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NewsBreaks
All Aboard! MarkLogic Hops on the Big Data Train
by Erik Arnold
Big Data is the latest technology rage as companies try to avoid drowning in the oceans of information that inundates them daily. As more and more digital content flies around, it is increasingly difficult to store information in traditional databases. Databases make it easier for analysts and executives to get reports about activities and trends. But as less and less information lives in databases, it decreases the ability to spot business patterns and trends or even understand what is happening day to day. On Nov. 1, MarkLogic introduced MarkLogic 5, a major release for its popular software package that focuses on solving Big Data problems.

Weekly News Digests
Research Data Management Tool From UC Libraries and Partners
The University of California (UC) and several other major research institutions have partnered to develop the DMPTool, a flexible online application to help researchers generate data management plans, which are simple but effective documents for ensuring good data stewardship. These plans are increasingly being required by funders such as the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. The DMPTool supports data management plans and funder requirements across disciplines, including the humanities and physical, medical, and social sciences.
DuraSpace Launches Open Source Research Cloud Service
DuraSpace, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to preserving the world's scholarly, scientific and cultural records, inaugurated a managed cloud service called DuraCloud. The managed software service lets organizations archive content across more than one cloud provider. DuraCloud ensures that irreplaceable documents, imagery, and videos are always accessible. A number of prestigious institutions including MIT, Columbia University, Northwestern University, and Rice University have signed up to use the managed cloud service to preserve digital resources.
ELD Mobile App From Wolters Kluwer Facilitates Labor and Employment Litigation
Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, a provider of research products and software solutions for legal and business professionals, released ELD Mobile for iPad and iPhone, with BlackBerry and Android coming soon. This mobile version of CCH Employment Law Daily enables subscribers to gain access to labor and employment news and content whenever and wherever needed. As the first mobile app created specifically for labor and employment law professionals, ELD Mobile speeds access to breaking developments and enables litigators to be more effective in their case preparation.

NewsLink Spotlight
EPUB 3 Becomes Final IDPF Specification—Poised to Unleash an Econtent Revolution
by Paula J. Hane
If you think that developments in ebooks and the e-reading experience have been hitting at a fast pace, get ready for it to get really exciting. A new specification has been approved that should accelerate the progress toward richer experiences. On Oct. 11, 2011, at Frankfurt Book Fair in Germany, the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) announced the completion of a major revision to EPUB, which has become the global standard interchange and delivery format for ebooks and other digital publications. The IDPF membership unanimously voted to elevate EPUB 3 to a final IDPF Recommended Specification, which is publicly available at http://idpf.org/epub/30.

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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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