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NewsBreaks
Give Your Library the Edge
by Barbie E. Keiser
The Edge Initiative is a strategic planning and resource allocation toolkit designed to help public libraries "demonstrate how their work adds value and supports strong outcomes" in the communities they serve. Developed by the Urban Libraries Council (ULC) with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and in partnership with 12 library and local government associations, Edge was launched in late January 2014. Today, "over 1,700 public libraries are using Edge to explore the strategic needs of their community and align their public technology services with critical community priorities." (That's nearly 20% of all public libraries in the U.S.)

Weekly News Digests
EBSCO Adds Medical Ebook Collections
EBSCO Information Services rolled out three new Medical Featured Collections on its EBSCO eBooks and Audiobooks platform that libraries can purchase individually or as a collection.
Springer Adopts Updating Service for Articles
Springer Science+Business Media announced that it will implement CrossMark, a service from the CrossRef organization that will identify updates to forthcoming Springer journal articles.
Columbia Rare Book Library Augments Journalism Collection
The Rare Book & Manuscript Library (RBML) at the Columbia University Libraries/Information Services acquired the papers of Rafael Steinberg, an author and foreign correspondent who reported on U.S. foreign relations during the Cold War.

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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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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