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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Wiley-Blackwell Online Books

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NewsBreaks
Lexis Advance: Legal Research for the 99%
by Carol Ebbinghouse
LexisNexis announced that Lexis Advance is to be released to all current Lexis.com users at no extra charge over the next several months. Legal columnist for Searcher, Carol Ebbinghouse, was part of the final beta test and calls the new Lexis Advance "a giant leap forward" from Lexis.com. Lexis Advance is so much more than a Google-ized version of LexisNexis. The new links and relationships, the additional out-of-contract resources, and novel presentation graphics that illuminate your findings are truly dynamic.

Weekly News Digests
Thomson Reuters Launches Interactive Tool Covering U.S. Supreme Court
Thomson Reuters announced that it has launched a dynamic interactive online tool offering comprehensive coverage of the U.S. Supreme Court's 2011-12 term. Case by Case: The U.S. Supreme Court combines original reporting from Thomson Reuters News & Insights with links to an extensive collection of analysis and legal materials, including motions, briefs and opinions, all sourced from Westlaw.
CAS and InfoChem to Collaborate in ChemInformatics
Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) announced a long-term collaboration with InfoChem, GmbH (InfoChem), a provider of chemical structure and reaction technology as well as data mining in chemical science documents. Under the new collaboration, research teams at CAS and InfoChem will work together to explore the technology frontiers in the field of cheminformatics.
Springer API Challenge 2.0 Now Open
Springer announced the Springer API (Application Programming Interface) Challenge 2.0, its second competition for original, noncommercial applications using its freely available metadata and content APIs. The Springer API Challenge 2.0 is a goal-directed competition.

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.

IT Masthead

Subscribe to Information Today (IT) and read great stories such as "Being Charitable: Librarian’s $4 Million Bequest Presents Cautionary Tale" and "Million Image Database Preserves World Cultural Legacies."

And don't forget to check out the sample Digital Edition of IT, which features bonus online-only content!

Bookshelf

The Future Scholar

The Future Scholar
Researching and Teaching the Frameworks for Writing and Information Literacy
Edited by Randall McClure and James P. Purdy

In The Future Scholar—third in an award-winning series from editors Randall McClure and James P. Purdy—two dozen teachers, librarians, administrators, and writing center professionals share their expertise and insights on successfully utilizing the frameworks for writing and information literacy. The result is an important book for any educator who wants to better understand, evaluate, and teach the literacies critical to equipping our students as effective consumers and producers of information.

2016/368 pp/hardbound | ISBN 978-1-57387-530-1
Regular Price: $59.50 | Web Order Price: $53.55

Conference Connection

CONFERENCE CALENDAR 

Dec. 6, How to Make Content More Discoverable Through SEO (ALPSP Training Course)
Place: London
Sponsor/Organizer: Association of Learned & Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP)
URL: alpsp.org/Events-Training/How-to-Make-Content-More-Discoverable-Through-SEO/30585

Dec. 6–8, Research Applications, Information and Library Studies (RAILS) 2016
Place: Wellington, New Zealand
Sponsor/Organizer: School of Information Management at the Victoria University of Wellington
URL: railsconference.com/rails-2016

Dec. 7, Making Certain Digital Content is Preserved: Archiving Digital Resources (NISO Virtual Conference)
Place: Online only
Sponsor/Organizer: National Information Standards Organization (NISO)
URL: niso.org/news/events/2016/virtual_conference/dec7_virtualconf

Dec. 11–14, The 2016 International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2016)
Place: Dublin
Sponsor/Organizer: Association for Information Systems (AIS)
URL: icis2016.aisnet.org

Dec. 12–15, IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM 2016)
Place: Barcelona, Spain
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing committee
URL: icdm2016.eurecat.org

Dec. 13–16, International Conference on Digital Libraries 2016 (ICDL 2016)
Place: New Delhi
Sponsor/Organizer: The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
URL: teriin.org/events/icdl

Dec. 14–16, The 6th World Congress on Information and Communication Technologies (WICT'16)
Place: Porto, Portugal
Sponsor/Organizer: Machine Intelligence Research Labs (MIR Labs)
URL: mirlabs.org/wict16

... View our complete conference calendar here.

ITI Blogs

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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, 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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