digital resources, Gale Interactive: Chemistry and Gale Interactive: Human Anatomy, which combine Gale's curriculum-aligned research content with interactive 3D models for guided, interactive lessons.

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This Year's Top 10 Books on Librarianship
by Brandi Scardilli
In each issue of Information Today, our resident reviewer Gwen M. Gregory writes about a book that library staffers can use to stay up-to-date and informed on how to do their jobs most effectively. Here are the 10 books she reviewed in 2016, along with her comments on why each one should be on every librarian's radar.

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