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Monday, November 15, 2010

Sponsored by Dialog

Sponsored by Dialog

The long awaited unification of DataStar® and Dialog® is now a reality with the launch of the ProQuest Dialog™ service. Presenting an intuitive end-user search interface combined with a new approach to precision searching based on relevancy, transparency, control and completeness, this first release is intended for pharmaceutical and biomedical researchers in corporate and government organizations. Future releases will round out the entire collection of intellectual property and business intelligence content currently available on Dialog.

NewsBreaks
LISA: Real-time Monitoring of State Legislative Action
by Peggy Garvin
The task of influencing legislative outcomes in the 50 states has often been likened to the carnival game Whac-a-Mole. The difference is that sometimes you are the whacker with the mallet, and sometimes you are the mole trying to dodge the mallet. A new online service, the Legislative Information Services of America (LISA) is designed to provide the information and tools you need to play either role. The Dolan Company of Minnesota launched LISA this month, just in time for customers tracking the pre-filing of bills with state legislatures before the 2011 session year begins.

Weekly News Digests
Urban Libraries Seek Local Governments as Partners in Sustainability
Urban Libraries Council's latest research report, "Partners for the Future: Public Libraries and Local Governments Creating Sustainable Communities," profiles how a strategic and successful relationship between the public library and the local government can be formed in order to accomplish sustainability for a community.
Berkshire Publishing Collection on Credo Reference
Credo Reference significantly expanded its agreement with the Berkshire Publishing Group. Five major Berkshire resources—31 volumes in all—will be available for the first time through the Credo Publisher Collection service.
National Library of Medicine Announces MedlinePlus Connect
The National Library of Medicine announces the debut of MedlinePlus Connect, a free service that allows electronic health record (EHR) systems to link users to MedlinePlus. MedlinePlus is an authoritative up-to-date health information resource for patients, families, and healthcare providers, and delivers information about conditions and disorders, medications, and health and wellness. MedlinePlus has hundreds of health topic pages that bring together information from the National Institutes of Health, other U.S. government agencies, and authoritative health information providers.

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."

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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