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Thursday, March 24, 2011

APA Books E-Collection 2011

New APA Books® E-Collection 2011

APA Books E-Collection 2011 offers exclusive access to the first electronic release of APA-published scholarly and professional titles in the 2011 copyright year. All E-Collections are delivered on APA PsycNET®.
 
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NewsBreaks
FOIA.gov: A Little Bit of Sunshine
by Peggy Garvin
To mark Sunshine Week each year, newspapers around the U.S. carry articles and editorials making the case for our national Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and local equivalents. You can peruse hundreds of these news items at the Sunshine Week website, just below the fold. The national Sunshine Week was founded by the American Society of Newspaper Editors and is funded in large part by the Knight Foundation. The Justice Department fittingly chose the FOIA-focused Sunshine Week (March 13-19) to announce its new website, FOIA.gov. FOIA.gov has educational information about FOIA for citizens and data on the federal government's performance in handling FOIA requests.

Weekly News Digests
Preview of eBooks on EBSCOhost Now Available—Goodbye NetLibrary
A year after acquiring NetLibrary from OCLC, EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) is releasing a preview of eBooks on EBSCOhost. The preview will allow librarians and end users to see how their library's collection of ebook titles from EBSCO/NetLibrary is being integrated into EBSCOhost, allowing for a more comprehensive and powerful search experience. Current customers will be able to explore their own ebook collections on EBSCOhost. The preview is designed to showcase the look and feel of ebooks on EBSCOhost and provide a live environment for librarians and users to test and trial the functionality.
New Wolters Kluwer Law & Business WikiWatch Blog
In the global instant-information culture, clients often want fast answers to news that potentially threatens their organizations—even if the accuracy of details and validity of information sources are in question. Now, decision makers can quickly turn to the new WikiWatch blog from Wolters Kluwer Law & Business to gain analysis of the potential legal and business consequences tied to the release of proprietary documents. Wolters Kluwer Law & Business is a provider of information and software solutions in key specialty areas for legal, risk, compliance, and business professionals.
Cornell U Library Issues Statement on Journal Vendor Nondisclosures
To promote openness and fairness among libraries licensing scholarly resources, Cornell University Library announced it will not enter into vendor contracts that require nondisclosure of pricing information or other information that does not constitute a trade secret. All new and renewed licenses submitted with nondisclosure clauses will not be signed but henceforth will be referred to the associate university librarian for scholarly resources and special collections for further negotiation.

NewsLink Spotlight
Search Quality, Content Farms, and Conspiracy Theories
by Paula J. Hane
The blogosphere and media outlets have been abuzz lately with reports of low-quality search results from the major search engines. It started in December 2010 with a New York Times, story about an unscrupulous merchant whose bad treatment of customers and negative reviews pushed the site to prominence in Google searches. In response to the flap that arose, Google quickly addressed this with changes to its search algorithms. Since then, there have been a New York Times expose of J.C. Penney's SEO practices ("The Dirty Little Secrets of Search") and Google's subsequent changes to its algorithm, Google's assertion that Microsoft Bing was copying Google search results, Google's banning of spam from low-quality sites and so-called "content farms," and even a conspiracy theory about which company was launching a negative publicity campaign against Google. This has indeed been a wild and crazy time.

Webpage Archiving Tools for Librarians video clip

Webpage Archiving Tools for Librarians (4:00)

INFOdocket co-founder Gary Price discusses the Wayback Machine and the features, limitations, and usability of a range of webpage archiving tools of interest to librarians in this clip from Computers in Libraries & Internet Librarian 2020.

Bookshelf
Online Teaching in K-12 Online Teaching in K-12: Models, Methods, and Best Practices for Teachers and Administrators
Edited by Sarah Bryans-Bongey and Kevin J. Graziano;
Foreword by Norman Vaughan

Online Teaching in K–12 is the essential hands-on reference and textbook for education professionals seeking success in the planning, design, and teaching of K–12 online courses and programs.

2016 | 352pp hardbound | ISBN 978-1-57387-527-1 |
Regular Price $65.00 | 
Web Order Price: $58.50

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