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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

APA HB of Nonverbal Communication

NEW addition to the APA Handbooks in Psychology reference series, available electronically

The APA Handbook of Nonverbal Communication provides scholarly reviews of state-of-the-art knowledge in the areas of nonverbal communication and nonverbal behaviors. It includes an entire section devoted to new and improved methodologies and technologies that allow for the recording, capture, and analysis of nonverbal behaviors. Learn More

NewsBreaks
ProQuest to Acquire Ex Libris Group
by Marydee Ojala
In a move that caught most of the library world by surprise, on Oct. 6, 2015, ProQuest announced its intention to acquire Israel-based Ex Libris Group from private equity company Golden Gate Capital. The acquisition should close in a few months, when the requisite reviews and sign-offs are completed. ProQuest will then form a separate business unit named Ex Libris, a ProQuest Co. Until the deal closes, the companies will continue to operate independently.

Weekly News Digests
NFAIS to Host OA-Focused Workshop
The National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS) announced its new workshop, The Impact of Open Access Models: Finding Stable, Sustainable and Scalable Solutions.
figshare Rolls Out Updated Platform
figshare will launch its next-generation data management platform for academic researchers, funders, and publishers in November 2015. With input from core customers, the platform promotes best practices as well as enables openness in collecting and finding research.
Wolters Kluwer Details Benefits of New Acquisition
Wolters Kluwer has been promoting its new product benefits since its acquisition of Effacts, a Netherlands-based legal management software provider. For example, the company notes that customers can take control of corporate and legal risks, increase efficiencies and save money, and better manage their legal departments and meet company goals.
The Open Library of Humanities Debuts
The Open Library of Humanities (OLH), an organization dedicated to publishing open access (OA) scholarship with no charges to authors, launched after 2 years of planning. It has seven journals, with an estimated publication volume of 150 articles for the first year.
Amazon Web Services Enters the IoT Development Space
Amazon Web Services (AWS) introduced AWS IoT, a platform to help customers connect and manage devices and applications that are part of the Internet of Things (IoT).

NewsLink Spotlight
Four Discovery Services to Watch
by Brandi Scardilli
Last year, NewsBreaks published an overview of the major discovery services and shared their new features. It's time for a look at some tools that may not be as well-known as the previously covered EBSCO Discovery Service, Primo, Summon, and WorldCat Discovery Services. Read on to learn about their unique features and what kinds of enhancements are planned for the future.
Download Our October Editorial Sampler
Want to review some articles from our library publications? Download the free October content sampler (PDF) of recent articles and a discount subscription offer for Computers in Libraries.

ILI 2017

INTERNET LIBRARIAN INTERNATIONAL

THE LIBRARY INNOVATION CONFERENCE

 October 17 & 18, London

ILI's Programme Director, Val Skelton, celebrates librarian superpowers. 
Librarians are leaders in tech, organizational influencers, expert marketers (often working with a zero budget), change managers, skilled data crunchers and expert internet searchers--and so much more. ILI's conference programme celebrates the incredible range of roles, skills, and initiatives librarians are carrying out every day. Over two days this October, six conference tracks highlight the importance of the internet librarian's role.

THE NEW LIBRARY, THE NEW LIBRARIAN – exploring some of the strategies, structures, teams, skills, services and collaborations librarians are using to ensure they stay at the cutting edge.

USERS, UX, AND USAGE – understanding how libraries are working with users to redesign services, spaces, and to understand usage.

CONTENT CREATIVITY – investigating how libraries are creating, curating, and marketing digital collections, how librarians are publishers in their own right, and how they are driving collaborative content creation.

FIGHT THE FAKE, FIND THE FACTS – celebrating two of the librarian's super powers--advanced search techniques and nurturing information integrity--in a post-truth/multi-truth era.

MARKETING THE LIBRARY – sharing stories of librarians who are influencing use and expanding audiences for their services and collections from the DJ librarian to the digital storyteller.

NEW SCHOLARLY COMMUNICATIONS – exploring why the scholarly communications landscape is changing, and what this means for libraries and information professionals.

In addition to a series of one-hour workshops - ILI Extra - covering a wide range of specialised skills and topics, from tech topics to personal development, ILI also hosts two one-day pre-conference workshops:

Websearch Academy 2017 explores the intricacies of research on the web. Our global expert speakers look at advanced search, evaluation of search engines, apps relevant to serious research, social media search, and analysis of search results.

Marketing Your Library Service: Principles and Actions--In libraries we spend so much time curating our content and services that sometimes we don’t put enough focus on telling people about what we do. We do so much, but how do we ensure people hear about what we offer and understand what we do?

ILI 2017 GIF

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 infotoday.eu – 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, 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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Editor: Brandi Scardilli
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