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Thursday, March 22, 2012

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NewsBreaks
Aloha Encyclopaedia Britannica Print Edition
by Nicholas G. Tomaiuolo
On March 13, 2012, no bugler played taps for Encyclopaedia Britannica,'s final print edition. But expressions of condolences outnumbered celebratory comments by 5 to 1 at the official Britannica.com blog where "Change: It's Really Okay," told the story of the passing of a printed reference work that is almost a quarter of a millennium old. The terse eulogy commemorated the 32 volumes noting that they were "a source of enlightenment as well as a comfort to their owners and users around the world." It continued, "But in a larger sense this is just another historical data point in the evolution of human knowledge."

Weekly News Digests
LexisNexis Acquires Law360
LexisNexis announced that it has acquired Portfolio Media, the parent company of Law360, an online provider of legal news and analysis for business lawyers, primarily in the U.S. Law360 publishes breaking news and analysis with a particular focus on high-stakes litigation across more than 30 practice areas. This content is distributed through online daily newsletters that are read by more than 100,000 law firm and business professionals, ranging from litigators, corporate counsel, and transactional attorneys to law librarians and legal administrators.
Two Dozen Bipartisan Co-Sponsors Add Their Support to FRPAA
Fresh on the heels of the well-attended Congressional briefing on the issue of public access to the results of taxpayer funded research on March 19, 2012, 24 new bipartisan co-sponsors have officially been added to the roster of supporters for H.R. 4004, The Federal Research Public Access Act. Heather Joseph, executive director of SPARC, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, reported on the briefing and the new co-sponsors.
New EBSCOhost Premium Channel in QUOSA System
EBSCO Publishing and QUOSA, an Elsevier company, partnered to create an EBSCOhost Premium Channel in the QUOSA System. The partnership enables mutual customers to use EBSCOhost in conjunction with QUOSA's powerful management tools to monitor scientific literature and manage related workflows.

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?

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Bookshelf

The Future Scholar

The Future Scholar
Researching and Teaching the Frameworks for Writing and Information Literacy
Edited by Randall McClure and James P. Purdy

In The Future Scholar—third in an award-winning series from editors Randall McClure and James P. Purdy—two dozen teachers, librarians, administrators, and writing center professionals share their expertise and insights on successfully utilizing the frameworks for writing and information literacy. The result is an important book for any educator who wants to better understand, evaluate, and teach the literacies critical to equipping our students as effective consumers and producers of information.

2016/368 pp/hardbound | ISBN 978-1-57387-530-1
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Conference Connection

CONFERENCE CALENDAR 

Dec. 6, How to Make Content More Discoverable Through SEO (ALPSP Training Course)
Place: London
Sponsor/Organizer: Association of Learned & Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP)
URL: alpsp.org/Events-Training/How-to-Make-Content-More-Discoverable-Through-SEO/30585

Dec. 6–8, Research Applications, Information and Library Studies (RAILS) 2016
Place: Wellington, New Zealand
Sponsor/Organizer: School of Information Management at the Victoria University of Wellington
URL: railsconference.com/rails-2016

Dec. 7, Making Certain Digital Content is Preserved: Archiving Digital Resources (NISO Virtual Conference)
Place: Online only
Sponsor/Organizer: National Information Standards Organization (NISO)
URL: niso.org/news/events/2016/virtual_conference/dec7_virtualconf

Dec. 11–14, The 2016 International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2016)
Place: Dublin
Sponsor/Organizer: Association for Information Systems (AIS)
URL: icis2016.aisnet.org

Dec. 12–15, IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM 2016)
Place: Barcelona, Spain
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing committee
URL: icdm2016.eurecat.org

Dec. 13–16, International Conference on Digital Libraries 2016 (ICDL 2016)
Place: New Delhi
Sponsor/Organizer: The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
URL: teriin.org/events/icdl

Dec. 14–16, The 6th World Congress on Information and Communication Technologies (WICT'16)
Place: Porto, Portugal
Sponsor/Organizer: Machine Intelligence Research Labs (MIR Labs)
URL: mirlabs.org/wict16

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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, covering everything from ASR to VUI, with lots of links, threads, and even a few pictures thrown in for good measure.


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