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Monday, April 09, 2012

Call for Speakers is Open!

If you are running an innovative program through your school library or media/technology center that is helping your students learn or your colleagues teach, or if you are willing to share your practical tips, tools, or techniques about using technology and the internet in schools, we want you!

Submit your proposal today! 

NewsBreaks
Big Data: The Future Is Now
by Laura Gordon-Murnane
Big Data is hot, hot, hot! Companies such as Google, IBM, Oracle, Netflix, Amazon, Facebook, and Microsoft are only a few that see Big Data not only as a gold mine of information but as a competitive necessity required to create new products; analyze, understand, and better serve the needs of customers; spot trends; look for patterns; and gain insights previously too expensive to examine. Big Data is transforming competitive opportunities in just about every industry sector including banking, insurance, manufacturing, retail, wholesale, healthcare, communications, transportation, construction, utilities, and education.

Weekly News Digests
BioMed Central, LabArchives to Link Data Sets With Journal Articles
BioMed Central, a longtime supporter of data sharing and the open data movement, has now partnered with LabArchives, LLC to shed further light on science's "dark data." Through this new collaboration, authors submitting articles to selected BioMed Central journals will be provided with complimentary subscriptions to an enhanced version of the popular LabArchives Electronic Laboratory Notebook (ELN) software.
International Name Authority Project Moves to OCLC
VIAF (Virtual International Authority File), a project that virtually combines multiple name authority files into a single name authority service, has transitioned to become an OCLC service. OCLC will continue to make VIAF openly accessible and will also work to incorporate VIAF into various OCLC services.
Tablets Become Newsstands for Digital Magazines Through Next Issue Media
Next Issue Media, a joint venture formed by five leading U.S.-based publishers—Condé Nast; Hearst Communications, Inc.; Meredith; News Corp.; and Time, Inc., launched a tablet newsstand designed specifically for Android tablets. The offering combines a catalog of 32 popular titles (with more expected later this year), a choice of unlimited access plans, a consistent magazine reading experience, and interactive content.

NewsLink Spotlight
Expanding Options for Ebooks
by Paula J. Hane
The market for ebooks continues to evolve so quickly that it's a challenge just keeping up with announcements—new book-related startups, ebookstores, ebook production technology, subscription platforms, and etextbook platforms. Publishers, distributors, and readers all have their share of challenges in dealing with the new technologies, tools, and formats. Here are some of the recently launched services that are aiming to redefine the book experience.

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"Tales From the Library Trenches, Part 1: Learning to Adapt"

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 infotoday.eu – 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.

ITI News

LOOKING FOR AUTHORS

Looking for something rewarding to do this summer? How about writing up your results for publication in Computers in Libraries magazine? The editors are looking for case studies and best practices articles by librarians on how to use APIs or any other programming technique to improve library services. Share the highlights of your library's strategic plan or 2020 vision. Or propose something else you'd like to report or share.

Submit your queries online at infotoday.com/cilmag/query.asp


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Editor: Brandi Scardilli
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Email: bscardilli@infotoday.com