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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Give your users the invaluable experience of observing psychotherapy in action. This database of therapy demonstration videos provides examples of renowned therapists working spontaneously with participants on a host of therapy topics while demonstrating different therapeutic approaches. With the database’s powerful search, clip-making, and playlist capabilities, PsycTHERAPY™ is a uniquely searchable resource and educational tool.

To learn more, click here .

NewsBreaks
Congress Enacts Patent Reform Legislation
by George H. Pike
In what is being described as the most substantial overhaul of U.S. patent law in nearly 60 years, Congress passed the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, patent reform legislation that has been years in the making. The act will have long-term impact on the processes for filing patent applications, the granting and re-examination of patents, particularly business method and technology patents, and the funding of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO). The act has been presented to President Barack Obama for his signature, and he is expected to sign the act within days.

Weekly News Digests
New Databases from APA—PsycTESTS and PsycTHERAPY
The American Psychological Association (APA) announced the release of two new databases: PsycTESTS and PsycTHERAPY. PsycTESTS joins APA's suite of research databases, providing a simple yet comprehensive solution for libraries and their patrons looking for access to test content. Designed for students, faculty, and seasoned professionals in psychotherapy and counseling, PsycTHERAPY is a database of therapy demonstration videos specifically developed to enable viewers to observe how therapists spontaneously employ different approaches and techniques in practice.
Publishing Technology Chosen to Build Academic Publishing Site for GSE Research
Publishing Technology plc has been selected to build an academic publishing platform for GSE Research. The new online platform for research into governance, sustainability, and the environment will be built using Publishing Technology's semantic web-based publishing software, pub2web. The new platform will be among the first of its kind offering the option of an open peer-review model alongside the traditional peer-review system. This new publishing model aims to speed up the submission process and encourage heightened engagement and collaboration among users.
Springer Releases New Download Tool for MARC Records or Ebook Title Lists
In order to increase the quality of metadata, Springer released a new web tool that allows catalogers and librarians to easily download tailor-made batches of MARC records (Machine-Readable-Cataloging) or ebook title lists. This new tool is easy to use and allows librarians to download a batch of records to a library's Springer eBook Collection. The new tool is available through Springer's MARC portal.

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.

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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