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Monday, November 22, 2010

Sponsored by: Internet@Schools East

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 Back in Washington, DC This Year!!!

The challenge of change continues to affect all those in K-12 education. All this change is, of course, affecting those very areas where you, the library media and technology specialists, are practicing your craft … teaching, learning, advising, supporting, collaborating. Your efforts and your programs must remain at the forefront as the education community ramps up in these difficult and fluid times to equip all students for life in the 21st century. What a challenge!

Join us at Internet@Schools East 2011, being held at the Hilton Washington in Washington, DC, where you can network face-to-face with presenters and attendees addressing the same challenge, even while you blog, twitter, or text with colleagues far afield. You’ll be well served with ideas to take back to your school and media center. Find out more...

NewsBreaks
Hallmarks of the New RockMelt Browser—Efficiency and Integration
by Jill O'Neill
There has been some level of buzz around the new browser, RockMelt, since Aug. 14, 2009, when a New York Times article referenced Marc Andreeson's complaint that browsers hadn't kept pace with the development of the web in terms of new capabilities of available applications and complex database-driven sites. The Times quoted Andreeson as saying, "There are all kinds of things that you would do differently if you are building a browser from scratch." With such words coming as they did from the developer of early web browsers Mosaic and Netscape, it's worth thinking about what this might mean. What exactly might be done differently?

Weekly News Digests
SirsiDynix Launches BookMyne 2.0 iPhone Application
SirsiDynix, a provider of library automation solutions, announced the 2.0 release of the BookMyne iPhone application. BookMyne features mobile access to in-demand library information, holdings, and services.
The British Library Adds 12 Million Records to WorldCat
OCLC announced that The British Library (BL) added 12 million bibliographic records to WorldCat. OCLC staff worked closely with BL staff to add the records over a 4-month project. As a result of the cooperative effort, OCLC and BL enhanced the process to add these valuable records to WorldCat for the benefit of researchers worldwide.
All-New ProQuest Platform Goes Live—In France
France's Université Lumière Lyon II has migrated to the all-new ProQuest platform, making it the first institution to enable students and faculty to search, discover, gather, and share content using the new technology. Users are able to access all the university's ProQuest resources in a single, unified search—on campus or remotely—and work with the content using the platform's sophisticated tools. Université Lumière Lyon II was among the first wave of ProQuest customers worldwide to preview the platform. Each is setting its own schedule for migration to enable a smooth transition.

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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