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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Libraries: At the Epicenter of the Digital DisruptionAccording to new ProQuest-sponsored research conducted by Information Today, Inc., the library is going digital at an accelerating pace. In the wake of the downturn of 2009–2010, library budgets seem to have bounced back or are holding steady. However, any new revenues coming in are not going to revive print collections. The emphasis is now overwhelmingly digital, as libraries scramble to meet an ever-increasing demand for digital and online content.

The results of this new research have been segmented into three comparative spending reports by library type: the Academic Libraries Edition, the Public Libraries Edition, and the Special Libraries Edition. The reports are designed to provide deep insight into library budget trends and to help libraries benchmark their spending against their peer group. These three reports are all available now for just $159 each as a PDF download.

NewsBreaks
Tips for a Secure Cyber Monday
by Donovan Griffin
Marketing companies first encouraged people to shop on "Cyber Monday" in 2005. Since then, the first Monday after Thanksgiving has consistently been one of the busiest days of online shopping. According to a report by IBM, online sales from 2012's Cyber Monday increased 30% over sales from the previous year, and 13% of all sales were conducted by mobile devices. But the influx of customers and heavy technical demands on online retailers make the busiest day of online shopping coincide with the greatest instances of unnecessary processing queries, fraudulent transactions, and identity theft.

Weekly News Digests
EBSCO Introduces eBook History Collection
EBSCO Information Services released eBook History Collection as its newest ebook subscription package integrated with EBSCOhost. This collection of 9,000-plus titles is designed to help students and scholars with their world history research. Users can search collection titles individually or side-by-side with other EBSCOhost databases.
OA Program Starts at Palgrave Macmillan
Palgrave Macmillan published its first open access (OA) monograph, Fungal Disease in Britain and the United States 1850-2000, with funds from the Wellcome Trust, a global charitable foundation that focuses on human and animal health. This first comprehensive history of fungal infections is freely available online as an ebook under a Creative Commons Attribution license (CC-BY) from Palgrave Macmillan's website and from other ebookstores such as Amazon.
Innography Boosts IP Solutions
Innography, a software provider of intellectual property (IP) solutions for businesses, rolled out new features to enhance IP analytics: more robust patent information, expanded search features, and the new mobile-friendly tool PatentScout. PatentScout offers IP professionals and businesses unlimited, web-based, private search access to global patent data.

NewsLink Spotlight
Anti-Malware Options in 2013
by Donovan Griffin
Viruses happen. So does being infected with spyware, scareware, rootkits, ransomware, keyloggers, and unintentionally being made part of a botnet. ... Luckily, there are solutions to almost any malware-related problem, provided you know what you're facing and what to download. In most cases, all it takes is a proper estimation of your situation and an internet connection (or, in the worst of scenarios, a flash drive and the use of another computer). With that in mind, here are the top anti-virus (AV) performers, sorted by their strengths and who they're useful for.

How to Stay Focused When Searching

How to Stay Focused When Searching (3:47)

Super-Searcher Mary Ellen Bates of Bates Information Services explains how to separate the incidental from the integral in search in this clip from her presentation at Computers in Libraries 2019.

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Bookshelf
The Carousel Carver The Carousel Carver
by Perdita Buchan

This evocative historical novel tells the story of Giacinto, who emigrates from Italy in 1912 and becomes a carousel carver during the golden age of the craft in America, and Rosa, the eight-year-old orphan girl thrust into his care.

The Carousel Carver vividly recreates the world of the immigrant carvers—from the inspiration found in fiery horses, big cats, and children's laughter to the clatter, sawdust, and politics of Philadelphia's bustling multicultural workshops. This is an engaging and insightful tale of tolerance, second chances, and what it means for those once adrift to call America home.

May 2019/144 pp/hardcover/ISBN 978-1-940091-04-4
Regular Price $16.95 | Preorder Price $10.17

Trade Paperback | ISBN 978-1-940091-03-7
Regular Price $13.95 | Preorder Price $8.37

The ebook is available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo.

 
 
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