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Monday, May 14, 2012

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NewsBreaks
'Academic Spring' Continues With Commentary on Open Access in the U.K.
by Abby Clobridge
As the open access (OA) movement gathers steam and garners attention outside of the academic and library communities, David Willetts, the U.K. Minister of State for Universities and Science, contributed to the dialogue with a speech presented on May 2 at the Publishers Association's annual meeting and a companion opinion piece published in The Guardian on May 1. Most of his comments reiterated strong support from the U.K. government for making research outputs publicly accessible as a means of enabling innovation. He also emphasized that the question is no longer whether to make research publicly accessible, but how to do it in a viable, sustainable way. Willetts' remarks are the latest commentary during the past few weeks that many have dubbed "the academic spring" in the form of uproar from scholars, universities, policymakers, research funding agencies, and others demanding a new model for scholarly communication to fund research publications, disseminate research findings, and enable new types of research and analysis on research outputs.

Weekly News Digests
Ex Libris Announces the Launch of Rosetta 3.0
Ex Libris Group announced the release of version 3.0 of the Rosetta digital preservation system, which provides a new user interface, advanced search options, a collection management module, and other management and preservation features.
Mendeley Institutional Edition Powered by Swets Goes Live
Mendeley Institutional Edition (MIE) Powered by Swets goes live. The MIE is for academic institutions and research groups, who want to provide improved services to researchers. It combines a premium version of the Mendeley research worktool that gives the most productive integrated combination of reference management, research content discovery, and collaboration; and gives libraries the unique analytics that lets them connect content use with consequent research publications and the readership of these publications. These analytics also help the library identify how to continuously improve their services. This is a cloud-based, real-time platform.
Cengage Learning and Blackboard Introduce Digital Content Integration
Cengage Learning and Blackboard, Inc. announced the availability of an integrated solution that gives instructors and students streamlined access to Cengage Learning's digital learning solutions and core curriculum content directly through the Blackboard Learn learning management system.

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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