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January 5, 2017 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITIís Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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RedLink Network Debuts New Tool for Publishers

RedLink Network expanded its services with the launch of RedLink SiteLeads, an extension of its Publisher Dashboard. Publishers can use it to identify potential customers, analyze demand for online content, and create data-driven sales leads. The company currently works with more than 60 publishers.

For more information, read the press release.

ARL Plans 2017 Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) announced that Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week will be Feb. 20–24, 2017. This annual celebration of the Fair Use doctrine the in U.S. and the fair dealing policy in Canada and elsewhere was created to spread awareness of and explain the issues surrounding these copyright exceptions and to celebrate successful fair use stories. ARL lists possible ways to celebrate the week—write a blog post or op-ed, host a live panel on campus or at your institution, create a video, or share other resources. Follow the celebrations on Twitter using #fairuseweek (and tag @fairuseweek).

For more information, read the press release.

NFAIS Taps Leading Medical Researcher for Keynote Speech

The National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS) announced that David Fajgenbaum, assistant professor of medicine in translational medicine/human genetics and associate director of patient impact for the Penn Orphan Disease Center at the University of Pennsylvania, will give the keynote speech at its annual conference (held Feb. 26–28, 2017). Fajgenbaum co-founded the Castleman Disease Collaborative Network (CDCN), and Forbes named him as one of the top 30 scientists younger than 30.

For more information, read the press release.

Springer Nature and figshare Improve Journal Discoverability

figshare entered into a new partnership with Springer Nature to host supplementary data for 300-plus journals from BioMed Central and SpringerOpen. The partnership benefits authors and readers by helping them improve the online display of articles, increase engagement with published articles, access specific metrics about readership and the use of supplementary data, view an individual journal’s data portal within Springer Nature’s figshare repository, and more.

For more information, read the press release.

Gale Offers Videos in Education Products

Gale added hundreds of videos to resources for students in grades K–12, including Kids InfoBits (now featuring more than 600 videos), Research In Context, and Science In Context. The videos, which are about 1–3 minutes long, focus on STEM subjects such as energy, genetics, and the Earth. Many feature critical-thinking questions.

For more information, read the press release.

App Provides Federal Regulatory Information

According to Nextgov, the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) released RegInfo Mobile, a new app for iOS and Android phones that helps the public research current and past regulatory information, view public meeting logs (as well as the Executive Office Meetings Calendar), check the status of federal information collection, read agencies’ mission statements, and more. OIRA plans to make updates to the app in the future.

For more information, read the article.

PsyArXiv Goes Live

PsyArXiv, a dedicated OA digital archive for the study of psychology, officially launched as the newest entry in the collection of archives for physics, biology, sociology, and so on. Its infrastructure is provided by the Center for Open Science. The site makes the newest psychological science content freely available to all researchers, who can upload their unpublished works and preprints for free distribution and update them to incorporate community feedback.

For more information, read the press release.

OverDrive Debuts New Help Website

OverDrive Marketplace Help is the new website replacing OverDrive’s Marketplace User Guide. Customers can find articles on how best to use Marketplace, such as how to save searches, run reports, and curate collections. To access the new site, log in to Marketplace and click on Get Help in the upper-right corner.

For more information, read the blog post.

EBSCOhost Adds Clarivate Analytics Content

EBSCO Information Services expanded its partnership with Clarivate Analytics to make BIOSIS Previews and Zoological Record available via EBSCOhost. BIOSIS Previews is a bibliographic database for the life and biomedical sciences with content dating back to 1926. Zoological Record is an index of zoological literature and a database of animal biology covering biodiversity, the environment, veterinary sciences, and more dating back to 1864.

For more information, read the press release.

Gale Makes ACLU Documents Available

Gale released Making of Modern Law: American Civil Liberties Union Papers, 1912-1990, a new archive that focuses on the intersection of law and society. It features more than 2 million pages of materials from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Princeton University, such as internal documents, committee reports, members’ correspondence, legal briefs, and newspaper clippings. Researchers can access it on the Gale Primary Sources platform, where it is cross-searchable with other collections.

For more information, read the press release.



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