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Monday, October 21, 2013

Syndetic Solutions™ is the premier source of specialized high-quality enriched book, ebook and media content, offering more than 40 million unique descriptive data components for books, CDs and DVDs. New this spring: Syndetics offers libraries new ways to bring your catalog to life through Facebook and video game content.

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NewsBreaks
Northern Light to the Rescue
by Deborah Poulson
Corporate customers who are questioning whether they can afford Factiva may have an answer in Northern Light Business News. For those who cannot afford Dow Jones & Co.'s DJX portal (which is now the only way to access Factiva), Northern Light is launching its Factiva Customer Rescue Program. From Oct. 17, 2013, to Jan. 31, 2014, Factiva customers can obtain a Northern Light Business News license for $96,000 per year for "unlimited enterprise subscriptions in future renewal periods," according to the press release.

Weekly News Digests
Oxford Online Updates Its Digital Shelves
The complete Oxford Shakespeare Series is now available in digital format for the first time: Oxford Scholarly Editions Online (OSEO) added William Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida as part of a 42-title update to Oxford University Press' database of authoritative scholarly editions.
SAGE to Publish Language and Linguistics Journal
The Institute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica partnered with SAGE Publications to offer its flagship journal Language and Linguistics published by SAGE beginning in 2014. SAGE will publish one English-language and one Chinese-language issue in January, each with different original content.
HighWire Press Debuts Folio for Ebooks
HighWire Press introduced Folio, an ebook solution for publishers that is designed to connect patrons with content on a user-friendly e-reading platform. Folio is accessible to publishers of any size and scales to each publisher's needs. Duke University Press' e-Duke Books Scholarly Collection of humanities and social sciences ebooks will transition 100-plus new and more than 1,500 backlist titles to Folio beginning in December 2013.

NewsLink Spotlight
Who’s Who in Ebooks
by Brandi Scardilli
Just as books don't magically appear on library shelves, ebooks don't automatically pop up in a library's online catalog. Librarians work with ebook vendors to get econtent into the hands, or rather, onto the e-readers, of their patrons. With the many e-lending options now on the market, here are five of the big ones with a few of their major features for cross comparison.

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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Email: bscardilli@infotoday.com