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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

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NewsBreaks
The Global Struggle to Bridge the Digital Divide
by Nancy K. Herther
The inaugural World Wi-Fi Day on June 20, 2016 ... created an opportunity to look at the role of Wi-Fi in internet connections and to reflect on the continuing digital divide and efforts to close the gap on internet access and participation. Organized by the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) and supported by major corporations, community organizations, and others, World Wi-Fi Day was "a platform to recognize and celebrate the significant role Wi-Fi is playing in cities and communities around the world by driving exciting and innovative projects to 'connect the unconnected.'"

Weekly News Digests
Government Transparency Bill Introduced
Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.) introduced the Access to Congressionally Mandated Reports Act, a bipartisan bill "to make all reports written for Congress by federal agencies available to the public," according to the press release. The act would mandate the creation of a single website that allows the public to search, sort, and download these reports.
OpenAthens Sets Goals for Helping Publishers
OpenAthens released the OpenAthens Publisher Manifesto, which is designed to ensure that the company's products and services evolve along with customers' needs and that the company is properly supporting publishers in their management of access to knowledge.
Thomson Reuters Adds Bankruptcy-Focused Ebooks to ProView Platform
Thomson Reuters and the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) partnered to add 60-plus ABI ebook titles to the Thomson Reuters ProView e-reading platform throughout 2016 and into 2017. Topics covered in the ebooks include litigation, financing, fraud, and real estate.
SAGE Publishes New Childhood Obesity Journal
SAGE launched Childhood Obesity and Nutrition (OBN), an OA journal, which replaces the non-OA ICAN: Infant, Child & Adolescent Nutrition journal. OBN broadens ICAN's scope with a focus on the changing field of pediatric obesity and nutrition.
D&B Provides Group of Startups With Free Access to Data
D&B is giving FinTech Sandbox's startups access to its global commercial data on businesses so they can develop and test new products and enhancements for the financial technology sector.

NewsLink Spotlight
The Hall of Fame for American Writers
by Brandi Scardilli
Thanks to the American Writers Museum, opening in March 2017, readers can learn more about how works of literature are formed, the people behind them, and how both fiction and nonfiction writings have shaped U.S. history, identity, and culture.

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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.


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Editor: Brandi Scardilli
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Email: bscardilli@infotoday.com