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Thursday, December 01, 2011

Summon

Recognized as the Best Enterprise Search Solution at the 2011 CODiE Awards by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the Summon® service offers the most compelling user experience by providing an easy and open familiarity for discovery. More than 300 libraries worldwide are already experiencing the Summon service difference, many of which are seeing a substantial increase in the use of their library’s collections.  Discover Summon for your library.  

NewsBreaks
Controversy Surrounds Stop Online Piracy Act as Mark-Up Approaches
by George H. Pike
On Oct. 26, 2011, the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA; H.R. 3261) was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. A companion bill to the previously introduced PROTECT-IP Act, SOPA would give government officials and content owners new authority to go after "rogue websites" that traffic in infringing, pirated, and counterfeit intellectual property. In the month since the act has been introduced, a groundswell of controversy has enveloped the proposal with competing claims that could lead to a "copyright police state," or that, if it doesn't pass, the "U.S. copyright system will ultimately fail."

Weekly News Digests
Wiley-Blackwell Joins CrossMark Service Pilot
Wiley-Blackwell, the scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly publishing business of John Wiley & Sons Inc., announced that it is a participant in the CrossMark service from CrossRef—a multipublisher initiative to provide a standard way for readers to identify and locate the publisher-maintained version of a piece of content. The program is currently in its pilot phase before its launch in full early next year, and Wiley-Blackwell is one of five pilot publishers who have begun to implement the system on live content.
Nielsen Research Finds Metadata Helps Increase Book Sales
Nielsen Book announced the initial findings of research into the effectiveness of high quality and appropriate metadata on the sales of books. One interesting finding was the 42% sales increase that enhanced metadata has on growing sales of some backlist titles that previously had no enhanced metadata. The next steps in Nielsen's research program will be to look at the impact of metadata on sales by genre and by format. Once complete, Nielsen will publish a white paper and a summary of these findings that will be presented at Digital Book World in New York in January 2012.
STN to Launch New Platform in 2012
The STN partners, Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) in the U.S. and FIZ Karlsruhe in Germany, announced that a completely new STN will be phased into the market beginning in 2012. The new platform is designed to bring improved efficiency and usability at the expert level.

NewsLink Spotlight
Tablet News Reader Space Heats Up
by Paula J. Hane
People who like to read news on their iPads or other tablets have plenty to choose from lately. All the big players and a number of upstarts are diving into the aggregated news reader space. The Apple Newsstand launched in mid-October, Yahoo! announced its Livestand earlier this year that it just launched in early November, and Google is reportedly ready to unveil an HTML5-based news reader app, code named either Propeller or Current.

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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