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Thursday, May 10, 2012

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NewsBreaks
Barnes & Noble and Microsoft Form ‘Newco’—A New Chapter for Ebooks
by Nancy K. Herther
On April 30, 2012, Microsoft (MS) and Barnes & Noble (BN) announced the end of their ongoing litigation and a joint partnership to further develop the NOOK and ebooks lines. The joint press release called this "a strategic partnership in a new BN subsidiary, which will build upon the history of strong innovation in digital reading technologies from both companies. The partnership will accelerate the transition to e-reading, which is revolutionizing the way people consume, create, share, and enjoy digital content." The new entity, now called Newco, will include BN's digital and college businesses—there is no date for this spin-off.

Weekly News Digests
EBSCO Releases Ebook Subscription Collection for Business Professionals
EBSCO Publishing released its first ebook subscription collection for corporations. BusinessCore is designed to support the learning and research needs of business professionals. The collection is available as an annual subscription with unlimited access to the content. The BusinessCore collection includes thousands of full text ebook titles from leading publishers. New titles will be added on a monthly basis.
Thomson CompuMark Launches 136 New Trademark Databases
Thomson CompuMark, a Thomson Reuters Intellectual Property & Science business and a provider of trademark searching and brand protection solutions, announced plans to launch 136 new databases for its SAEGIS on SERION online trademark screening solution. The company says the addition of this content will make Thomson CompuMark the world's largest provider of trademark screening data, covering 186 countries and registers.
ProQuest Joins 1940 U.S. Census Community Project
ProQuest is joining forces with Archives.com, FamilySearch International, findmypast.com, and the National Association of Records and Archives in the 1940 US Census Community Project, a collaborative effort to index the contents of the newly released U.S. 1940 Census. ProQuest will add the new census content to its HeritageQuest Online service. ProQuest's participation in the project provides major financial support to the indexing effort, which enables all its partners to ingest content more affordably, providing timely delivery to their users.

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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