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Thursday, September 29, 2011

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NewsBreaks
Amazon Launches Library Ebook Lending Support for Kindle and an All-New Kindle Family
by Dan Tonkery
On Sept. 21, 2011, Amazon and its partner OverDrive announced Kindle and Kindle app support for lending library ebooks. More than 11,000 public libraries in the OverDrive network in the U.S. will now offer their users who have Kindle e-readers and Kindle app software access to library ebooks. OverDrive, based in Cleveland, Ohio, is a leading digital distributor of ebooks, audiobooks, music, and video to the public library marketplace. Using the OverDrive platform, library customers will be able to access ebooks that have been selected or leased by the local public library.

Weekly News Digests
Gale Introduces Gale Business Insights: Global
Gale, part of Cengage Learning, and a publisher of research and reference resources for libraries, schools, and businesses, released Gale Business Insights: Global, a new international online business resource designed to empower students to progress quickly from basic research to higher levels of understanding. The resource is designed for undergraduate and graduate business school students, as well as academic faculty, librarians, and professional researchers.
National Archives Now Available on iTunes U
The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) announced that it is now available on iTunes U, a dedicated area within the iTunes Store giving users public access to thousands of free lectures, videos, books, and podcasts from learning institutions all over the world.
Etextbook Provider CourseSmart Adds Nine New Publishers
CourseSmart, a provider of etextbooks and digital course materials, announced that it has expanded its higher education digital offerings by partnering with nine new publishing partners: Oxford University Press (USA); Oxford University Press, Canada; W.W. Norton; American Technical Publishers (ATP); BarCharts; ASM Press; Paradigm Publishing; Vista Higher Learning; and University Readers. With these latest additions, CourseSmart's publishing partners now total 31, including the largest in the higher education space: Pearson; Cengage Learning; McGraw-Hill Education; John Wiley & Sons; and the Bedford, Freeman, Worth Publishing Group.

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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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.


This newsletter is published by Information Today, Inc.
Editor: Deborah Poulson
Website: http://www.infotoday.com/NewsLink
Email: dpoulson@infotoday.com