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Tuesday, September 17, 2013


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NewsBreaks
What’s Trending in Ebooks
by Barbara Brynko
While statistics don't lie, the actual state of the ebook industry depends on which facts and figures you view. When the Association of American Publishers (AAP) released its StatShot report for the first 4 months of 2013, the results showed ebooks were on the decline. But wait: Although the total ebook market dropped by 6% during that time frame (from $2.13 billion to $2 billion), not all categories were in the red.

Weekly News Digests
W3C Launches Website Validation Service
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)'s Validator Suite ended its beta phase and is now ready for action. This premium service checks websites' public pages against W3C standards to ensure website quality. Users can then access customizable reports to track and prioritize any issues that arise.
Project MUSE Boosts Search Functionality
Project MUSE customers can now use the new Advanced Search function to conduct searches from any page of the digital content provider's site. With this enhancement, users can search MUSE books and journals instantly using a host of new parameters. Project MUSE reevaluated its search tools based on customer feedback; users can now define searches by research area, journal title, language, or publication date.
CCC Steps Up Its OA Efforts
Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) joined the U.K.'s Gold Open Access Infrastructure program as the next step in its ongoing efforts to improve open access (OA) standards. Gold Open Access Infrastructure is an offshoot of the Working Group on Expanding Access to Published Research Findings, which produced a list of principles to aid the U.K. in embracing OA practices.

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.

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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