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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Computers in Libraries 2012

Computers in Libraries is the most comprehensive North American conference and exhibition concentrating on all aspects of library technology. The 2012 program is filled with ideas, leading-edge practices, tips, and techniques for creating innovative libraries. The emphasis is on thinking outside of the box, learning from other industries, finding strategic partners, and creating value for our user communities with new tools, techniques and skills that build innovative and priority services. 

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NewsBreaks
Research Works Act Could Challenge Public Access to Federally Funded Research
by Robin Peek
H.R. 3699, the Research Works Act, was introduced Dec. 23, 2011, by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and committee member Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY). According to the Association of American Publishers (AAP) website, "The legislation is aimed at preventing regulatory interference with private-sector research publishers in the production, peer review and publication of scientific, medical, technical, humanities, legal and scholarly journal articles." Put another way, it is designed to thwart activities such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Public Access Policy, which requires scientists to submit final peer-reviewed journal manuscripts that arise from NIH funds to the digital archive PubMed Central upon acceptance for publication.

Weekly News Digests
PsycTESTS Will Be Available Via EBSCOhost
EBSCO Publishing and the American Psychological Association signed an agreement that will enable PsycTESTS to be accessible via EBSCOhost. PsycTESTS provides academic institutions, mental health centers, hospitals, and government agencies access to descriptive summaries, full text, and relevant citations on the development and assessment of tests and measures.
Introducing Mendeley Institutional Edition Powered by Swets
Information services provider Swets and Mendeley, creators of the online reference management and academic social networking tool, announced the launch of Mendeley Institutional Edition powered by Swets. It provides an operating place within the Mendeley platform from which librarians can guide, support, and facilitate the research undertaken across their institution.
Springer Launches Interdisciplinary Open Access Journal SpringerPlus
Springer launched a new open access (OA) journal SpringerPlus as a further addition to the publishing company's SpringerOpen portfolio, underlining its flexible publication strategy. It is the publisher's first OA journal with a broad interdisciplinary approach covering the entire scientific spectrum. Papers from emerging areas of research are welcome.

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.

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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ITI Blogs

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ITI Conference Blog libconf.com – covering ITI's library conferences worldwide.

ILI365/InfoToday Europe Blog infotoday.eu – news and ideas for, and by, innovative info pros from around the world, throughout the year.

Streaming Media Blog –  www.streamingmedia.com/Articles/Blog – the go-to destination for opinion, analysis, and insights into the entire online video ecosystem, from glass to glass.


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