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Monday, March 28, 2011




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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
U.S. Census Bureau to Eliminate Strategic Publications Including Statistical Abstracts
by Barbie E. Keiser
Last month, the Census Bureau released its budget estimates to Congress for FY2012, requesting $1 billion for discretionary spending. Responding to the administration's request that all agencies "curb non-essential administrative spending" and "seek ways to improve the efficiency of programs without reducing their effectiveness," this is 16% below the annualized FY2011 funding budget authorization under the current Continuing Resolution. Cuts have to be made, and everyone has his/her own favorite data series and publications, but we must question the rationale for specific cuts announced in the Census budget.

Weekly News Digests
Books at JSTOR Initiative Grows
Four U.S. academic publishers announced plans to bring their scholarly books online at JSTOR—Harvard, Columbia, Cornell, and California university presses. This is the second wave of presses to join the Books at JSTOR initiative. The initial group included Chicago, Minnesota, North Carolina, Princeton, and Yale university presses.
R.R. Donnelley Acquires Journalism Online and Press+ System
R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co. announced that it acquired Journalism Online, LLC and its Press+ offering, which enables publishers to integrate a paid content engine seamlessly with their websites. Journalism Online's Press+ system supports publishers as they offer audiences a mix of free and subscription-based premium content.
SirsiDynix Launches BookMyne 2.1 and Web Services for Horizon
SirsiDynix, a provider of library automation solutions, announced the release of SirsiDynix Web Services for SirsiDynix libraries running the Horizon ILS. With the Horizon Web Services release, Horizon libraries gain advanced tools for accessing, customizing, and sharing their data. By installing Web Services, SirsiDynix Horizon libraries can also benefit from the full functionality of the SirsiDynix BookMyne iPhone application, the 2.1 release of which is available now.

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.

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ITI Blogs

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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: Deborah Poulson
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