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Monday, May 23, 2011

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NewsBreaks
McGraw-Hill eBook Library Debuts As Its Etextbook Platform
by Nancy K. Herther
On May 12, 2011, McGraw-Hill Professional announced its new ebook platform, the McGraw-Hill eBook Library, described as "a state-of-the-art platform delivering unparalleled access to the publisher's premium content for institutions around the world." According to the website, the product was initially scheduled to launch in March 2011. Company officials plan appearances at library-related conferences throughout the coming year to demo the new ebook service, geared to the needs of professional and academic markets.

Weekly News Digests
Groups Support Congressionally Mandated Reports Act
Nearly 30 organizations, including SLA, ALA, ARL, and AALL, recently joined OpenTheGovernment.org in endorsing the Congressionally Mandated Reports Act, a bill soon to be introduced by Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Illinois). The Access to Congressionally Mandated Reports Act requires that any report required by statute to be issued to Congress and releasable under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) be posted on a website managed by the US Government Printing Office (GPO). The reports would be available no later than 30 days after their transmission to Congress and would be searchable by a number of categories.
National Library of France Embarks on Huge Digitization Project
The BnF, the National Library of France, signed a new deal with the Jouve-Safig-Diadeis partnership for the digitization of its print collections. As the principal representative of the operation, the Jouve Group will work in partnership with Safig, Diadeis, and the subcontractor BancTec, to digitize more than 70,000 works per year, of which about 70% will come from the print collections of the BnF and 30% from the collections of partner libraries. Financed by the Centre national du livre, the agreement has been set for a 3-year period, renewable for 1 year after.
Print Isn’t Dead, Says Bowker’s Annual Book Production Report
Bowker released its annual report on U.S. print book publishing, compiled from its Books In Print database. Based on preliminary figures from U.S. publishers, Bowker is projecting that despite the popularity of ebooks, traditional U.S. print title output in 2010 increased 5%. Output of new titles and editions increased from 302,410 in 2009 to a projected 316,480 in 2010. The 5% increase comes on the heels of a 4% increase the previous year based on the final 2008-2009 figures.

NewsLink Spotlight
Book Recommendation Services
by Paula J. Hane
My family and friends have long been valued sources of recommendations for that next good read. We eagerly trade paperbacks, and we don't get bent out of shape if our preferences don't always match someone's recommendations. Amazon's recommendations have proven helpful to me over the years (Customers who bought this also …), and sometimes it highlights items I might not have thought of checking. But with the increased interest in ebooks and the phenomenal sales of e-readers, it's worth knowing about some other very helpful sources for book recommendations. There's a growing number of them popping up, and I was quite surprised to find so many when I started digging. Each has its own special strengths, so you might want to check out several.

Bookshelf
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For more than 10 years, Markgren and Allen have collaborated on the popular advice column "Career Q&A with the Library Career People." Here, blending their own best advice with tips and ideas from a number of their savvy peers, they guide current and aspiring information professionals in their pursuit of satisfying careers.

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Conference Connection

CONFERENCE CALENDAR 

Sept. 3–5, International Symposium on Philosophy of Library and Information Science
Place: Kastamonu, Turkey
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing Committee
URL: kbbf2014.org/en/home_page

Sept. 4–5, The 15th European Conference on Knowledge Management (ECKM 2014)
Place: Santarém, Portugal
Sponsor/Organizer: Academic Conferences and Publishing International
URL: academic-conferences.org/eckm/eckm2014/eckm14-home.htm

Sept. 8–10, LWA (Learning, Knowledge, Adaptation) 2014
Place: Aachen, Germany
Sponsor/Organizer: German Computer Science Society
URL: dme.rwth-aachen.de/en/lwa2014

Sept. 8–10, The 1st Symposium on Information Management and Big Data (SIMBig 2014)
Place: Cuzco, Peru
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing Committee
URL: www.lirmm.fr/simbig2014

Sept. 10–11, International Conference on Information (ICI 2014)
Place: Johor, Malaysia
Sponsor/Organizer: Fakulti Pengurusan Maklumat, UiTM Johor and Persatuan Pustakawan Malaysia
URL: icief.uitm.edu.my

Sept. 10–12, ALPSP International Conference 2014
Place: London
Sponsor/Organizer: ALPSP (Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers) URL: alpsp.org/Ebusiness/TrainingAndEvents/ALPSPInternationalConference.aspx

Sept. 16–19, The 14th International Conference on Knowledge Technologies and Data-driven Business (i-KNOW 2014)
Place: Graz, Austria
Sponsor/Organizer: Know-Center and Graz University of Technology
URL: i-know.tugraz.at

Sept. 17, Commissioning Content: Working Effectively with Authors and Editors (ALPSP Training Course)
Place: London
Sponsor/Organizer: ALPSP (Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers)
URL: alpsp.org/Ebusiness/Meetings/Meeting.aspx?ID=374

Sept. 17–19, The 6th Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing (COASP)
Place: Paris
Sponsor/Organizer: Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA)
URL: oaspa.org/conference

Sept. 22–24, The Third International Conference on Informatics Engineering and Information Science (ICIEIS2014)
Place: Lodz, Poland
Sponsor/Organizer: Society of Digital Information and Wireless Communications (SDIWC)
URL: sdiwc.net/conferences/2014/icieis2014

Sept. 24, NISO Virtual Conference: Library Data in the Cloud
Place: Online only
Sponsor/Organizer: NISO (National Information Standards Organization)
URL: niso.org/news/events/2014/virtual/data_in_the_cloud

Sept. 25–26, The 1st Altmetrics Conference
Place: London
Sponsor/Organizer: Wellcome Trust, Altmetric, Springer Science+Business Media, PLOS, Elsevier, ARMA
URL: altmetricsconference.com

Sept. 28–30, 2014 International Library Symposium
Place: Gold Coast, Australia
Sponsor/Organizer: School Library Association of Queensland, Inc.
URL: www.tss.qld.edu.au/Parents_and_Students/Senior/SeniorLibrary/ILSTSS.aspx

Sept. 29–30, WebSearch University 2014
Place: Arlington, Va.
Sponsor/Organizer: Information Today, Inc.
URL: websearchu.com/2014

Sept. 29–Oct. 1, The 9th International Conference on Digital Information Management (ICDIM 2014)
Place: Bangkok
Sponsor/Organizer: IEEE Technology Management Council and DLINE
URL: icdim.org/index.html

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