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Thursday, April 12, 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
Ebook Tsunami—From Antitrust to Burgeoning Sales
by Nancy K. Herther
Ebooks are becoming a tsunami on the landscape of publishing and reading. In the past few weeks, we have seen an enormous amount of information, new studies, and major lawsuits that collectively point to major dislocations and disintermediation in the world of reading for everyone concerned—publishers, authors, librarians, booksellers, and readers. Here's a quick rundown of the latest developments.

Weekly News Digests
SPIE Digital Library Extends Archiving
SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, will add conference proceedings and journal articles this year under its imprint that are currently available only in print to its SPIE Digital Library. The addition will extend the digital collection to the beginning of the society's publishing program. SPIE is also moving the library to a new platform. Beginning this summer, the SPIE Digital Library will be delivered via Silverchair.
New EBSCOhost Collection Manager to Help Libraries With Ebooks and Audiobooks
EBSCO Publishing is making it easier for library staff to search for ebooks and audiobooks and add them to their collections with the new EBSCOhost Collection Manager (ECM). ECM can be used to search or browse for ebooks and audiobooks by title, author, publisher, and more or make selections from the Subject Sets or Featured Collections created by EBSCO. ECM can also help libraries create and manage lists of titles they want to expose to patron-driven acquisition (PDA), manage deposits, and determine which ownership models to apply to the various ebooks and audiobooks in their collections.
More Than 30,000 Spanish Language Titles in eBooks Kindle en Español
Amazon.com, Inc. has a new Spanish-language ebook store within the Amazon.com Kindle Store titled "eBooks Kindle en Español." The service includes additional features specially implemented for U.S. Spanish-speaking customers such as extensive help pages and phone and email customer support in Spanish. U.S. customers can now shop for Spanish-language books in the new store on Amazon.com or set any Kindle device to access a customized shopping experience designed for books in Spanish.

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.

How to Fix Facebook's Fake News Problem

How to Fix Facebook's Fake News Problem (4:16)

The Accidental Data Scientist author Amy Affelt discusses leading technology experts' recommended remedies for fixing Facebook's fake news problem in this clip from Computers in Libraries 2018.

ITI Blogs

If you regularly read blogs, add these to your reader:

ITI Conference Blog libconf.com – covering ITI's library conferences worldwide.

ILI365/InfoToday Europe Blog infotoday.eu – news and ideas for, and by, innovative info pros from around the world, throughout the year.

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

The Information Advisor's Guide to Internet Research

Edited by Robert Berkman, The Information Advisor’s Guide to Internet Research explores, evaluates, and provides critical analysis of free and fee-based information resources, web-based services, and search strategies to help you maximize your time and keep you up-to-date on the internet's role in research.

IAG

In addition to at least one feature by business specialist Berkman, each issue of The Information Advisor’s Guide to Internet Research includes an in-depth article by Ran Hock, author of The Extreme Searcher book series and well-known seminar speaker, who checks out a major web resource.

Four regular columns are rotated; two appear each issue and give readers suggestions for cool internet tools to check out (Brian Smith McCallum, M.L.S., public and academic librarian); sites to turn to for more scholarly research needs (Briana McGuckin, reference and instructional librarian); sites to go to that provide information for the common good (Susan Fingerman, retired librarian instructor, STEM); and sites that give you “big data” facts and figures on a range of topics (Jackie Shane, former reference librarian).

Download your free copy of the June 2018 issue now!


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Computers in Libraries magazine has posted its 2019 editorial calendar and has issued a call for article proposals at infotoday.com/cilmag/contrib.shtml#themes.


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