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Thursday, May 24, 2012

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NewsBreaks
Google Unveils Knowledge Graph
by Phil Britt
Google introduced what it calls its "Knowledge Graph," designed to "understand real-world entities and their relationships to one another: things, not strings." According to the blog post from Amit Singhal, Google senior vice president of engineering, the Google Knowledge Graph is "an intelligent model—in geek-speak, a ‘graph'—that understands real-world entities and their relationships to one another: things, not strings. Google's Knowledge Graph isn't just rooted in public sources such as Freebase, Wikipedia, and the CIA World Factbook. It's also augmented at a much larger scale—because we're focused on comprehensive breadth and depth. It currently contains more than 500 million objects, as well as more than 3.5 billion facts about and relationships between these different objects. And it's tuned based on what people search for, and what we find out on the web."

Weekly News Digests
ProQuest and Elsevier Health Expand Medical Licensing Agreement
ProQuest and Elsevier Health are expanding their long-standing relationship for licensing of the Lancet family of medical journals to include 36 additional health science titles from Elsevier in ProQuest's information products. The new 3-year agreement enables the full text of these journals to be discovered within the context of libraries' entire ProQuest collections.
Gale Digitizes Entire Run of Popular Liberty Magazine
The historical archive of Liberty Magazine, long considered one of the greatest magazines in America, is now available in a digital format from Gale, part of Cengage Learning. The Liberty Magazine Historical Archive, 1924-1950 is a complete digitization of the entire run of Liberty Magazine, nearly 1,400 issues, and contains more than 17,000 fiction and nonfiction articles and thousands of advertisements all in a searchable, full-color format.
EBSCO Publishing Releases Nine New Audiobook Collections
EBSCO Publishing released nine new audiobook collections in popular genres, providing public libraries with a quick and convenient way to begin or expand their audiobook offerings. The latest audiobook sets focus on niche areas of fiction and nonfiction.

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).

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ITI Blogs

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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: Deborah Poulson
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Email: dpoulson@infotoday.com