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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

The rise in open access publishing is one of the biggest transitions we have seen in the industry. In 2012, an estimated 180,000 articles were published via paid open access (gold). With this rise develops a need for support services that help manage the new OA-related processes between libraries, researchers, publishers and funders.  Swets can add value to these new processes, while saving our customers time and money. Visit us online today to learn more.

NewsBreaks
ProQuest Gives Dialog a Makeover
by Marydee Ojala
Dialog, the 40-year-old doyenne of online information, is getting a well-deserved—and long overdue—makeover as it transitions to a new platform designed to bring it into the modern world. Officially known as ProQuest Dialog, it has some different characteristics from the first advertised "new platform," launched in August 2010.
E-Rate Connects America’s Classrooms, Libraries
by Barbie E. Keiser
The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation convened on July 17, 2013 to discuss ways to strengthen E-Rate (E-Rate 2.0: Connecting Every Child to the Transformative Power of Technology). The vast majority of those present at the hearing favored upgrades to the nation's "wiring" of schools and libraries, but there were a select few who voiced opposition.

Weekly News Digests
IMLS and ALA Offer Health Insurance Resources
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) teamed up with the American Library Association (ALA) to offer resources for libraries before enrollment for the Affordable Care Act begins on Oct. 1, 2013. OCLC's WebJunction also joined with the IMLS to create webinars, tip sheets, and other tools for informing patrons about health insurance issues.
Spiceworks Program Supports Technology Startups
Spiceworks, a social network for information technology (IT) professionals, created Built in Spiceworks, a program to help B2B technology startups develop, grow, and market their products and services. "Spiceworks is in a unique position to help startups accelerate their product and marketing efforts by connecting them directly with their future customers," says Jay Hallberg, co-founder and vice president of marketing.
Swets Introduces Open Access Management Service
Swets has a new open access (OA) service to help librarians manage their OA-related workflows. Library administrations have to pay publishers article processing charges (APCs) for gold OA papers, and Swets' new APC management service helps libraries with those invoices and payment processes.

NewsLink Spotlight
Going Social: Top Apps for Best Recommended Reads
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.

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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