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Monday, August 29, 2011

websearch university

WebSearch University is back in Washington, D.C., and offers the perfect opportunity to learn from world-class power searchers. The curriculum will enhance your search creativity, provide essential information about changes in search engines, introduce new resources, and put it all in context for serious researchers—information professionals, librarians, freelancers, journalists, and information managers.

Learn how to turn your search into research at WebSearch University!

NewsBreaks
R.R. Donnelley Acquires LibreDigital
by Paula J. Hane
R.R. Donnelley & Sons, Co. (RRD), a "global provider of integrated communications" that is best known as a traditional printing company, announced it has acquired LibreDigital, which has been a pioneer of digital replicas for books and periodicals. With the acquisition, RRD solidifies its expansion into the digital arena and gains a solid company and some interesting products that extend digital content across multiple channels. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Weekly News Digests
OCLC to Offer Atlas Systems’ Free Electronic Document Delivery Software
Atlas Systems announced that OCLC will extend its suite of resource sharing services with Odyssey 2.0, the new version of Atlas' free stand-alone electronic delivery software. Odyssey complements the OCLC ILLiad Resource Sharing Management Software that was developed by Atlas Systems and is now distributed by OCLC.
University of California Libraries Expand Access to Orphan Works
The University of California Libraries will join the University of Michigan, University of Wisconsin, and University of Florida in a groundbreaking initiative to identify and make available digital versions of orphan works within the holdings of the HathiTrust Digital Library.
Pubget Announces PaperStream Beta for Local and Online Document Search and Management
Pubget, a provider of tools for scientific research, announced the beta launch of PaperStream, a cloud app for accessing, managing, and sharing research papers across teams. The product is projected to streamline research in the enterprise and lab environment by combining local (desktop) and web search in one cloud platform.

NewsLink Spotlight
Inmagic’s New Idea Management System for Collaborative Innovation
by Paula J. Hane
Idea management systems are one way to approach innovation and product development. They provide a structured and disciplined approach for managing idea generation, capture, collaboration, assessment, implementation, and outcome monitoring. In 2010, Gartner's Emerging Tech Hype Cycle put the technology as being 2-5 years from mainstream adoption. I hadn't really paid much attention to this category until the recent announcement by Inmagic of IdeaNet, its "next-generation innovation application," powered by Inmagic Presto.

How to Search for Books and Book Information

How to Search for Books and Book Information on Google (2:32)

Montana State University reference librarian Greg Notess offers insight on Google Books, Talk to Books, and more in this clip from 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

CIL Cover

Computers in Libraries magazine has posted its 2019 editorial calendar and has issued a call for article proposals at infotoday.com/cilmag/contrib.shtml#themes.


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