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Monday, October 07, 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. 

For more information or to request a free 30-day trial on APA PsycNET, click here.

NewsBreaks
‘Plum’ming the Depths of Altmetrics: OCLC and Plum Analytics Strike a Deal
by Marydee Ojala
OCLC and Plum Analytics announced a partnership to integrate the WorldCat Search API into the PlumX analytics dashboard. Access to the data is enabled by OCLC WorldShare applications, and OCLC confirmed that this is the first deal of its kind that the nonprofit membership organization has implemented. It sees the deal as a way to "define how collections are being used and to provide researchers and libraries with an extended range of applications that take advantage of the same core data."

Weekly News Digests
VitalSource Bookshelf Opens British E-Store
Vital Source Technologies, Inc., Ingram Content Group, Inc.'s etextbook solution, recently launched an e-store in the U.K. for VitalSource Bookshelf ebooks. Key features in the new e-store include a selection of free trial books, collections organized by category (ranging from antiques and collectibles to true crime), a best-seller list, recently viewed items, and featured titles.
Government WNC Feed Shuts Down
The National Technical Information Service (NTIS) announced the termination of the World News Connection (WNC) newsfeed effective Dec. 31, 2013. The Open Source Center, the U.S. government agency that provides the feed's content, reached an agreement with NTIS to forgo an immediate shutdown and instead enter into a transition period until Dec. 31.
Royal Society of Chemistry Acquires MarinLit Database
The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) completed its acquisition of MarinLit, a cloud-based marine natural product (MNP) database designed to help scientists find a starting point for MNP research. John Blunt, Murray Munro, and others at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand developed MarinLit 25 years ago as a support system for chemists.

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.

Conference Connection

CONFERENCE CALENDAR 

March 7–11, The 9th Health Informatics in Africa Conference (HELINA 2014)
Place: Accra, Ghana
Sponsor/Organizer: Ghana Health Informatics Association (GHIA)
URL: conf.helina-online.org/index.php/2014/oct2014

March 10, ALPSP Training Course: Developing Open Access and Hybrid Journals
Place: London
Sponsor/Organizer: Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP)
URL: alpsp.org/Ebusiness/Meetings/Meeting.aspx?ID=429

March 12–13, Conference of the Bells
Place: Milan
Sponsor/Organizer: EXPO Milano 2015
URL: convegnostelline.it

March 14–18, The 18th ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW 2015)
Place: Vancouver, British Columbia
Sponsor/Organizer: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
URL: cscw.acm.org/2015

March 20, ALPSP Training Course: Financial Management in Journals Publishing
Place: London
Sponsor/Organizer: Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP)
URL: alpsp.org/Ebusiness/Meetings/Meeting.aspx?ID=433

March 21–23, The 5th International Conference on Information Systems and Technologies (ICIST’15)
Place: Istanbul, Turkey
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing committee
URL: ijist.net/ICIST15

March 24, ALPSP Training Course: Data Protection: Compliance Issues for Publishers
Place: London
Sponsor/Organizer: Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP)
URL: alpsp.org/Ebusiness/Meetings/Meeting.aspx?ID=441

March 25–28, ACRL 2015 Conference
Place: Portland, Ore.
Sponsor/Organizer: Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)
URL: conference.acrl.org

March 26–28, The Third International Conference on E-Technologies and Business on the Web (EBW2015)
Place: Paris
Sponsor/Organizer: Society of Digital Information and Wireless Communications (SDIWC)
URL: sdiwc.net/conferences/ebw2015

March 28–29, The 3rd International Conference on Information Technology and Science (ICITS 2015)
Place: Pattaya, Thailand
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing committee
URL: icits.org

March 29–30, The Second Annual Library Publishing Forum
Place: Portland, Ore.
Sponsor/Organizer: Library Publishing Coalition (LPC)
URL: librarypublishing.org/events/lpforum15

March 29–April 2, The 37th European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR 2015)
Place: Vienna
Sponsor/Organizer: Austrian Computer Society and the Faculty of Informatics at the Vienna University of Technology
URL: ecir2015.ifs.tuwien.ac.at/wp

March 30–31, The Third Annual HTRC (HathiTrust Research Center) UnCamp
Place: Ann Arbor, Mich.
Sponsor/Organizer: HTRC
URL: hathitrust.org/htrc_uncamp2015

March 30–April 1, The UKSG 38th Annual Conference and Exhibition
Place: Glasgow, Scotland
Sponsor/Organizer: UKSG
URL: uksg.org/event/conference15

... View our complete conference calendar here.

ITI Blogs

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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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