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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

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NewsBreaks
Open Access Week 2015: 'Open for Collaboration'
by Abby Clobridge
The eighth annual Open Access Week, designed to raise awareness of open access (OA) and related issues, was held Oct. 19-25, 2015. Libraries, universities, research institutes, publishers, research funding agencies, and individual OA advocates used the opportunity to talk, tweet, and share thoughts, success stories, and lessons learned about OA, open data, and open education. This year's theme, Open for Collaboration, highlighted the new opportunities for working together that OA can offer researchers.

Weekly News Digests
Apple Commits to Using Clean Energy
Apple created two programs, designed to reduce the carbon footprint of its Chinese manufacturing partners, which will avoid more than 20 million metric tons of greenhouse gas pollution until 2020.
Disney Ebooks Come to hoopla
hoopla added hundreds of ebooks from Disney Publishing Worldwide. These include stories about movie franchises such as Frozen, Toy Story, Maleficent, and Star Wars.
IMLS Fosters Extension of STEM Programs' Reach
IMLS (Institute of Museum and Library Services) provided a nearly $150,000 grant to the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) in part so it could help science centers and museums develop a pilot project for finding new ways to introduce young people in low-income neighborhoods to STEM programs and careers.
Odilo Broadens Spain's Ebook Lending Program
Spain's Ministry of Education, Culture, and Sports chose Odilo to bring digital content to the country's public libraries with the eBiblio Madrid service, which is powered by the OdiloTK digital asset lending and management platform.
Springer Nature Debuts Related Content Service
Springer Nature released an interactive Related Content service on SpringerLink--first to articles in the biotechnology collection and soon to the rest of the collections. Researchers can use it to find relevant scientific articles with the UNSILO semantic discovery engine.

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.

How Do Students Engage With the News?

How Do Students Engage With the News? (2:06)

INFOdocket and FullTextReports co-founder Gary Price discusses Project Information Literacy findings on how undergraduates research and take in news in this clip from his presentation at Computers in Libraries 2019.

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ITI Blogs

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This newsletter is published by Information Today, Inc.
Editor: Brandi Scardilli
Website: http://www.infotoday.com/NewsLink
Email: bscardilli@infotoday.com