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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.

Machine Learning, Relevancy, and Google

Machine Learning, Relevancy, and Google (4:15)

Online Searcher editor-in-chief Marydee Ojala explains how some behind-the-scenes machine learning capabilities have effectively replaced advanced search features in Google in this clip from her presentation at Computers in Libraries 2019.

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ITI Blogs

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ITI Conference Blog libconf.com – covering ITI's library conferences worldwide.

ILI365/InfoToday Europe Blog infotoday.eu – news and ideas for, and by, innovative info pros from around the world, throughout the year.

Streaming Media Blog –  www.streamingmedia.com/Articles/Blog – the go-to destination for opinion, analysis, and insights into the entire online video ecosystem, from glass to glass.


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