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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

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NewsBreaks
Sony Transitions Out of the North American Ebook Market
by Brandi Scardilli
At 6 p.m. EST on March 20, 2014, the Sony Reader Store will close its virtual doors to customers in the U.S. and Canada. The ebook libraries for customers of Reader e-ink devices and Xperia tablets and smartphones in these countries will transfer to accounts at the Toronto-based Kobo, another ebook retailer. As a last hurrah, Sony is offering 30% off on a selection of ebooks from its store.

Weekly News Digests
SIIA Releases Marketing Survey Results
The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) reported the findings of "The Software Division Marketing Industry Report," its annual survey of more than 100 marketing executives. Key results include the continued high use of social media in corporate marketing (92%), the increased use of mobile marketing (37%, up from 25% last year), and the increased ability to measure online marketing efforts' ROI (64%, up from 55% last year).
GPO Offers Free Ebooks
The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) will expand its ebook program to allow free public access to titles in the GPO's Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP), a finding tool for federal historical and current publications. About 100 ebooks are now available for download, with new additions each month.
EPAM and Concurrent Collaborate on Big Data Management
EPAM, a software services and solutions provider from Central and Eastern Europe, teamed up with Concurrent, Inc., a software platform for Big Data applications. EPAM will leverage Cascading, Concurrent's open source application framework, to help companies enable faster time-to-market and deliver repeatable solutions with a standard infrastructure and flexible support for Hadoop distributions.

NewsLink Spotlight
Who's Who in Ebook Subscription Services
by Brandi Scardilli
If you need a less expensive way to feed your e-reading habit than purchasing one title at a time at full price, you can opt to sign up for one of the ebook subscription services that have been gaining attention in the marketplace. These services offer a selection of ebooks at a set price that won't put too big a dent in your wallet, and most have thousands of titles from which to choose.

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And don't forget to check out the sample Digital Edition of IT, which features bonus online-only content!

Bookshelf

The Future Scholar

The Future Scholar
Researching and Teaching the Frameworks for Writing and Information Literacy
Edited by Randall McClure and James P. Purdy

In The Future Scholar—third in an award-winning series from editors Randall McClure and James P. Purdy—two dozen teachers, librarians, administrators, and writing center professionals share their expertise and insights on successfully utilizing the frameworks for writing and information literacy. The result is an important book for any educator who wants to better understand, evaluate, and teach the literacies critical to equipping our students as effective consumers and producers of information.

2016/368 pp/hardbound | ISBN 978-1-57387-530-1
Regular Price: $59.50 | Web Order Price: $53.55

Conference Connection

CONFERENCE CALENDAR 

Dec. 6, How to Make Content More Discoverable Through SEO (ALPSP Training Course)
Place: London
Sponsor/Organizer: Association of Learned & Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP)
URL: alpsp.org/Events-Training/How-to-Make-Content-More-Discoverable-Through-SEO/30585

Dec. 6–8, Research Applications, Information and Library Studies (RAILS) 2016
Place: Wellington, New Zealand
Sponsor/Organizer: School of Information Management at the Victoria University of Wellington
URL: railsconference.com/rails-2016

Dec. 7, Making Certain Digital Content is Preserved: Archiving Digital Resources (NISO Virtual Conference)
Place: Online only
Sponsor/Organizer: National Information Standards Organization (NISO)
URL: niso.org/news/events/2016/virtual_conference/dec7_virtualconf

Dec. 11–14, The 2016 International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2016)
Place: Dublin
Sponsor/Organizer: Association for Information Systems (AIS)
URL: icis2016.aisnet.org

Dec. 12–15, IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM 2016)
Place: Barcelona, Spain
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing committee
URL: icdm2016.eurecat.org

Dec. 13–16, International Conference on Digital Libraries 2016 (ICDL 2016)
Place: New Delhi
Sponsor/Organizer: The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
URL: teriin.org/events/icdl

Dec. 14–16, The 6th World Congress on Information and Communication Technologies (WICT'16)
Place: Porto, Portugal
Sponsor/Organizer: Machine Intelligence Research Labs (MIR Labs)
URL: mirlabs.org/wict16

... View our complete conference calendar here.

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, covering 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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