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NewsBreaks
First UK Survey of Academics 2012 Issued by Ithaka S+R
by Barbie E. Keiser
The first UK Survey of Academics 2012—issued by Ithaka S+R, funded and guided by Jisc, "UK's expert on digital technology for education and research," and Research Libraries UK—examines the attitudes and behaviors of researchers at academic institutions across the U.K. with regard to digital technologies, the internet, and open access. Published just weeks after the fifth U.S. Faculty Survey (covered in the NewsBreak of April 29, 2013), the survey attempts to discern how academics stay abreast of developments within their disciplines, choose research topics and publication channels, and teach their undergraduate students. Researchers' views on learned societies and university libraries and their collections are also explored. The bottom line is: Scholars are increasingly reliant on the internet for both research and publishing, and openness is prominent in both aspects of their work.

Weekly News Digests
OCLC Working With Libraries to Test Record Management Functionality
OCLC is working with 13 libraries on three continents to beta test OCLC WorldShare Metadata Record Manager, which offers new record management functionality to enhance a library's ability to catalog its collections, including electronic, digital, and physical materials. It will be available to libraries using WorldShare Management Services (WMS) beginning in September 2013. In 2014, Record Manager will be available to all OCLC cataloging members using WMS, alternative cloud-based services, or traditional integrated library systems.
Ingram Expands Publisher Services With Life Print Program
Ingram Content Group, Inc. announced the launch of its Life Print program, a comprehensive solution for publishers to manage the complete life cycle of print books. It gives publishers the flexibility to manage all frontlist, backlist, and long tail titles from one source, using one file and one order process. The full-service program centralizes title management and integrates flexible costs with service levels.
New Initiative to Help Authors Increase Research Impact
Kudos, a startup that provides a cross-publisher service to help researchers maximize the usage and impact of published articles, announced the launch of a pilot phase in which it is partnering with Taylor & Francis Group and the Royal Society of Chemistry. The need for Kudos arises from developments in global academic and research policies that will increasingly see evolving interpretations of "impact" used to assess researcher excellence.

NewsLink Spotlight
Useful Browser Extensions
by Paula J. Hane
Over the years, I've migrated from one web browser to another as needs and changing technology dictated. For me, that's included Netscape Navigator, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Safari, Mozilla Firefox, and my latest browser of choice, Google Chrome. Once I adopted Chrome—on both my PC and my Android phone—I began to encounter all manner of browser extensions that have offered me enhanced functionality. I'd like to share some of these treasures that have improved the browser experience for me. There are similar extensions for Firefox and other browsers, but I'll focus on those I use on Chrome.

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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Editor: Brandi Scardilli
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