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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.

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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.

ITI News

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Editor: Brandi Scardilli
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Email: bscardilli@infotoday.com