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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
LexisNexis Reaches Long-Term Content Agreement With The New York Times
LexisNexis announced it has signed a long-term extension of its worldwide licensing agreement with The New York Times that secures content from the premier daily news source for LexisNexis customers for the next 10 years. The agreement extends a three-decade relationship and ensures continued availability of news stories and editorial coverage. New to the agreement is the inclusion of all The New York Times blog content and The New York Times Real-Time Full Text Feed service.
Thomson Reuters Adds New Patent Authorities to Derwent World Patents Index
The IP Solutions business of Thomson Reuters announced that its Derwent World Patents Index (DWPI) database has expanded global coverage to include patent records from the patent-issuing authorities of Poland, Hong Kong, and the Gulf Cooperation Council (the GCC is a regional office registering patents in the following Member States: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, State of Qatar, State of Bahrain, State of Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, and Sultanate of Oman).
CIOs Surveyed Say Workplace Communication Will Favor Real-Time Tools
Email may soon become the new snail mail, according to a new Robert Half Technology survey. More than half (54%) of chief information officers (CIOs) interviewed recently said real-time workplace communication tools will surpass traditional email in popularity within the next 5 years. The survey was developed by Robert Half Technology, a provider of information technology (IT) professionals on a project and full-time basis. It was conducted by an independent research firm and is based on telephone interviews with more than 1,400 CIOs from companies across the U.S. with 100 or more employees.

NewsLink Spotlight
Upstart Legal Services Gain Traction
by Paula J. Hane
What a lot of activity we've seen lately in online legal services—acquisitions, investments, new traction in the market, and even newly launched services. The traditional methods of practicing law have been challenged of late, with some of the work formerly done by lawyers now able to be performed by technology. And, the rise of free sources of legal information, such as Fastcase and Justia.com, continue to rock the market. Yes, we live in interesting and disruptive times.

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Conference Connection


Nov. 2–3, The 5th International Summit of the Book 2016
Place: Limerick, Ireland
Sponsor/Organizer: Library of Congress, Library Association of Ireland (LAI), the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP), Libraries Northern Ireland, and the National Library of Ireland

Nov. 5–7, The 5th International Conference on Health Information Science (HIS 2016)
Place: Shanghai
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing committee

Nov. 9–11, The 8th International Joint Conference on Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (IC3K 2016)
Place: Porto, Portugal
Sponsor/Organizer: Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication (INSTICC)

Nov. 12–14, OpenCon 2016
Place: Washington, D.C.
Sponsor/Organizer: SPARC and the Right to Research Coalition

Nov. 14–15, Taxonomy Boot Camp 2016
Place: Washington, D.C.
Sponsor/Organizer: Information Today, Inc.

Nov. 14–16, World Congress on Internet Security (WorldCIS-2016)
Place: London
Sponsor/Organizer: Infonomics Society and IEEE UK/RI Computer Chapter

Nov. 14–17, KMWorld 2016
Place: Washington, D.C.
Sponsor/Organizer: Information Today, Inc.

Nov. 15–17, Enterprise Search & Discovery 2016
Place: Washington, D.C.
Sponsor/Organizer: Information Today, Inc.

Nov. 16–17, SharePoint Symposium 2016
Place: Washington, D.C.
Sponsor/Organizer: Information Today, Inc.

Nov. 28–30, The 12th International Conference on Innovations in Information Technology (IIT'16)
Place: Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing committee

Nov. 28–30, Semantic Web in Libraries (SWIB16)
Place: Bonn, Germany
Sponsor/Organizer: German National Library of Economics/Leibniz Information Centre for Economics (ZBW) and North Rhine-Westphalian Library Service Centre

Nov. 29–30, Gilbane Digital Content Conference 2016
Place: Boston
Sponsor/Organizer: Information Today, Inc. 

... View our complete conference calendar here.

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, covering everything from ASR to VUI, with lots of links, threads, and even a few pictures thrown in for good measure.

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