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NewsBreaks
B2BBuzz Site Focuses on Developing Best Practices
by Theresa Cramer
In the Information Age, it's not hard to find companies buried under piles of customer data and other intelligence that they just don't know how to use effectively. But that could be changing. Last week, a new B2B community was unveiled with the aim of promoting industrywide collaboration to develop strategies for sales, marketing, and small business executives. The B2BBuzz.org site, which was launched on Sept. 28, is led by Hoover's, Inc. and joined by Selling Power among others.

Weekly News Digests
New Solution from Dow Jones for Management Consultants
A new solution from Dow Jones & Co. provides management consultants with the focused news, information, and search tools they need to gain insight into prospects and customer industries and issues around the globe. Culling information from 28,000 news sources and 18 million company profiles, Dow Jones Consultant is delivered via newsletters or a single dashboard. It is designed to equip firms with knowledge that helps them demonstrate their value to clients, build relationships, become better counselors, and ultimately build their practices.
Sony Announces Inaugural Participants in Reader Library Program
Sony announced the inaugural participants in its Reader Library Program. There are 30 libraries participating in 17 states, including the Brooklyn Public Library, San Diego County Library, Omaha Public Library, and the Denver Public Library. The program, which will be rolled out during the upcoming weeks, will provide participating libraries with in-house training on digital reading devices, educational materials to help librarians and patrons learn more about ebooks, and digital reading devices for library staff use and patron demonstrations.
ebrary Offers Free Breast Cancer Searchable Information Center
ebrary announced that it has collaborated with librarians from other organizations to create an open access database of breast cancer publications in honor of the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The site is available at http://site.ebrary.com/lib/breastcancer.

NewsLink Spotlight
Getting the Complete Picture With Attivio’s Active Dashboards
by Paula J. Hane
There are a few technologies for which I'm particularly grateful as an online information professional: embedded links, faceted search, and dashboards. All of them are designed to make a researcher's life easier, getting to the right information faster and easier. None of these are new tools, but I want to reflect on the growing importance of dashboards as a user interface in the information management field today. A dashboard pulls information from diverse sources and presents it in an interface designed to be easy to read, similar to an automobile's dashboard. The key difference is that users can interact with the information. The interactive nature of a dashboard lets a user move quickly from a summary view to drill down to various levels of detail and usually in easy-to-comprehend visuals and graphics. And that is just what Attivio offers with its Active Dashboard but with another key difference. The system is indeed "active." You don't have to search for information—the system pushes it to you. And, as you click on a piece of information in a window, other windows on the dashboard are automatically updated.

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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: Deborah Poulson
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