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Articles from Vol. 34, No. 10, December

ACLU, SPLC, and CBO Produce Rich Data Troves
Over the past 2 1/2 years, the nation's political media have been generating 100-year-flood levels of content. The unofficial start date was June 16, 2015, when the current president announced his candidacy. The unique and highly provocative nature...
ASIS&T European Chapter Hosts Regional Meeting
On Oct. 4, 2017, an Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) regional meeting organized by the ASIS&T European Chapter was held at HumboldtUniversitat zu Berlin in Germany (asis.org/Chapters/europe/?p=691). The aim of the...
ASIS&T European Chapter Hosts Regional Meeting
On Oct. 4, 2017, an Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) regional meeting organized by the ASIS&T European Chapter was held at HumboldtUniversität zu Berlin in Germany (asis.org/Chapters/europe/?p=691). The aim of the meeting...
Balancing Act
There's a strong chance you already know about Sarah Houghton, keeper of the Librarian in Black blog (librarianin black.net). But for this month's column, I wanted to focus a bit more on Sarah Houghton, director of the San Rafael Public Library in...
Balancing Act
There's a strong chance you already know about Sarah Houghton, keeper of the Librarian in Black blog (librarianin black.net). But for this month's column, I wanted to focus a bit more on Sarah Houghton, director of the San Rafael Public Library in California....
Conferences around the World
For information on ITI's conferences, see page 10. DECEMBER 1-3: Moscow (Izmailovo Convention Centre). Attendees of MOSITS'17 (the 2017 International Conference on Information Technology Science) will discuss innovations, trends, results, experiences,...
Copyright in 2018
This year began with a new presidential administration, a new congressional term, and a U.S. Copyright Office without a permanent Register of Copyrights. Several copyright-related legislative proposals were brought forward but not finalized in 2017,...
Copyright in 2018
* This year began with a new presidential administration, a new congressional term, and a U.S. Copyright Office without a permanent Register of Copyrights. Several copyright-related legislative proposals were brought forward but not finalized in 2017,...
Delay, Drop, Delete
Moves to bring European Union (EU) copyright law in line with the digital age continue to advance at the pace of a very tired and slow snail. The European Parliament's Committee on Legal Affairs was due to vote on the draft of the directive on copyright...
Delay, Drop, Delete
Moves to bring European Union (EU) copyright law in line with the digital age continue to advance at the pace of a very tired and slow snail. The European Parliament's Committee on Legal Affairs was due to vote on the draft of the directive on copyright...
ILI Innovations
Mild London weather greeted the 300 librarians from 29 countries attending the annual Internet Librarian International conference (ILI; internetlibrarian.com). October can be cold and gloomy, but this year, the sunny skies mirrored the upbeat tenor...
ILI Innovations
Mild London weather greeted the 300 librarians from 29 countries attending the annual Internet Librarian International conference (ILI; internetlibrarian.com). October can be cold and gloomy, but this year, the sunny skies mirrored the upbeat tenor of...
Look before You Leap: 10 Things to Test before Launching Your Website
While launching or re-launching your website is an exciting time for a brand, it's a major undertaking that includes months of brainstorming, planning, designing, coding, writing, editing, and development. After all that work, you're excited to unveil...
NAFTA and Its IP Provisions at Risk
My family has two cars: a Toyota and a Nissan. I suppose that means we did not "buy American," but in the case of our Toyota, apparently we did. As it turns out, our Toyota Camry is more of an American vehicle than the Chevy Silverado, at least by...
Opinions about Online Information
This past year, Pew Research Center, "a nonpartisan fact tank," has been keeping tabs on the state of online information gathering. Its Internet & Tech division released four reports that show Americans' attitudes toward topics such as free speech,...
Over and Out
Here's a throwback for you: 72212.62@compuserve.com. That was my email address in November 1995, when my first Internet Waves column was published in Information Today. The column mostly comprised a curated collection of internet-based resources about...
Over and Out
Here's a throwback for you: 72212.62@compuserve.com. That was my email address in November 1995, when my first Internet Waves column was published in Information Today. The column mostly comprised a curated collection of internet-based resources about...
Product News
* EBSCO Information Services partnered with William S. Hein & Co., Inc. to make five HeinOnline databases accessible via EBSCOhost and EBSCO Discovery Service, bringing comprehensive collections of historical and government-related information to...
Shopping for (Very) Weird Sports Stuff
The holiday season is upon us, so your Field Correspondent figured it was time to do a little online shopping for weird sports stuff. As always, there is no shortage of the standard silliness out there--giant replicas of baseball playoff tickets or...
The Once and Future Library
"The times," according to Bob Dylan, "they are a-changin'." This was true for Dylan in 1964, when he recorded the song that Rolling Stone would rank 59th on its 2004 list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (rocklistmusic.co.uk/rstone.html #500Songs),...
The Social Library
Considering that libraries used to (and sometimes still do) have a reputation for being places for quiet contemplation, solitary study, and hushed voices, the word "social" seems like an odd adjective to use when describing them. And yet, more and...
The Social Library
Considering that libraries used to (and sometimes still do) have a reputation for being places for quiet contemplation, solitary study, and hushed voices, the word "social" seems like an odd adjective to use when describing them. And yet, more and more,...
This Is Us
This Is What a Librarian Looks Like: A Celebration of Libraries, Communities, and Access to Information by Kyle Cassidy New York: Black Dog & Leventhal, 2017 ISBN: 978-0316393980, 240 pages; $24.99, hardcover Author and photographer Kyle...
This Is Us
This Is Us This Is What a Librarian Looks Like: A Celebration of Libraries, Communities, and Access to Information by Kyle Cassidy New York: Black Dog & Leventhal, 20i7 ISBN: 978-03i6393980, 240 pages; $24.99, hardcoverAuthor and photographer Kyle...
Updates on Open Media Desk and the Big Trek'
It had been a fine autumn here in Ontario: deliriously warm, almost Caribbean-like, and then the rains came. As the leaves turned Crayola-bright, the Federation of Ontario Public Libraries' Open Media Desk (OMD) project awaited some very cool developments...
Updates on Open Media Desk and 'The Big Trek'
It had been a fine autumn here in Ontario: deliciously warm, almost Caribbean-like, and then the rains came. As the leaves turned Crayola-bright, the Federation of Ontario Public Libraries' Open Media Desk (OMD) project awaited some very cool developments...
What's Next for Cybersecurity
With the Equifax and other recent hacks still fresh in people's minds, for Information Today's annual predictions issue I decided to look to various IT companies for guidance on the current state of cybersecurity, how organizations can improve it,...
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