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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.

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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