Apple iPhone 5—What You Don’t See Matters
by Richard Oppenheim
Apple's iPhone 5 announcement arrived with a few bruises. The first iPhone was introduced to the world in January 2007 (first sold in June 2007) and changed everything about mobile communications. While this No. 5 iPhone has some sizzle, it enters into a crowd of alternative smartphones in 2012. All credit is due to Apple for what the iPhone has delivered for 5 years. An entire industry has developed with many hardware copies from Google, Samsung, Nokia, HTC, and Microsoft. The major new feature is the upgrade to iOS6 for all iPhones 3 and above. The fireworks dimmed a bit when customers discovered that the decision to replace the valuable Google Map crashed because the new Apple Maps App does not work. This huge fumble will cut into Apple's invincibility as the innovation leader.
MapLight Money and Politics Data Set Launches
MapLight, a nonpartisan research organization that reveals money's influence on politics, announced the launch of the MapLight Money and Politics Data Set, an easy-to-access, downloadable database of MapLight-enhanced Federal Elections Commission (FEC) campaign finance data for free public use. The data set includes all federal contributions, independent expenditures (including super PACs), and candidate and committee totals and will update regularly with the most current data from the FEC.
Elsevier’s Scopus Now Accessible Within EBSCO Discovery Service
EBSCO Publishing and Elsevier have agreed to allow mutual customers to access Scopus within EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS). Scopus is a bibliographic, abstract-and-citation database that Elsevier provides. The agreement enables researchers at institutions that subscribe to both Scopus and EDS to conduct their search via the single search box of EBSCO Discovery Service, access the extensive content in Scopus within the results, and be able to link to the full record. This agreement will benefit mutual customers by providing increased exposure to scientific, technical, medical, and social sciences content.
ProQuest Expands Support for Research in Arts and Humanities
Continuing its mission of making hard-to-find journals accessible to the world's researchers, ProQuest released the 10th collection in its Periodicals Archive Online. A landmark electronic trove of more than 700 digitized, fully searchable journal archives, Periodicals Archive Online accelerates the productivity of researchers with powerful and easy searching of 2 centuries' worth of international scholarly literature in the humanities and social sciences.
Pew Research Center Provides Research and Data on Campaign 2012
by Paula J. Hane
As Barack Obama and Mitt Romney prepared for their first debate on Oct. 3, 2012, the issues at the top of the voters' agenda have changed little since 2008, according to a recent survey by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press. Conducted Sept. 12-16 among 3,019 adults, including 2,424 registered voters, the results show that 87% of registered voters say that the economy will be very important to their vote, while 83% say jobs will be very important to their vote.
Buying and Selling Information
A Guide for Information Professionals and Salespeople to Build Mutual Success
by Michael L. Gruenberg
Both sides of the negotiating table are represented in this practical and much-needed guide by Michael Gruenberg, a veteran of the electronic information field. With over 30 years selling information to a wide variety of libraries, Gruenberg's time-tested tips, techniques, and strategies will be welcomed by both information professionals and sales professionals
2014/232 pp softbound | ISBN 978-1-57387-478-6 | Regular Price: $49.50 | Pre-Order Price: $29.70
March 2–4, SPARC 2014 Open Access Meeting
Place: Kansas City, Mo.
Sponsor/Organizer: Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC)
March 4–7, iConference 2014: Breaking Down Walls: Culture, Context, Computing
Sponsor/Organizer: iSchools Organization
March 5, ALPSP Training Course: Developing Open Access and Hybrid Journals
Sponsor/Organizer: Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP)
March 5–6, Library Publishing Forum 2014
Place: Kansas City, Mo.
Sponsor/Organizer: Library Publishing Coalition
March 11–13, SMX West (Search Marketing Expo)
Place: San Jose, Calif.
Sponsor/Organizer: Third Door Media
March 11–15, PLA 2014 Conference
Sponsor/Organizer: Public Library Association (PLA)
March 13–16, Leipzig Book Fair
Place: Leipzig, Germany
Sponsor/Organizer: Leipziger Messe
March 18–20, The Fourth International Conference on Digital Information Processing and Communications (ICDIPC2014)
Place: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Sponsor/Organizer: Society of Digital Information and Wireless Communications (SDIWC)
March 18–20, ILLiad International Conference
Place: Virginia Beach, Va.
Sponsor/Organizer: Atlas Systems, Inc.
March 19–20, The Seventh Annual Library Technology Conference
Place: St. Paul, Minn.
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing Committee
March 21–24, Paris Book Fair
Sponsor/Organizer: Reed Expositions France
March 22–24, The 4th International Conference on Information Systems and Technologies (ICIST 2014)
Place: Valencia, Spain
Sponsor/Organizer: International Journal of Information Systems and Technologies (IJIST)
March 25–26, SMX Munich (Search Marketing Expo)
Sponsor/Organizer: Rising Media, Third Door Media
March 26–28, Research Data Access and Preservation Summit 2014 (RDAP14)
Place: San Diego
Sponsor/Organizer: Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T)
March 27–28, The 2nd International Conference on Information Technology and Science (ICITS 2014)
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing Committee
March 28–April 7, The 12th Bangkok International Book Fair 2014
Sponsor/Organizer: Publishers and Booksellers Association of Thailand (PUBAT)
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