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Thursday, January 26, 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
Apple Announces Efforts to ‘Reinvent’ Textbooks
by Nancy K. Herther
In an effort to "reinvent" textbooks, Apple unveiled a suite of tools and resources geared to the K-12 education market on Jan. 19 at New York's Guggenheim Museum. In the first major product announcement since the passing of Steve Jobs, the three new products were introduced by Philip Schiller, Apple senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing: iBooks 2 for iPad app, iBooks Author, and an all-new iTunes U app. Apple also announced agreements with three major textbook publishers.

Weekly News Digests
EBSCO News From ALA Midwinter
EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) is set to benefit from the formal merging of EBSCO A-to-Z and LinkSource into EBSCO's overall discovery solution. The two resources, which are relied upon by thousands of universities and other institutions around the globe, will become an integrated part of EDS. And EBSCO Publishing has announced the release of the fifth and final series from the American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection. Series 5 includes more than 2,500 titles dating from 1866-1877.
Gale Outlines First Archives for Nineteenth Century Collections Online
Gale, part of Cengage Learning, announced the source libraries, collections, and plans for the first four modules of Nineteenth Century Collections Online, its global digitization and publishing program that brings together rare 19th-century primary source content. The company says that most of the content has never before been digitized, and a great deal of the content has never been captured for microfilm or been otherwise made available outside the source institution. Currently still in development, the modules will be available this spring.
ebrary Ships New Mobile App; Integrates with Baker & Taylor’s Title Source 3
ebrary, a ProQuest business, announced it launched a new app for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. Available on the App Store, the free new app gives researchers an optimized way to experience authoritative content—both online and offline—from multiple sources. ebrary also announced that a selection of more than 268,000 ebooks is now integrated with Title Source 3, Baker & Taylor's ordering platform used by academic, school, and public libraries worldwide.

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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