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Thursday, February 02, 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
New Crowdfunding Initiative to ‘Unglue’ Ebooks Launches in Alpha
by Paula J. Hane
Imagine this: a site that wants people to donate money for a book they love so others can read and enjoy it. It's an altruistic public-broadcasting kind of model called Unglue.It that its founder says can work for making ebooks more accessible. Unglue.It hopes to offer a win-win solution to readers who want to read and share their favorite books conveniently and to rightsholders who want to be rewarded for their works.

Weekly News Digests
WorldCat Local Users to Search SciVerse ScienceDirect Journals and Ebooks
OCLC and Elsevier signed an agreement that will make the full text from Elsevier's SciVerse ScienceDirect journals and ebooks available to users of OCLC's WorldCat Local, OCLC's discovery and delivery service, that offers access to more than 922 million items through a single search box. Authenticated users from subscribing libraries can then access the full text of these journals and ebooks. The new full-text searching feature is in addition to indexing and abstracts from Elsevier already available through WorldCat Local.
Infotrieve Launches New Features for Mobile Library
Infotrieve, Inc. announced a new release of its cloud-based Mobile Library, updated with an improved search function, additional features for Personal & Shared Libraries and general user interface enhancements. This new release also integrates the Mobile Library with Infotrieve's BRAVO, a web-based aggregation platform that simplifies bulk ordering of reprints and eprints.
McGraw-Hill Announces Enhancements to AccessEngineering Platform
McGraw-Hill announced the launch of its new AccessEngineering platform, featuring technological and user interface improvements designed to raise the bar for learning and accessibility of engineering content. Redesigned to meet the needs of engineering professionals, students, and faculty, the online reference features a completely new user interface, providing users with faster, more accurate and more relevant searches; improved navigation; and a curated aggregation of up to the minute global engineering news.

NewsLink Spotlight
ProQuest Works to Integrate Assets and Services
by Paula J. Hane
Last summer, ProQuest welcomed Kurt Sanford as its new CEO. He has now had 6 months leading the company and has already made his mark with a reorganization of leadership, new customer focus, and product migrations and integrations. I had a chance to visit with him during ALA Midwinter in Dallas and get an update on the corporate strategy he is implementing and his thoughts on the industry.

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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