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Tuesday, April 15, 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
National Library Week 2014: Lives Change @ Your Library
by Barbie E. Keiser
The United States has celebrated National Library Week during the second week of April (aka School Library Month) since 1958. This year, it's being celebrated April 13-19, with author Judy Blume serving as honorary chair. So how will you recognize the valuable contributions made by libraries and their workers throughout the year?

Weekly News Digests
Random House Ebooks Now Available From EBSCO
EBSCO Information Services now offers more than 30,000 frontlist and popular backlist ebooks from Random House on its EBSCO eBooks and Audiobooks platform. These fiction and nonfiction ebooks, from all Random House imprints and publishing groups, will be included in EBSCO's Best-Sellers, New Releases, and Youth Award Winners collections.
Baker & Taylor Rolls Out Axis 360 Upgrades
Baker & Taylor released upgrades to its Axis 360 digital media circulation platform that are designed to enhance its user experience and visual appeal, as well as update its site administration and collection management tools.
GPO Reaches Retrieval Milestone
The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) announced that 1 billion documents have been retrieved (viewed or downloaded) from its Federal Digital System (FDsys), which provides free online access to about 1 million official federal government publications.

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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Want to review some articles from our library publications? Download the free April content sampler (PDF) of recent articles and an exclusive subscription offer.

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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