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Thursday, September 12, 2013

 

APA Handbook of Multicultural Psychology covers theory and research in the foundational areas of psychology as it pertains to multicultural issues as well as applications and training. In addition to providing a historical context for the field, the handbook provides a state-of-the-art review across the major domains of psychology from a multicultural perspective. 

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NewsBreaks
OA: Teetering Toward the Tipping Point
by Barbara Quint
How many times have you seen tipping points? Many times, no doubt. How many times—and tell the truth—have you seen a tipping point coming or even recognized its occurrence clearly? Lots of us have just known in our heart of hearts that something would triumph some day, but usually, when it actually does, we seemed to have been looking out the window at something else. This could explain why we're all not as rich as our insights should have made us. Well, we all know that open access (OA) will achieve its tipping point and—dare I say it?—replace print publications and, more importantly, traditional print publishers. But it will happen in due time. That's always the ringer—timing.

Weekly News Digests
Public Free to Comment on NISO Draft
A revised draft of "Knowledge Bases and Related Tools" (KBART) is open for public comment until Oct. 4, 2013. This metadata-themed recommended practice from the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) and UKSG has new emphasis on consortia-specific, open access (OA), ebook, and conference proceedings metadata transfers.
EBSCO Introduces eBook Business Collection
EBSCO Information Services launched eBook Business Collection, a new assortment of ebooks for academic libraries from publishers such as Wiley and Cambridge University Press. The collection is designed to help business school students conduct their research and work on special projects by aggregating top business titles in one unlimited-access subscription collection.
Knovel Updates Its Platform
Knovel redesigned its platform to include feature-enhanced search capabilities and a more functional user interface. Enhancements to this new platform were made in response to ongoing research about the way engineers conduct searches and use technical information. Knovel, part of the Elsevier product portfolio, is a technical information reference company for engineers that also offers a cloud-based application of resources from 100-plus engineering publishers and societies.

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.

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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