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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Equip your library with the latest ebook resources from the leading publisher in psychology, the American Psychological Association (APA). Choose from several options designed to meet your specific ebook needs.  Whether you want subscription access to the comprehensive coverage of APA-published and classic books in PsycBOOKS®, or if you prefer to purchase single copyright years from APA Books® E-Collections or purchase titles from APA’s authoritative reference series APA Handbooks in Psychology®, the electronic resource options on APA PsycNET have you covered.

NewsBreaks
How Will You Celebrate Open Access Week?
by Barbie E. Keiser
On May 19, three members of the scholarly community participated in a webinar sponsored by SPARC, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, "an international alliance of academic and research libraries working to create a more open system of scholarly communication." … Open Access (OA) Week 2014 (October 20-26) is months away yet but successful events require planning. This webinar is the first in a series of efforts planned by SPARC to assure ever-expanding participation in OA Week 2014.

Weekly News Digests
YBP and JSTOR Collaborate on Purchase Options
YBP Library Services, the academic division of Baker & Taylor, partnered with Books at JSTOR so librarians can make JSTOR purchases using YBP's GOBI3 acquisition and collection management interface. Libraries can opt to receive new title notifications from GOBI3 or request automatic title delivery to JSTOR via YBP's eApproval program.
Thomson Reuters Provides New Continuing Education Package
Thomson Reuters introduced its subscription-based, online Checkpoint Learning Corporate Advancement Package. It provides corporate tax and accounting professionals with a complete training and continuing education solution.
BiblioBoard and Library Journal Launch Ebook Discovery Service
BiblioBoard worked with Library Journal (LJ) to create SELF-e, an ebook discovery service that helps public library patrons find works by self-published authors. Authors can use SELF-e's free submission portal to submit their ebooks, which LJ evaluates and selects on a rolling basis for curated genre collections in participating libraries, with a planned first release early next year.

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

How to Fix Facebook's Fake News Problem

How to Fix Facebook's Fake News Problem (4:16)

The Accidental Data Scientist author Amy Affelt discusses leading technology experts' recommended remedies for fixing Facebook's fake news problem in this clip from Computers in Libraries 2018.

ITI Blogs

If you regularly read blogs, add these to your reader:

ITI Conference Blog libconf.com – covering ITI's library conferences worldwide.

ILI365/InfoToday Europe Blog infotoday.eu – news and ideas for, and by, innovative info pros from around the world, throughout the year.

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, covering everything from ASR to VUI, with lots of links, threads, and even a few pictures thrown in for good measure.

ITI News

The Information Advisor's Guide to Internet Research

Edited by Robert Berkman, The Information Advisor’s Guide to Internet Research explores, evaluates, and provides critical analysis of free and fee-based information resources, web-based services, and search strategies to help you maximize your time and keep you up-to-date on the internet's role in research.

IAG

In addition to at least one feature by business specialist Berkman, each issue of The Information Advisor’s Guide to Internet Research includes an in-depth article by Ran Hock, author of The Extreme Searcher book series and well-known seminar speaker, who checks out a major web resource.

Four regular columns are rotated; two appear each issue and give readers suggestions for cool internet tools to check out (Brian Smith McCallum, M.L.S., public and academic librarian); sites to turn to for more scholarly research needs (Briana McGuckin, reference and instructional librarian); sites to go to that provide information for the common good (Susan Fingerman, retired librarian instructor, STEM); and sites that give you “big data” facts and figures on a range of topics (Jackie Shane, former reference librarian).

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Computers in Libraries magazine has posted its 2019 editorial calendar and has issued a call for article proposals at infotoday.com/cilmag/contrib.shtml#themes.


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