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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.

Bookshelf
More Library Mashups
 
 
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More Library Mashups
Exploring New Ways to Deliver Library Data
Edited by Nicole C. Engard

Nicole Engard follows up her highly-regarded 2009 book with a fresh collection of mashup projects that virtually any library can emulate, customize, and build upon. In More Library Mashups, Engard and 24 creative library professionals describe how they are mashing up free and inexpensive digital tools and techniques to improve library services and meet everyday (and unexpected) challenges.

Examples from libraries of all types are designed to help even non-programmers share and add value to digital content.

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Regular Price: $45.00 | Web Order Price: $40.50
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Conference Connection

CONFERENCE CALENDAR 

July 13–14, The 5th International Conference on Web Intelligence, Mining and Semantics (WIMS’15)
Place: Limassol, Cyprus
Sponsor/Organizer: University of Cyprus
URL: cyprusconferences.org/wims2015

July 13–16, IEEE CBI (Conference on Business Informatics) 2015
Place: Lisbon, Portugal
Sponsor/Organizer: IEEE Computer Society, IEEE Portugal Section, and INESC
URL: cbi2015.inesc.pt

July 14, ALPSP Training Course: Effective Journals Marketing
Place: London
Sponsor/Organizer: ALPSP (Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers)
URL: alpsp.org/Ebusiness/Meetings/Meeting.aspx?ID=418

July 18–21, AALL (American Association of Law Libraries) 2015: The 108th Annual Meeting & Conference
Place: Philadelphia
Sponsor/Organizer: American Association of Law Libraries (AALL)
URL: aallnet.org/conference

July 22–24, Openness and Intellectual Property Workshop
Place: Philadelphia
Sponsor/Organizer: International Society for the History and Theory of Intellectual Property
URL: criticallegalthinking.com/2014/11/04/cfp-openness-intellectual-property

July 22–24, The European Conference on Data Mining (ECDM’15)
Place: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Sponsor/Organizer: IADIS (International Association for Development of the Information Society)
URL: datamining-conf.org

July 27–30, The 2nd Annual International Conference on Library and Information Science
Place: Athens, Greece
Sponsor/Organizer: Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER)
URL: atiner.gr/library.htm

July 29–30, ICIKM 2015 (The 4th International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management)
Place: Shanghai
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing committee
URL: icikm.org

... View our complete conference calendar here.

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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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