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Monday, January 14, 2013

Computers in Libraries 2013 will share how leading edge libraries and information services are evolving, managing, and excelling. Join us April 8-10, 2013 at the Hilton Washington in Washington, D.C. for ideas and insights for jumpstarting your evolution strategies!

NewsBreaks
Google Reaches Settlements With FTC Over Search, Patent Practices
by George H. Pike
On Jan. 3, 2013, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Google reached a series of agreements that closed the FTC's investigation into several of Google's business practices, in return for Google's agreement to modify those practices. The investigation looked into practices in three primary areas: that Google misused patent protection laws to prevent competition, that Google misappropriated content from rivals' websites in providing specialized search results and provided biased search results, and that Google imposed contract restrictions in its search advertising agreements that limited the ability of small businesses to advertise on competing platforms. While the wide-ranging settlement would seem to end the immediate threat of an antitrust lawsuit by the federal government against Google, Google and its business practices continue to be investigated by other agencies.

Weekly News Digests
Trumba Calendar Solution Available Through Boopsie
Boopsie, a mobile solution for universities and libraries worldwide, and Trumba Corp., a developer of online calendaring solutions, announced the availability of Trumba Connect through the Boopsie platform. The partnership will make it easy for library patrons whose libraries subscribe to both services to access calendar and event information anytime, anywhere through the Boopsie native mobile app.
F1000Research Launches Following Successful Beta-Testing Phase
F1000Research, the first Open Science publisher, launched following a successful beta-testing phase. Launching on a new publishing platform, F1000Research is F1000's new Open Science publishing program for life scientists, offering researchers for the first time immediate publication, transparent and fast peer-review post-publication, and full data deposition and sharing.
EBSCO Publishing Introduces Poetry & Short Story Reference Center
EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) released a new library resource featuring a comprehensive digital collection of poetry and short stories available for use by students, teachers, and researchers. Poetry & Short Story Reference Center offers users access to a historically rich collection of hundreds of thousands of classic and contemporary full-text poems, as well as short stories, biographies, and authoritative essays.

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.

Machine Learning, Relevancy, and Google

Machine Learning, Relevancy, and Google (4:15)

Online Searcher editor-in-chief Marydee Ojala explains how some behind-the-scenes machine learning capabilities have effectively replaced advanced search features in Google in this clip from her presentation at Computers in Libraries 2019.

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Editor: Brandi Scardilli
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