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Thursday, November 04, 2010

 APA Handbook

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
GPO Federates Federal Government Catalogs—GPO MetaLib
by Peggy Garvin
Sometimes a product has been coming down the road for so long that we are caught by surprise when it finally arrives. This is the case with GPO MetaLib, a new federated search service from the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO). Announced in October 2010, GPO MetaLib has been in the agency's plans since it began transition to a new Integrated Library System (ILS) more than 5 years ago. GPO MetaLib uses the federated search solution from Ex Libris Group that goes by the brand name MetaLib. Why MetaLib? In 2004, GPO selected the Ex Libris product ALEPH for its ILS, and MetaLib is part of GPO's ILS package.

Weekly News Digests
ebrary Launches Ebook Ordering System
To help libraries acquire, manage, and distribute ebooks more affordably and efficiently from leading publishers, ebrary announced that it has launched a new ordering system with instant fulfillment and real-time collection management. ebrary now lets librarians select and acquire titles under multiple models—subscription, perpetual access, and patron driven acquisition (PDA)—and make them instantly discoverable and accessible to end-users. ebrary's latest ordering system also includes sophisticated tools that support the acquisition workflow including fund codes, de-duplication for electronic titles, and profiles that can be created and updated by the library at any time, with automatic alerts as new titles become available.
Gilbane Group Report Reveals Publishers’ Digital Realities
A new report by the The Gilbane Group, and sponsored by Aptara, titled "A Blueprint for Book Publishing Transformation: Seven Essential Processes to Re-Invent Publishing," explores the book publishing industry and reveals how leading publishers are modifying their businesses to adjust to the realities of today's digital and mobile-centric society.
University of Pittsburgh Library System Joins HathiTrust
The University of Pittsburgh Library System (ULS) became the latest member of HathiTrust, a partnership of major academic and research libraries collaborating in a digital library initiative to preserve and provide access to the published record in digital form. The ULS is contributing thousands of volumes, the result of more than a decade of digitization efforts. Among the contributions are many works from the Darlington Library, the first major library collection donated to the University of Pittsburgh; volumes from the library's extensive collection of 19th century schoolbooks; and theses and dissertations from the university's degree programs.

NewsLink Spotlight
HTML5-Powered E-Readers for the Browser
by Paula J. Hane
Starbucks recently announced the launch of its Starbucks Digital Network, in partnership with Yahoo! The offer of free Wi-Fi in its U.S. stores caught my eye, but I was even more interested in the free content (some normally subscription-based), which was billed as a "collection of hand-picked premium news, entertainment, and lifestyle content along with local insights and events." But wait, there was even more hidden in the press release: There were free ebooks from major publishers, courtesy of the Bookish Reading Club and New Word City. But here's the sentence that propelled me to investigate this matter further for this article: "A new HTML5 reader, powered by SkyShelf from LibreDigital, allows customers to read books in the browser on their laptops, tablets and many smartphones."

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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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