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Tuesday, April 06, 2021

IL 2021 Call for Speakers

Share Your Experience With Our Attendees in October! 

We're looking for speakers who are knowledgeable, authoritative, and focused on practical applications, new tools and techniques, case studies as well as technical and managerial issues. If this sounds like you, please consider sending us a proposal to speak. The deadline for proposals is April 11.

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Adam Matthew Digital Explores New Ways to Make History Come Alive
by Terry Ballard
In 1990, the Adam Matthew company was founded to distribute archival collections in microfilm. Over the next decade, it evolved into CD-ROM products and, finally, digital. In 2012, Adam Matthew Digital was acquired by SAGE. This year, the company is hoping to use its substantial holdings as a launching pad for a new type of digital product—one that will teach digital literacy.

Weekly News Digests
DEI Updates
There have been announcements about diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives recently from NISO, Kanopy, eLife, and Choice.
Congressional and State Legislature Updates
Two bills have been introduced that info pros should watch closely: the Guarding Readers' Independence and Choice (GRINCH) Act and a Maryland state bill on library ebooks.
ALA Sponsors Dan Rather Event on Take Action for Libraries Day
ALA, along with United for Libraries and Booklist, is presenting a free live conversation with Dan Rather on Take Action for Libraries Day (April 8) from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. CDT.
REALM Project Plans Webinar on COVID-19 Vaccines
The REopening Archives, Libraries and Museums (REALM) project is hosting a 90-minute webinar at 3 p.m. EDT on April 15 titled Understanding COVID-19 Vaccines: A REALM Project Webinar.
ALA Releases Report on the Effects of COVID-19 on Libraries—Plus Banned Books
ALA published "State of America's Libraries Special Report: COVID-19," which serves as "a snapshot of the library communities' resilience, determination, and innovation in unprecedented circumstances."

NewsLink Spotlight
A Librarian Takes on Oscars 2021: The Diversity We Deserve (From the Year That We Didn't)
by Jessica Hilburn
The 2021 Oscar nominations are here, and boy, do we have some things to talk about. As the dust settled on the 2020 Oscars ceremony, little did we know that the films of the year ahead were going to be seen from the comfort of our homes, or not at all, because of a global pandemic. Despite not being able to go to theaters for risk of potential death, 2020 managed to deliver countless truly great films, some of which were nominated by the mostly older, white male panel of Oscar voters for awards.

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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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