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Tuesday, April 01, 2014

 

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NewsBreaks
Cengage Learning Emerges From Bankruptcy
by George H. Pike
Cengage Learning emerged from bankruptcy on April 1, 2014. A Brooklyn, N.Y., bankruptcy court approved Cengage's proposed bankruptcy-exit plan of reorganization, which will reduce Cengage's debt by about $4 billion in return for an increased ownership interest in the new company by the creditors.

Weekly News Digests
Thomson Reuters Rolls Out WestlawNext Updates
Thomson Reuters added two new features to its WestlawNext online legal research service: Custom Pages and eLibraries. Custom Pages helps WestlawNext subscribers create as many personalized pages as they need from specific content sets. They can build pages around practice areas, jurisdictions, content libraries, and other content sets by selecting resources from search results or from a list of matching databases.
XanEdu and SharedBook Agree to Merge
Custom course materials provider XanEdu will merge with the SharedBookpublishing and compilation platform. The agreement, which includes SharedBook's AcademicPub custom textbooks division as well as SharedBook's noneducational operations, is expected to conclude within the next 30 days.
dinCloud and ThreatSTOP Partner to Enhance Security
dinCloud, which helps organizations migrate their information technology infrastructure to the cloud, partnered with ThreatSTOP, a provider of real-time IP reputation (IPR) management services. Their collaboration gives dinCloud customers a constant threat-source-detection and -blocking service that protects against criminal malware.

NewsLink Spotlight
Chat Apps: Six Top Messaging Platforms Post WhatsApp
by Donovan Griffin
Tired of paying for unlimited text messaging? Have relatives in countries not easily reachable by phone? Or maybe you're suspicious of WhatsApp Messenger now that the notoriously info-hungry Facebook has gotten its hands on the app? There are plenty of reasons for someone to download a mobile messaging service in 2014, even if the basic functionality of the internet messenger hasn't changed much from AOL Instant Messenger's heyday at the start of the second millennium. ... Here's a collection of WhatsApp's peers, some smaller and some larger, that are worth checking out (and getting your friends to check out too).
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Conference Connection

CONFERENCE CALENDAR 

Aug. 6–7, Creative Librarian 2.0: Connect, Collaborate and Share Knowledge Using Social Media Platform
Place: New Delhi
Sponsor/Organizer: TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute)
URL: teriin.org/index.php?option=com_events&view=details&sid=800&Itemid=110

Aug. 9–13, The 38th Annual ACM SIGIR Conference
Place: Santiago, Chile
Sponsor/Organizer: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval (SIGIR)
URL: sigir2015.org

Aug. 12–14, The Fifth International PKP Scholarly Publishing Conference
Place: Vancouver, British Columbia
Sponsor/Organizer: Public Knowledge Project (PKP)
URL: pkp.sfu.ca/5th-international-pkp-scholarly-publishing-conference-scholarship-technology-and-community

Aug. 13–15, The 16th IEEE International Conference on Information Reuse and Integration
Place: San Francisco
Sponsor/Organizer: IEEE Computer Society
URL: ieee-iri.org

Aug. 15–21, The 81st IFLA General Conference and Assembly
Place: Cape Town, South Africa
Sponsor/Organizer: International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)
URL: conference.ifla.org/ifla81

Aug. 17–19, Customer Service Experience
Place: New York
Sponsor/Organizer: Information Today, Inc.
URL: custservexperience.com/2015

Aug. 17–19, CRM Evolution
Place: New York
Sponsor/Organizer: Information Today, Inc.
URL: destinationcrm.com/Conferences/2015

Aug. 17–19, SpeechTEK
Place: New York
Sponsor/Organizer: Information Today, Inc.
URL: speechtek.com/2015

Aug. 24–26, The International Conference on Open and Big Data (OBD 2015)
Place: Rome
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing Committee
URL: ficloud.org/obd2015

... View our complete conference calendar here.

ITI Blogs

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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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