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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. 

Recent Supreme Court Cases to Know
by George H. Pike
The U.S. Supreme Court justices not only interpret and apply the Constitution, but they also interpret federal statutes and regulations, as well as some state statutes and regulations, and their rulings supersede all other decisions on the same issues from the lower courts. In truth, many of the 76 decisions they issued in the past year are fairly arcane and not particularly newsworthy in a broad sense. But several are standing out this term.

Weekly News Digests
'Why We're Susceptible to Fake News, How to Defend Against It'
According to the American Psychological Association (APA), "Thought processes and belief systems that people develop early in life to help protect against the anxiety and stress of an uncertain world may help explain why some individuals fall victim to what has come to be known as fake news. …"
GOBI Library Solutions and ByWater Solutions Improve Koha ILS
EBSCO Information Services' GOBI Library Solutions partnered with ByWater Solutions to enhance the acquisition workflow of the Koha open source ILS.
SAGE Knowledge Content Comes to ProQuest's OASIS Platform
ProQuest's OASIS (Online Acquisitions and Selection Information System) added the SAGE Knowledge collection of ebooks and e-reference content to its platform so that academic libraries can acquire the SAGE content directly via OASIS.
RedLink Makes Publisher Dashboard More User-Friendly
RedLink updated its Publisher Dashboard usage data analytics system to offer new insights into content usage at the product level. An enhanced Product View makes it easy to identify institutions' and countries' usage and other usage patterns.
VitalSource Pilots Courseware Integrations With Pearson
VitalSource teamed up with Pearson to "simplify courseware integrations by removing barriers to access for students and instructors and streamlining administrative setup for institutions."

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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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