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Tuesday, August 20, 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. 
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NewsBreaks
OA Rules at the University of California
by Barbara Quint
The largest public research university in the world recently committed all of its 10 campuses to open access (OA). The facility system receives about 8% of all research funding in the U.S. for its more than 8,000 faculty members, who issue as much as 40,000 publications a year, an output that represents 2% to 3% of all peer-reviewed articles.
What’s Next for the Bezos-Owned Washington Post
by Nancy K. Herther
On Aug. 5, 2013, The Washington Post's CEO met with his staff to announce that the company had finished signing papers transferring ownership of the venerable paper to Amazon's Jeff Bezos for $250 million. Marty Baron, executive editor of the paper, reported that "there was an audible gasp" from the reporters who had gathered as CEO Donald Graham (son of famed publisher Katharine Graham) announced the sale of the paper to Bezos; the sale was done through his holding company, Explore Holdings, which is not to be affiliated with his Amazon empire.

Weekly News Digests
Thomson Reuters Elite Releases Business Development Premier
Thomson Reuters Elite, a flagship brand of Thomson Reuters, recently released a new cloud-based platform called Business Development Premier. It uses customer relationship management (CRM) and enterprise relationship management (ERM) tools to analyze company and competitive intelligence data so Elite users can turn their focus to business strategy instead of data aggregation.
EBSCO Acquires the British Education Index
EBSCO Information Services acquired the article records of the British Education Index (BEI), a database featuring more than 180,000 education journal records from the U.K. Adding BEI records will naturally complement two of EBSCO's databases: Education Research Complete and Education Resource Information Center, says Mark Herrick, EBSCO senior vice president of business development and strategy.
American Indian Histories and Cultures Digital Archive Debuts
The Newberry research library in Chicago and publisher Adam Matthew jointly created the American Indian Histories and Cultures digital archive, which launched recently as part of the ongoing partnership between the two institutions. The Newberry's Edward E. Ayer Collection was the exclusive source of content for the new archive.

NewsLink Spotlight
Five Ways to Get Your Book Published
by Brandi Scardilli
In the era of user-generated content, anyone can write a book and get it published, whether it's on librarianship, Big Data, or data scientists. There are dozens of companies to help authors find the right editorial services, design assistance, printing, marketing, and distribution for their works. These days, authors don't need a huge publishing house. One of the best ways to get published and get involved in the process is to sign up with a do-it-yourself (DIY) publisher. Be prepared: Though these publishers charge authors for specific services, you'll still end up doing most of the work yourself. But on the plus side, you'll retain creative control of your book.

ILI 2017

INTERNET LIBRARIAN INTERNATIONAL

THE LIBRARY INNOVATION CONFERENCE

 October 17 & 18, London

ILI's Programme Director, Val Skelton, celebrates librarian superpowers. 
Librarians are leaders in tech, organizational influencers, expert marketers (often working with a zero budget), change managers, skilled data crunchers and expert internet searchers--and so much more. ILI's conference programme celebrates the incredible range of roles, skills, and initiatives librarians are carrying out every day. Over two days this October, six conference tracks highlight the importance of the internet librarian's role.

THE NEW LIBRARY, THE NEW LIBRARIAN – exploring some of the strategies, structures, teams, skills, services and collaborations librarians are using to ensure they stay at the cutting edge.

USERS, UX, AND USAGE – understanding how libraries are working with users to redesign services, spaces, and to understand usage.

CONTENT CREATIVITY – investigating how libraries are creating, curating, and marketing digital collections, how librarians are publishers in their own right, and how they are driving collaborative content creation.

FIGHT THE FAKE, FIND THE FACTS – celebrating two of the librarian's super powers--advanced search techniques and nurturing information integrity--in a post-truth/multi-truth era.

MARKETING THE LIBRARY – sharing stories of librarians who are influencing use and expanding audiences for their services and collections from the DJ librarian to the digital storyteller.

NEW SCHOLARLY COMMUNICATIONS – exploring why the scholarly communications landscape is changing, and what this means for libraries and information professionals.

In addition to a series of one-hour workshops - ILI Extra - covering a wide range of specialised skills and topics, from tech topics to personal development, ILI also hosts two one-day pre-conference workshops:

Websearch Academy 2017 explores the intricacies of research on the web. Our global expert speakers look at advanced search, evaluation of search engines, apps relevant to serious research, social media search, and analysis of search results.

Marketing Your Library Service: Principles and Actions--In libraries we spend so much time curating our content and services that sometimes we don’t put enough focus on telling people about what we do. We do so much, but how do we ensure people hear about what we offer and understand what we do?

ILI 2017 GIF

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 infotoday.eu – 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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