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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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8/25/2011News DigestElsevier’s SciVal Experts Leads Participation in National Research Network
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8/22/2011News DigestTextbook Rental Firm Chegg to Add Etextbooks
8/22/2011News DigestMoreover Technologies Releases Three Versions of Newsdesk Monitoring Service
8/22/2011News DigestJ. J. Keller Provides Content to Gale
8/18/2011NewsBreakProject Muse Beta Tests New Platform Integrating Ebooks With Journals
8/18/2011News DigestSubscription Model Introduced for MediaNews Group Online Newspapers in Five States
8/18/2011News DigestEBSCONET Offers Real-Time Access to EBSCO A-to-Z e-Holdings Data
8/18/2011News DigestFree iPad App Accesses IT White Papers on IDG Connect
8/15/2011NewsBreakShare and Share Alike: Mendeley 1.0
8/15/2011News DigestProQuest Uncovers More Treasures from European Rare Book Libraries
8/15/2011News DigestSkype Available on iPad
8/15/2011News DigestBookLamp Beta Testing Book Recommendation Service ala Pandora
8/11/2011News Digestbitly Acquires Twitterfeed
8/11/2011News DigestEBSCO Discovery Service Reachable via Innovative Interface’s Encore
8/11/2011News DigestSocial Media Features Included in New AccuWeather for Android App
8/8/2011NewsBreakSearchTeam: Collaborative Asynchronous Searching
8/8/2011News DigestThe Hastings Center Partners With Wiley-Blackwell
8/8/2011News DigestProQuest Acquires U.K.’s Expert Information
8/8/2011News DigestCancer Research Portals Launch on HighWire Platform
8/4/2011NewsBreakScholar Citations—Google Moves into the Domain of Web of Science and Scopus
8/4/2011News DigestGale Enhances PowerSearch Platform
8/4/2011News DigestElsevier Introduces Genome Viewer
8/4/2011News DigestDigital Science Funding Program to Spur Innovation
8/1/2011News DigestSubmit Your Ideas on IMLS's Strategic Plan
8/1/2011News DigestElsevier Upgrades illumin8 Semantic Search Tool
8/1/2011News DigestPubget Launches Major Redesign
8/1/2011Newslink SpotlightInmagic’s New Idea Management System for Collaborative Innovation
7/28/2011NewsBreakThe End of an Era for Google Labs—Innovation Now Via Acquisition and Pontification
7/28/2011News DigestLoislawConnect to Take Legal Research to the Next Level
7/28/2011News DigestNew SciVerse App: iSpeech Audio Reader
7/28/2011News DigestWellcome Library Partners With ProQuest to Digitize Early European Books
7/25/2011NewsBreakKurt Sanford Replaces Marty Kahn as ProQuest CEO
7/25/2011News DigestNetLibrary Ebooks Now Integrated on EBSCOhost Platform
7/25/2011News DigestCourseSmart Launches HTML5-Based Reader for Etextbooks
7/25/2011News DigestSerials Solutions Releases Coverage Analysis of Summon Discovery Service
7/21/2011NewsBreakThomson IP Management Services Upgrades IP Manager
7/21/2011News DigestUpdates to Gale LegalForms Announced
7/21/2011News DigestEx Libris Releases Version 8 of Voyager ILS
7/21/2011News DigestNew OCLC Research Report on Virtual Reference
7/18/2011NewsBreakAmazon and Google Take Ebook Rivalry Up a Few Notches
7/18/2011News DigestSummon Adds Hoover’s Company Records
7/18/2011News DigestCambridge University Press to Launch Platform for Other Academic Publishers
7/18/2011News DigestWorldCat Content Coming to Credo General Reference Service
7/14/2011NewsBreakFirstRain Improves Business Web Monitoring Engine
7/14/2011News DigestAlexander Street Press Adds EMI recordings to Classical Music Library
7/14/2011News DigestAnnual Reviews Releases New Mobile Platform; Celebrates 80th Anniversary
7/14/2011News DigestOPA Releases New Study of Tablet Users
7/11/2011NewsBreakNew Domain Name Rules and Perhaps Dot-Lib for Libraries—Redux
7/11/2011News DigestNew Report on Book Consumer Demographics and Buying Behaviors
7/11/2011News DigestEarly Agreements for Sierra Services Platform Announced
7/11/2011News Gets Major Redesign
7/7/2011NewsBreakGoogle+ Social = World Domination?
