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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
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.

How to Stay Focused When Searching

How to Stay Focused When Searching (3:47)

Super-Searcher Mary Ellen Bates of Bates Information Services explains how to separate the incidental from the integral in search in this clip from her presentation at Computers in Libraries 2019.

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Bookshelf
The Carousel Carver The Carousel Carver
by Perdita Buchan

This evocative historical novel tells the story of Giacinto, who emigrates from Italy in 1912 and becomes a carousel carver during the golden age of the craft in America, and Rosa, the eight-year-old orphan girl thrust into his care.

The Carousel Carver vividly recreates the world of the immigrant carvers—from the inspiration found in fiery horses, big cats, and children's laughter to the clatter, sawdust, and politics of Philadelphia's bustling multicultural workshops. This is an engaging and insightful tale of tolerance, second chances, and what it means for those once adrift to call America home.

May 2019/144 pp/hardcover/ISBN 978-1-940091-04-4
Regular Price $16.95 | Preorder Price $10.17

Trade Paperback | ISBN 978-1-940091-03-7
Regular Price $13.95 | Preorder Price $8.37

The ebook is available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo.

 
 
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