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NewsBreaks
iCopyright and WordPress: Copyright Compliance Made Easy
by Corilee Christou
In today's wired world where websites rule and users gather and share information electronically through a plethora of devices (making it easy, but not always legal, to share and republish information), copyright compliance ranks extremely high on the list of priorities for both publishers and authors. Addressing--and if necessary paying for--reuse rights must be relatively straightforward for users of information if they're going to comply with copyright terms. iCopyright, a provider of "digital tools that enable content creators to continue to profit, promote, and protect their valuable content," competently addresses publishers and authors as it continues to add to and enhance its toolset for both audiences.

Weekly News Digests
Google Gears Up for New School Year
Google updated its suite of productivity apps to help students with their school projects, according to CNET. New functions include the ability to more easily see changes users have made to documents in Google Docs and Google Sheets, as well as the addition of voice typing so students can dictate content that translates to text in a document.
EBSCO Chooses Portico for Primary Source Preservation
EBSCO Information Services partnered with Portico to preserve its primary source content, giving researchers uninterrupted access to historical content in EBSCO's digital archives collections.
Brill Teams With DataSalon for Consolidated Customer Information
Brill adopted DataSalon's MasterVision platform and its OrgRef open dataset to show customer data in a single view, thus facilitating business growth and market development. MasterVision provides a complete picture of Brill's books and journals customers, including subscribers, platform registrants, authors, and marketing data.
ProQuest Makes More Early European Books Available
ProQuest launched Collection 7, the newest part of its Early European Books database, with 7,450 titles. Materials came from institutions such as the National Library of the Netherlands, the Royal Library in Denmark, and the Wellcome Library in London.
SirsiDynix Rolls Out MobileCirc App
SirsiDynix announced that MobileCirc is now in general release. This mobile app helps Horizon and Symphony customers bring circulation service outside their libraries by allowing anyone with a smartphone, tablet, or web-enabled device to access circulation functions and basic user management.

NewsLink Spotlight
Alexa and Siri at the Library: How Librarians Are Tapping Into the Internet of Things
by Brandi Scardilli
The Amazon Echo (powered by the cloud-based voice service Alexa) and the Apple Watch (featuring digital assistant Siri) are two of the latest products designed to make people's lives easier by quickly retrieving information and performing actions when prompted. Part of the Internet of Things (IoT), these devices receive updates from their respective cloud servers so they can always provide the most up-to-date answers. ... Librarians have been following the developments of the IoT closely, and they're finding that Alexa and Siri have uses beyond telling jokes and reminding you when you have an appointment. They've become indispensable for the following information professionals, who share their experiences and show how the library world can benefit from connected devices such as the Echo and the Apple Watch and their disembodied assistants.
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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.


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