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Monday, July 11, 2011

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New Domain Name Rules and Perhaps Dot-Lib for Libraries—Redux
by Wallace Koehler
In 2000, I wrote a NewsBreak article that considered the first addition by the Internet Corp. for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) of new generic top level domain names (gTLDs). TLDs are divided into two basic types: generic top level domains (gTLD) and country code TLDs (ccTLD). ICANN has since followed this first wave of new gTLDs with a set of gTLDs and sponsored TLDs (sTLD) in 2004. ICANN is again broadening opportunities to create new gTLDs to include sTLDs. In June 2011, ICANN announced a policy to liberalize the process for creation of new gTLDs.

Weekly News Digests
New Report on Book Consumer Demographics and Buying Behaviors
R.R. Bowker and Publishers Weekly released the 2010-2011 U.S. Book Consumer Demographics & Buying Behaviors Annual Review. A weakened economy, declining numbers of book buyers, and the acceleration of ebooks seemingly combined to make 2010 one of the most challenging ever for the U.S. book industry.
Early Agreements for Sierra Services Platform Announced
Innovative Interfaces announced that 25 academic and public libraries entered into agreements to be partners in or early implementers of the company's Sierra development initiative. The Sierra Services Platform will provide complete, customizable ILS functionality with the power and scale of modern software architecture. Sierra's beta launch is scheduled for late 2011.
AllBusiness.com Gets Major Redesign
AllBusiness.com, a D&B company, announced a dramatic new redesign, including new site organization, new content filters, comments and ratings functionality, and new columnists and bloggers. Intended to give AllBusiness.com a fully up-to-date look and feel as well as introduce new content and functionality, the redesign is the catalyst for all sorts of changes, some of which will be rolled out in the coming weeks and months.

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.

Conference Connection


Dec. 1, STM Digital Publishing 2015
Place: London
Sponsor/Organizer: STM
URL: stm-assoc.org/events/digital-publishing-seminar-2015

Dec. 1–3, Gilbane Conference 2015
Place: Boston
Sponsor/Organizer: Information Today, Inc.
URL: gilbaneconference.com/2015

Dec. 2, NFAIS/NISO Virtual Conference: Semantic Web: What’s New and Cool
Place: Online only
Sponsor/Organizer: National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS) and NISO (National Information Standards Organization)
URL: niso.org/news/events/2015/virtual_conferences/sem_web

Dec. 11–13, The 17th International Conference on Information Integration and Web-based Applications & Services (iiWAS2015)
Place: Brussels
Sponsor/Organizer: International Organization for Information Integration and Web-based Applications & Services
URL: iiwas.org/conferences/iiwas2015/home

Dec. 11–13, The 2015 IEEE International Conference on Data Science and Data Intensive Systems (DSDIS 2015)
Place: Sydney
Sponsor/Organizer: The 2015 Sydney Congress Organizing Committee
URL: swinflow.org/confs/dsdis2015

Dec. 13–16, The 2015 International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2015)
Place: Fort Worth, Texas
Sponsor/Organizer: Association for Information Systems (AIS)
URL: icis2015.aisnet.org/en

Dec. 16–18, The Second International Conference on Digital Information Processing, Data Mining, and Wireless Communications (DIPDMWC2015)
Place: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Sponsor/Organizer: Society of Digital Information and Wireless Communications (SDIWC)
URL: sdiwc.net/conferences/dipdmwc15

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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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