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NewsBreaks
Amazon’s Squeeze on Booksellers Leads to Boycotts and Protests
by Nancy K. Herther
Following several recent skirmishes with bricks-and-mortar bookstores, Amazon is now tussling with an independent book distributor. On Feb. 21, Independent Publishers Group (IPG)—the country's second-largest independent book distributor—alerted its 400-plus publishing clients that "Amazon.com has failed to renew its agreement with IPG to sell Kindle titles." President Mark Suchomel noted that, "Amazon.com is putting pressure on publishers and distributors to change their terms for electronic and print books to be more favorable toward Amazon." Despite positive industry response, others wonder how long IPG can hold out against Amazon.

Weekly News Digests
Baker & Taylor Agreement With Smashwords to Bring Ebooks to Blio
Baker & Taylor, Inc., a distributor of digital and physical books, together with K-NFB Reading Technology, developer of the Blio e-reading application, announced a distribution agreement with Smashwords that will bring nearly 100,000 independently published ebooks to the Blio store. Blio is the feature-rich ereading application that allows readers to experience ereading in a new way and use their digital library across multiple devices. Smashwords is a distributor of indie (self-published) ebooks.
EBSCO Releases First Subscription Ebook Collection
EBSCO Publishing released its first subscription ebook collection. eBook Academic Subscription Collection supplies full-text ebooks covering a broad spectrum of academic subjects, from business to science and engineering to the humanities. Nearly 70,000 titles are included.
Latest Version of Thomson Reuters ProView E-Reader Platform Launches Globally
Thomson Reuters announced the global launch of the latest version of Thomson Reuters ProView, its professional e-reader platform. Currently available in the U.S., the U.K., Canada, and Australia, and soon to launch in other regions, the new version of Thomson Reuters ProView adds power and functionality to the first e-reader platform specifically built from the ground up for professionals, allowing users to interact with ebooks in entirely new ways.

NewsLink Spotlight
Update on Political Fact-Check Websites
by Paula J. Hane
As I write this, the U.S. is in the midst of a hotly contested GOP presidential primary. The countdown to "Super Tuesday" is 6 days, and the countdown to the election is 251 days. Some days, I think I've just had enough election news. It's exhausting for a voting individual to examine all the claims and statements made by the candidates. How do we keep up with who said what and check to see if it contradicts their earlier statements or twists the facts/statistics? Hardly a day goes by that I don't see an article that questions or outright refutes something said in a speech or debate. But which sites can we believe?

Bookshelf
Career Q&A
 
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Career Q&A
A Librarian's Real-Life, Practical Guide to Managing a Successful Career
By Susanne Markgren and Tiffany Eatman Allen

In Career Q&A, Susanne Markgren and Tiffany Eatman Allen examine events, transitions, struggles, and advances that encompass and define a librarian's career, answering a range of important questions library professionals face as they move through the various stages of their working lives.

For more than 10 years, Markgren and Allen have collaborated on the popular advice column "Career Q&A with the Library Career People." Here, blending their own best advice with tips and ideas from a number of their savvy peers, they guide current and aspiring information professionals in their pursuit of satisfying careers.

2013/240 pp/softbound | ISBN 978-1-57387-479-3
Regular Price: $39.50 | Web Orders: $23.70 | Ebook editions available

Conference Connection

CONFERENCE CALENDAR 

Sept. 3–5, International Symposium on Philosophy of Library and Information Science
Place: Kastamonu, Turkey
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing Committee
URL: kbbf2014.org/en/home_page

Sept. 4–5, The 15th European Conference on Knowledge Management (ECKM 2014)
Place: Santarém, Portugal
Sponsor/Organizer: Academic Conferences and Publishing International
URL: academic-conferences.org/eckm/eckm2014/eckm14-home.htm

Sept. 8–10, LWA (Learning, Knowledge, Adaptation) 2014
Place: Aachen, Germany
Sponsor/Organizer: German Computer Science Society
URL: dme.rwth-aachen.de/en/lwa2014

Sept. 8–10, The 1st Symposium on Information Management and Big Data (SIMBig 2014)
Place: Cuzco, Peru
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing Committee
URL: www.lirmm.fr/simbig2014

Sept. 10–11, International Conference on Information (ICI 2014)
Place: Johor, Malaysia
Sponsor/Organizer: Fakulti Pengurusan Maklumat, UiTM Johor and Persatuan Pustakawan Malaysia
URL: icief.uitm.edu.my

Sept. 10–12, ALPSP International Conference 2014
Place: London
Sponsor/Organizer: ALPSP (Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers) URL: alpsp.org/Ebusiness/TrainingAndEvents/ALPSPInternationalConference.aspx

Sept. 16–19, The 14th International Conference on Knowledge Technologies and Data-driven Business (i-KNOW 2014)
Place: Graz, Austria
Sponsor/Organizer: Know-Center and Graz University of Technology
URL: i-know.tugraz.at

Sept. 17, Commissioning Content: Working Effectively with Authors and Editors (ALPSP Training Course)
Place: London
Sponsor/Organizer: ALPSP (Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers)
URL: alpsp.org/Ebusiness/Meetings/Meeting.aspx?ID=374

Sept. 17–19, The 6th Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing (COASP)
Place: Paris
Sponsor/Organizer: Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA)
URL: oaspa.org/conference

Sept. 22–24, The Third International Conference on Informatics Engineering and Information Science (ICIEIS2014)
Place: Lodz, Poland
Sponsor/Organizer: Society of Digital Information and Wireless Communications (SDIWC)
URL: sdiwc.net/conferences/2014/icieis2014

Sept. 24, NISO Virtual Conference: Library Data in the Cloud
Place: Online only
Sponsor/Organizer: NISO (National Information Standards Organization)
URL: niso.org/news/events/2014/virtual/data_in_the_cloud

Sept. 25–26, The 1st Altmetrics Conference
Place: London
Sponsor/Organizer: Wellcome Trust, Altmetric, Springer Science+Business Media, PLOS, Elsevier, ARMA
URL: altmetricsconference.com

Sept. 28–30, 2014 International Library Symposium
Place: Gold Coast, Australia
Sponsor/Organizer: School Library Association of Queensland, Inc.
URL: www.tss.qld.edu.au/Parents_and_Students/Senior/SeniorLibrary/ILSTSS.aspx

Sept. 29–30, WebSearch University 2014
Place: Arlington, Va.
Sponsor/Organizer: Information Today, Inc.
URL: websearchu.com/2014

Sept. 29–Oct. 1, The 9th International Conference on Digital Information Management (ICDIM 2014)
Place: Bangkok
Sponsor/Organizer: IEEE Technology Management Council and DLINE
URL: icdim.org/index.html

 ... View our complete conference calendar here

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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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