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Monday, October 25, 2010

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NewsBreaks
Thomson Reuters Announces Book Citation Index—Scheduled for Release in 2011
by Nancy K. Herther
At this year's Frankfurt Book Fair, Thomson Reuters announced a new product called Book Citation Index that will be added to its suite of citation indexes. To get the full story behind this announcement, NewsBreaks talked to James Testa, the company's vice president for editorial development and publisher relations.

Weekly News Digests
ABC-CLIO eBook Collection to be Searchable Within EBSCO Discovery Service
EBSCO Publishing and ABC-CLIO have developed a new partnership allowing content from ABC-CLIO ebooks to be accessible within EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS). Mutual customers of EDS and ABC-CLIO's eBook Collection can take advantage of a more robust user experience by conducting their searches via EDS's single search box, quickly accessing the ABC-CLIO content in the result list and linking to the ABC-CLIO ebook Collection.
Moreover Technologies Releases All-New Newsdesk 4
Media aggregator Moreover Technologies announced the release of its all-new Newsdesk 4 real-time news and social media discovery, refinement, and sharing service. Newsdesk 4 gives users unified portal access to millions of daily news articles and social media posts, as well as the ability to refine results immediately using comprehensive cutting-edge faceted search and filtering tools. Newsdesk 4 previewers have cited ease of use of the Newsdesk 4 dashboard tools, intuitive search capabilities, and fast finding of needed content.
Cengage Learning Releases CourseReader
Cengage Learning introduced CourseReader, a customized, digital collection of content assets for the classroom, further strengthening its CengageCourse suite of digital learning products and services. CourseReader leverages Cengage Learning's Gale databases, including its authoritative reference content and full-text magazine and newspaper articles.

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.

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: Brandi Scardilli
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