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Monday, December 20, 2010

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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!

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NewsBreaks
SciVerse Hub Application Connects Researchers With U.S. Government Datasets
by Sue Polanka
Elsevier continues its quest for seamless scientific research with the launch of the latest application for the SciVerse Application Marketplace with the U.S. Government Dataset Search. This free application available to subscribers, developed by the Tetherless World Research Constellation (TWC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), is available for search across the SciVerse Hub and provides researchers keyword matched results for more than 300,000 government datasets from data.gov as well as the semantic data and related demos at the Linking Open Government Data (LOGD) portal. The datasets are diverse and include scientific topics such as climate change, clean air, heart disease, and cancer.

Weekly News Digests
Science.gov Debuts Image Search
Science.gov now quickly finds science images, including animal and plant, weather and space, and Earth and sun images and more. The information is free, and no registration is required. Select the Image Search link under Special Collections.
Commerce Department Calls for 'Privacy Bill of Rights'
The U.S. Department of Commerce issued a report detailing initial policy recommendations aimed at promoting consumer privacy online while ensuring that the internet remains a platform that spurs innovation, job creation, and economic growth. The report outlines a dynamic framework to increase protection of consumers' commercial data and support innovation and evolving technology. The department is seeking additional public comment on the plan.
New Visualization Tool—Google Books Ngram Viewer
Google announced a new visualization tool called the Google Books Ngram Viewer, available on Google Labs. It is also making the datasets backing the Ngram Viewer, produced by Matthew Gray and intern Yuan K. Shen, freely downloadable so that scholars will be able to create replicable experiments in the style of traditional scientific discovery. These datasets were the basis of a research project led by Harvard University's Jean-Baptiste Michel and Erez Lieberman Aiden, published in Science and coauthored by several Googlers.

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.

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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