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Tuesday, October 01, 2019

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 This is your chance to join your peers to learn, share, and celebrate the disruptive trends shaping the future of libraries and information professionals. Experience beautiful Monterey, California for three days of practical advice, inspiring thought leadership, and in-depth training. Discover where the information industry is going, and how to get there first. 
Marion Stokes' Gift to the Future: 33 Years of TV News
by Nancy K. Herther
Information professionals have long been aware of the changing and vital role of news information. However, one librarian prophetically saw not only the value, but also the ephemeral nature of information and knowledge in our era--and decided to do something about it.

Weekly News Digests
How Oprah's Book Club Fits Into Apple’s New Entertainment Strategy
Apple announced that it is bringing Oprah's Book Club to its streaming service, Apple TV+, and its e-reading app, Apple Books.
NISO Plans a New Conference in 2020
NISO (National Information Standards Organization) introduced the NISO Plus Conference, a new event scheduled for Feb. 23-25, 2020, in Baltimore.
diginomica Provides an Update on GDPR Compliance
Stuart Lauchlan writes for diginomica that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is more than a year old, "but organizations in 2019 are less confident about their compliance capabilities than they were in 2018."
The Good and Bad Sides of AI
Molly Wood writes the following for WIRED: "I don't know about you, but every time I figure out a way of sharing less information online, it's like a personal victory. ..."
Cengage Unlimited Begins Offering Financial Literacy Resources
Cengage Unlimited now features free financial literacy resources to give subscribers "more confidence in their ability to manage their money," says Michael E. Hansen, Cengage's CEO.

NewsLink Spotlight
Recent Pew Research Center Reports
by Brandi Scardilli
NewsBreaks often covers the latest surveys and reports from Pew Research Center, "a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world." Here are some of the latest reports from each of the eight topic sections.

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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.

2022/502pp softbound/ISBN 978-1-57387-586-8 | $47.50

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