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Thursday, October 20, 2011

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Professional search features of ProQuest Dialog™ generate enthusiasm

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NewsBreaks
A Joint Venture to Create Federal Science Agency Repositories
by Miriam A. Drake
The National Technical Information Service (NTIS) and Information International Associates (IIa) formed a joint venture to develop an institutional repository (IR) service for federal agencies. The institutional repositories are collections of digital scientific and technical information documents and other content. The repository will be hosted by NTIS and supported by content managers and technical experts from IIa and NTIS. This program will enable federal agency content to be made available, providing users with increased ease of access and agencies with cost savings.

Weekly News Digests
Pew Research Center Unveils New Initiative on Libraries in Digital Age
The Pew Research Center announced plans to study how the role of public libraries is changing in the digital age and how library patrons' needs and expectations are shifting. The new research is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation with a 3-year, $1.4 million investment and will be conducted by the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project.
Blackboard Announces New Open Education Initiatives
Blackboard Inc. announced a series of new initiatives to provide greater support for open education efforts. Working with Creative Commons, Blackboard will now support publishing, sharing, and consumption of open educational resources (OER) across its platforms. The company also updated its policy confirming the ability for education institutions to serve nontraditional users with Blackboard Learn without incurring additional license costs.
New Report on Assessing Community Information Needs
On Oct. 17, 2011 the Aspen Institute Communications and Society Program and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation released the final installment in a series of eight white papers aimed at implementing the recommendations of the Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy. The paper proposes four guideposts and nine strategies for communities to assess and build a healthy information environment. The paper also includes a checklist for getting started.

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.

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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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Editor: Deborah Poulson
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Email: dpoulson@infotoday.com