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NewsBreaks
EBSCO Opens Masses of Content to Third-Party Discovery Services
by Barbara Quint
As academic libraries commit more of their budgets to digital resources and as students and faculty continue to arrive from a Google universe, single-box, Google-like discovery services have become more important. Content not retrievable through those user-friendly discovery routes may even become difficult to justify from a curricular standpoint. Librarians have become more vocal in urging library vendors to connect their content to whatever discovery system they have chosen. EBSCO Information Services, a leading supplier of aggregated content to libraries, has at last opened up its metadata and, if contractually possible, most of its full-text content to outside discovery services.

Weekly News Digests
ProQuest Acquires Pi2
ProQuest announced its acquisition of the U.K.-based Pi2, which provides information and literature management to biopharmaceutical companies. By aligning Pi2's systems with the Dialog service, ProQuest can create a single solution for pharmacovigilance and streamline the drug safety workflow.
Gale's New Technology Boosts Research Relevance
Gale, part of Cengage Learning, launched a new technology that links current newspaper, magazine, and journal articles with contextual references from within ebooks on Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL). This InterLink technology connects Gale's resources via document-level hyperlinking so researchers can find content without knowing a specific source.
OCLC Adds Art History Resources to WorldCat
OCLC introduced the Art Discovery Group Catalogue to bring together information from global art libraries into a single, searchable database in WorldCat. WorldCat users can also search for art library items alongside additional online journals and databases.

NewsLink Spotlight
Free Language Learning Tools at the Library
by Brandi Scardilli
Learning a second language can be a challenge, especially for people who only need to get by on a business trip or family vacation—it's difficult to decide whether a standard translation dictionary will be enough or if online education is the way to go. Even people who want to become fluent in a new language may think twice about investing in expensive language-learning tools. That's where the library comes in.
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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.

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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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Editor: Brandi Scardilli
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Email: bscardilli@infotoday.com