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Articles from Vol. 32, No. 7, September

ALA 2015: Celebrating Pride and Tech in San Francisco
The American Library Association's (ALA) annual conference kicked off with a timely keynote speech from Roberta A. Kaplan, which touched on the personal and political impact of the Supreme Court decision on marriage equality that was announced earlier...
ALA 2015: Celebrating Pride and Tech in San Francisco
The American Library Association's (ALA) annual conference kicked off with a timely keynote speech from Roberta A. Kaplan, which touched on the personal and political impact of the Supreme Court decision on marriage equality that was announced earlier...
Bing and Its Summer Fling
Curious about Bing, Microsoft's web search system, I ran this query at bing.com: microsoft web search strategy. The results are in Figure 1. The query displays results not related to Bing; for example, one hit points to information about SharePoint...
Bing and Its Summer Fling
Curious about Bing, Microsoft's web search system, I ran this query at bing.com: microsoft web search strategy. The results are in Figure 1.The query displays results not related to Bing; for example, one hit points to information about SharePoint Server....
Book Theft, EU Copyright, and Kafka
When thousands of rare books were stolen from the Girolamini Library in Naples, Italy, in 2012, it exemplified the scale that rare book thefts can reach. (See "Getting Away With History" in the November 2013 issue of Information Today.) Following a...
Book Theft, EU Copyright, and Kafka
When thousands of rare books were stolen from the Girolamini Library in Naples, Italy, in 2012, it exemplified the scale that rare book thefts can reach. (See "Getting Away With History" in the November 2013 issue of Information Today.) Following a recent...
Branding Controversy
Branding has become one of the new hot topics in business in the 21st century. Branding efforts may be driven by social media, ecommerce, and web design issues, maximizing synergies between products, targeting or responding to real or perceived competition,...
Branding Controversy
Branding has become one of the new hot topics in business in the 21st century. Branding efforts may be driven by social media, ecommerce, and web design issues, maximizing synergies between products, targeting or responding to real or perceived competition,...
Commodity and Community
There is a balance--or should be--between what we consume and what we sustain in all aspects of our daily lives. But that is often not the case. The articles I am highlighting from the July/August issues of The Information Advisor's Guide to Internet...
Commodity and Community
There is a balance-or should be-between what we consume and what we sustain in all aspects of our daily lives. But that is often not the case. The articles I am highlighting from the July/August issues of The Information Advisor's Guide to Internet Research...
Copyright Independence
In July 1870, the copyright activities of deposit and registration were centralized in the Library of Congress (LC), but it wasn't until February 1897 that the U.S. Copyright Office was established as a separate department of the LC, and the position...
Copyright Independence
In July 1870, the copyright activities of deposit and registration were centralized in the Library of Congress (LC), but it wasn't until February 1897 that the U.S. Copyright Office was established as a separate department of the LC, and the position...
Global Outlook Conferences around the World
SEPTEMBER2- 4: Cusco, Peru (Andean University of Cusco). SIMBig 2015 (the second Annual International Symposium on Information Management and Big Data) will concentrate on giving international decision makers the chance to discuss new technologies that...
Hidden Messages
Have you seen that television commercial for Lincoln cars with Matthew McConaughey? He's looking totally movie-star slick and is sitting all alone in a restaurant drinking coffee (one assumes) from a plain cup in a dark, dreary neighborhood. The monologue...
Hidden Messages
Have you seen that television commercial for Lincoln cars with Matthew McConaughey? He's looking totally movie-star slick and is sitting all alone in a restaurant drinking coffee (one assumes) from a plain cup in a dark, dreary neighborhood. The monologue...
How Should Publishers Respond to Changing Needs in the Academic Library?
Publishers need to appreciate that the business of being an academic librarian has never been more complex. Along with all of the long-standing needs of managing an institution and a collection, librarians today face increasing challenges from the...
How Should Publishers Respond to Changing Needs in the Academic Library?
Publishers need to appreciate that the business of being an academic librarian has never been more complex. Along with all of the long-standing needs of managing an institution and a collection, librarians today face increasing challenges from the rapidly...
Internet Librarian 2015
The Internet Conference and Exhibition for Librarians and Information Managers Preconference Workshops Sunday, October 25 OCTOBER 26-28, 2015 Monterey Conference Center Portola Hotel & Spa | Monterey Marriott Monterey, California ...
Law Librarians in the City of Brotherly Love
The American Association of Law Libraries' (AALL) 108th annual meeting and conference saw 1,450 attendees gather from July 18 to 21 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. At the opening session, keynote speaker Terry Gross (host...
