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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

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NewsBreaks
Unglue.it Builds a Supply Chain for Free Ebooks
by Corilee Christou
Contrary to the Big Five publishers' declarations of shrinking ebook sales, Technavio just released a report, "E-book Market in the US 2016-2020," which "predicts the e-book market in the US to grow at an impressive CAGR [compound annual growth rate] of approximately 14% until 2020" and reach a striking $13 billion. It is obvious that ebooks are here to stay (at a variety of price points, including free). One of the most innovative ebook sites is Unglue.it.

Weekly News Digests
RightsStatements.org Provides Standardized Copyright Statements
The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) and Europeana launched RightsStatements.org, which offers rights statements that can be used to explain the copyright statuses of "cultural objects."
eLife Announces New Platform
eLife built an open source publishing platform, Continuum, to replace its previous platform, which was hosted by HighWire Press.
CIGI Survey Looks at Online Security and Privacy
The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) released the results of its latest study, "2016 CIGI-Ipsos Global Survey on Internet Security and Trust."
ProQuest Enables Automatic Ingestion From ORCID to Pivot
ProQuest updated its Pivot research solution to include automated updates from ORCID to scholar profiles--citations added to or updated in an ORCID profile will cascade into the scholar's Pivot profile.
SirsiDynix Support Center Gets Improvements
SirsiDynix introduced Mentor 2.0, the SirsiDynix Support Center's new learning management system. All SirsiDynix customers can access this new version, which has an updated user interface and simplified access to educational resources.

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.

How to Help Researchers Find ...

How to Help Researchers Find Reliable Sources and Avoid Fake News (5:37)

California State University-Northridge librarian Doris Helfer discusses a rubric she and her colleagues created to identify credible research sources and help their patrons steer clear of fake news in this clip from Computers in Libraries 2018.

ITI Blogs

If you regularly read blogs, add these to your reader:

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.

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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