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Thursday, November 17, 2011

ProQuest Dialog™ Earns AIIP’s 2011 Technology Award

The Association of Independent Information Professionals (AIIP) recently named ProQuest Dialog™, the search service specially designed for professional research, as the winner of its twelfth annual AIIP Technology Award. The award recognizes innovative products that enhance the working environment of the independent information professional and was presented at the Internet Librarian Conference in Monterey, CA.  

To learn more about ProQuest Dialog and the AIIP Technology Award, click here .

NISO Launches Open Discovery Initiative
by Marshall Breeding
In the last 2 years, momentum has been building for a new genre of discovery services based on centralized indexes. Beginning with Summon from Serials Solutions, launched in July 2009, followed by EBSCO Discovery Service, Primo Central from Ex Libris, and OCLC's WorldCat Local, these services depend on massive indexes populated with content representing each component of a library's collection. As these index-based search products become strategic tools in which libraries make major investments, it is important to identify best practices and develop appropriate standards. The Open Discovery Initiative addresses several areas of interest in the arena of index-based discovery tools, including transparency of the content of the indexes, consistent terms and vocabularies, and standard mechanisms for transferring content from publishers to discovery service providers.

Weekly News Digests
Alexander Street Press Introduces Academic Video Store
Alexander Street Press announced the launch of the Academic Video Store with more than 1,400 individual video titles covering a broad range of subjects. Many of the titles have won prestigious awards—Emmys, Oscars, CINE Golden Eagle Awards—and are already frequently used in classrooms across the country. Now, for the first time, they are available in streaming format. The store is expected to grow to more than 7,500 titles by the end of 2012.
New Resources From NoveList to Connect Library Patrons to Services
NoveList, a division of EBSCO Publishing, added more resources for librarians looking for information to help patrons and to publicize their programs. The NoveList website and a corresponding Facebook page have been designed to help librarians connect their patrons to more books and more library services.
Socialtext 5.0 Now More Accessible and Sociable
Socialtext, an enterprise social software provider, announced that it will soon be launching new features and enhancements for Socialtext 5.0. Significant features—Native Mobile Applications for iPhone, iPad, and BlackBerry and Twitter Integration—will extend the Socialtext 5.0 platform enabling easy access to key features of Socialtext's enterprise social software platform including, Signals, People, as well as powerful search functionality.

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.

More Library Mashups More Library Mashups
Exploring New Ways to Deliver Library Data
Edited by Nicole C. Engard

Nicole Engard follows up her highly-regarded 2009 book with a fresh collection of mashup projects that virtually any library can emulate, customize, and build upon. In More Library Mashups, Engard and 24 creative library professionals describe how they are mashing up free and inexpensive digital tools and techniques to improve library services and meet everyday (and unexpected) challenges.

Examples from libraries of all types are designed to help even non-programmers share and add value to digital content.

2015/376 pp/softbound | ISBN 978-1-57387-498-4
Regular Price: $45.00 | Web Orders: $40.50 | Ebook versions available

Conference Connection


Oct. 7–9, The Fifth International Conference on Digital Information Processing and Communications (ICDIPC2015)
Place: Sierre, Switzerland
Sponsor/Organizer: Society of Digital Information and Wireless Communications (SDIWC)
URL: sdiwc.net/conferences/icdipc2015

Oct. 11–15, The 14th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2015)
Place: Bethlehem, Pa.
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing committee
URL: iswc2015.semanticweb.org

Oct. 14–15, The Third International Conference on Enterprise Systems (ES 2015)
Place: Basel, Switzerland
Sponsor/Organizer: IEEE Technical Committees Enterprise Architecture and Engineering and Enterprise Information Systems
URL: es2015.org

Oct. 14–16, The 2nd International Conference on Children's Librarianship
Place: Puerto Princesa, Philippines
Sponsor/Organizer: National Library of the Philippines and Association of Librarians in the Public Sector (ALPS), Inc.
URL: web.nlp.gov.ph/nlp/?q=node/8583

Oct. 14–18, The 67th Frankfurt Book Fair
Place: Frankfurt, Germany
Sponsor/Organizer: Frankfurt Book Fair
URL: book-fair.com/en/fbf

Oct. 19–21, World Congress on Internet Security (WorldCIS-2015)
Place: Dublin
Sponsor/Organizer: IEEE UK/RI Computer Chapter
URL: worldcis.org

Oct. 19–22, ECIL (European Conference on Information Literacy) 2015
Place: Tallinn, Estonia
Sponsor/Organizer: Institute of Information Studies, Tallinn University
URL: ecil2015.ilconf.org

Oct. 20–21, Enterprise Search Europe 2015
Place: London
Sponsor/Organizer: Information Today, Inc.
URL: enterprisesearcheurope.com/2015

Oct. 20–21, Internet Librarian International (ILI) 2015
Place: London
Sponsor/Organizer: Information Today, Inc.
URL: internet-librarian.com/2015

Oct. 21–23, The 10th International Conference on Digital Information Management (ICDIM 2015)
Place: Jeju Island, South Korea
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing committee
URL: icdim.org

Oct. 26–27, Library Leaders Digital Strategy Summit 2015
Place: Monterey, Calif.
Sponsor/Organizer: Information Today, Inc.
URL: librarysummit.com/2015

Oct. 26–28, Internet Librarian (IL) 2015
Place: Monterey, Calif.
Sponsor/Organizer: Information Today, Inc.
URL: internet-librarian.infotoday.com/2015

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