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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.

How to Ensure Equitable Library Funding

How to Ensure Equitable Library Funding (5:23)

Brookings Institution fellow Nicol Turner-Lee discusses lobbying strategies for increasing library funding in this clip from her keynote at Computers in Libraries 2019.

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