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Monday, September 27, 2010

APA Handbook of Industrial and Organizational Psychology

New from the American Psychological Association, the APA Handbook of Industrial and Organizational Psychology is a reference tool for the intersection of business, management, and science with psychology. Electronic and print versions available now.

Learn more at www.apa.org/pubs/books/IO

NewsBreaks
Press+ Offers Road to Sustainability for Nonprofit News Organizations
by Theresa Cramer
In recent years, the future of journalism has been uncertain at best. As free web content has proliferated, newspapers and magazines have seen their profits freefall. Many have shuttered their doors or gone completely digital. Many still struggle to find a business model that works. There have been almost as many solutions proposed as there have been predictions made. Earlier this year, though, a company called Journalism Online released Press+, a platform that helps publishers maximize online subscription revenues. After a quiet launch this summer—and now with more than 1,500 affiliates—founders Steven Brill, Gordon Crovitz, and Leo Hindery announced that, as of Sept. 22, the Press+ e-commerce platform will help journalism grantees of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to seek online subscription revenue and reader donations.

Weekly News Digests
Text-Analytics Provider TEMIS Announces Free LuxidBar Download
TEMIS, a provider of text-analytics solutions for the enterprise, made available its browser sidebar LuxidBar knowledge discovery service via free public download from its website. LuxidBar is designed to extend the benefits of content enrichment services to the user's desktop and power enhanced and more productive navigation.
DynamicBooks to Offer College Open Textbooks
DynamicBooks and College Open Textbooks announced an agreement by which College Open Textbooks will facilitate identifying high-quality, peer-reviewed open textbook titles to be offered on the DynamicBooks online interactive textbook platform. The DynamicBooks platform enables instructors to customize and personalize textbooks that are delivered to the instructor's students using an advanced reader and annotation tool that can be used from most computing devices.
Lexalytics Unveils Sentiment Analysis of Emoticons, Acronyms for Twitter
Lexalytics, Inc., a software and services company specializing in text and sentiment analysis, announced the availability of richer reporting on the conversations occurring around, about, and between different accounts on Twitter, based on the sentiment analysis of commonly used emoticons and acronyms. The company claims to have the first OEM engine to examine short form content for sentiment analysis.

NewsLink Spotlight
Free Collaborative Learning Tools for Science—Spotlight on Scitable
by Paula J. Hane
As Scott Merrill wrote on CrunchGear, "Social networks are a dime a dozen." He pointed out that many fail and many are just for specific niche audiences (though I don't think niches are a bad thing). So, he was as skeptical as I was about Scitable, a social network for science research and education from Nature Publishing Group, publishers of Nature and Scientific American. I was especially leery given the recent turmoil over licensing discussions between NPG and the University of California. (They recently issued a joint statement agreeing to work together to address the "mutual short- and long-term challenges.") Scitable is an educational website offered by Nature Education (a division of NPG) for biology and genetics educators and undergraduate students, and it provides a free library of high-quality, vetted content and tools. The company just announced the launch of the mobile version of Scitable.

ITI Blogs

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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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