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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 Threads (@library_information_today) and Bluesky (itinewsbreaks) for our most current posts.

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3/5/2012NewsBreakViewshare: Up Close and Personal With Your Digital Treasures
3/5/2012News DigestMIT OpenCourseWare and Flat World Knowledge Team Up
3/5/2012News DigestWiley-Blackwell Adds 44 Titles to Journal Publishing Program in 2012
3/5/2012News DigestRelais International Partners With OCLC to Share Data and Services
3/1/2012News DigestNew Mapping Capabilities Enhance BusinessDecision
3/1/2012News DigestNew Terrorism Research Center Debuts
3/1/2012News DigestEBSCO Publishing Makes Major Improvements to Business Source Complete
3/1/2012Newslink SpotlightUpdate on Political Fact-Check Websites
2/27/2012NewsBreakOCLC Innovation Lab Offers to Build Websites for Small Libraries
2/27/2012News DigestBridgeman Education Metadata Comes to EBSCO Discovery Service
2/27/2012News DigestEx Libris Integrates LOCKSS Software With SFX OpenURL Link Resolver
2/27/2012News DigestCengage Learning to Provide Discounted Etextbooks to California State University
2/23/2012NewsBreakNetvibes Acquired by Dassault Systèmes
2/23/2012News DigestNew F1000 App Helps Researchers Explore Content in Elsevier’s SciVerse
2/23/2012News DigestSocial Media Data Available for ebrary Student E-book Survey
2/23/2012News DigestEBSCO Publishing and Isabel Healthcare Integrate Decision Support Tools
2/16/2012NewsBreakEtextbooks Attracting Involvement of the FCC, Education Department, and Higher Ed
2/16/2012News DigestWolters Kluwer Health Expands Distribution Agreement With NEJM
2/16/2012News DigestIngram’s Vital Source Now Working With Blackboard
2/16/2012News DigestChina/Asia on Demand Metadata Accessible via EBSCO Discovery Service
2/13/2012NewsBreakThe Cost of Knowledge Versus Elsevier: 5,600 Signatures and Growing
2/13/2012News DigestFactiva Adds More Global Sources, Blogs, and Images
2/13/2012News DigestALA Reaches Out to Ebook Publishers; Penguin Terminates OverDrive Contract
2/13/2012News DigestElsevier Launches TargetInsights for Early Drug Discovery
2/9/2012News DigestInternational Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) Approves Indexes Working Group
2/9/2012News DigestAmigos and Missouri Library Network Announce Agreement to Explore Merger
2/9/2012News DigestEPA Releases New Tool With Information About U.S. Water Pollution
2/6/2012NewsBreakSocial Review Site Goodreads Dumps Amazon’s Metadata
2/6/2012News DigestSAGE Journals Available Via Mobile Devices
2/6/2012News DigestNFAIS Releases Draft Discovery Service Code of Practice
2/6/2012News DigestChemistry Information Centre Berlin (FIZ CHEMIE) Up For Sale
2/2/2012News DigestWorldCat Local Users to Search SciVerse ScienceDirect Journals and Ebooks
2/2/2012News DigestInfotrieve Launches New Features for Mobile Library
2/2/2012News DigestMcGraw-Hill Announces Enhancements to AccessEngineering Platform
2/2/2012Newslink SpotlightProQuest Works to Integrate Assets and Services
1/30/2012NewsBreakNew Crowdfunding Initiative to ‘Unglue’ Ebooks Launches in Alpha
1/30/2012News DigestNAACP Archives Go Digital
1/30/2012News DigestCredo Reference Introduces Literati by Credo
1/30/2012News DigestCCC and MPLC Partner for New Corporate Movie License
1/26/2012NewsBreakApple Announces Efforts to ‘Reinvent’ Textbooks
1/26/2012News Digestebrary Ships New Mobile App; Integrates with Baker & Taylor’s Title Source 3
1/26/2012News DigestEBSCO News From ALA Midwinter
1/26/2012News DigestGale Outlines First Archives for Nineteenth Century Collections Online
1/23/2012NewsBreakElsevier Acquires Quosa: What Does This Mean?
