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Thursday, May 03, 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
Look for Circulating Law Ebooks at a Library Near You
by Carol Ebbinghouse
LexisNexis and OverDrive announced that they have agreed to create customized ebook lending and management services, offering "the largest collection of authoritative legal ebook content on all major mobile devices and desktop platforms." I have to admit that I like both companies. So, when these two corporate friends announced that they got together on a digital library, I delved into the announcement with high anticipation. The LexisNexis Digital Library offers access to LexisNexis' growing collection of more than 1,100 ebooks through OverDrive.

Weekly News Digests
CrossRef Launches CrossMark Update Identification Service
CrossRef, a not-for-profit membership association of publishers, launched the CrossMark update identification service. The CrossMark system will alert researchers to important changes that may occur to published scholarly content and will highlight important publication record information. The CrossMark service has been piloted by several CrossRef member publishers for the past year.
Ancestry.com Inc. to Acquire Archives.com
Ancestry.com Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Archives.com, a family history website, for about $100 million in cash and assumed liabilities. This transaction will enable Ancestry.com to add a differentiated service targeted to a complementary segment of the growing family history category. In addition, Ancestry.com will welcome a team of engineers, digital marketers, and family history innovators into the Ancestry.com fold and gain access to a proprietary technology platform that has supported Archives.com's rapid growth.
Ebook Consumers Say Yes to Tablets, Says BISG Study
Ebook consumers' preference for tablets is accelerating rapidly as dedicated e-readers drop in popularity, according to the Book Industry Study Group's (BISG) closely watched "Consumer Attitudes Toward E-Book Reading" survey. The second installment in Volume Three of the study shows that, over the course of just 6 months, consumers' "first choice" preference for dedicated e-readers such as those from Amazon and Barnes & Noble declined from 72% to 58%. Tablet devices are now the most preferred reading device for more than 24% of ebook buyers, up from less than 13% in August 2011.

NewsLink Spotlight
Online Consumer Privacy in the Spotlight
by Paula J. Hane
Choose Privacy Week is a national public awareness campaign that aims to educate the public on how to protect their privacy and understand their rights. This year, Choose Privacy Week is being held May 1-7, 2012. The timing for this public awareness campaign couldn't have been better. Within the past week, we've seen controversial cybersecurity legislation highlighted in the news and high-profile media coverage of Google's latest investigation by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

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.


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Editor: Brandi Scardilli
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