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Thursday, December 19, 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
Moving Toward an Ebook Standard
by Brandi Scardilli
Tell people you're reading a book, and they'll probably picture papers sewn together into a binding. Tell people you're reading an ebook, and it's not such a cut-and-dry mental picture. There are dozens of ways to make an ebook, but one format is emerging as the international standard: the EPUB. One day soon, the EPUB format may be the first ebook picture that comes to mind.

Weekly News Digests
UNESCO Broadens OA Policy
UNESCO introduced an open access (OA) repository that makes more than 300 online books, reports, and articles in about 12 languages freely available on UNESCO's website. It operates under a new Creative Commons open licensing system for intergovernmental agencies.
National Library to Digitize Norway’s Books
The National Library of Norway plans to digitize its entire collection. All content published in any medium in Norway is deposited with the National Library under the Norwegian Legal Deposit Act, so this digitization project represents all of the country's works from the Middle Ages to the present day.
Research Portal Aggregates IT Analysts’ Posts
Northern Light launched Listen… from Northern Light, a research portal that tracks information technology (IT) analysts' posts on blogs, Twitter, and SlideShare. It offers a single point of access to 1.5 million posts by more than 2,000 analysts at 200-plus IT industry research firms.

NewsLink Spotlight
The News of 2013: The Year in Review
by Brandi Scardilli
As another year comes to a close, it's time to reflect on the major information industry happenings that NewsBreaks covered in 2013. Here's an overview of the newsworthy trends, events, and topics from the past year.

How to Fix Facebook's Fake News Problem

How to Fix Facebook's Fake News Problem (4:16)

The Accidental Data Scientist author Amy Affelt discusses leading technology experts' recommended remedies for fixing Facebook's fake news problem in this clip from Computers in Libraries 2018.

ITI Blogs

If you regularly read blogs, add these to your reader:

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.

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.

ITI News

The Information Advisor's Guide to Internet Research

Edited by Robert Berkman, The Information Advisor’s Guide to Internet Research explores, evaluates, and provides critical analysis of free and fee-based information resources, web-based services, and search strategies to help you maximize your time and keep you up-to-date on the internet's role in research.

IAG

In addition to at least one feature by business specialist Berkman, each issue of The Information Advisor’s Guide to Internet Research includes an in-depth article by Ran Hock, author of The Extreme Searcher book series and well-known seminar speaker, who checks out a major web resource.

Four regular columns are rotated; two appear each issue and give readers suggestions for cool internet tools to check out (Brian Smith McCallum, M.L.S., public and academic librarian); sites to turn to for more scholarly research needs (Briana McGuckin, reference and instructional librarian); sites to go to that provide information for the common good (Susan Fingerman, retired librarian instructor, STEM); and sites that give you “big data” facts and figures on a range of topics (Jackie Shane, former reference librarian).

Download your free copy of the June 2018 issue now!


CIL Cover

Computers in Libraries magazine has posted its 2019 editorial calendar and has issued a call for article proposals at infotoday.com/cilmag/contrib.shtml#themes.


This newsletter is published by Information Today, Inc.
Editor: Brandi Scardilli
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Email: bscardilli@infotoday.com