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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. 

Data-Planet Opens Up a Universe of Statistics to SAGE
by Terry Ballard
Beginning in 1878, the Statistical Abstract of the United States was the go-to title for information about all aspects of demographics in the country. In 2012, it ceased publication, and various private publishing agencies were left to fill in the gap. According to Richard Landry, founder and CEO of Conquest Systems, Inc., his company's Data-Planet repository already had 70% of the material in the Statistical Abstract, so it was well-positioned to carry that torch.

Weekly News Digests
'Interpreting Elsevier's Acquisition of Aries Systems' by Kent Anderson
Kent Anderson writes on The Scholarly Kitchen blog, "Last Thursday, news of Elsevier's acquisition of Aries Systems broke, and the reactions were varied."
Ex Libris Purchases *Research
Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, acquired *Research, which provides news and analysis of research politics and funding and covers funding opportunities to help research stakeholders such as scholars, research offices, and libraries make better decisions.
'How to Teach Information Literacy in an Era of Lies' by David Gooblar
David Gooblar writes in The Chronicle of Higher Education, "Many faculty members believe a key part of our role is helping students understand and thrive in the world as it is. But to do that, don't we need to find some kind of shared understanding of that world?"
Archive360 to Host Webinar on California Privacy Act
Archive360 will host a webinar on Aug. 9, 2018, at 11 a.m. EDT, to help people understand the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, which affects all organizations that conduct business with California residents.
Society for Scholarly Publishing Seeks Mentors and Mentees for Fall Program
The Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) Career Development Committee is looking for SSP members to be applicants for the next round of its Mentorship Program, which run from September 2018 through March 2019.

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Teaching Emerging Tech at NCSU Libraries
by Brandi Scardilli
Imagine that you notice a need for technical skills training at your university. You think that students, faculty members, and staffers should know how to interact with tools such as 3D printers and virtual reality, as well as understand topics such as data science and visualization, if they're going to be able to compete in our digital world. If this sounds familiar, check out what North Carolina State University Libraries (NCSU) is doing: It runs a program called Emerging Digital Information Skills Workshops to provide training on campus.

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