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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

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Internet Librarian 2017
ROI Magic Sauce: Communities, Collections, Collaboration

Discover the insights, strategies and practices that allow us to push the envelope in expanding the net, building solid connections to the Internet of Things, managing libraries and digital information, and enhancing the information sharing and learning experience of people in our communities.

Today’s Internet Librarians extend their reach, partner with traditional and non-traditional colleagues and agencies, build global networks, and enable their members and customers to thrive in a digital world.

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The Latest Digital Preservation Projects
by Barbie E. Keiser
On Aug. 17, 2017, the Library of Congress' (LC) and the Institute of Museum and Library Services' (IMLS) grant-funded National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR) program showcased the digital preservation projects undertaken by this year's residents at institutions located in the Washington, D.C., area. The projects were meant to advance not only the institutions at which they were conceived, but also the digital preservationist community.

Weekly News Digests
ALA Publishes Report on U.S. Copyright Office
Law Librarian Blog's Joe Hodnicki shared a report from ALA: "Lessons From History: The Copyright Office Belongs in the Library of Congress."
MIT Plans Scholarly Communication and Information Science Summit
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is using a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to host a summit of workshops in spring 2018 titled Grand Challenges in Information Sciences and Scholarly Communication.
The Crowley Co. Launches Microfilm Platform
The Crowley Co. introduced IMAGEhost, a new microfilm hosting, viewing, and sharing platform. Users can sign in on the secure portal to view an organization's microfilm collection in its original format.
BMC Implements Registered Reports Format for Medical Journal
BMC Medicine is the first medical journal to accept BMC's Registered Reports article format, which includes only the rationale and the proposed methodology behind a study in a peer-reviewed article.
Accessible Archives Updates Periodical Collections
Accessible Archives, Inc. completed the addition of titles to its African American Newspapers and Women's Suffrage collections, meaning they are now fully imaged and come with MARC records.

NewsLink Spotlight
Getting Automated With DISYS
by Brandi Scardilli
Digital Intelligence Systems, LLC (DISYS) is a staffing and IT consulting services company for global businesses in industries such as banking, financial services, and insurance; energy; and healthcare and life sciences. Its services include staff augmentation, application development, business intelligence, cloud enablement, and infrastructure support. With offices in North and South America, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region, DISYS was named one of the fastest-growing private companies by Inc. in 2010. It is now one of the largest staffing firms in the U.S.

NewsBreaks spoke with CEO and founder Mahfuz Ahmed, who shares how he has strategically facilitated the company's growth, and with Deanna Murray, DISYS Industry Insights, about the ways DISYS serves its clients.

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