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Monday, April 11, 2011

Accessible Archives
Accessible Archives
provides access to the comprehensive materials contained in periodicals, books and newspapers from colonial and early America. Eyewitness accounts of events, descriptions of daily life, editorial observations, commerce as seen through advertisements, and genealogical records are readily available throughout: 

African American Newspapers              The Liberator 1931-1865
American County Histories to 1900      Pennsylvania Gazette 1728-1800
The Civil War: 1855-1869                       South Carolina Newspapers 1732-1780
Godey’s Lady’s Book 1830-1898          Virginia Gazette 1736-1780

Check our creative subscription plans! For your FREE TRIAL contact:  iris.hanney@unlimitedpriorities.com or 239-549-3168

NewsBreaks
Got Government Data? Not Anymore!
by Barbie E. Keiser
Less than 2 years ago (on June 4, 2009, to be precise), Laura Gordon-Murnane wrote an Information Today NewsBreak describing an experiment in making government datasets available to the public, including scientists and researchers, at the then-new Data.gov website. Last week, we learned that this noble project—emblematic of the 21st century approach to information, technology, and society—has become one of the many victims of federal government belt-tightening. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) responded to congressional calls for budget restraint with plans to shutter the administration's transparency programs 2 years after their start.

Weekly News Digests
Gale Offers Free Access to Resources During National Library Week
Gale, part of Cengage Learning is celebrating National Library Week by offering free access to six online resources for use by any library. Free access runs through National Library Week, from April 10 to 24, 2011.
Library Copyright Alliance Releases Analysis of the Google Books Settlement Rejection
The Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) announced the release of "A Guide for the Perplexed Part IV: The Rejection of the Google Books Settlement," an analysis of the latest decision in the Google Books Search case and its potential effect on libraries. The LCA comprises the American Library Association (ALA), the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), and the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL).
Elsevier Launches 'Apps for Science' Challenge
Elsevier announced the launch of the "Apps for Science" challenge, an international competition challenging software developers to create customized applications for the SciVerse platform that enhance information search and discovery for researchers.

NewsLink Spotlight
Library Ebook Lending Under Attack
by Paula J. Hane
Libraries are getting the short end of the stick in the ebook market. The options libraries have are poor and our customers are frustrated. There are numerous restrictions on lending, device incompatibilities, proprietary systems, interface issues, privacy issues, and more. How can librarians work with publishers to build a sustainable ebook model that works for libraries? With the world moving increasingly digital, libraries need to find a way to continue to provide services to their constituencies, to ensure equitable access to information, and to work to develop new electronic content access solutions. There's a growing rift between librarians and publishers—at the very time that we should be sitting down at the table together to work on these issues.

Bookshelf
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Global Mobile
Applications and Innovations for the Worldwide Mobile Ecosystem
Edited by Peter A. Bruck and Madanmohan Rao

Editors Bruck and Rao bring together an international cast of thought leaders and practitioners. Thirty-one chapters examine the foundations of the worldwide mobile ecosystem and present an array of case studies and perspectives on how mobile is transforming human enterprise—from business and healthcare to education, employment, entertainment, government, and the media.

With its practical coverage of the most influential technology of our lifetime, Global Mobile is a vital reference for business leaders, entrepreneurs, communications specialists, activists, journalists, researchers, educators, technologists, and public policymakers.

2013/632 pp/softbound | ISBN 978-1-57387-462-5
Regular Price: $49.50 | Web Order Price: $44.55
Ebook versions also available

Conference Connection

CONFERENCE CALENDAR 

Sept. 3–4, The 16th European Conference on Knowledge Management (ECKM 2015)
Place: Udine, Italy
Sponsor/Organizer: Academic Conferences and Publishing International
URL: academic-conferences.org/eckm/eckm2015/eckm15-home.htm

Sept. 9–11, The 9th Metadata and Semantics Research Conference (MTSR 2015)
Place: Manchester, U.K.
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing committee
URL: mtsr-conf.org

Sept. 9–11, ALPSP Conference 2015
Place: London
Sponsor/Organizer: ALPSP (Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers)
URL: alpspconference.org

Sept. 10–12, The International Conference on Database, Data Warehouse, Data Mining and Big Data (DDDMBD2015)
Place: Banten, Indonesia
Sponsor/Organizer: Society of Digital Information and Wireless Communications (SDIWC)
URL: sdiwc.net/conferences/dddmbd2015

Sept. 14–17, The 11th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence Applications and Innovations (AIAI'15)
Place: Bayonne/Biarritz, France
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing committee
URL: aiai2015.sigappfr.org

Sept. 14–18, The 19th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL 2015)
Place: Poznan, Poland
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing committee
URL: tpdl2015.info

Sept. 15–17, The 7th Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing (COASP)
Place: Amsterdam
Sponsor/Organizer: Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA)
URL: oaspa.org/conference

Sept. 16–17, SEMANTiCS 2015
Place: Vienna
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing committee
URL: semantics.cc

Sept. 17–18, Web Search University 2015
Place: Arlington, Va.
Sponsor/Organizer: 
Information Today, Inc.
URL: websearchu.com/2015

Sept. 23, NISO Virtual Conference: Scholarly Communication Models: Evolution or Revolution?
Place: Online only
Sponsor/Organizer: NISO (National Information Standards Organization)
URL: niso.org/news/events/2015/virtual_conferences/scholarly_models

... View our complete conference calendar here.

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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