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NewsBreaks
Kansas Leading the Fight for Fair Ebook Access in Libraries
by Nancy K. Herther
The Kansas State Library dates from 1863 and provides the typical educational, advocacy, and collaborative purchasing that marks other state libraries and multitype networks. Kansas negotiated its first ebook statewide contract 6 years ago and, given the rural nature of the state and increasing availability of internet access, this became a popular service. That original contact, which included the provision of audiobooks, was signed with OverDrive in December 2005. What happened next is the stuff of heroes and legends—or at least history books—what some reporters have called "unprecedented," whose efforts are intended to "wrest" the budding ebook investment from the grip of today's arcane (or even repressive) publisher-defined structure. And it happened in Kansas with the starring role played by State Librarian Jo Budler.

Weekly News Digests
Pearson Launches OpenClass Free Learning Environment
Pearson launched the beta version of OpenClass. A key component of Pearson's vision to increase access, achievement, and affordability, OpenClass offers institutions and instructors the ability to engage and interact with their students using the collaborative technologies that students are embracing—at no cost.
Syndetics Solutions Adds Doody's Book Reviews
Syndetics Solutions, Bowker's OPAC and discovery layer enrichment tool, is adding content from Doody's Book Reviews, a source of reviews of medical and healthcare works. Libraries that subscribe to Syndetics Solutions can add the reviews to the bibliographic data displayed to patrons through their OPAC or discovery layer, the most common entry points to the library collection. Bowker is a member of the ProQuest family of companies.
Print Newspapers Get Interactive With Kooaba Partnership With NewspaperDirect
Kooaba AG, a Swiss startup specializing in image recognition, and NewspaperDirect, a provider of multichannel newspaper and magazine distribution services, are partnering to connect more than 2,000 printed newspapers in 95 countries to the digital world. Using Kooaba's Paperboy mobile app, readers can snap pictures of full pages or articles of interest in their favorite printed newspapers and share them immediately as PDFs via Twitter, Facebook, email, or SMS—or store them for future reference on my.kooaba.com or Evernote.

NewsLink Spotlight
Mine the Web Like a Journalist
by Paula J. Hane
I recently had the opportunity to sit in on two webinars aimed at journalists. One was sponsored by the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism, titled "Beyond Google: Mining the Web for Company Intelligence." The other was a "LinkedIn for Journalists" training session, which is offered frequently by Krista Canfield, senior manager of corporate communications at LinkedIn. Both proved to be well worth my time. I thought I might share some of the best suggestions I picked up that are applicable for many researchers, journalists or not.

Bookshelf

21 Days to Success With LinkedIn


21 Days to Success With LinkedIn

Business Social Networking the Gnik Rowten Way
by Ron Sukenick and Ken Williams

Building on their popular business parable, 21 Days to Success Through Networking, authors Sukenick and Williams are back with the next Gnik Rowten adventure. You'll learn critical LinkedIn lessons and techniques as fictional protagonist Gnik develops a vital network of influencers, experts, mentors, and potential clients using the free version of this powerful online tool.

Each chapter ends with a summary of the day's key learning experience. 21 Days to Success With LinkedIn is an entertaining and highly effective learning tool for anyone who is on LinkedIn but knows he could be using it more effectively.

2015/192 pp softbound | ISBN 978-1-937290-05-4
Regular Price: $15.95 | Web Orders: $14.35

Conference Connection

CONFERENCE CALENDAR 

Feb. 17, NISO Virtual Conference: Using Open Source in Your Institution
Place: Online only
Sponsor/Organizer: NISO (National Information Standards Organization)
URL: niso.org/news/events/2016/virtual_conference/feb17_virtualconf

Feb. 18–22, Brussels Book Fair
Place: Brussels
Sponsor/Organizer: Brussels Book Fair
URL: flb.be/en/book-fair

Feb. 21–23, NFAIS 2016 Annual Conference
Place: Philadelphia
Sponsor/Organizer: National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS)
URL: nfais.org/index.php?option=com_mc&view=mc&mcid=72&eventId=453043

Feb. 22–25, The 9th ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining (WSDM 2016)
Place: San Francisco
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing committee
URL: wsdm-conference.org/2016

Feb. 22–25, The 11th International Digital Curation Conference
Place: Amsterdam
Sponsor/Organizer: Digital Curation Centre (DCC)
URL: dcc.ac.uk/events/idcc16

Feb. 23–24, Streaming Forum 2016
Place: London
Sponsor/Organizer: Information Today, Inc.
URL: streaming-forum.com/2016/default.aspx

Feb. 25–26, ICOASPI 2016: 18th International Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing and Indexing
Place: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Sponsor/Organizer: World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology (WASET)
URL: waset.org/conference/2016/02/dubai/ICOASPI

... 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. 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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