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New Technologies for the Federal Information Community

Looking for the latest technology innovations and opportunities for federal librarians and library technicians?  Then check out the New Technologies for Federal Libraries blog.  The purpose of the blog is to help you “Explore new technologies for your library.”    Contributions to the blog will come from across all types of libraries, information centers, and library staff within the federal information community.

The blog is located at:   https://newtech4fedlib.sites.usa.gov/

If you are interested in becoming a contributor, follow the instructions on the blog.  It is on the right hand side of each page on the blog.

Please feel free to forward this message to other lists and to your peers.

 

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Emerging Technologies and Libraries – A Free Webinar

Emerging Technologies and Libraries – A Free Webinar

Emerging Technologies and Libraries Webinar Registration (April 23, 2015)

Please join us for a free hour long ACRL/Choice webinar!

Koerber and Sauers will look at a variety of technologies currently having an impact on libraries and library service – from pervasive mobile connectivity to crowdfunding to smart homes – and some of the privacy and security issues surrounding them. At the end, they’ll present a checklist of ways to keep on top of current trends and to anticipate what’s coming next.

Speakers:

Jennifer Koerber is the Public Instruction Curriculum Development Coordinator for the Boston Public Library and an independent trainer and speaker on emerging technologies and the social web. She is a self-hacked tech librarian, and has observed how people interact with technology for more than 15 years as a children’s librarian, reference librarian, library branch manager, web services librarian, and now trainer. She earned her MSLIS from Simmons College in 1998. She has written several articles on library innovation and self-publishing at libraries for Library Journal and The Digital Shift, and has been training the public in technology and online life for 12 years. Visit www.jenniferkoerber.com for a full list of her presentations and publications.

Michael Sauers is currently the Technology Innovation Librarian for the Nebraska Library Commission in Lincoln, Nebraska and has been training librarians in technology for more than 15 years. He has also been a public library trustee, a bookstore manager for a library friends group, a reference librarian, serials cataloger, technology consultant, and bookseller. He earned his MLS in 1995 from the University at Albany’s School of Information Science and Policy. Michael’s thirteenth book, Google Search Secrets was published October 2013 and more books are on the way. He has also written dozens of articles for various journals and magazines. In his spare time he blogs at travelinlibrarian.info, runs Web sites for authors and historical societies, takes many, many photos, and reads more than 100 books a year.

Sponsored by Rowman & Littlefield

 

Register Now!

 

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From USA-Cert: DoD Guidance for Defending Against Destructive Malware

From USA-Cert: DoD Guidance for Defending Against Destructive Malware

The Information Assurance Directorate of the National Security Agency (NSA) has released a report on Defensive Best Practices for Destructive Malware. This report details several steps network defenders can take to detect, contain, and minimize destructive malware infections.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review the NSA report and ICS-CERT TIP-15-022-01 for more information on destructive malware.

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Code4Lib Journal – Call for Papers

Code4Lib Journal – Call for Papers

We are now accepting proposals for publication in our 29th issue. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to share your ideas and experiences.  To be included in the 29th issue, which is scheduled for publication in mid July, 2015, please submit articles, abstracts, or proposals at  http://journal.code4lib.org/submit-proposal or to journal@code4lib.org  by Friday, April 10, 2015.  When submitting, please include the title or subject of the proposal in the subject line of the email message.

C4LJ encourages creativity and flexibility, and the editors welcome submissions across a broad variety of topics that support the mission of the journal.  Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Practical applications of library technology (both actual and hypothetical)
  • Technology projects (failed, successful, or proposed), including how they were done and challenges faced
  • Case studies
  • Best practices
  • Reviews
  • Comparisons of third party software or libraries
  • Analyses of library metadata for use with technology
  • Project management and communication within the library environment
  • Assessment and user studies

 

C4LJ strives to promote professional communication by minimizing the barriers to publication.  While articles should be of a high quality, they need not follow any formal structure.  Writers should aim for the middle ground between blog posts and articles in traditional refereed journals.  Where appropriate, we encourage authors to submit code samples, algorithms, and pseudo-code.  For more information, visit C4LJ’s Article Guidelines or browse articles from previous issues on our website: http://journal.code4lib.org.

Remember, for consideration for the 29th  issue, please send proposals, abstracts, or draft articles to journal@code4lib.org no later than Friday, April 10, 2015.

Send in a submission.  Your peers would like to hear what you are doing.

Code4Lib Journal Editorial Committee

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New Blog: New Technologies for Federal Libraries

New Blog: New Technologies for Federal Libraries

A group of federal librarians and library staff is proud to announce its first public effort: New Technologies for Federal Libraries.

The purpose of the blog is to help you “Explore new technologies for your library.”    Contributions to the blog will come from across all types of libraries and library staff within the Federal Libraries community.

The blog is located at:   https://newtech4fedlib.sites.usa.gov/

If you are interested in becoming a contributor, follow the instructions on the blog.  It is on the right hand side of each page on the blog.

Please forward this message to other federal lists and to your peers.

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From AARP: Identity Theft: Who’s At Risk?

Identity Theft: Who’s At Risk?
Source: AARP Research

This AARP Fraud Watch Network study aimed to assess Americans’ habits around protecting their personal and financial information. Overall, the study finds that many are not taking precautions necessary to reduce their risk of identity theft.

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