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Thursday, July 26, 2012

WebSearch University

Take your search skills to the next level!

Today's difficult economy requires info pros to keep on top of technological tweaks and resource changes. To distinguish themselves from the casual searcher, info pros need to deliver relevant results in a timely and professional manner. They must recognize high quality sources.

WebSearch University teaches researchers how to maximize the value of Google, efficiently use other major search engines, discover targeted search engines, and cost-effectively deliver results. At WebSearch University, internet searchers improve their skills, add to their intelligence quotient, and refresh their search competencies.

NewsBreaks
Springer for Research & Development Caters to Corporate Markets
by Barbara Brynko
When researchers speak, Springer Science+Business Media listens. That's the core philosophy behind Springer's latest platform designed to serve the needs of corporate researchers. Springer for Research & Development joins the company's expanding portfolio of content, tools, and products for the STM market. All of the articles for Springer for Research & Development are taken from SpringerLink, Springer's online platform for the academic market--but the materials are optimized for corporate customers' needs in an all-new platform.

Weekly News Digests
Kno Delivers New Platform for Elsevier’s Pageburst Digital Books
Elsevier, a provider of scientific, technical, and medical information products and services, announced that Kno, Inc. will provide its newest platform option for one of Elsevier's lines of digital books. Pageburst, which encompasses Elsevier's nursing and health professions books in a digital format, will now offer even more flexibility and user-friendly learning features through the addition of the new Kno platform.
Persée Content Now Searchable via EBSCO Discovery Service
Persée content is now available via EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) from EBSCO Publishing. Due to a recent agreement with Persée, EDS now indexes scientific French journals in the field of humanities. EDS offers metadata for all Persée content and searchable full-text for freely available content. This addition confirms EBSCO's commitment to continually expand international content in EDS.
New Portal for Earth Science Data Exploration
As research in the earth and environmental sciences evolves to become more data-intensive, the ability to discover, integrate, and analyze massive amounts of heterogeneous scientific information has become critical to enabling researchers to address complex questions about the environment and our role within it. DataONE, the Data Observation Network for Earth, released technology capable of providing researchers access to globally distributed, networked data from a single point of discovery.

NewsLink Spotlight
The Challenging Landscape of Ebooks in Libraries
by Paula J. Hane
The overall growth in digital content of all kinds, and in particular, the growing importance and acceptance of ebooks, has clearly presented great opportunities for libraries, as well as plenty of challenges. Many libraries are coping with decreasing budgets while at the same time experiencing increased demand for content and services. Challenges include limited availability of ebooks from publishers, increasing demands for tech support with ebook readers and mobile devices, cumbersome borrowing processes, and minimal discoverability of ebook content. Two recent reports shed some light on the current situation, providing interesting statistics and perspectives.

Bookshelf
More Library Mashups
 
 
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More Library Mashups
Exploring New Ways to Deliver Library Data
Edited by Nicole C. Engard

Nicole Engard follows up her highly-regarded 2009 book with a fresh collection of mashup projects that virtually any library can emulate, customize, and build upon. In More Library Mashups, Engard and 24 creative library professionals describe how they are mashing up free and inexpensive digital tools and techniques to improve library services and meet everyday (and unexpected) challenges.

Examples from libraries of all types are designed to help even non-programmers share and add value to digital content.

2015/376 pp/softbound | ISBN 978-1-57387-498-4
Regular Price: $45.00 | Web Order Price: $40.50
Ebook versions also available

Conference Connection

CONFERENCE CALENDAR 

July 13–14, The 5th International Conference on Web Intelligence, Mining and Semantics (WIMS’15)
Place: Limassol, Cyprus
Sponsor/Organizer: University of Cyprus
URL: cyprusconferences.org/wims2015

July 13–16, IEEE CBI (Conference on Business Informatics) 2015
Place: Lisbon, Portugal
Sponsor/Organizer: IEEE Computer Society, IEEE Portugal Section, and INESC
URL: cbi2015.inesc.pt

July 14, ALPSP Training Course: Effective Journals Marketing
Place: London
Sponsor/Organizer: ALPSP (Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers)
URL: alpsp.org/Ebusiness/Meetings/Meeting.aspx?ID=418

July 18–21, AALL (American Association of Law Libraries) 2015: The 108th Annual Meeting & Conference
Place: Philadelphia
Sponsor/Organizer: American Association of Law Libraries (AALL)
URL: aallnet.org/conference

July 22–24, Openness and Intellectual Property Workshop
Place: Philadelphia
Sponsor/Organizer: International Society for the History and Theory of Intellectual Property
URL: criticallegalthinking.com/2014/11/04/cfp-openness-intellectual-property

July 22–24, The European Conference on Data Mining (ECDM’15)
Place: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Sponsor/Organizer: IADIS (International Association for Development of the Information Society)
URL: datamining-conf.org

July 27–30, The 2nd Annual International Conference on Library and Information Science
Place: Athens, Greece
Sponsor/Organizer: Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER)
URL: atiner.gr/library.htm

July 29–30, ICIKM 2015 (The 4th International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management)
Place: Shanghai
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing committee
URL: icikm.org

... View our complete conference calendar here.

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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