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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.

The Past Year in Congress and a Look Forward
by George H. Pike
In a congressional year that many expected to be slow, if not quiet, due to the presidential election and continuing partisan strains between Congress and the Obama administration, Congress still managed to enact more than 210 new laws, with nearly 20 approved during the post-election, lame duck session that ended in late December. Granted, a number of them are primarily housekeeping or ceremonial in nature, but others could have a significant impact on a wide variety of citizens and businesses.

Weekly News Digests
ARL Plans 2017 Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week
The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) announced that Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week will be Feb. 20-24, 2017. This annual celebration of the Fair Use doctrine the in U.S. and the fair dealing policy in Canada and elsewhere was created to spread awareness of and explain the issues surrounding these copyright exceptions and to celebrate successful fair use stories.
Springer Nature and figshare Improve Journal Discoverability
figshare entered into a new partnership with Springer Nature to host supplementary data for 300-plus journals from BioMed Central and SpringerOpen.
Gale Offers Videos in Education Products
Gale added hundreds of videos to resources for students in grades K-12, including Kids InfoBits (now featuring more than 600 videos), Research In Context, and Science In Context.
OverDrive Debuts New Help Website
OverDrive Marketplace Help is the new website replacing OverDrive's Marketplace User Guide. Customers can find articles on how best to use Marketplace, such as how to save searches, run reports, and curate collections.
EBSCOhost Adds Clarivate Analytics Content
EBSCO Information Services expanded its partnership with Clarivate Analytics to make BIOSIS Previews and Zoological Record available via EBSCOhost.

NewsLink Spotlight
The News of 2016: The Year in Review
by Brandi Scardilli
Happy new year! As we ring in 2017 and look forward to what is sure to be another eventful year for libraries, information professionals, and information services, it's time to reflect on the major industry happenings in 2016. Here's an overview of the topics NewsBreaks covered in the past year.

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