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Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Save the Date: Computers in Libraries, April 17-19, 2018

Our world has been dealing with becoming digital for almost 30 years, but the next frontier, digital transformation, is now upon us. This year, Computers in Libraries will delve deeper into library models, strategies, transformational technologies, creative processes, and innovative programs while looking for new and exciting solutions to engage communities and have positive impacts on members.

At Computers in Libraries, you'll hear from excellent and innovative libraries, network and learn from leaders in the field, and definitely be an active participant.

Mark your calendar now to join your peers in Arlington, VA in 2018!

Scrutiny of Google and Facebook Increases on Both Sides of the Atlantic
by George H. Pike
Google and Facebook are under increasing global scrutiny for their role in the dissemination of so-called fake news. Legislators and regulators in both the U.S. and the U.K. are investigating whether Google and Facebook should be considered news media companies or news publishers and therefore be subject to the same regulations and liability as traditional news and media outlets. If classified as publishers, the companies could be subject to libel, slander, copyright infringement, and other legal claims for the content they host and post to their respective sites.

Weekly News Digests
Springer Nature Removes Articles at Request of Chinese Government
Javier C. Hernandez writes in The New York Times, "Springer Nature, whose publications include Nature and Scientific American, acknowledged that at the [Chinese] government's request, it had removed articles from its mainland site that touch on topics the ruling Communist Party considers sensitive, including Taiwan, Tibet, human rights and elite politics."
Clarivate Analytics and the Chinese Academy of Sciences Publish Research Fronts Report
Clarivate Analytics partnered with the Chinese Academy of Sciences on their fourth annual report, "Research Fronts 2017," which identifies 143 prominent areas of scientific research, "including 100 hot and 43 emerging specialty areas spanning 10 broad areas of sciences and social sciences, based on a comprehensive analysis of scientific literature citations."
EBSCO Launches Two Magazine Archives
EBSCO Information Services launched digital archives for U.S. News & World Report (more than 4,900 issues through 1984) and Esquire (more than 900 issues through 2014) magazines.
GSA Works Toward New Option Beyond DUNS Number
According to Hudson Hollister, in a blog post from the Data Coalition, "A new procurement announcement from the General Services Administration (GSA) has confirmed that the U.S. federal government is seriously considering a new, open future for the way contractors and grantees are identified."
Thomson Reuters Studies Greenhouse Gas Emitters
Thomson Reuters unveiled its latest report, "Global 250 Greenhouse Gas Emitters: A New Business Logic." Written with CDP, a not-for-profit organization with the largest collection of self-disclosed corporate environmental data, and others, the report "presents the latest greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions data from the world's 250 largest publicly traded emitters."

NewsLink Spotlight
Remembering Barbara Quint
Barbara Quint, known as bq, passed away last month. She had recently retired from her positions as senior editor of Online Searcher, co-editor of The Information Advisor's Guide to Internet Research, and columnist for Information Today. Join friends and colleagues in sharing memories of this remarkable information industry icon.

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The Accidental Taxonomist, 3rd edition
The Accidental Taxonomist, 3rd edition
by Heather Hedden
Foreword by Stephanie Lemieux
The Accidental Taxonomist is the most comprehensive guide available to the art and science of building information taxonomies. Heather Hedden—a leading taxonomy expert and instructor—walks readers through the process, displaying her trademark ability to present highly technical information in straightforward, comprehensive English.

In this fully revised third edition, Hedden adds an entirely new chapter on ontologies, emphasizes the SKOS model of concepts over the traditional thesaurus model of terms, and provides new insights into taxonomy development techniques. She presents fresh survey data; new screenshots and examples; and updated information on software, career opportunities, and resources for taxonomists.

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