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NewsBreaks
Search and Business Intelligence: The Humble Inverted Index Wins Again
by Avi Rappoport
In this modern age, big institutions have giant piles of data about their operations: The question is what to do with all those bits. Extracting the right information can help to avoid waste, delays, systems failures, and even terrorist threats. For example, look at Toyota's customer support and repair data: If management had been looking, it would have noticed that something was going terribly wrong. Business intelligence (BI) means mining through all that digital data (in legacy systems, databases, and even spreadsheets) and reporting what's going on. This generally requires creating aggregations that need server farms with sizable hard disks and lots of memory. But text search engine technology, using sophisticated versions of inverted indexing, can create files that are effectively shadow databases in much less space, optimized for fast retrieval. These search/BI hybrids also provide sophisticated access to the contents of text fields, making customers very happy indeed.

Weekly News Digests
Routledge’s Library and Information Science Journals Now on Facebook
The Routledge Library and Information Science Facebook page now carries news and special offers from a comprehensive list of journals. The page provides an outlet for interacting with Routledge's 35 unique library journals, as well as current information about new articles, conferences, editor announcements, access to free articles, special promotions, and other news items of interest to the library community.
Wiley-Blackwell Launches Pilot Program for Biotechnology Journals With DeepDyve
A portfolio of biotechnology journals with more than 75,000 articles will be available through DeepDyve, the largest online rental service for scientific and scholarly research articles, under a new Wiley-Blackwell pilot program. DeepDyve uses a "Research, Rent, Read" model that lets researchers discover and skim read-only articles from these journals on the DeepDyve site at affordable prices. The pilot will feature 26 journals and content dating from 1912, including the Journal of Pharmaceutical Science, American Journal of Medical Genetics, Biotechnology and Bioengineering, and Cell Proliferation.
Nursing Reference Titles Joining Ovid
Ovid, part of Wolters Kluwer Health, announced a new partnership with the American Nurses Association (ANA), the U.S.'s largest nursing professional organization, to offer a collection of its professional reference titles through OvidSP and Nursing@Ovid. Key ANA books scheduled to be available include Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice, Nursing's Social Policy Statement: The Essence of the Profession, Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements, Guide to the Code of Ethics for Nurses: Interpretation and Application, Magnet Hospitals Revisited: Attraction and Retention of Professional Nurses, Nursing Administration: Scope and Standards of Practice, and Public Health Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice.

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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Applications and Innovations for the Worldwide Mobile Ecosystem
Edited by Peter A. Bruck and Madanmohan Rao

Editors Bruck and Rao bring together an international cast of thought leaders and practitioners. Thirty-one chapters examine the foundations of the worldwide mobile ecosystem and present an array of case studies and perspectives on how mobile is transforming human enterprise—from business and healthcare to education, employment, entertainment, government, and the media.

With its practical coverage of the most influential technology of our lifetime, Global Mobile is a vital reference for business leaders, entrepreneurs, communications specialists, activists, journalists, researchers, educators, technologists, and public policymakers.

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Conference Connection

CONFERENCE CALENDAR 

Sept. 3–4, The 16th European Conference on Knowledge Management (ECKM 2015)
Place: Udine, Italy
Sponsor/Organizer: Academic Conferences and Publishing International
URL: academic-conferences.org/eckm/eckm2015/eckm15-home.htm

Sept. 9–11, The 9th Metadata and Semantics Research Conference (MTSR 2015)
Place: Manchester, U.K.
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing committee
URL: mtsr-conf.org

Sept. 9–11, ALPSP Conference 2015
Place: London
Sponsor/Organizer: ALPSP (Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers)
URL: alpspconference.org

Sept. 10–12, The International Conference on Database, Data Warehouse, Data Mining and Big Data (DDDMBD2015)
Place: Banten, Indonesia
Sponsor/Organizer: Society of Digital Information and Wireless Communications (SDIWC)
URL: sdiwc.net/conferences/dddmbd2015

Sept. 14–17, The 11th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence Applications and Innovations (AIAI'15)
Place: Bayonne/Biarritz, France
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing committee
URL: aiai2015.sigappfr.org

Sept. 14–18, The 19th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL 2015)
Place: Poznan, Poland
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing committee
URL: tpdl2015.info

Sept. 15–17, The 7th Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing (COASP)
Place: Amsterdam
Sponsor/Organizer: Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA)
URL: oaspa.org/conference

Sept. 16–17, SEMANTiCS 2015
Place: Vienna
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing committee
URL: semantics.cc

Sept. 17–18, Web Search University 2015
Place: Arlington, Va.
Sponsor/Organizer: 
Information Today, Inc.
URL: websearchu.com/2015

Sept. 23, NISO Virtual Conference: Scholarly Communication Models: Evolution or Revolution?
Place: Online only
Sponsor/Organizer: NISO (National Information Standards Organization)
URL: niso.org/news/events/2015/virtual_conferences/scholarly_models

... View our complete conference calendar here.

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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