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NewsBreaks
Presto Makes Inmagic With 3.5 Release
by Theresa Cramer
Social. Social. Social. It seems that no matter where you turn these days someone is trying to make social media tools work for them. Enterprises are no different. As employees get more and more familiar with these tools in their personal lives, they expect to put them to use for business purposes And many companies are jumping at the chance to fill the void and provide tools for these companies. One such company is Inmagic (www.inmagic.com). With the recent 3.5 release of Presto—its application that enables nontechnical business users to create and manage what it calls KnowledgeNets—the company hopes to bring more functionality to the place where content meets people in enterprises.

Weekly News Digests
ebrary Offers CHOICE Outstanding Academic Titles
ebrary (www.ebrary.com) has partnered with the review source CHOICE (www.ala.org/acrl/choice) to offer digital editions of more than 1,000 of CHOICE's recent Outstanding Academic Titles (OAT). Published annually, the CHOICE OAT list represents the top 10% of more than 7,000 academic books, electronic media, and internet resources reviewed by CHOICE that year.
Hoover’s Adds More Email Addresses and Morningstar Equity Research Reports
Hoover's, Inc. (www.hoovers.com) unveiled significant new enhancements to its business information platform, including the addition of 3 million new email addresses through Hoover's ConnectMail and about 1,800 Morningstar Equity Research Reports (www.morningstar.com). Continuing an ongoing evolution that began with the launch of the new Hoover's platform in March 2010, these enhancements and added functionality give sales and marketing professionals expanded industry insight and more ways to connect with key decision makers and influencers.
Text-to-Speech Support Added to All EBSCOhost Databases
EBSCO Publishing (www.ebscohost.com) added text-to-speech (read aloud) support to EBSCOhost databases, including its major school and public library databases, by embedding Texthelp Systems' SpeechStream toolbar, a valuable benefit provided at no additional cost to the user. Users will be able to take advantage of this new feature with any full-text articles available in HTML.

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.

ILI 2017

INTERNET LIBRARIAN INTERNATIONAL

THE LIBRARY INNOVATION CONFERENCE

 October 17 & 18, London

ILI's Programme Director, Val Skelton, celebrates librarian superpowers. 
Librarians are leaders in tech, organizational influencers, expert marketers (often working with a zero budget), change managers, skilled data crunchers and expert internet searchers--and so much more. ILI's conference programme celebrates the incredible range of roles, skills, and initiatives librarians are carrying out every day. Over two days this October, six conference tracks highlight the importance of the internet librarian's role.

THE NEW LIBRARY, THE NEW LIBRARIAN – exploring some of the strategies, structures, teams, skills, services and collaborations librarians are using to ensure they stay at the cutting edge.

USERS, UX, AND USAGE – understanding how libraries are working with users to redesign services, spaces, and to understand usage.

CONTENT CREATIVITY – investigating how libraries are creating, curating, and marketing digital collections, how librarians are publishers in their own right, and how they are driving collaborative content creation.

FIGHT THE FAKE, FIND THE FACTS – celebrating two of the librarian's super powers--advanced search techniques and nurturing information integrity--in a post-truth/multi-truth era.

MARKETING THE LIBRARY – sharing stories of librarians who are influencing use and expanding audiences for their services and collections from the DJ librarian to the digital storyteller.

NEW SCHOLARLY COMMUNICATIONS – exploring why the scholarly communications landscape is changing, and what this means for libraries and information professionals.

In addition to a series of one-hour workshops - ILI Extra - covering a wide range of specialised skills and topics, from tech topics to personal development, ILI also hosts two one-day pre-conference workshops:

Websearch Academy 2017 explores the intricacies of research on the web. Our global expert speakers look at advanced search, evaluation of search engines, apps relevant to serious research, social media search, and analysis of search results.

Marketing Your Library Service: Principles and Actions--In libraries we spend so much time curating our content and services that sometimes we don’t put enough focus on telling people about what we do. We do so much, but how do we ensure people hear about what we offer and understand what we do?

ILI 2017 GIF

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 infotoday.eu – 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, covering everything from ASR to VUI, with lots of links, threads, and even a few pictures thrown in for good measure.


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