Another Step Toward Transparency in Government
by Barbie E. Keiser
On July 30, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) announced that the House of Representatives is making the United States Code available for download in XML format. The U.S. Code has been available online, but not always up-to-date, in an easily accessible format (for online viewing or download). With the release of an XML format, the public can expect developers to create apps to view and analyze legislative data in new and exciting ways.
Chegg Unveils Updated Mobile App
Chegg just released a redesigned version of its mobile app for etextbook readings. The app, which is available for Apple and Android devices, has more than 2.5 million guided solutions to help students answer problem sets and question sections in textbooks. Solution topics so far include math, science, engineering, and business.
OUP and MIT Press Launch New Database
The MIT Press, in partnership with Oxford University Press' full-text monograph library Oxford Scholarship Online, is launching MIT Press Scholarship Online. MIT Press Scholarship Online, which is a database of XML-enabled titles from MIT Press, will be hosted on the University Press Scholarship Online (UPSO) platform beginning this month.
Al Jazeera America Takes to the Airwaves
Get your remote ready—there's a new channel in TV land. Al Jazeera America, the U.S.-based news channel from the Al Jazeera Media Network, premiered recently as a hub for national and international news programs, documentaries, and discussions. Al Jazeera America's website promises "unbiased, fact-based and in-depth" reporting "that gets you closer to the people at the heart of the news."
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.
Buying and Selling Information
A Guide for Information Professionals and Salespeople to Build Mutual Success
by Michael L. Gruenberg
Both sides of the negotiating table are represented in this practical and much-needed guide by Michael Gruenberg, a veteran of the electronic information field. With over 30 years selling information to a wide variety of libraries, Gruenberg's time-tested tips, techniques, and strategies will be welcomed by both information professionals and sales professionals
2014/232 pp softbound | ISBN 978-1-57387-478-6 | Regular Price: $49.50 | Pre-Order Price: $29.70
March 2–4, SPARC 2014 Open Access Meeting
Place: Kansas City, Mo.
Sponsor/Organizer: Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC)
March 4–7, iConference 2014: Breaking Down Walls: Culture, Context, Computing
Sponsor/Organizer: iSchools Organization
March 5, ALPSP Training Course: Developing Open Access and Hybrid Journals
Sponsor/Organizer: Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP)
March 5–6, Library Publishing Forum 2014
Place: Kansas City, Mo.
Sponsor/Organizer: Library Publishing Coalition
March 11–13, SMX West (Search Marketing Expo)
Place: San Jose, Calif.
Sponsor/Organizer: Third Door Media
March 11–15, PLA 2014 Conference
Sponsor/Organizer: Public Library Association (PLA)
March 13–16, Leipzig Book Fair
Place: Leipzig, Germany
Sponsor/Organizer: Leipziger Messe
March 18–20, The Fourth International Conference on Digital Information Processing and Communications (ICDIPC2014)
Place: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Sponsor/Organizer: Society of Digital Information and Wireless Communications (SDIWC)
March 18–20, ILLiad International Conference
Place: Virginia Beach, Va.
Sponsor/Organizer: Atlas Systems, Inc.
March 19–20, The Seventh Annual Library Technology Conference
Place: St. Paul, Minn.
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing Committee
March 21–24, Paris Book Fair
Sponsor/Organizer: Reed Expositions France
March 22–24, The 4th International Conference on Information Systems and Technologies (ICIST 2014)
Place: Valencia, Spain
Sponsor/Organizer: International Journal of Information Systems and Technologies (IJIST)
March 25–26, SMX Munich (Search Marketing Expo)
Sponsor/Organizer: Rising Media, Third Door Media
March 26–28, Research Data Access and Preservation Summit 2014 (RDAP14)
Place: San Diego
Sponsor/Organizer: Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T)
March 27–28, The 2nd International Conference on Information Technology and Science (ICITS 2014)
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing Committee
March 28–April 7, The 12th Bangkok International Book Fair 2014
Sponsor/Organizer: Publishers and Booksellers Association of Thailand (PUBAT)
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