7/7/2011News DigestSirsiDynix Announces SirsiDynix Portfolio 4.1 Digital Asset Management
7/7/2011News DigestW3C Library Linked Data Incubator Group Calls for Public Comment
7/7/2011News DigestBloomberg Law Releases Next Evolution of Its Legal Research Platform
7/7/2011Newslink SpotlightEbook Developments Were HOT at ALA
6/30/2011NewsBreakCengagement: Cengage Acquires National Geographic School Publisher
6/30/2011News DigestCCC Offers Entire Book Reuse Rights
6/30/2011News DigestMcGraw-Hill Announces Development on AccessEngineering 3.0
6/30/2011News DigestSerials Solutions Developing New Web-Scale Management Solution
6/27/2011NewsBreakEPA Releases Its National Library Network Strategic Plan FY2012-2014
6/27/2011NewsBreakThe British Library Joins Google Books
6/27/2011News DigestOverDrive Adds Simultaneous Access Ebook Suppliers to Catalog
6/27/2011News DigestGoodreads Ratings and Reviews to be Added to NoveList Products
6/27/2011News DigestElsevier and Ex Libris Group Announce Collaboration
6/23/2011NewsBreakThe New Dow Jones Knowledge Professionals Alliance
6/23/2011News DigestDeep Web Technologies Adds Multilingual and Multimedia Search Capabilities
6/23/2011News DigestSpringer Launches
6/23/2011News DigestNew Additions to the Summon Discovery Service From Serials Solutions
6/20/2011NewsBreakEasy and Affordable State-Based Research From RAND
6/20/2011News DigestElsevier and Molecular Connections Develop Two New Applications on SciVerse Applications
6/20/2011News DigestHighBeam Business Launches New Business Blog
6/20/2011News DigestEPA Releases Two New Databases With Chemical Toxicity and Exposure Data
6/16/2011NewsBreakUpdate on the Digital Public Library of America
6/16/2011News DigestNew Britannica Ebook Service for Schools and Libraries
6/16/2011News DigestContent from Brill Academic Publishers Coming to WorldCat Local
6/16/2011News DigestYouTube Adds Creative Commons Attribution License
6/13/2011NewsBreakTurning Data into Better Decisions With Endeca Latitude 2
6/13/2011News DigestSpeech-Indexed Multimedia in Scientific Search Portals
6/13/2011News Digestebrary Announces New Corporate Computing Ebook Collection
6/13/2011News DigestThe New Physical Archive of the Internet Archive
6/9/2011NewsBreakEBSCO Acquires H.W. Wilson--Leaves Bronx Lighthouse Behind
6/9/2011News DigestThomson Reuters to Sell Its Healthcare Business
6/9/2011News DigestAnnouncing the New PLoS Search API
6/9/2011News DigestCredo Reference and Ex Libris Agree to Partnership
6/6/2011NewsBreakUniversity of Michigan Libraries Target HathiTrust’s Orphan Works
6/6/2011News DigestMore Publishers to Participate in UPCC eBook Collections on Project MUSE
6/6/2011News DigestOCLC Web-scale Management Services on Target for July 1 Release
6/6/2011News DigestElsevier Enriches Online Articles with Google Maps
6/2/2011News DigestSPARC Introduces Open Access Journal Publishing Resource Index
6/2/2011News DigestLibreDigital Launches Self-Service Ebook Distribution Portal
6/2/2011News DigestProQuest Acquires BNI—Nursing Index to Be Expanded
6/2/2011Newslink SpotlightSources for Free Ebooks and Ereader Software
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5/26/2011News DigestDigital Public Library of America Steering Committee Announces 'Beta Sprint'
5/26/2011News DigestCorporate Employee Training Center Now Available From EBSCO
5/26/2011News DigestEOS International Announces Release Schedule for OPAC Discovery
5/23/2011NewsBreakMcGraw-Hill eBook Library Debuts As Its Etextbook Platform
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