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NewsBreaks
Copyright Clearance Center Launches Open Access Solutions
by Abby Clobridge
On Oct. 11, 2012, the Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) debuted its Open Access Solutions, a set of services aimed at supporting publishers in managing their journal content through the CCC's RightsLink platform. While the services are labeled as open access (OA), content in journals using Open Access Solutions is not necessarily OA. Instead, RightsLink provides publishers with the ability to set licenses, permissions, and access criteria at the article level rather than by journal title or by publishing organization. This more granular approach to OA has the potential to assist publishers in complying with research funders' policies and in experimenting with different pricing structures for author processing charges, but a more granular approach to OA also has the potential to add confusion to the already murky landscape, particularly for authors and readers.

Weekly News Digests
FindLaw’s Mobile Essential Uses Responsive Design Technology
FindLaw introduced Mobile Essential, a mobile solution for attorneys that uses responsive design technology to optimize law firm websites so that visitors and potential clients have a premium user experience whether viewing the page from a smartphone, tablet, or desktop. Unlike websites that have a separate mobile web address for mobile device viewing, websites with responsive design configurations automatically respond to the size of a screen so that the entirety of the firm's website, including images and graphics, are viewed consistently across platforms. Responsive design is Google's recommended configuration for mobile web delivery.
dtSearch Rolls Out More Document Filters
dtSearch Corp., a supplier of enterprise and developer text retrieval software along with document filters, announces version 7.70 of the dtSearch product line. The release improves the document filters embedded across the entire dtSearch product portfolio. For customers in need of data parsing, conversion, and extraction only, the dtSearch Engine APIs (native 64-bit/32-bit, Windows/Linux C++, Java, and .NET through 4.x) also offers the document filters for separate OEM licensing.
Serials Solutions’ E-Resource Manager Adds JISC Collections License Data
Serials Solutions, a ProQuest company, is working with JISC Collections to save librarians time and to increase access to the licenses negotiated by JISC Collections for NESLi2, databases, and archives. Through this collaboration, licenses will be added to 360 Resource Manager, Serials Solutions' popular e-resource management service, marking it the first time JISC Collections' licenses have been included in an ERM service.

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.

How to Fix Facebook's Fake News Problem

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The Accidental Data Scientist author Amy Affelt discusses leading technology experts' recommended remedies for fixing Facebook's fake news problem in this clip from Computers in Libraries 2018.

ITI Blogs

If you regularly read blogs, add these to your reader:

ITI Conference Blog libconf.com – covering ITI's library conferences worldwide.

ILI365/InfoToday Europe Blog infotoday.eu – news and ideas for, and by, innovative info pros from around the world, throughout the year.

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.

ITI News

The Information Advisor's Guide to Internet Research

Edited by Robert Berkman, The Information Advisor’s Guide to Internet Research explores, evaluates, and provides critical analysis of free and fee-based information resources, web-based services, and search strategies to help you maximize your time and keep you up-to-date on the internet's role in research.

IAG

In addition to at least one feature by business specialist Berkman, each issue of The Information Advisor’s Guide to Internet Research includes an in-depth article by Ran Hock, author of The Extreme Searcher book series and well-known seminar speaker, who checks out a major web resource.

Four regular columns are rotated; two appear each issue and give readers suggestions for cool internet tools to check out (Brian Smith McCallum, M.L.S., public and academic librarian); sites to turn to for more scholarly research needs (Briana McGuckin, reference and instructional librarian); sites to go to that provide information for the common good (Susan Fingerman, retired librarian instructor, STEM); and sites that give you “big data” facts and figures on a range of topics (Jackie Shane, former reference librarian).

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