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Thursday, January 10, 2013

APA Handbook of Psychology, Religion, and Spirituality
 
Editor-in-Chief: Kenneth I. Pargament, PhD

This two-volume handbook presents the most comprehensive coverage of the current state of the psychology of religion and spirituality. The handbook documents how the psychology of religion and spirituality is building on its theoretical and empirical foundation to encompass practice.

NewsBreaks
Ebook Trends 2013—The Transformation Accelerates
by Nancy K. Herther
In the past year, the "if" and "when" questions for ebooks were answered—electronic media are now clearly in the mainstream and even driving changes in all aspects of publication/distribution/use of information and literature. June 2012 statistics from the Association of American Publishers clearly showed that ebooks have overtaken hardcovers in terms of publisher revenues. 2013 will see the next stages of the disruptions caused by our evolving interconnected world of information as they continue to change the very landscape of information production, distribution, and use. Key issues for the coming year remain unsettled.
Elsevier Acquires Knovel Corp.
by Barbara Brynko
The new year rolled in with a bang for the information industry. On Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, Elsevier announced that it had acquired Knovel Corp. The global publisher and leading provider of STM information products and services added Knovel's web-based engineering application to its portfolio. And from the looks of it, the acquisition should be a win-win-win for Knovel, Elsevier, and their end users.

Weekly News Digests
Gale Adds National Geographic: People, Animals, and the World to NGVL
Gale, part of Cengage Learning, announced the launch of National Geographic: People, Animals, and the World, a new multimedia resource in its National Geographic Virtual Library (NGVL) product line. This new resource joins National Geographic Magazine Archive, 1888-1994 and National Geographic Magazine Archive, 1995-Current (launched in fall 2012), bringing the total number of available NGVL resources to three.
Blekko Launches izik, a New Tablet Search App
Blekko, the spam-free search engine, announced the launch of izik, its new free search app built specifically with the iPad and Android tablets in mind. With izik, every search on your tablet is transformed into a glossy page that uses rich images, categories, and gesture controls. The goal with izik was to move the task-oriented search product we all use on our computers (aka 10 blue links) and turn it into a more fun, tablet-appropriate product.
IAC Acquires Online Tutoring Service, Tutor.com
IAC announced that the company completed the acquisition of Tutor.com, an online tutoring solution. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Founded in 1998, Tutor.com connects students anytime, anywhere with more than 2,500 screened and qualified tutors for immediate one-to-one sessions. Historically focused on core K-12 subjects, Tutor.com has more recently expanded into AP courses, test prep, college-level curriculum, and real-time writing help. Millions of students have benefited from Tutor.com's personalized learning programs, which are offered by direct consumer subscription and through partnerships with public and academic libraries, school districts, the U.S. military, and colleges.

NewsLink Spotlight
Review of 2012 and Trends Watch 2013
by Paula J. Hane
2012 was quite an intense and turbulent year—wilder weather, the London Olympics (and a gymnastics gold for Gabby Douglas), the contentious U.S. Presidential election, Facebook's disastrous IPO, the iPhone 5, the iPad Mini, patent lawsuits, and, as we neared the end of 2012, the "Fiscal Cliff." And drat, that was too close for comfort. Over the past year, the most-read news article on the infotoday.com site was my NewsLink Spotlight article posted Dec. 3, 2012, "The Fight for a Free and Open Internet." It clearly touched a nerve.

ITI Blogs

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

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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