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NewsBreaks
RackSpace OpenStack Opens the Cloud
by Richard Oppenheim
The forecast ahead is for lots of clouds in our future. This forecast is not about the weather. It is about the way technology resources will be delivered throughout the known universe. A key question is which of these evolving technologies will impact how we make use of these evolving resources. One such new technology is the recent announcement by RackSpace, known for its cloud hosting services. RackSpace has released all of the application code for its OpenStack platform to the world. This moves all of its programming code into what is known as "open source" so that end users can build and host cloud storage servers for whatever needs they see fit.

Weekly News Digests
U.S. Public Libraries Can Provide High Schools with Free Credo Reference Access
In a new program from Credo Reference (http://www.credoreference.com), U.S. public libraries that subscribe to Credo General Reference will be able to provide their local public high school(s) with access to the subscription service at no additional cost. Recognizing the increasing burden on public libraries to support the research needs of students at local schools, Credo Reference will be made available to a library's local public high school(s). The students will now have unlimited access to trusted content from Credo's 70+ publishers when it is time to write their research papers, whether they are at school, home, or the local library.
Wolfram|Alpha Launches Widgets to Share Computable Facts Across the Web
Wolfram|Alpha LLC announced the beta versions of Wolfram|Alpha Widgets and Widget Builder to allow anyone to create and share simple yet powerful web applications using the Wolfram|Alpha computational knowledge engine. This brings the full power of Wolfram|Alpha into a handy widget you can embed right on your website or blog.
Google Announces Google Apps for Government
Google announced a new edition of Google Apps designed for government, with specific measures to address the policy and security needs of the public sector. Google says Google Apps for Government is the first suite of cloud computing messaging and collaboration applications to receive Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) certification and accreditation from the U.S. General Services Administration.

NewsLink Spotlight
Health Sites Use Semantic Technologies to Provide Better Results
by Paula J. Hane
Searching for health information continues to be one of the most dominant areas of web search activity. Over the years, we've seen the development of better search capabilities in a newer generation of search engines that draw on semantic technologies (the meaning of language) to provide concept-based searching, in contrast to full-text search. Behind the scenes, the search engines draw on taxonomies and databases of medical concepts that include diseases, conditions, causes, symptoms, diagnoses, treatments, and other medically relevant attributes.

ITI Blogs

If you regularly read blogs, add these to your reader:

ITI Books Blog booksblog.infotoday.comnews, observations, and commentary from the authors, editors, and publishers of Information Today, Inc.'s many book offerings.

ITI Conference Blog libconf.com – covering ITI's library conferences worldwide.

Library Stuff librarystuff.net – the library blog dedicated to resources for keeping current and professional development, written by Steven M. Cohen.

InfoToday Europe Blog infotodayeurope.com – The latest news, analysis and opinion on the information industry in Europe and the UK.

Business of Video blog blog.streamingmedia.com – Daily posts about the online video industry, business trends and analysis, market data, and research as well as the online video business models in the media and entertainment, broadcast, publishing, advertising and enterprise industries.

destinationCRM Blog destinationcrmblog.coma blog from the editors of CRM magazine, dedicated to providing Customer Relationship Management information in a timely manner to connect decision makers and providers.

SpeechTech Blog speechtechblog.com – updates on speech technology and its applications in daily life. Covers everything from ASR to VUI, with lots of links, threads, and even a few pictures thrown in for good measure.


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Editor: Brandi Scardilli
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