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Thursday, August 05, 2010

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NewsBreaks
Digital Copyright Exemptions Benefit Educators, Filmmakers and Smartphone Owners
by George H. Pike
In what is being described as a "win" for college and university students and faculty, smartphone users, and visually impaired ebook readers, the Librarian of Congress recently approved several new exemptions to the anti-circumvention provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA; http://www.copyright.gov/1201/). The first of these exemptions would allow DVD protections to be circumvented for fair use purposes by college and university faculty and film and media studies students. An exemption was also approved to permit iPhone users to "jailbreak" their phone's built-in software to allow the use of software that may not be approved by Apple. An exemption was also renewed to allow ebooks to be circumvented to allow increased accessibility for readers with visual impairments.

Weekly News Digests
Free Open-Source Tool to Publish Blog Content
After one week of intense collaboration, participants in the One Week | One Tool workshop (http://oneweekonetool.org), organized by the Center for History and New Media (CHNM) at George Mason University (http://chnm.gmu.edu), announced (http://anthologize.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/anthologize_press_release.pdf) the launch of Anthologize (http://anthologize.org), a free, open source tool to publish weblog content in a variety of book formats.
New Content Added to Publish2 News Exchange
Publish2 (http://publish2.com) announced that Demotix (http://www.demotix.com/), the open photo agency for independent journalists, will begin offering content via Publish2 News Exchange when it launches photo support later this summer. With the addition of Demotix to News Exchange, newspapers will also be able to buy photos a la carte for coverage of major news events around the U.S. and around the world.
Elsevier Enriches Articles With Research Data Sets
Elsevier (http://www.elsevier.com) and PANGAEA (Publishing Network for Geoscientific & Environmental Data; http://www.pangaea.de/) announced their next step in interconnecting the diverse elements of scientific research. Elsevier articles at ScienceDirect (http://www.sciencedirect.com) are now enriched with graphical information linking to associated research data sets that are deposited at PANGAEA. This enrichment functionality offers a blueprint of how Elsevier would like to work with data set repositories all over the world .

NewsLink Spotlight
Digital Lending Goes into OverDrive
by Paula J. Hane
I'd been hearing some buzz this summer about various improvements made by OverDrive to its services for libraries—more content, mobile apps, simplified procedures, etc. OverDrive is a full-service digital distributor of ebooks, audiobooks, music, and video that first launched its online digital warehouse in 2000. So, I caught up with the company's vice president of marketing, David Burleigh, for an extended conversation on what's new and what's coming. While OverDrive offers publishers a secure, web-based, wholesale distribution service for the sale and delivery of digital media, I didn't get into the details of that side of the business. Our discussion focused on what OverDrive offers libraries and their patrons.

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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