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News & Events > NewsBreaks December 5, 2023
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From the Editor: The fast pace of breaking news in the information industry and library world doesn't stick to print publishing schedules. This is why we post weekly stories by industry experts and feature weekly news digests that highlight important developments. Follow us on X (@ITINewsBreaks) for up-to-the-minute coverage.

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6/25/2012News DigestPenguin Group Launches Library Lending Pilot Program
6/25/2012News DigestSAGE Releases SAGE Knowledge Platform for Ebook Delivery
6/25/2012News DigestEBSCO Announces New Partnerships that Enhance Discovery Options
6/21/2012NewsBreakICANN Releases List of 1,400 Possible New Internet Top-Level Domains
6/21/2012NewsBreakPrimo Upgrade From Ex Libris Builds on Customization Strengths
6/21/2012News DigestBibliotheca to Support Open Source Ebook Model
6/21/2012News DigestGale Brings Online Education Program to Public Libraries
6/21/2012News DigestOCLC Adds Linked Data to
6/18/ Community Site Launched
6/18/2012News Digestebrary Releases Extended Access
6/18/2012News DigestNew Collaboration Announced—Global Open Knowledgebase (GOKb)
6/18/2012News DigestCredo Reference Launches Literati Public
6/14/2012NewsBreakFederal Statistical Programs in Jeopardy
6/14/2012News DigestOverDrive to Provide Streaming Audiobooks to Libraries and Schools
6/14/2012News DigestEBSCO’s New Medical Ebook Collections
6/14/2012News DigesteLife Selects HighWire Platform for New Open Access Journal
6/11/2012NewsBreakBEA 2012: Libraries Still Draw the Short Stick
6/11/2012News DigestOCLC Names New CEO: Jack Blount
6/11/2012News Digestebrary Announces New Android App
6/11/2012News DigestMulticultural Books and Videos Becomes SkyRiver Vendor Partner
6/7/2012NewsBreakThe ‘New Bing’: Now Searching With Facebook
6/7/2012News DigestNew EBSCO Discovery Service API Released
6/7/2012News DigestImpelsys Unveils iPublishCentral 4.0
6/7/2012News DigestLexisNexis Acquires Sanction Solutions
6/4/2012News DigestEBSCO to Distribute AP Images Collection to Libraries
6/4/2012News DigestInnovative Interfaces Launches Content Pro IRX
6/4/2012News DigestGale Announces Classroom in Context
6/4/2012Newslink SpotlightWorldreader Aims for ‘Books for All’
5/31/2012NewsBreakGovernment in the Mobile Era
5/31/2012NewsBreakFactiva Adds Real-Time Twitter Module
5/31/2012News DigestQueen Victoria’s Journals Now Available Online
5/31/2012News DigestDeepDyve Expands Service With PDF Downloads
5/31/2012News DigestData Conversion Laboratory Introduces New ‘Convert On Demand’ Portal
5/24/2012NewsBreakGoogle Unveils Knowledge Graph
5/24/2012News DigestProQuest and Elsevier Health Expand Medical Licensing Agreement
5/24/2012News DigestGale Digitizes Entire Run of Popular Liberty Magazine
5/24/2012News DigestEBSCO Publishing Releases Nine New Audiobook Collections
5/21/2012NewsBreakContracting Government By Cutting Census Bureau Programs
5/21/2012News DigestLibLime Announces the Public Release of LibLime Koha 4.10
5/21/2012News Officially Launches With Five Ebook Campaigns
5/21/2012News DigestBrill and Publishing Technology Celebrate Launch of Brill Online
5/17/2012NewsBreakGeorgia State University Copyright Decision Issued—New Rules for Users and Publishers
5/17/2012News DigestWolper to Distribute Gale Products to Special Library Market
5/17/2012News DigestIFLA Releases Background Paper on E-Lending
5/17/2012News DigestEBSCO Publishing Releases Two New Digital Archive Databases
5/14/2012NewsBreak'Academic Spring' Continues With Commentary on Open Access in the U.K.
