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Thursday, April 12, 2012

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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.

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Conference Connection


Nov. 2–3, The 5th International Summit of the Book 2016
Place: Limerick, Ireland
Sponsor/Organizer: Library of Congress, Library Association of Ireland (LAI), the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP), Libraries Northern Ireland, and the National Library of Ireland

Nov. 5–7, The 5th International Conference on Health Information Science (HIS 2016)
Place: Shanghai
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing committee

Nov. 9–11, The 8th International Joint Conference on Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (IC3K 2016)
Place: Porto, Portugal
Sponsor/Organizer: Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication (INSTICC)

Nov. 12–14, OpenCon 2016
Place: Washington, D.C.
Sponsor/Organizer: SPARC and the Right to Research Coalition

Nov. 14–15, Taxonomy Boot Camp 2016
Place: Washington, D.C.
Sponsor/Organizer: Information Today, Inc.

Nov. 14–16, World Congress on Internet Security (WorldCIS-2016)
Place: London
Sponsor/Organizer: Infonomics Society and IEEE UK/RI Computer Chapter

Nov. 14–17, KMWorld 2016
Place: Washington, D.C.
Sponsor/Organizer: Information Today, Inc.

Nov. 15–17, Enterprise Search & Discovery 2016
Place: Washington, D.C.
Sponsor/Organizer: Information Today, Inc.

Nov. 16–17, SharePoint Symposium 2016
Place: Washington, D.C.
Sponsor/Organizer: Information Today, Inc.

Nov. 28–30, The 12th International Conference on Innovations in Information Technology (IIT'16)
Place: Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing committee

Nov. 28–30, Semantic Web in Libraries (SWIB16)
Place: Bonn, Germany
Sponsor/Organizer: German National Library of Economics/Leibniz Information Centre for Economics (ZBW) and North Rhine-Westphalian Library Service Centre

Nov. 29–30, Gilbane Digital Content Conference 2016
Place: Boston
Sponsor/Organizer: Information Today, Inc. 

... View our complete conference calendar here.

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, 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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