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Tuesday, January 07, 2014


APA Books E-Collection 2014 provides the first and only opportunity to own APA-published scholarly & professional ebook titles as they are published throughout the 2014 copyright year. Additional copyright year collections are available, beginning with 2001. Each collection encompasses book content in psychology and related disciplines (including medicine, psychiatry, nursing, sociology, education, pharmacology, neuroscience, and physiology, among others).

NewsBreaks
Open Access Roundup
by Abby Clobridge
Over the past several weeks, we've witnessed a number of announcements, launches, and news stories related to open access (OA). This roundup of top stories includes the launch of a student-developed OA tool, the boycott of "luxury" journals by a Nobel Prize winner and his lab, a new national OA policy, and the debut of a long-awaited, long-planned-for initiative to support gold OA. Here's a recap of five top stories—all of which reflect the truly global nature of OA.

Weekly News Digests
OASPA Releases Scholarly Publishing Principles
The Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA) posted a set of 16 principles of transparency and best practice in scholarly publishing on its website. Topics range from the peer-review process and author fees to archiving and direct marketing. The principles are a work in progress, and OASPA invites feedback on them via a comments section.
Google Glass Gets Facial Recognition App
FacialNetwork.com announced NameTag, the first real-time facial recognition app for Google Glass. The app is currently in beta, with an expected launch in 1Q 2014. Google Glass wearers can view a person's face through Google Glass' camera and send the image wirelessly to NameTag, which compares the image to millions of records in its database. Once it finds a match, NameTag returns the person's name, occupation, interests, and social media profiles.
INFOMEDIA Acquires Vringo, Inc.
INFOMEDIA, a U.K.-based provider of customer relationship management and monetization technologies, signed an agreement to acquire Vringo, Inc.'s mobile partnerships, application businesses, and a portfolio of its internally developed patents related to those technologies by March 31, 2014. The agreement is designed to help INFOMEDIA reach a worldwide audience with an integrated product for mobile content publishers, carriers, and device manufacturers.

NewsLink Spotlight
Five Enterprise Options for BYOD
by Brandi Scardilli
As the BYOD (bring your own device) trend grows in popularity, companies need to be more vigilant about protecting sensitive information. Since mobile devices don't always have the same security protection as corporate-owned desktop computers, the use of personal smartphones, laptops, and tablets expose businesses to security risks if the proper safeguards aren't taken.

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 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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Editor: Brandi Scardilli
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