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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

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NewsBreaks
Creative Commons Test Drives New Search Tool
by Corilee Christou
Copyright has morphed into a "copywrong," thanks to a little mouse named Mickey. ... When the time came for this little guy to enter the public domain, making him free for all to use, Disney and its powerful lobbyists convinced Congress to lengthen the term of copyright. This law, introduced in 1998 and known as the Copyright Term Extension Act (CTEA) ... extended copyright to such a great degree that no new published works will enter the public domain until 2019.

Weekly News Digests
Blackboard Helps Educators Better Understand Student Performance
Blackboard partnered with Chalk.com to offer K-12 educators a digital gradebook and portfolio, which will give teachers and parents better insights into students' performance.
Kindle Direct Publishing Unveils Paperback Option
Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) program added the ability to publish paperback books in addition to Kindle ebooks on Amazon websites in the U.S., Europe, and Japan.
CompTIA Combats Cyberthreats With New Certification
CompTIA introduced a new vendor-neutral certification, CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CSA+), which is the first to emphasize behavioral analytics when assessing cyberthreats.
Coders Preserve Climate Data
According to WIRED, a group of University of California-Berkeley community members is saving federal climate data on nongovernmental servers.
SAGE Journals Get Updated Platform
SAGE created a new platform for SAGE Journals that features enhanced author tools, more intuitive navigation, improved search functionality, and ease of use across devices.

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 Stay Focused When Searching

How to Stay Focused When Searching (3:47)

Super-Searcher Mary Ellen Bates of Bates Information Services explains how to separate the incidental from the integral in search in this clip from her presentation at Computers in Libraries 2019.

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Bookshelf
The Carousel Carver The Carousel Carver
by Perdita Buchan

This evocative historical novel tells the story of Giacinto, who emigrates from Italy in 1912 and becomes a carousel carver during the golden age of the craft in America, and Rosa, the eight-year-old orphan girl thrust into his care.

The Carousel Carver vividly recreates the world of the immigrant carvers—from the inspiration found in fiery horses, big cats, and children's laughter to the clatter, sawdust, and politics of Philadelphia's bustling multicultural workshops. This is an engaging and insightful tale of tolerance, second chances, and what it means for those once adrift to call America home.

May 2019/144 pp/hardcover/ISBN 978-1-940091-04-4
Regular Price $16.95 | Preorder Price $10.17

Trade Paperback | ISBN 978-1-940091-03-7
Regular Price $13.95 | Preorder Price $8.37

The ebook is available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo.

 
 
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