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Thursday, January 19, 2012

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NewsBreaks
A Year of Exceptional Budget Challenges: USGS Shutters NBII
by Peggy Garvin
"As you are likely aware, this is a year of exceptional budget challenges." This may not be the first or last time U.S. government information users hear such words. In this case, the words introduce the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) [www.usgs.gov/] announcement of the decision to terminate funding of the National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII) program. USGS had managed and funded the NBII program, which the website described as "a broad, collaborative program to provide increased access to data and information on the nation's biological resources," since the late 1990s.

Weekly News Digests
Springer Open Choice Adopts Creative Commons Attribution License
Springer is bringing Open Choice, its hybrid open access (OA) option, into line with the fully OA journals published by BioMed Central and SpringerOpen. As a result, all OA content at Springer will be published under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) license.
OverDrive Adds Non-English Ebooks to Library Catalog
OverDrive, a global digital distributor of ebooks and audiobooks to libraries and schools, added thousands of foreign-language materials in dozens of genres to its catalog of more than 700,000 digital titles. OverDrive's online catalog, Content Reserve, which contains digital books in more than 50 languages, recently added popular and bestselling titles in Russian, Swedish, Portuguese, Italian, and Turkish, with thousands of Spanish ebooks coming soon.
Article Exchange Integrated Into WorldCat Resource Sharing Service
OCLC announced that, following a successful 5-month trial, the Article Exchange feature is now available within the WorldCat Resource Sharing service and, where available, through an ILLiad add-on. This new feature is available at no charge to OCLC libraries that use WorldCat Resource Sharing and ILLiad Resource Sharing Management Software and will be offered in WorldCat Navigator, in regions where available, and VDX later this year.

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

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 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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