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Thursday, June 23, 2011

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NewsBreaks
The New Dow Jones Knowledge Professionals Alliance
by Paula J. Hane
The folks at Factiva have been busily working on a replacement community for the Factiva Information Professional Alliance. It is now called the Dow Jones Knowledge Professionals Alliance and made its debut at the recent SLA annual conference. It has an entirely revamped format with new content and an expanded audience. The InfoPro Alliance had been around since 1996, and admittedly had been in "hibernation mode," according to Anne Caputo, executive director, knowledge and learning programs at Dow Jones. Following a survey of its 3,000-plus members, the Factiva/Dow Jones team determined that people do not want another place to have a conversation. They are looking for a place to learn and share resources. So, the new tag line for the Knowledge Professionals Alliance is "Learn. Share. Thrive."

Weekly News Digests
Deep Web Technologies Adds Multilingual and Multimedia Search Capabilities
Deep Web Technologies announced full integration of multilingual and multimedia search into the company's Explorit Research Accelerator. The patent-pending multilingual search capability is the first such feature ever offered for Deep Web search.
Springer Launches SpringerReference.com
Springer Science+Business Media launched SpringerReference.com, a new platform for researchers and academic and corporate libraries. It offers living editions of Springer's eReferences well in advance of their print editions across every subject. Through the platform, scientists can submit updates to articles whenever they want. SpringerReference.com thus offers a way to quickly publish major reference works that need to be constantly updated with the most up-to-date research findings.
New Additions to the Summon Discovery Service From Serials Solutions
Serials Solutions, a business unit of ProQuest LLC, announced an agreement with Bridgeman Education to enable discovery of Bridgeman's vast visual arts collection from the Summon web-scale discovery service. Bridgeman's digital art collection provides a central source of fine art images for users and features content from more than 8,000 collections and more than 29,000 artists.

NewsLink Spotlight
Sources for Free Ebooks and Ereader Software
by Paula J. Hane
In late May, BookExpo America week kicked off with IDPF's annual Digital Book 2011 conference. Judging from the product announcements and buzz from the events, ebooks are hot, hot, hot! Kobo, which partners with Borders, announced that its new $130 E-ink touchscreen reading device would be available in June. Barnes & Noble announced a $139 black-and-white E-Ink touchscreen e-reader. Amazon dropped the price of its $189 3G Kindle with Special Offers to $164. Amazon also reportedly told U.S. publishers that it will begin accepting files in EPUB format in the near future, and these files will be readable on the Kindle. With the acceleration of sales of ebook readers and so much interest in ebooks, it seems as if it's a good time to look at good sources to get free ebooks. I will also discuss free ereader software as an alternative to buying dedicated devices.

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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