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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.

3 Special Syntax Tips for Searching Twitter

3 Special Syntax Tips for Searching Twitter (2:51)

ResearchBuzz founder and editor Tara Calishain provides three indispensable syntax terms for more effective Twitter searches in this clip from her presentation at Computers in Libraries 2019.

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Conference Connection

CONFERENCE CALENDAR

Sept. 11–13, ALPSP Conference and Awards 2019
Place: Old Windsor, U.K.
Sponsor/Organizer: Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP)
URL: alpsp.org/Conference

Sept. 16–20, The 16th International Conference on Digital Preservation (iPRES 2019)
Place: Amsterdam
Sponsor/Organizer: Dutch Digital Heritage Network
URL: ipres2019.org

Sept. 20–25, The 15th International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition (ICDAR 2019)
Place: Sydney
Sponsor/Organizer: University of Technology Sydney (UTS)
URL: icdar2019.org

Sept. 23–25, The 18th International Conference on Perspectives in Business Informatics Research (BIR 2019)
Place: Katowice, Poland
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing committee
URL: bir2019.ue.katowice.pl

... View our complete conference calendar here.

ITI Blogs

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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.

Streaming Media Blog –  www.streamingmedia.com/Articles/Blog – the go-to destination for opinion, analysis, and insights into the entire online video ecosystem, from glass to glass.


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