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NewsBreaks
Congress Approves Federal Protection for Trade Secrets
by George H. Pike
Trade secrets could now get broad federal protection under the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (S 1890), which was unanimously approved by the U.S. Senate by a vote of 87-0 on April 4, 2016, and passed in the House of Representatives by a vote of 410-2 on April 27. The act would allow, for the first time, companies whose trade secrets have been appropriated by others to sue in federal court.

Weekly News Digests
IEEE Acquires GlobalSpec
IEEE acquired the GlobalSpec news, data, and analytics platform, including its Engineering360 brand, from IHS. It is now a for-profit subsidiary of IEEE and was renamed IEEE GlobalSpec, Inc.
dtSearch Corp. Collaborates on Academic Research
Contegra Systems integrated the dtSearch Engine into EPI-Search by leveraging the Institute for the Study of Coherence and Emergence library's SQL metadata and original book text to find conceptually similar items.
LexisNexis Adds Search Visualizations to Lexis Advance
LexisNexis Legal & Professional updated Lexis Advance with Search Term Maps, an exclusive, patent-pending data visualization tool that maps search terms in full-text case law documents.
figshare Integrates Altmetric Badges
figshare added Altmetric badges to its collection of more than 2.5 million research outputs. Altmetric will supply real-time attention data on figshare's platform.
InfoDesk Introduces Blog for Consultants
InfoDesk launched the InfoDesk Consulting Industry Blog, which helps professional services consultants monitor their industry information, such as disruptive technologies, finance and technology news, and other global market trends.

NewsLink Spotlight
Zepheira Helps Libraries Tell Their Stories on the Web
by Brandi Scardilli
Zepheira, a professional services turned product company, started working on unlocking data to reach new audiences, not only to attract new customers, but also to correct a problem its team was seeing: Not everyone's data was visible on the web. This was especially true for libraries and other cultural heritage institutions. Today, its main goal is to help libraries gain more visibility on the web through the use of linked data.

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Information Today Europe provides news, facts and figures, strategic thinking, and informed comment on the trends shaping the global information space.

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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