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Tuesday, February 11, 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
Electronic Waste Hazards
by Donovan Griffin
Recent stories about electronics manufacturer Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. Ltd. (publicly traded as Foxconn Technology Group) brought the world's attention to the poor working conditions experienced by high-tech workers as they produce parts for many of the world's electronics. But for the great majority of U.S. electronics, their end-of-life circumstances are often more grim than their beginnings.

Weekly News Digests
SpringerLink Articles Add Altmetrics
Springer Science+Business Media now offers altmetrics information on all of its SpringerLink articles. Altmetric, a London-based article-level metrics startup focused on scholarly literature, provides the usage data from social media sites.
Thomson Reuters' PeopleMap Integrates With WestlawNext
Thomson Reuters combined two of its services by integrating the PeopleMap public records tool with WestlawNext legal research to create Westlaw PeopleMap. On PeopleMap, legal researchers analyze documents and public records from around the world to find relationships between people, assets, and businesses.
EBSCO Introduces eBook Religion Collection
EBSCO Information Services rolled out another group of ebook selections for its religion-focused student and scholarly customers titled eBook Religion Collection, which debuted with more than 4,100 titles from 150-plus publishers.

NewsLink Spotlight
Making the Most of QR Codes
by Brandi Scardilli
You've surely seen those black-and-white graphical squares in your favorite magazine or even at the grocery store. They're QR (quick response) codes, 2D bar codes that hold a large amount of data in a small space. ... They may be best-known as mobile marketing tools thanks to the widespread use of smartphones—QR code reader apps scan the code and link users to websites, coupons, and other special features. However, information professionals can use them on anything from their business cards (to link to a curriculum vitae) or library shelves (to link to the library's catalog). Today QR codes have moved beyond advertising—here are some current uses for the technology.

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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