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Thursday, December 09, 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
FTC’s 'Do Not Track' Proposal Elicits Strong Reactions
by George H. Pike
Reaction is growing to a U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) proposal to develop a national "Do Not Track" tool for internet users. The proposed tool would allow users to prevent web companies from tracking their browsing activities for marketing or other purposes. Reaction from consumer groups, marketing, and other internet stakeholders, and from government and congressional officials has focused on the viability, value, and costs of such a tool.

Weekly News Digests
Gale to Digitize McMaster University’s Holocaust and Resistance Collections
Gale, part of Cengage Learning, and McMaster University signed an agreement for Gale to digitize McMaster University's collection of materials related to the Holocaust, propaganda, and the Jewish underground resistance movement during World War II. The Holocaust collection covers the period between 1933 and 1945, when millions of people were imprisoned and died in Nazi concentration camps throughout Europe.
Macmillan Announces Release of Digital Science
Macmillan Publishers Ltd. announced the release of Digital Science, a new division of the company and a new kind of scientific information enterprise. Digital Science will focus on providing software tools and services to scientists, managers, and funders with the ultimate aim of making research more productive through the use of technology.
Springer Introduces Free Analytics Tool—Realtime.springer.com
Springer launched a free analytics tool that allows users to analyze use of Springer's online content. Realtime.springer.com aggregates the raw data on downloads of Springer journal articles and book chapters in real time from all over the world and displays them in a variety of interactive visualizations such as a map showing where the downloads are originating, a constantly updating keyword tag cloud, and a visualization of total downloads. In addition, a search feature shows a chart of the downloads and the Top Five Most Downloaded list for every journal or book.

NewsLink Spotlight
News and Trends We Could Do Without
by Paula J. Hane
At this time of year, I watch closely for the usual year-end wrap-ups and trend watch articles, though I keep an eye open all year for evidence of emergent trends in the seemingly endless tide of industry news. As usual, the trends seem to present an interesting mix of opportunities and challenges. In this fast-paced, increasingly online world, things are certainly never dull. Lately, I've run across some news items and trends that I feel we could do without. Note that these are my personal comments—no reflection on Information Today, Inc.

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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.


This newsletter is published by Information Today, Inc.
Editor: Deborah Poulson
Website: http://www.infotoday.com/NewsLink
Email: dpoulson@infotoday.com