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Thursday, April 26, 2012



Information Today, Inc. Book Sale

ITI is offering a limited time discount to all of our customers. From Thursday, April 12 through Monday, May 14, 2012, receive 40% off all in-stock book purchases made through the ITI website. The discount is good on an unlimited number of orders placed during the sale period—and with more than 160 titles available, there’s something for everyone. 

When you check out at our online store, use the promo code ITINE to take advantage of the discount. 

This discount offer applies to the regular retail cover price of each book and cannot be combined with other discount offers.

NewsBreaks
Making Sense of Business Intelligence With FirstTweets
by Theresa Cramer
Twitter has quickly gone from being a quirky little microblogging site where you can find out what celebrities had for breakfast to a nearly indispensible digital marketing tool for brands. Using Twitter as a business intelligence tool, however, has presented a lengthy list of challenges to anyone with enough courage to try to ford the Twitter stream. Now FirstRain—a company specializing in enterprise customer intelligence—is aiming to help companies stem the tide of information overload with FirstTweets.

Weekly News Digests
Bilbary Announces Ebook Partnerships With The State Library of Kansas and Taylor & Francis
Bilbary, an internet-based, consumer ebook library and retail bookstore, announced partnerships with The State Library of Kansas and Taylor & Francis. Both partnerships will help Bilbary build its competitive platform, as well as add a number of titles to its growing ebook catalog.
Millions of Harvard Library Catalog Records Publicly Available
The Harvard Library announced it would make more than 12 million catalog records from Harvard's 73 libraries publicly available. The records contain bibliographic information about books, videos, audio recordings, images, manuscripts, maps, and more. The Harvard Library is making these records available in accordance with its Open Metadata Policy and under a Creative Commons 0 (CC0) public domain license.
Serials Solutions Announces Intota Development Partners
Serials Solutions, a ProQuest business unit, announced the institutions that are collaborating with the company to develop Intota, a Software-as-a-Service solution that supports the entire resource lifecycle for libraries, including selection, acquisition, cataloging, discovery, and fulfillment regardless of resource type. The six development partners reflect a broad spectrum of institutions and academic research libraries; from public and private, community college and university, to single university and consortia systems.

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


This newsletter is published by Information Today, Inc.
Editor: Deborah Poulson
Website: http://www.infotoday.com/NewsLink
Email: dpoulson@infotoday.com