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Monday, January 09, 2012


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NewsBreaks
New IMLS Strategic Plan 2012-2016
by Barbie E. Keiser
Every 5 years, federal government agencies create a roadmap for themselves, and the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is no exception. In December 2011, the agency unveiled its Strategic Plan, 2012-2016: Creating a Nation of Learners that places the nation's 17,500 museums and 123,000 libraries at the heart of education enhancement opportunities for all Americans.

Weekly News Digests
NISO Releases Updated Draft of SERU
The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) announced the availability of a draft update of SERU: A Shared Electronic Resource Understanding for public comment (NISO RP-7-201X) through Feb. 19, 2012. SERU offers publishers and libraries the opportunity to save the time and the costs associated with a negotiated and signed license agreement for eresources by both content provider and customer agreeing to operate within a framework of shared understanding and good faith. The SERU framework provides a set of common understandings for parties to reference as an alternative to a formal license when conducting business.
'Yes We Scan' Petition Sent to President
Carl Malamud (Public Resources.Org) and John Podesta (Center for American Progress) launched a petition drive calling upon the federal government to create a Federal Scanning Commission. Quoting from the petition organizers' Letter to the President, "To date, thinking about digitization has been piecemeal. Individual agencies have thought about the problem in terms of prototypes and pilots. Only the White House can bring these efforts together under one roof and begin to think in terms of a national digitization strategy for our federal government."
NewspaperDirect Delivers New Replica Editions for The New York Times Company
NewspaperDirect, Inc. announced that The New York Times selected its SmartEdition platform as the technology for delivering the Replica Editions of The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and the International Herald Tribune.

NewsLink Spotlight
Review of 2011 and Trends Watch 2012
by Paula J. Hane
What will you remember from 2011? Techies will no doubt focus on the iPad 2, iPhone 4S, the Kindle Fire, and the rest of the new Kindle family, and all the new apps for smartphones. Folks in the information industry will likely remember 2011 as one of adapting new technologies and testing viable business models for the new emerging information landscape. Librarians will likely remember it as a year of intense pressure to squeeze more eresources and services from their (shrinking) budgets.

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

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