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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

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Drexel University’s nationally-ranked online Master of Science in Library & Information Science offers students transformative insight into the future of librarianship. MSLIS students are able to cater coursework to their interests and career direction, and can choose from five optional concentrations: Archival Studies, Digital Curation, Digital Libraries, Library & Information Services, and Youth Services.

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NewsBreaks
Showcasing Libraries' Value During National Library Week and Beyond
by Cheryl Ann Peltier-Davis
"Because Transformation Is Essential to the Communities We Serve" is the introductory tagline of the webpage promoting the American Library Association's (ALA) newest attempt at establishing the essential link between libraries and their constituents. Launched in Washington D.C., in October 2015, the multiyear Libraries Transform campaign is "designed to increase public awareness of the value, impact and services provided by libraries and library professionals."

Weekly News Digests
New Pew Report Looks at Libraries and Education
Pew Research Center's Internet, Science & Tech division released a new report, "Libraries and Learning," which finds that 76% of respondents believe libraries serve the educational needs of their communities "very well" or "pretty well."
R Street Institute Works Toward Improved Congressional Governance
The R Street Institute introduced its Governance Project, "an effort to assess and improve the state of America's system of national self-governance, with particular attention to Congress."
SAGE Announces New Journal
SAGE will begin publishing the open access (OA) journal Methodological Innovations, which focuses on "debating and considering innovation within, and the wider issues around, innovative research methods."
SurveyMonkey Adds Competitive Intelligence Platform
SurveyMonkey rolled out the app insights platform SurveyMonkey Intelligence, which helps product managers, marketers, and public market and venture investors compare data from more than 1,000 apps.
Ebook Discounts Service Launches
Bookticker, Inc., a data-driven ebook deals site, had its official launch. It uses metadata feeds from its publisher partners, including Macmillan Publishers and HarperCollins Publishers, to identify price reductions in best-sellers, publisher-promoted books, and books whose price drops independent of a promotion.

NewsLink Spotlight
A Do-It-Yourself Approach to STEM Education for Girls
by Brandi Scardilli
A new initiative from the Los Angeles-based nonprofit DIY Girls helps organizations across the country adopt its mission of providing education programs that allow girls and women to be creative with technology.

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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.

ITI News

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