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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

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NewsBreaks
Federal Court Restricts Apple’s Ebook Deals
by George H. Pike
Apple must comply with a series of new restrictions on its ebook contracts, according to an injunction issued last week by a federal court in New York City. Under the injunction, Apple will not be able to enter into so-called "agency agreements" with ebook retailers; it also won't be able to enter into agreements that restrict pricing by either Apple or competing ebook retailers. However, Apple dodged a bullet when the court declined to apply the same restrictions to Apple's agreements with other music, movies, and select content providers.

Weekly News Digests
RSI Content Solutions Debuts Three New CMS Models
RSI Content Solutions recently revamped RSuite CMS, its content management system (CMS) platform for publishers. Now, publishers have three cost-effective licensing models to choose from: Team, Standard, or Enterprise. RSuite CMS uses XML to manage publications during their entire lifecycle, from creation to publication. The redesigned platform now offers a CMS solution for digital or print content to meet the needs of any size publisher.
Credo Enhances Its Subject and Publisher Collections
Librarians now have even more reference options from Credo with the launch of 19 new and updated Subject and Publisher Collections. These additions join Credo's 80-plus collections that aggregate sources by subject or publisher, providing a one-stop platform for reference materials in its Literati solution.
HathiTrust Records Go Live on the DPLA
The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) recently doubled its holdings from about 2 million to 4 million records. As part of HathiTrust's agreement to be a content hub, 1.7 million titles went live on the DPLA search interface, effectively adding nearly twice the content records to the DPLA repository.

NewsLink Spotlight
Top Back-to-School Apps
by Donovan Griffin
Many educators believe that classroom time and cellphone time are two independent entities and never the twain shall meet. They're right in thinking that the most commonly used apps among students (we're looking at you Facebook, Instagram, and Reddit) can be distracting in a classroom. But let's not be too hasty. Here are a few digital tools that might change the landscape for getting organized, whether you're in school or in the office.

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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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