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NewsBreaks
A 'Total Victory' for the First Sale Doctrine from the Supreme Court
by George H. Pike
In a powerful and conclusive opinion, the U.S. Supreme Court declared that copyright's First Sale doctrine applies to all legal copyrighted works regardless of where they are manufactured. The decision in the case of Kirtsaeng vs. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. clarified a longstanding question of whether First Sale applied to copyrighted works that had been manufactured outside of the U.S. With the court's decision, groups as diverse as libraries, museums, eBay resellers, and used bookstores can resell, lend, or display copyrighted works without interference from the copyright owner or publisher. Publishers and trade organizations expressed disappointment and argued that the decision will have repercussions over international trade in copyrighted works.

Weekly News Digests
SirsiDynix Announces Upcoming BLUEcloud Suite
SirsiDynix, a provider of library automation solutions, announced the upcoming BLUEcloud Suite library services platform. BLUEcloud Suite comprises a set of cloud-based administration, discovery, acquisition, and collection management applications that augment libraries' current Horizon and Symphony systems. The first BLUEcloud Suite applications will be released in summer 2013. Many of the applications will be included as part of the normal Horizon and Symphony maintenance; every application will be available for desktops, laptops, and mobile devices.
Alexander Street Partners With Equinox Software to Enhance Evergreen
Alexander Street Press sponsored Georgia-based Equinox Software, Inc. in the development of new enhancements to its Evergreen Open Source ILS library software. The sponsored development project will build onto the existing ILS in two phases. The first phase includes creating enhancements to date-sensitive bibliographic searches and MARC record output. The second phase involves developing new functionality for the overlay of existing records. The end result will be an updated software system that enables increased efficiency and accuracy of record-keeping for thousands of librarians worldwide.
Bibliogo Now Accepts Imports of RSS Feeds From Google Reader
Reprints Desk, Inc. announced the launch of new really simple syndication (RSS) feed import functionality inside Bibliogo, the free RSS feed reader and reference management system. The new functionality was created specifically to accommodate the needs of professionals that monitor peer-reviewed journal content who are seeking an alternative to Google Reader feed reader amid the March 13 announcement from Google Inc. that it will be powering down the service in July 2013.

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.

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

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 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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