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Thursday, October 11, 2012

APA Handbook of Behavior Analysis

This 2-volume handbook reviews the essential areas of modern laboratory research in behavior analysis.  Developed for students, researchers, and clinicians concerned with best practice, this handbook provides comprehensive coverage of the logic, clinical utility, and methods of single-case research designs, and walks readers through the design, data collection, and data analysis phases.  

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NewsBreaks
Google’s Settlement With Publishers Does Not Resolve All Library Project Issues
by George H. Pike
After more than 7 years of litigation, Google and The Association of American Publishers (AAP) reached a settlement over Google's ongoing Library Project to scan books from public and academic libraries and make the content available over Google. The settlement permits the project to continue, but it gives U.S. publishers the power to choose whether to make their books available through Google or to have them removed. However, the settlement does not resolve the claims made by The Authors Guild and individual authors that the project violates their copyrights. Those claims remain tied up in litigation, notwithstanding previous efforts at reaching a settlement.

Weekly News Digests
EBSCO Adds Health Economic Evaluations Database
The Health Economic Evaluations Database (HEED), containing information on studies of cost-effectiveness and other forms of economic evaluation of medicines, is now available from EBSCO Publishing. Initially developed as a joint initiative between the Office of Health Economics (OHE) and the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations (IFPMA), HEED provides comparative analysis of costs and consequences about medicines and other healthcare interventions from around the world for informed decision making.
Presidential Documents App Available From GPO, National Archives
The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) and the National Archives' Office of the Federal Register (OFR) released a mobile web app on the daily public activities of the President of the United States. The app is part of both agencies' efforts to support The White House's digital strategy for the federal government by ensuring the American people have access to government information on any device. The Presidential Documents app includes executive orders, speeches, communications to Congress and federal agencies, as well as White House announcements.
Chemical Abstracts Service Upgrades SciFinder
CAS, the American Chemical Society division and leading authority for chemical information, announced significant improvements to SciFinder, the search software for chemistry research. The latest enhancements improve evaluation of reaction answer sets and allow easier collaboration with other SciFinder users. Scientists can now group reactions in answer sets according to more than 500 commonly known reaction types (e.g., reduction of nitro compounds to amines), which will help in examining the diversity of a large set of reactions quickly.

NewsLink Spotlight
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.

ILI 2017

INTERNET LIBRARIAN INTERNATIONAL

THE LIBRARY INNOVATION CONFERENCE

 October 17 & 18, London

ILI's Programme Director, Val Skelton, celebrates librarian superpowers. 
Librarians are leaders in tech, organizational influencers, expert marketers (often working with a zero budget), change managers, skilled data crunchers and expert internet searchers--and so much more. ILI's conference programme celebrates the incredible range of roles, skills, and initiatives librarians are carrying out every day. Over two days this October, six conference tracks highlight the importance of the internet librarian's role.

THE NEW LIBRARY, THE NEW LIBRARIAN – exploring some of the strategies, structures, teams, skills, services and collaborations librarians are using to ensure they stay at the cutting edge.

USERS, UX, AND USAGE – understanding how libraries are working with users to redesign services, spaces, and to understand usage.

CONTENT CREATIVITY – investigating how libraries are creating, curating, and marketing digital collections, how librarians are publishers in their own right, and how they are driving collaborative content creation.

FIGHT THE FAKE, FIND THE FACTS – celebrating two of the librarian's super powers--advanced search techniques and nurturing information integrity--in a post-truth/multi-truth era.

MARKETING THE LIBRARY – sharing stories of librarians who are influencing use and expanding audiences for their services and collections from the DJ librarian to the digital storyteller.

NEW SCHOLARLY COMMUNICATIONS – exploring why the scholarly communications landscape is changing, and what this means for libraries and information professionals.

In addition to a series of one-hour workshops - ILI Extra - covering a wide range of specialised skills and topics, from tech topics to personal development, ILI also hosts two one-day pre-conference workshops:

Websearch Academy 2017 explores the intricacies of research on the web. Our global expert speakers look at advanced search, evaluation of search engines, apps relevant to serious research, social media search, and analysis of search results.

Marketing Your Library Service: Principles and Actions--In libraries we spend so much time curating our content and services that sometimes we don’t put enough focus on telling people about what we do. We do so much, but how do we ensure people hear about what we offer and understand what we do?

ILI 2017 GIF

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 infotoday.eu – 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, covering everything from ASR to VUI, with lots of links, threads, and even a few pictures thrown in for good measure.


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