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Tuesday, February 25, 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
Evaluating the Laura Bush 21st Century Grant Program
by Barbie E. Keiser
On Jan. 19, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) released an evaluation study of the Laura Bush 21st (LB21) Century grant program. Launched in 2003, LB21 was designed to address a range of challenges facing libraries throughout the United States.

Weekly News Digests
HighWire Press Augments Articles With Altmetric Data
HighWire Press and Altmetric, a London-based startup focused on scholarly literature, signed an agreement to offer altmetrics integration for publications hosted on the HighWire Open Platform. Per the agreement, Altmetric data—news, social media, bookmarking, peer-review forums, and so on—can be displayed beside research articles.
Columbia School of Social Work Adopts OA Resolution
Columbia University Libraries/Information Services' Center for Digital Research and Scholarship (CDRS) announced that the university's School of Social Work (SSW) implemented an open access (OA) resolution, making scholarly works from the SSW open to the public.
NPG Opens Archives to French Researchers
Nature Publishing Group (NPG) partnered with ISTEX, a project from France's Ministry of Higher Education and Research, to offer scientific resources to more than 1.9 million French researchers, students, and scientists at 200-plus institutions.

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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This newsletter is published by Information Today, Inc.
Editor: Brandi Scardilli
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