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Internet Librarian 2018We think we’re creating programs, services, and software. But we’re not. We are agents of change. Our systems shape belief and behavior at scale. Experience isn’t enough. Methods, metrics, culture, and governance are shifting. As we strive to make sense of artificial intelligence, digital strategy, and the Internet of Things, it’s never been more vital to think expansively about how we organize the future.

Register now with code PM18 to be there in October for Internet Librarian 2018 and this spirited talk about the design of paths and goals as Wednesday's Keynote speaker, Peter Morville, president of Semantic Studios, builds upon his famous “polar bear book” to reframe vision, strategy, process, and the information architecture of time; and draws from his latest book, Planning for Everything, to reveal four principles and six practices essential for shaping the future. 

Nintendo Labo Can Help Libraries Join the Maker Movement
by Justin Hoenke
The new Nintendo Labo is part video game, part construction set and is the company's take on the growing world of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) learning and programming. It's run on video-game hardware, but provides an immersive experience, signaling a new direction for a company that is always innovating.

Weekly News Digests
'Who's Welcome Here?' by Barbara Fister
"Intellectual freedom means librarians strive to represent all perspectives and resist censorship that's based on partisan or doctrinal disapproval or bias against a work's creator. … There are a variety of ways this value plays out in libraries, and one of them is how you decide who gets to use public meeting rooms. …"
U.K. Tech Organizations Warn of Negative Brexit Consequences
Steve Ranger writes for ZDNet, "As the [U.K.] government outlines its plans for a Brexit trade agreement with the European Union, tech companies are worried that they may be left out in the cold by the deal."
Adam Matthew Launches Collection on Gender
Adam Matthew released a new digital primary source collection, Gender: Identity and Social Change, which features 3 centuries worth of materials ... that document developments in gender roles and relations.
Thomson Reuters Rolls Out Westlaw Edge for Legal Research
Thomson Reuters developed a new legal research platform, Westlaw Edge. It uses advanced AI to drive searching and analytics, giving legal professionals "exclusive new warnings for law that is no longer valid, unrivaled litigation analytics, and sophisticated new research tools. ..."
ALA Introduces New Workplace Wellness Resource
ALA re-launched the ALA-APA (Allied Professional Association) Wellness site, which offers health resources for library workers in all types of organizations.

NewsLink Spotlight
Showcase Your Library's Digital Collections With Quartex
by Brandi Scardilli
Libraries, archives, and other cultural heritage organizations in need of a platform to publish their digital collections--one that doesn't require an IT staff to run--can look no further: Adam Matthew's new solution, Quartex, is out now. Users can upload their digital assets and metadata from existing platforms and repositories and follow a step-by-step process to create their own branded site to display their collections, allowing them to be viewed by people around the world.

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