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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.

3 Special Syntax Tips for Searching Twitter

3 Special Syntax Tips for Searching Twitter (2:51)

ResearchBuzz founder and editor Tara Calishain provides three indispensable syntax terms for more effective Twitter searches in this clip from her presentation at Computers in Libraries 2019.

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Conference Connection

CONFERENCE CALENDAR

Sept. 11–13, ALPSP Conference and Awards 2019
Place: Old Windsor, U.K.
Sponsor/Organizer: Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP)
URL: alpsp.org/Conference

Sept. 16–20, The 16th International Conference on Digital Preservation (iPRES 2019)
Place: Amsterdam
Sponsor/Organizer: Dutch Digital Heritage Network
URL: ipres2019.org

Sept. 20–25, The 15th International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition (ICDAR 2019)
Place: Sydney
Sponsor/Organizer: University of Technology Sydney (UTS)
URL: icdar2019.org

Sept. 23–25, The 18th International Conference on Perspectives in Business Informatics Research (BIR 2019)
Place: Katowice, Poland
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing committee
URL: bir2019.ue.katowice.pl

... View our complete conference calendar here.

ITI Blogs

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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.

Streaming Media Blog –  www.streamingmedia.com/Articles/Blog – the go-to destination for opinion, analysis, and insights into the entire online video ecosystem, from glass to glass.


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