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Thursday, October 24, 2013

APA Handbook of Sexuality and Psychology provides an overarching review of current empirical research on sexuality and a synthesis of the dominant theoretical perspectives that have guided both research and clinical practice. The handbook presents foundational information on the history, theoretical and methodological development and current practices in the field, and addresses foundational aspects of sexuality.

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

NewsBreaks
A Trenchant View of World War I
by Marydee Ojala
Next year is the centennial of the beginning of World War I. It was July 1914 when what was then called the Great War (no one really believed there would be a second world war) began. Although there's no dearth of books and articles on the subject, what's been missing is the ordinary soldier's perspective. With the digitization of 1,500 trench journals and unit magazines, ProQuest is filling this gap by providing access to unique primary sources.

Weekly News Digests
Springer Announces Korean OA Journal and Book Series
Springer Science+Business Media will publish new South Korean content in partnership with the Korea Nano Technology Research Society (KoNTRS) and KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) Press. KoNTRS will work with Springer to publish a peer-reviewed, open access (OA) journal titled Nano Convergence. This international, interdisciplinary journal will debut in January 2014 and provide all of its research results for free online.
New Bibliography Provides List of Altmetrics Sources
Digital Scholarship released the Altmetrics Bibliography on its website to serve as a resource for understanding altmetrics. The bibliography is a listing of more than 50 English-language articles and technical reports that explore topics such as the impact of scientists' personal webpages, journal evaluation using social bookmarking data, and the difference between bibliographic and web citations.
NISO’s Open Discovery Initiative Releases Recommended Practice Draft
A draft of "Open Discovery Initiative: Promoting Transparency in Discovery" is open for public comment until Nov. 18, 2013. This recommended practice from the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) provides guidelines for content providers and discovery service creators on how to address issues that arise in the use of indexed search as part of library discovery services.

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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