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NewsBreaks
ProQuest to Open Content Through Google Scholar
by Barbara Quint
Because of its history of abandoning wonderful but fewer-than-billion-user information services, some totally unconfirmed and somewhat panicky rumors have spread that Google might be questioning the value of Google Scholar. Now, one of the most established and enduring library vendors, ProQuest, has announced that it will be sending the full texts of scholarly journals, conference presentations, and working papers to Google for inclusion in the widely used Google Scholar.

Weekly News Digests
SAGE Adopts CCC's RightsLink for Open Access
SAGE Publications will use Copyright Clearance Center's (CCC) RightsLink for Open Access platform to manage its open access (OA) publications' article processing charges (APCs). With RightsLink for Open Access, the transactions for various OA charges are streamlined, and SAGE authors will be prompted to pay APCs from within the editorial workflow.
HighWire Press Rolls Out Collaboration and Content Collection Toolset
HighWire Press launched Stackly, a web-based toolset for content collection, organization, storage, and peer-to-peer collaboration that integrates into publication sites so publishers can promote content and engage with researchers.
ReadCube Indexes Royal Society of Chemistry Archive
The Royal Society of Chemistry's collection of ebooks and 39 journals is now discoverable via the ReadCube platform. The society's archive, which dates from 1841, is indexed in ReadCube's search engines and recommendation feeds.
Springer and Jisc Work Toward Sustainable OA Publishing
Springer Science+Business Media and Jisc reached an agreement that helps U.K. scientists comply with multiple funders' open access (OA) policies by capping the amount paid by higher education institutions for access to Springer's subscription journals and ensuring that researchers' articles will be OA in these journals.
Boopsie Releases Integration Solution for ILSs
Boopsie for Libraries introduced AccessILS, its new platform-as-a-service that helps digital content providers integrate with major ILSs. Content providers can join their digital catalogs with the legacy systems used by libraries to manage their physical catalogs, thereby removing barriers to content distribution.
NFAIS to Host Workshop on Research Data Publication
The National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS) will host a 1-day workshop on April 20 titled Research Data Publication, Part 2: The Complexities of Implementation. It will focus on barriers to accessing research data and how they affect publishers, content providers, libraries, and the scholarly research community.

NewsLink Spotlight
Join 50 Librarians as They Tackle SXSW Interactive
by Brandi Scardilli
"This is the biggest group we've had yet," someone remarked as they gathered to pose for a picture. The "group" is lib*interactive, formerly sxswLAM (libraries, archives, and museums), and they were at the MugShots bar in Austin, Texas, at the first LAM meetup of the SXSW (South by Southwest) Interactive Festival (March 13-17, 2015). LAM representatives are a growing presence at the technology-focused conference for two main reasons: Interactive exposes the LAM fields to new and emerging tech trends, and it's a great place to advocate on behalf of LAM institutions. lib*interactive gives attendees a way to connect with other LAM representatives and engage in concerted efforts to spread the word about all of the new ways LAM spaces are engaging with technology.
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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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