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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

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NewsBreaks
Elsevier's CiteScore Metrics Compete With the Journal Impact Factor
by Nancy K. Herther
In December, Elsevier announced the release of Scopus' new journal metrics system, CiteScore, which it describes as providing "comprehensive, transparent, current insights into journal impact." The company calls CiteScore a new standard "that will help you guide your journal more effectively in the future."

Weekly News Digests
Pew Puts Out New Fact Sheets
Pew Research Center rolled out a new set of fact sheets on key trends in digital technology: Internet/Broadband, Mobile, and Social Media. They will be updated as the organization collects new data.
Cambridge University Press Strengthens MARC Records
Cambridge University Press is starting a project designed to improve the discoverability of resources and ensure better MARC records for ebooks. So far, it has enhanced the metadata of more than 24,000 titles in its collections. ...
DPLA Will Expand Access to Ebooks
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation granted the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) $1.5 million to help the organization expand public libraries' access to ebooks for their collections, making them more easily available to readers.
ProQuest Encourages Use of Alexander Street Content
The ProQuest platform and Alexander Street's Academic Video Online: Premium collection of 50,000-plus videos can now be searched together to provide researchers with a comprehensive list of content such as documentaries, training videos, news, dissertations, and ebooks.
EveryLibrary Lays Out Its 2017 Agenda
EveryLibrary released its agenda for 2017, which focuses on bringing its expertise to coalitions that support library patrons. ... Areas of concern for 2017 include voter rights and ballot access, protections for public sector workers and pension reform, [and] media literacy. ...

NewsLink Spotlight
The News of 2016: The Year in Review
by Brandi Scardilli
Happy new year! As we ring in 2017 and look forward to what is sure to be another eventful year for libraries, information professionals, and information services, it's time to reflect on the major industry happenings in 2016. Here's an overview of the topics NewsBreaks covered in the past year.

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ITI Blogs

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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.


This newsletter is published by Information Today, Inc.
Editor: Brandi Scardilli
Website: http://www.infotoday.com/NewsLink
Email: bscardilli@infotoday.com