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NewsBreaks
PRISM and the First Amendment: A Critical Issue
by Nancy K. Herther
On June 5, 2013, The Washington Post and Britain's The Guardian newspapers began publishing articles that unraveled an Orwellian governmental surveillance program of unrivaled size that allows the U.S. government access to internet-based data and information on Americans and other citizens worldwide. In the nearly 6 weeks since this disclosure, we are not much closer to understanding this secret program and its legitimacy in a democratic society. Instead, public discussions have been waylaid by daily coverage of the fate of Edward Snowden, the source of the PRISM leaks.
Apple Ebook Dealings Violated Antitrust Law
by George H. Pike
A federal court in New York has found Apple guilty of violating federal antitrust laws, stating that the company "played a central role in facilitating and executing a conspiracy" to raise ebook prices. Judge Denise Cote found that Apple conspired with a group of five major trade publishers—Hachette Book Group, HarperCollins Publishers, Macmillan, Penguin Group, and Simon & Schuster—to break Amazon's then-dominant $9.99 pricing model by collectively agreeing to set higher retail prices using an "agency" pricing model in which the publisher, rather than the retailer, sets the retail price.

Weekly News Digests
Vital Source Debuts Building Block for Blackboard Learn
Vital Source Technologies, Inc., Ingram Content Group's etextbook solution, launched the Building Block etextbook platform, which integrates its VitalSource Bookshelf with Blackboard Learn, Blackboard's learning management system. The new platform, called VitalSource Building Block for Blackboard Learn, allows for a single login to both Blackboard and VitalSource Bookshelf and use on Blackboard Learn's mobile app for Apple, Android, and Kindle Fire devices.
Springer Renews Its Commitment to Open Access
Springer Science+Business Media announced that the influence of its open access (OA) journals has increased over the past year. In Thomson Reuters' new edition of Journal Citation Reports for 2012, which calculates a journal's impact factor in the industry based on its articles' cited references, 46 Springer journals received an impact factor for the first time, meaning that their citation data improved over the year.
LexisNexis Improves Digital Library Functionality
LexisNexis Legal & Professional, part of Reed Elsevier, enhanced its Digital Library elending solution with new features and functionality. The LexisNexis Digital Library is partnered with OverDrive to offer electronic titles in a bookshelf-style interface across a variety of devices.

NewsLink Spotlight
Going Social: Top Apps for Best Recommended Reads
by Brandi Scardilli
When it's time to trade office paperwork for some good reads on vacation, there is certainly an app for that. In fact, there are quite a few of them, and the apps listed here are all free, whether you opt to find a title to enjoy on your own or want to join a reading community to share your thoughts about your favorite best-seller with a virtual book club.

IT MastheadSubscribe to Information Today (IT) and read great stories such as "How Massachusetts Libraries are Disrupting the Ebook System" and "Sci-Hub, Elsevier, Piracy, and the Future of Scholarly Publishing."

And don't forget to check out the sample Digital Edition of IT, which features bonus online-only content!

Conference Connection

CONFERENCE CALENDAR 

Aug. 9–10, The 17th Annual Global Information Technology Management Association (GITMA) World Conference 2016
Place: San Diego
Sponsor/Organizer: Global Information Technology Management Association (GITMA)
URL: gitma.org/2016-gitma/gitma-2016-call-for-papers

Aug. 10–13, The National Diversity in Libraries Conference (NDLC ’16)
Place: Los Angeles
Sponsor/Organizer: University of California–Los Angeles (UCLA) Library and the Association of Research Libraries (ARL)
URL: arl.org/news/arl-news/3790-national-diversity-in-libraries-conference-2016-call-for-presentation-proposals-deadline-november-30-2015

Aug. 13–19, IFLA World Library and Information Congress
Place: Columbus, Ohio
Sponsor/Organizer: International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)
URL: 2016.ifla.org/congress-information

Aug. 22–24, The 2nd International Conference on Open and Big Data (OBD 2016)
Place: Vienna
Sponsor/Organizer: IEEE-CS TCI: Technical Committee on the Internet of the IEEE Computer Society
URL: ficloud.org/obd2016

Aug. 22–26, The Annual International Conference of the International Association of School Librarianship (IASL 2016)
Place: Tokyo
Sponsor/Organizer: International Association of School Librarianship (IASL)
URL: iasl2016.org

Aug. 31, NISO Virtual Conference: Data Curation—Cultivating Past Research Data for Future Consumption
Place: Online only
Sponsor/Organizer: National Information Standards Organization (NISO)
URL: niso.org/news/events/2016/virtual_conference/aug31_virtualconf

... View our complete conference calendar here.

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, 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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Editor: Brandi Scardilli
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Email: bscardilli@infotoday.com