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Tuesday, June 25, 2013


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NewsBreaks
NISO Project Brings Scientific Evaluation Into the 21st Century With Altmetrics
by Nancy K. Herther
The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) announced a new, two-part project on June 20 "to study, propose, and develop community-based standards or recommended practices in the field of alternative metrics." The two-part project is funded by a $207,500 grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and is expected to take 2 years to complete.

Weekly News Digests
Gale Debuts Four Archives for 19th-Century Research
Gale, part of Cengage Learning, added four archives to its collection of 19th-century research. Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO), Gale's worldwide, multiyear digitization program, offers rare 19th-century primary sources such as newspapers, maps, and photographs from more than 80 institutions around the world.
EBSCO and Ingram Combine Ebook Collections
EBSCO Information Services partnered with Coutts Information Services Ltd., Ingram Content Group, Inc.'s academic ebook company that provides resources to libraries. More than 400,000 ebooks from EBSCO's academic collection are now available on Ingram's Online Acquisitions and Selection Information System (OASIS) platform.
OCLC Creates Metadata API to Improve WorldCat Cataloging Services
OCLC recently launched the WorldCat Metadata API (application programming interface) in response to member libraries' requests. The API helps OCLC members and partners build applications that allow them to catalog their collections on the OCLC WorldShare Platform, which supports OCLC's cloud-based services and applications worldwide.

NewsLink Spotlight
Top Mobile Apps for Productivity
by Paula J. Hane
In last month's Spotlight article, I highlighted some browser extensions that I find to be very useful. The article has proven popular with readers, and I've even benefitted from readers' suggestions. So, now I'd like to cover some of the mobile apps that I've found to be the most helpful. I have a Samsung Galaxy Nexus phone running Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean), and the apps I'm including here are available for Android devices (at the Google Play Store), and some are also available for Apple iOS at the Apple iTunes store. I trust you will find these to be handy and serve as a starting point to look for others. (If you have others in your toolkit that you'd like to share, let me know.)

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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