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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Streaming Media West Connect

We can’t get together in Huntington Beach in October, but you can still see where the world of online video is going and find out how to get there first by joining us for Streaming Media West Connect, a weeklong series of video webinars that will run from Sept. 29 to Oct. 2. Best of all, these sessions are all free to attend!

Register here.

TikTok's User Data Security Becomes a Political Issue
by Nancy K. Herther
TikTok is a smashing success—it is "one of the most popular social platforms among Generation Z [with] more than 2.3 billion all-time downloads, and 100 million users in the US alone." Earlier this year, TikTok was able to surpass Facebook and WhatsApp to be the most downloaded nongaming app. ... Despite the platform's popularity, the current presidential administration is very concerned about the relationship between TikTok and its Chinese parent company, ByteDance.

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Matrix Integration and Cisco Help Schools With E-Learning
Matrix Integration partnered with Cisco to give K–12 school districts an e-learning solution for building the "Classroom of the Future"—as well as one that deals with the current reality of the pandemic.
Reprints Desk and FIZ Karlsruhe Introduce the AutoDoc Academic Program
Reprints Desk, a subsidiary of Research Solutions, teamed up with FIZ Karlsruhe—Leibniz Institute for Information Infrastructure to roll out the AutoDoc Academic Program.
'A New Moment for Black Bookstores' by Eugene Holley Jr.
Eugene Holley Jr. profiles four Black booksellers for Publishers Weekly in "A New Moment for Black Bookstores."
W3C Launches 2020 Diversity Fund for Its TPAC Online Meetings
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is now accepting applications for the Diversity Fund for its TPAC 2020 virtual meetings, scheduled for various dates in October.
koha-US Plans Annual Virtual Conference
koha-US is hosting its annual conference virtually from Sept. 22 to 24, 2020. ... With the theme Online Together, the conference will be streamed via YouTube for the first 2 days, with the third day taking place in a private Zoom room.

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Rolling Out the Welcome Mat at Broward County Library
by Brandi Scardilli
The ALA/Information Today, Inc. Library of the Future Award is presented to an organization that plans, develops, and applies a patron-training program that explores IT in a library setting. The 2020 winner is Broward County Library system in the Fort Lauderdale, Fla., area, for its use of Amazon Echo devices in its branches as part of its Project Welcome initiative, which helps English-language learners and newcomers to the region get comfortable with library services.

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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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