Law Librarians in the City of Brotherly Love
The American Association of Law Libraries' (AALL) 108th annual meeting and conference saw 1,450 attendees gather from July 18 to 21 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.At the opening session, keynote speaker Terry Gross (host of NPR's...
LexisNexis Newsdesk: Keeping Legal Professionals Informed
When LexisNexis Legal & Professional acquired Moreover Technologies, Inc. in October 2014, one of its first tasks was to integrate the media management company's news monitoring and distribution service with its own news and business information...
LexisNexis Newsdesk: Keeping Legal Professionals Informed
FEATURED PRODUCTWhen LexisNexis Legal & Professional acquired Moreover Technologies, Inc. in October 2014, one of its first tasks was to integrate the media management company's news monitoring and distribution service with its own news and business...
News Bytes
* OCLC created the OCLC Community Center, an online resource that helps its users connect, share best practices, learn about OCLC's products, and submit suggestions for improving OCLC's services. It features product updates, news, upcoming events, and...
News Deeply: An Analyze-and-Explain News Provider
Over the last year or so, Database Review has been tracking new publishing models for news, as both legacy and emergent news properties reshape how news is gathered, interpreted, and presented. Recent reviews have discussed the following: * FiveThirtyEight,...
News Deeply: An Analyze-and-Explain News Provider
Over the last year or so, Database Review has been tracking new publishing models for news, as both legacy and emergent news properties reshape how news is gathered, interpreted, and presented. Recent reviews have discussed the following:U FiveThirtyEight,...
On the Move
* The Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) chose OCLC's senior research scientist, Lynn Silipigni Connaway, as its president-elect for the 2016 administrative year. She will be president of ASIS&T for 2017. "I look forward...
Product News
* Adam Matthew completed its American History, 14931945 collection with the publication of Module II: Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era. Module I focused on settlement, commerce, revolution, and reform (1493-1859).The collection is composed...
ProQuest Ebook Central: Simplifying Access to Ebooks
ProQuest wasn't a major player in the academic ebook space prior to its acquisition of ebrary in 2011, says Kevin Sayar, SVP and general manager of ProQuest Books. Now, the company is diving in headfirst with a new product, ProQuest Ebook Central,...
ProQuest Ebook Central: Simplifying Access to Ebooks
FEATURED PRODUCTProQuest wasn't a major player in the academic ebook space prior to its acquisition of ebrary in 2011, says Kevin Sayar, SVP and general manager of ProQuest Books. Now, the company is diving in headfirst with a new product, ProQuest Ebook...
Putting Linked Data to Work
Linked Data for Libraries, Archives and Museums: How to Clean, Link and Publish Your Metadata by Seth van Hooland and Ruben Verborgh Chicago: ALA Editions, 2014 ISBN: 978-0838912515 272 pages; $88, softcover [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] ...
Putting Linked Data to Work
Putting Linked Data to Work Linked Data for Libraries, Archives and Museums: How to Clean, Link and Publish Your Metadata by Seth van Hooland and Ruben Verborgh Chicago: ALA Editions, 2014 ISBN: 978-0838912515 272 pages; $88, softcoverLinked data is...
The Information Society at the Crossroads
The "quantitative precision (of information) and its breadth of application have come at a cost," said Terrence W. Deacon, professor of anthropology and neuroscience at the University of California-Berkeley (UC--Berkeley), at the ISIS (International...
The Information Society at the Crossroads
* The "quantitative precision (of information) and its breadth of application have come at a cost," said Terrence W. Deacon, professor of anthropology and neuroscience at the University of California-Berkeley (UC-Berkeley), at the ISIS (International...
The IoT Space: New Ways to Connect People and Things
In June 2014, Information Today covered the best practices for securing the Internet of Things (IoT)--the idea that everyday objects can be imbued with computing power in order to connect with other objects. In the past year, the general public has...
The IoT Space: New Ways to Connect People and Things
* In June 2014, Information Today covered the best practices for securing the Internet of Things (IoT)-the idea that everyday objects can be imbued with computing power in order to connect with other objects. In the past year, the general public has...
Tragedy of the Common ... Grounds
I like to go out and write. So I'll often go to a Starbucks or a local coffee bar, and I'll sit there and I'll write. I can write pretty much anywhere. --Harlan Coben First of all, this column is not being written in a Starbucks. Frankly, I'm not...
Tragedy of the Common ... Grounds
7 like to go out and write. So I'll often go to a Starbucks or a local coffee bar, and I'll sit there and I'll write. I can write pretty much anywhere.-Harlan CobenFirst of all, this column is not being written in a Starbucks. Frankly, I'm not that wild...
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Want to Read an Article Later? Put It in Your Pocket
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