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Monday, December 12, 2011

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NewsBreaks
QScience Connect Redefines Scholarly Journals
by Robin Peek
QScience Connect breaks the boundaries of a peer-reviewed traditional scholarly journal that is defined by a discipline or field. In fact, there are no boundaries as QScience Connect intends to accept submissions from all fields and will expand its editorial board quarterly to reflect its submissions. Further, the basis of selection will only need to meet the requirements of being valid, ethical, and correct with the "simple criteria of being conducted in the appropriate manner, with conclusions concurrent with results, where appropriate. By placing less emphasis on perceived interest, we leave it to the readers to determine which articles are interesting based on usage and citations."

Weekly News Digests
Marquis Who’s Who Content Coming to EBSCO Discovery Service
Marquis Who's Who content will soon be available via EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) from EBSCO Publishing for mutual customers. The new agreement will add metadata from the Marquis Who's Who database into the Base Index of EDS and provide seamless access and full-text searching for mutual customers, enabling them to search Marquis Who's Who collection of more than 1.4 million biographies alongside their own library's collection.
Scientific American Introduces Free Mobile Offerings
Scientific American is working with Google to feature content in Google Currents, its just launched new Reader App for smartphones and tablets. It will include Scientific American's Science Agenda and top news sections and a sampling of posts from the Scientific American blog network. In the coming weeks, it will release stand-alone Scientific American apps, featuring similar content, which will service Android devices, as well as iPhone, iPad, and BlackBerry devices.
Reed Technology Launches Web Preserver
Reed Technology and Information Services Inc. (ReedTech.com), part of LexisNexis, announced the launch of Web Preserver, a SaaS-based webpage capture and archiving service for corporations and government. The Web Preserver service provides researchers the ability to quickly capture and preserve a fully functioning webpage, including all of the links and associated metadata, with one simple keystroke.

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.

ILI 2017

INTERNET LIBRARIAN INTERNATIONAL

THE LIBRARY INNOVATION CONFERENCE

 October 17 & 18, London

ILI's Programme Director, Val Skelton, celebrates librarian superpowers. 
Librarians are leaders in tech, organizational influencers, expert marketers (often working with a zero budget), change managers, skilled data crunchers and expert internet searchers--and so much more. ILI's conference programme celebrates the incredible range of roles, skills, and initiatives librarians are carrying out every day. Over two days this October, six conference tracks highlight the importance of the internet librarian's role.

THE NEW LIBRARY, THE NEW LIBRARIAN – exploring some of the strategies, structures, teams, skills, services and collaborations librarians are using to ensure they stay at the cutting edge.

USERS, UX, AND USAGE – understanding how libraries are working with users to redesign services, spaces, and to understand usage.

CONTENT CREATIVITY – investigating how libraries are creating, curating, and marketing digital collections, how librarians are publishers in their own right, and how they are driving collaborative content creation.

FIGHT THE FAKE, FIND THE FACTS – celebrating two of the librarian's super powers--advanced search techniques and nurturing information integrity--in a post-truth/multi-truth era.

MARKETING THE LIBRARY – sharing stories of librarians who are influencing use and expanding audiences for their services and collections from the DJ librarian to the digital storyteller.

NEW SCHOLARLY COMMUNICATIONS – exploring why the scholarly communications landscape is changing, and what this means for libraries and information professionals.

In addition to a series of one-hour workshops - ILI Extra - covering a wide range of specialised skills and topics, from tech topics to personal development, ILI also hosts two one-day pre-conference workshops:

Websearch Academy 2017 explores the intricacies of research on the web. Our global expert speakers look at advanced search, evaluation of search engines, apps relevant to serious research, social media search, and analysis of search results.

Marketing Your Library Service: Principles and Actions--In libraries we spend so much time curating our content and services that sometimes we don’t put enough focus on telling people about what we do. We do so much, but how do we ensure people hear about what we offer and understand what we do?

ILI 2017 GIF

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 infotoday.eu – 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, covering everything from ASR to VUI, with lots of links, threads, and even a few pictures thrown in for good measure.


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