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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The higher education landscape is rapidly changing, affecting both library users and administrators. What is at the heart of this change? Management of electronic resources. It is imperative that libraries possess the tools they need to move forward in this ever changing environment to successfully meet the needs of their patrons and the expectations of administrators.

Join us to hear about two major ProQuest initiatives that will provide you with the tools you need to support and drive your library transformation.

Learn more here.

NewsBreaks
For EBSCO, Every Day Is Earth Day
by Brandi Scardilli
Kermit the Frog says it's not easy being green, but EBSCO Information Services would disagree. The largest division of EBSCO Industries, EBSCO has a variety of green initiatives at its Ipswich, Mass., headquarters, which are on display in EBSCO's newsroom and in its YouTube video "Why Go Green?" All EBSCO employees are encouraged to be environmentally conscious.

Weekly News Digests
LIBLICENSE Draft Open for Public Comment
The Center for Research Libraries (CRL) announced that its North American working group will revise the LIBLICENSE Standard Licensing Agreement model license with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The working group, led by Ann Okerson, CRL's senior advisor on electronic strategies, published a discussion draft that is open for public comment until May 14.
Alexander Street Press Introduces Database of Business Ebooks
Alexander Street Press launched Business E-books Online, a database that makes 500 business etextbooks and reference materials available without digital rights restrictions to worldwide academic, public, and school libraries. Alexander Street Press' editors curated the collection to be relevant for any business program, ranging from community colleges to M.B.A. degree programs.
Thomson Reuters and Cornell Institute Create Research Portal
The Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters partnered with Cornell University's Emerging Markets Institute (EMI) at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management to power an academic research portal using the Web of Science platform. EMI corporate partners will be able to view open access (OA) content from developing research centers using the portal, which hosts 50 academic journals with information on 43 emerging economies from the past 5 years.

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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Bookshelf
More Library Mashups
 
 
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More Library Mashups
Exploring New Ways to Deliver Library Data
Edited by Nicole C. Engard

Nicole Engard follows up her highly-regarded 2009 book with a fresh collection of mashup projects that virtually any library can emulate, customize, and build upon. In More Library Mashups, Engard and 24 creative library professionals describe how they are mashing up free and inexpensive digital tools and techniques to improve library services and meet everyday (and unexpected) challenges.

Examples from libraries of all types are designed to help even non-programmers share and add value to digital content.

2015/376 pp/softbound | ISBN 978-1-57387-498-4
Regular Price: $45.00 | Web Order Price: $40.50
Ebook versions also available

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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