5/14/2012News DigestEx Libris Announces the Launch of Rosetta 3.0
5/14/2012News DigestMendeley Institutional Edition Powered by Swets Goes Live
5/14/2012News DigestCengage Learning and Blackboard Introduce Digital Content Integration
5/10/2012NewsBreakBarnes & Noble and Microsoft Form ‘Newco’—A New Chapter for Ebooks
5/10/2012News DigestEBSCO Releases Ebook Subscription Collection for Business Professionals
5/10/2012News DigestThomson CompuMark Launches 136 New Trademark Databases
5/10/2012News DigestProQuest Joins 1940 U.S. Census Community Project
5/7/2012NewsBreakIBM, Vivísimo, and the ‘Big Data’ Buzz
5/7/2012NewsBreakProQuest for Everyone: The Udini Service Officially Launches
5/7/2012News DigestCrossRef Announces FundRef Pilot
5/7/2012News DigestMIT and Harvard Launch a ‘Revolution in Education’
5/7/2012News DigestHarvard Library Bibliographic Dataset Now Available via EBSCO Discovery Service
5/3/2012News DigestCrossRef Launches CrossMark Update Identification Service
5/3/2012News Inc. to Acquire
5/3/2012News DigestEbook Consumers Say Yes to Tablets, Says BISG Study
5/3/2012Newslink SpotlightOnline Consumer Privacy in the Spotlight
4/30/2012NewsBreakLook for Circulating Law Ebooks at a Library Near You
4/30/2012News Digestebrary Announces New Ebook Solution for Medical Libraries
4/30/2012News DigestScout—A New Free Alert System for Government Information
4/30/2012News DigestEBSCO Releases 39 New Ebook Subject Sets
4/26/2012NewsBreakMaking Sense of Business Intelligence With FirstTweets
4/26/2012News DigestBilbary Announces Ebook Partnerships With The State Library of Kansas and Taylor & Francis
4/26/2012News DigestMillions of Harvard Library Catalog Records Publicly Available
4/26/2012News DigestSerials Solutions Announces Intota Development Partners
4/23/2012NewsBreakFederal Depository Library Program: Legislative Issues
4/23/2012News DigestAcademic Video Database Coming to EBSCO Discovery Service
4/23/2012News DigestOCLC and Credo Reference Extend Partnership
4/23/2012News DigestCABI Re-Indexing Improves Search and Retrieval
4/19/2012NewsBreakOpening Up the World Bank's Data
4/19/2012News DigestBaker & Taylor and Findaway World to Launch Audiobook Platform
4/19/2012News DigestOAPEN Launches Beta Version of Directory of Open Access Books
4/19/2012News DigestNew Multimedia Tools Help Museums, Libraries Support 21st Century Skills
4/16/2012NewsBreakYahoo! Reorganization Doesn’t Address Company Problems: Analysts
4/16/2012News DigestEBSCO Publishing Introduces The African American Historical Serials Collection
4/16/2012News DigestWorld War I Film Footage in Cyberspace
4/16/2012News DigestOverDrive to Preview Library Ebook Data at London Book Fair
4/12/2012NewsBreakEbook Tsunami—From Antitrust to Burgeoning Sales
4/12/2012News DigestSPIE Digital Library Extends Archiving
4/12/2012News DigestNew EBSCOhost Collection Manager to Help Libraries With Ebooks and Audiobooks
4/12/2012News DigestMore Than 30,000 Spanish Language Titles in eBooks Kindle en Español
4/9/2012NewsBreakBig Data: The Future Is Now
4/9/2012News DigestBioMed Central, LabArchives to Link Data Sets With Journal Articles
4/9/2012News DigestInternational Name Authority Project Moves to OCLC
4/9/2012News DigestTablets Become Newsstands for Digital Magazines Through Next Issue Media
4/5/2012NewsBreakNorthern Light Introduces Discovery Portals
4/5/2012News DigestEx Libris’ Primo Central Adds 78 A&I Sources
4/5/2012News DigestConsumer Surveying Conducted Via Google
4/5/2012News DigestAndroid Etextbook App Available From Ingram’s Vital Source
4/2/2012News DigestComplete 1000 Human Genomes Data Free on the Web
4/2/2012News DigestBowker’s Global eBook Monitor Generates Usage Statistics
4/2/2012News DigestSpringer for R&D Platform Launched for Corporate Sector
4/2/2012Newslink SpotlightExpanding Options for Ebooks
3/29/2012NewsBreakProQuest ‘Rescues’ the Statistical Abstract of the United States
3/29/2012News DigestCLOCKSS Archive to Preserve American Mathematical Society Epublications
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