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NewsBreaks
ProQuest Takes Over Library Marketing for NewspaperARCHIVE.com: Turmoil and Tumult
by Barbara Quint
NewspaperARCHIVE.com provides a massive searchable database of local newspapers (more than 5,000 titles) with content dating from 1607. It runs more than 130 million pages with new ones added at the rate of one a second. A consumer version of the complete file has the usual attractive prices of a Net product—from free but inconvenient to full-featured and unlimited usage versions with prices starting at $19.95 a month. Library sales have grown over the years; they now have some 250 libraries contracting for the database. Now the company has signed an exclusive worldwide distribution agreement with ProQuest. ProQuest will not provide any of its own newspaper coverage, but it does plan to re-package the NewspaperARCHIVE.com content and re-price it. In the course of gathering information on the new arrangement, ProQuest changed product plans dramatically in just a few days. However, one thing was clear: Prices for libraries will really change.

Weekly News Digests
Ex Libris Primo Central to Search SwetsWise Online Content
Ex Libris Group, a library automation vendor, announced that following an agreement with Swets, a developer of content management services for libraries and publishers, mutual customers will be able to search the SwetsWise Online Content ejournal gateway via the Primo Central Index of scholarly electronic materials.
Reprints Desk Launches Document Delivery Service for Academic Institutions
Reprints Desk, Inc., a Research Solutions company, announced the launch of A-Z Academic Document Delivery Collection, a new single-article document delivery retrieval service for academic libraries that provide literature acquisition services to faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students. University of Washington Libraries was among the first users of this new service, which Reprints Desk initially launched to a limited number of academic institutions in 2012.
Serials Solutions Partners With Wolters Kluwer Health
Serials Solutions, a ProQuest business, and Wolters Kluwer Health announced that Lippincott Williams & Wilkins content available on the Ovid institutional research platform will be indexed in the Summon discovery service. Researchers will be able to search the abstract and full reference (metadata) details of LWW's 280 journals in the fields of medicine, nursing, and allied health professionals.

NewsLink Spotlight
Etextbook Update
by Paula J. Hane
I've been regularly covering news of digital textbooks for several years. It is now a market in such flux, with so many developments, startup launches, reports of research, publishing company restructuring and mergers, and more, that it warrants revisiting frequently. This is a review of some recent noteworthy developments and a discussion of a report on student acceptance.

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Bookshelf

The Future Scholar

The Future Scholar
Researching and Teaching the Frameworks for Writing and Information Literacy
Edited by Randall McClure and James P. Purdy

In The Future Scholar—third in an award-winning series from editors Randall McClure and James P. Purdy—two dozen teachers, librarians, administrators, and writing center professionals share their expertise and insights on successfully utilizing the frameworks for writing and information literacy. The result is an important book for any educator who wants to better understand, evaluate, and teach the literacies critical to equipping our students as effective consumers and producers of information.

2016/368 pp/hardbound | ISBN 978-1-57387-530-1
Regular Price: $59.50 | Web Order Price: $53.55

Conference Connection

CONFERENCE CALENDAR 

Dec. 6, How to Make Content More Discoverable Through SEO (ALPSP Training Course)
Place: London
Sponsor/Organizer: Association of Learned & Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP)
URL: alpsp.org/Events-Training/How-to-Make-Content-More-Discoverable-Through-SEO/30585

Dec. 6–8, Research Applications, Information and Library Studies (RAILS) 2016
Place: Wellington, New Zealand
Sponsor/Organizer: School of Information Management at the Victoria University of Wellington
URL: railsconference.com/rails-2016

Dec. 7, Making Certain Digital Content is Preserved: Archiving Digital Resources (NISO Virtual Conference)
Place: Online only
Sponsor/Organizer: National Information Standards Organization (NISO)
URL: niso.org/news/events/2016/virtual_conference/dec7_virtualconf

Dec. 11–14, The 2016 International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2016)
Place: Dublin
Sponsor/Organizer: Association for Information Systems (AIS)
URL: icis2016.aisnet.org

Dec. 12–15, IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM 2016)
Place: Barcelona, Spain
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing committee
URL: icdm2016.eurecat.org

Dec. 13–16, International Conference on Digital Libraries 2016 (ICDL 2016)
Place: New Delhi
Sponsor/Organizer: The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
URL: teriin.org/events/icdl

Dec. 14–16, The 6th World Congress on Information and Communication Technologies (WICT'16)
Place: Porto, Portugal
Sponsor/Organizer: Machine Intelligence Research Labs (MIR Labs)
URL: mirlabs.org/wict16

... View our complete conference calendar here.

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 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, 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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