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Tuesday, February 07, 2017

NFAIS 59th Annual Conference Feb 26-28

The scholarly record is undergoing a transformation - or "big pivot" - in how it functions and serves the information and scholarly research communities. Never before has there been such a high degree of opportunity and challenge surrounding the information community. Join with your colleagues and engage in setting the future course of information services.

Register for the NFAIS 2017 Annual Conference,
February 26-28, in Alexandria, VA.

NewsBreaks
Britons Watch the Trump Reality Show
by John Charlton
Afraid. Aghast. Amazed. Amused. Angry. Appalled. Apprehensive. Astonished. Astounded. These words reflect British opinion about the new U.S. president. And they're just the ones beginning with A.

Weekly News Digests
Elsevier Gives Plum Analytics a New Home
Elsevier acquired Plum Analytics from EBSCO Information Services in order to give more researchers and institutions access to Plum Analytics' suite of altmetrics solutions. The terms of the purchase were not disclosed.
VitalSource Shares Expertise With Education Company
VitalSource partnered with LearnLaunch to create improved learning experiences for students. VitalSource has informally worked with LearnLaunch in the past to share expertise and provide mentorship.
Preservica Commits to Digital Preservation Group
Preservica joined the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) as the DPC's first partner for its Commercial Supporter Programme, which was created to work on issues facing the digital preservation community and long-term digital preservation.
Informed Librarian Online Offers Access to Emerald Publishing Titles
The Informed Librarian Online service is providing its premium members with access to 17 Emerald Publishing ejournal titles that are part of the publisher's Library Studies collection.
SAGE Brings Back MethodSpace Community
SAGE launched the redesigned MethodSpace site, a free online community for social and behavioral science researchers. It now features a hub for information on how social science research uses Big Data.

NewsLink Spotlight
What's New With the Top 3 Ebook Vendors
by Brandi Scardilli
On the surface, reports show that readers are buying less and borrowing more--and yet Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo (now Rakuten Kobo, Inc.) continue to release new e-readers and put effort into selling ebooks. Let's look at the press releases each company has provided this past year to take the temperature of their ebook programs.

How to Ensure Equitable Library Funding

How to Ensure Equitable Library Funding (5:23)

Brookings Institution fellow Nicol Turner-Lee discusses lobbying strategies for increasing library funding in this clip from her keynote at Computers in Libraries 2019.

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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.

Streaming Media Blog –  www.streamingmedia.com/Articles/Blog – the go-to destination for opinion, analysis, and insights into the entire online video ecosystem, from glass to glass.


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Editor: Brandi Scardilli
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Email: bscardilli@infotoday.com