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NewsBreaks
Google+ Social = World Domination?
by Avi Rappoport
Released at the end of June 2011, Google+ is now pretty much a Facebook clone, with some nice bells and whistles, and it has a steep climb ahead before it can even compete. But Google has the deep pockets and the incentive to make this work; the service is being rolled out slowly so there's a cool cachet to join in, and there are a dozen ways that Google+ can be integrated with the rest of Googleverse, advertising, services and hardware, for both consumer and business purposes.

Weekly News Digests
SirsiDynix Announces SirsiDynix Portfolio 4.1 Digital Asset Management
SirsiDynix announced the release of version 4.1 of its SirsiDynix Portfolio digital asset management solution. The Portfolio solution builds upon SirsiDynix Enterprise search and discovery, adding digital asset management capabilities, optical character recognition (OCR) technology, Open Archives Initiative compatibility for web harvesting, and classified security capabilities for restricting visibility of confidential materials by user or group.
W3C Library Linked Data Incubator Group Calls for Public Comment
The W3C Library Linked Data Incubator Group was chartered from May 2010 through August 2011 to prepare a series of reports on the existing and potential use of linked data technology for publishing library data. The group (LLD XG) invites comments from interested members of the public.
Bloomberg Law Releases Next Evolution of Its Legal Research Platform
Bloomberg Law released the next evolution of its legal research platform. The latest version of Bloomberg Law adds new and enhanced features designed to make the system even faster and easier to use.

NewsLink Spotlight
Ebook Developments Were HOT at ALA
by Paula J. Hane
Looking over the program of presentations and panels and at the vendors exhibiting at the recent American Library Association Annual (ALA) conference, it's clear that librarians are focused on embracing the expanding digital world and specifically on providing ebooks as part of library services. Of course, along with that come all the issues and considerations involved: copyright/DRM, rising costs of digital collections, format issues, and the rapidly evolving publishing market. For librarians, it's all about providing enhanced services through the emerging technologies. They had a lot to look at and think about in New Orleans.

ITI Blogs

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

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: Brandi Scardilli
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Email: bscardilli@infotoday.com