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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

APA Books E-Collection 2016 Now Available

APA Books® E-Collection 2016 provides the first and only opportunity to purchase APA-published scholarly & professional eBook titles as they are published throughout the 2016 copyright year. Additional copyright year collections are available, beginning with 2001. Each collection encompasses book content in psychology and related disciplines.

For more information, click here.

NewsBreaks
The Egyptian Knowledge Bank Draws Western Publishers
by John Charlton
With more than 20 educational and scientific publishers providing content, the Egyptian Knowledge Bank (EKB) is up and running. ... The EKB's reach will be limited, because most of the content is in English, which is spoken by about one-third of Egypt's more than 80 million residents. ... Nevertheless, the EKB is providing commercial opportunities for many Western publishers.

Weekly News Digests
ALA Supports Apple's Decision to Uphold Privacy
The American Library Association (ALA) issued a statement in support of Apple's opposition to building a "backdoor" into iPhones. Tim Cook, the company's CEO, had posted an open letter to customers on Feb. 16, 2016.
SourceMedia Plans to Branch Out
Digital media company SourceMedia partnered with Triumvirate Content Consultants (TCC) to centralize management of SourceMedia's content licensing operation with TCC so it can expand into new markets and distribution channels.
News Corp Announces New Political Website
News Corp will launch Heat Street, a new right-wing website. Louise Mensch, a former member of the British Parliament, will lead the site.
SAGE Adopts New Online Publishing Platform
SAGE Publications announced that Atypon will host all SAGE Journals content on its online publishing platform Literatum, which is designed to support active publishing strategies. SAGE will retain control of publication site designs and the delivery of user experiences, such as personalized content.
Annual Reviews Releases Vision Science Journal
Annual Reviews published the first volume of its Annual Review of Vision Science, a journal that details progress in the field of vision science, which intersects with psychology, neuroscience, computer science, cell biology and genetics, and clinical medicine.

NewsLink Spotlight
Three More Librarian Bloggers to Follow
by Brandi Scardilli
Last year, NewsBreaks highlighted some librarian bloggers you may not have heard of in the hopes you'd find it worthwhile to read their perspectives on the library field. Now it's time to get to know another batch of librarians. Read on for some insight into why they started their blogs and what advice they'd give to those who are thinking about blogging. If these names are new to you, check out what you've been missing.

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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Email: bscardilli@infotoday.com