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Tuesday, October 01, 2013


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NewsBreaks
Google Gives MOOC Development a Major Push
by Nancy K. Herther
On Sept. 10, Google and edX announced a partnership to "jointly develop the edX open source learning platform, Open edX, and expand the availability of the MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) platform and its learning tools to individuals and institutions around the world." Google, which announced its own Course Builder MOOC-like open source code base for platform development last year, said this action met its goal of "making education more accessible through technology, and enabling educators to easily teach at scale on top of cloud platform services."

Weekly News Digests
The Wall Street Journal and AllThingsD Part Ways
Dow Jones & Co.'s The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) cut ties with AllThingsD.com, a technology news website launched by Dow Jones in 2007. As part of the separation, WSJ's technology columnist Walt Mossberg will resign at the end of 2013 when the partnership's contract expires.
Innovative Interfaces Enhances Ebook Discovery
Innovative Interfaces announced the completed integration of the 3M Cloud Library into its Encore discovery solution. Librarians from any type of library can now access ebooks from 3M and local print and electronic collections, all from the Encore interface.
APA Debuts PsycNET Mobile App
The American Psychological Association (APA) introduced APA PsycNET Mobile, its free app for iOS and Android devices. The app retains the full functionality of the PsycNET database; subscribers can search by keyword, title, or author to access text-based and ebook content.

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.

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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Editor: Brandi Scardilli
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