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Monday, April 18, 2011

Summon
Today, the Summon™ service is at work in over 200 libraries around the globe—helping them meet the expectations of their users and delivering proven value to the library.  The Summon™ service provides a transformative discovery experience, offering users a clear, comprehensive starting point for research, and ensuring material in the library is easily discovered and used. Discover Summon™ for your library.  

NewsBreaks
The Factiva Evolution—Global, Mobile, More Accessible
by Paula J. Hane
Factiva has earned a reputation over the years as one of our leading business news and research resources. It has consistently enhanced its content, functionality, and tools to accommodate our increasingly complex and demanding information access requirements. Now, Dow Jones is announcing a series of enhancements to Factiva coming out over the next few weeks that will make the service more global, mobile, and even more accessible. The focus is on helping people get more value out of information. Enhancements include a new look and feel, new global content, and a new app for the iPad.

Weekly News Digests
Critical Mention to Monitor BBC TV and Radio Content
Critical Mention has expanded into the U.K. with the addition of monitoring of BBC News TV and radio content. The search platform already ingests content from more than 1,000 media sources around the world, including from all 210 U.S. television markets, Canada, and the Middle East. The addition of the BBC is designed to position the platform as the world's most powerful and comprehensive capture network in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K., digitizing and indexing in real-time more than 30 hours of TV and radio content from around the world every 60 seconds.
Boopsie Launches BookCheck—Mobile Check-Out for Libraries
Mobile technology provider, Boopsie, announced the availability of BookCheck, a new feature that allows library patrons to check out books and other materials using a mobile phone. Cuyahoga County Public Library is the first to offer Boopsie BookCheck. BookCheck is available for Android device users. Support for iPhone and select BlackBerry devices will follow shortly.
Elsevier Discontinuing 2collab Service
Elsevier has discontinued its 2collab research and collaboration service as of April 15. Users are being advised to export their bookmarks and are given specific instructions on how to do so.

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.

How to Use Tor Browsing to Search the Deep Web

How to Use Tor Browsing to Search the Deep Web (2:10)

Evolve Project Director Brian Pichman discusses ways to search the deep web in this clip from his presentation at Computers in Libraries 2018.

 

ITI Blogs

If you regularly read blogs, add these to your reader:

ITI Conference Blog libconf.com – covering ITI's library conferences worldwide.

ILI365/InfoToday Europe Blog infotoday.eu – news and ideas for, and by, innovative info pros from around the world, throughout the year.

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, covering everything from ASR to VUI, with lots of links, threads, and even a few pictures thrown in for good measure.

ITI News

The Information Advisor's Guide to Internet Research

Edited by Robert Berkman, The Information Advisor’s Guide to Internet Research explores, evaluates, and provides critical analysis of free and fee-based information resources, web-based services, and search strategies to help you maximize your time and keep you up-to-date on the internet's role in research.

IAG

In addition to at least one feature by business specialist Berkman, each issue of The Information Advisor’s Guide to Internet Research includes an in-depth article by Ran Hock, author of The Extreme Searcher book series and well-known seminar speaker, who checks out a major web resource.

Four regular columns are rotated; two appear each issue and give readers suggestions for cool internet tools to check out (Brian Smith McCallum, M.L.S., public and academic librarian); sites to turn to for more scholarly research needs (Briana McGuckin, reference and instructional librarian); sites to go to that provide information for the common good (Susan Fingerman, retired librarian instructor, STEM); and sites that give you “big data” facts and figures on a range of topics (Jackie Shane, former reference librarian).

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