1/23/2012News DigestGale Signs Agreement for National Geographic Magazine Archive
1/23/2012News DigestDeep Web Technologies Releases Application for SciVerse Hub
1/23/2012News DigestInternet2 Partners With McGraw Hill and Courseload to Test eText Program
1/19/2012NewsBreakA Year of Exceptional Budget Challenges: USGS Shutters NBII
1/19/2012News DigestSpringer Open Choice Adopts Creative Commons Attribution License
1/19/2012News DigestOverDrive Adds Non-English Ebooks to Library Catalog
1/19/2012News DigestArticle Exchange Integrated Into WorldCat Resource Sharing Service
1/17/2012NewsBreakResearch Works Act Could Challenge Public Access to Federally Funded Research
1/17/2012News DigestPsycTESTS Will Be Available Via EBSCOhost
1/17/2012News DigestIntroducing Mendeley Institutional Edition Powered by Swets
1/17/2012News DigestSpringer Launches Interdisciplinary Open Access Journal SpringerPlus
1/12/2012NewsBreakNewsRight to License News Content
1/12/2012News DigestCopyright Clearance Center Acquires Pubget
1/12/2012News DigestOCLC Working With SkillSoft to Add Records for Books24x7 Digital Book Catalog to WorldCat
1/12/2012News DigestCredo Reference and Swets Announce New Partnership
1/9/2012NewsBreakNew IMLS Strategic Plan 2012-2016
1/9/2012News DigestNISO Releases Updated Draft of SERU
1/9/2012News Digest'Yes We Scan' Petition Sent to President
1/9/2012News DigestNewspaperDirect Delivers New Replica Editions for The New York Times Company
1/5/2012News DigestAlexander Street Press Launches Two New Collections
1/5/2012News DigestNewspaperDirect Introduces PressReader 3 for iPad
1/5/2012News DigestEOS International Debuts Entry-Level ILS Product: EOS.Web Essentials
1/5/2012Newslink SpotlightReview of 2011 and Trends Watch 2012
12/19/2011NewsBreakClass Action Filed in Google Books Case
12/19/2011News DigestOxford Digital Reference Shelf to Re-Launch in 2012
12/19/2011News DigestEbook Download Survey From ebrary Now Freely Available
12/19/2011News DigestNew Project MUSE Platform Goes Live Jan. 1, 2012
12/15/2011NewsBreakLexis Advance: Legal Research for the 99%
12/15/2011News DigestThomson Reuters Launches Interactive Tool Covering U.S. Supreme Court
12/15/2011News DigestCAS and InfoChem to Collaborate in ChemInformatics
12/15/2011News DigestSpringer API Challenge 2.0 Now Open
12/12/2011NewsBreakQScience Connect Redefines Scholarly Journals
12/12/2011News DigestMarquis Who’s Who Content Coming to EBSCO Discovery Service
12/12/2011News DigestScientific American Introduces Free Mobile Offerings
12/12/2011News DigestReed Technology Launches Web Preserver
12/8/2011NewsBreakNLMplus: Both Showcase and Useful Tool
12/8/2011News DigestGale’s Online Ebook Platform Gets a Facelift
12/8/2011News DigestEBSCO Discovery Service Offers New Open Access Humanities and Social Science Content
12/8/2011News DigestReprints Desk Announces Journal Article Web App ‘Bibliogo’
12/5/2011NewsBreakOCLC WorldShare Platform: OCLC Brands and Strengthens Its Webscale Strategy
12/5/2011NewsBreakBerlin 9 OA Conference Urging More, Faster
12/5/2011News DigestIndieBound Mobile Reading App Launches
12/5/2011News DigestDeep Web Technologies Introduces Mobile Apps for Federated Search
12/5/2011News DigestDCL Debuts On Demand Ebook Conversion Services
12/1/2011News DigestWiley-Blackwell Joins CrossMark Service Pilot
12/1/2011News DigestNielsen Research Finds Metadata Helps Increase Book Sales
12/1/2011News DigestSTN to Launch New Platform in 2012
12/1/2011Newslink SpotlightTablet News Reader Space Heats Up
11/28/2011NewsBreakControversy Surrounds Stop Online Piracy Act as Mark-Up Approaches
11/28/2011News DigestOverDrive Announces Ebook Device 'Test Drive' Program for Libraries
11/28/2011News DigestNLM Enhances Drug-Naming Standard for Electronic Health Records
11/28/2011News DigestFindLaw Launches Legal Pulse
11/21/2011NewsBreakFinding Content in a Haystack—Open Text Tempo
11/21/2011News DigestGale to Unveil New Times Digital Archive
11/21/2011News DigestEvernote Introduces News Browser Extension for Google Chrome
11/21/2011News DigestPalgrave Macmillan Launches New Search Platform Integration
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