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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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4/11/2011News DigestGale Offers Free Access to Resources During National Library Week
4/11/2011News DigestLibrary Copyright Alliance Releases Analysis of the Google Books Settlement Rejection
4/11/2011News DigestElsevier Launches 'Apps for Science' Challenge
4/7/2011NewsBreakHathiTrust Discovers Serials Solutions’ Summon and Vice Versa
4/7/2011News DigestThomson Reuters Introduces the New Web of Knowledge
4/7/2011News DigestAlexander Street Press Announces Video Publishing Plan for 2011
4/7/2011News DigestGSA and GPO Partner With Google to Offer Free Government Publications
4/4/2011News DigestProQuest History Vault Debuts
4/4/2011News DigestCopyright Clearance Center Launches Get It Now for Academic Institutions
4/4/2011News DigestLexisNexis Announces New IP Research Technology With Semantic Search “Brain”
4/4/2011Newslink SpotlightLibrary Ebook Lending Under Attack
3/31/2011NewsBreakGoogle Book Settlement Rejected: What’s Next?
3/31/2011News Digestebrary and YBP Library Services Announce Integrated Demand Driven Acquisition and Short Term Loans
3/31/2011News DigestWolters Kluwer Health Supports Disaster Relief Efforts in Japan
3/31/2011News DigestElsevier Provides Free Clinical Reference Support for Japan Earthquake Relief Efforts
3/28/2011NewsBreakU.S. Census Bureau to Eliminate Strategic Publications Including Statistical Abstracts
3/28/2011News DigestBooks at JSTOR Initiative Grows
3/28/2011News DigestR.R. Donnelley Acquires Journalism Online and Press+ System
3/28/2011News DigestSirsiDynix Launches BookMyne 2.1 and Web Services for Horizon
3/24/ A Little Bit of Sunshine
3/24/2011News DigestPreview of eBooks on EBSCOhost Now Available—Goodbye NetLibrary
3/24/2011News DigestNew Wolters Kluwer Law & Business WikiWatch Blog
3/24/2011News DigestCornell U Library Issues Statement on Journal Vendor Nondisclosures
3/21/2011NewsBreakLinkedIn Introduces News Component
3/21/2011News DigestNew National Portal to Historic Collections
3/21/2011News DigestMLA International Bibliography Coming to WilsonWeb
3/21/2011News DigestThe New York Times to Launch Paid Digital Subscriptions
3/17/ A New World for Consumers, Businesses, and Researchers
3/17/2011News DigestCredo Reference Expands M.E. Sharpe Content
3/17/2011News DigestEBSCO Discovery Service Boosts STM Content With IGI Global Agreement
3/17/2011News DigestNew Pew Research Center Report: Local News Is Going Mobile
3/14/2011NewsBreakCengage Learning Introduces New ‘MindTap’ Personal Learning Experience
3/14/2011NewsBreakDialog Delivers More Data and Features
3/14/2011News DigestOrganizations Support Free Online Access to CRS Reports
3/14/2011News DigestReuters Powers New Services for Science, Legal, Tax, and Accounting Pros
3/14/2011News DigestTwo University Press Ebook Initiatives Announce Merger
3/10/2011NewsBreakUpheaval at the National Archives
3/10/2011News DigestOxford University Scientists Launch Free Collaborative Software
3/10/2011News DigestNorthern Light Introduces Dashboard Tool for SinglePoint Portals
3/10/2011News DigestMendeley Announces $10,001 Contest for App Developers
3/7/2011NewsBreakNew Lending Model for Ebooks in Libraries from Internet Archive’s OpenLibrary
3/7/2011News DigestEBSCO Publishing to Release Chemical Hazard Information Library
3/7/2011News DigestGrovo Launches Premium Online Training Service
3/7/2011News DigestIEEE and Access Innovations to Re-Index Xplore Digital Library
3/3/2011News DigestCCC Integrates Rights Delivery Platform On
3/3/2011News DigestNew Report on How the Public Perceives Community Information Systems
3/3/2011News DigestReadex to Launch Digital Edition of JPRS Reports, 1957-1994
3/3/2011Newslink SpotlightSearch Quality, Content Farms, and Conspiracy Theories
2/28/2011NewsBreakAmazon Raises the Stakes in Your Reading Experience: The Platform War Continues
2/28/2011News DigestEvanced Solutions Announces Summer Reader 2011 Release
2/28/2011News DigestNew Functionality for Cambridge Journals Online
2/28/2011News DigestResourceShelf Founders Establish New Sites: and FullTextReports
2/24/2011NewsBreakBorders Bookstores File for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection
2/24/2011NewsBreakNew Study: Libraries Embrace Digital Content in Face of Budget Constraints
2/24/2011News DigestEOS International Signs Agreement With Deep Web Technologies for Federated Search
2/24/2011News DigestEBSCO Publishing Releases 24 New Ebook Subject Sets
2/24/2011News DigestGale Partners With Economists’ E3 Network to Enhance GREENR Content
2/22/2011NewsBreakGreplin Lets You Find Your Stuff in the Cloud
2/22/2011News DigestCrocodoc Announces Embeddable HTML5 Document Viewer
2/22/2011News DigestResearchGATE Rolls Out New Design and Functionality Updates
2/22/2011News DigestGoogle Introduces Google One Pass for Purchasing Digital Content
2/17/2011NewsBreakIBM’s Watson Defeats Humans in Jeopardy! Battle
2/17/2011News DigestSpringer eBooks Now Available in the Google eBookstore
2/17/2011News DigestScienceCinema Offers Searchable Videos from U.S. DOE
2/17/2011News DigestApple Launches Subscriptions on the App Store
2/14/2011NewsBreakAOL, Huffington Post ‘Embrace the Digital Future’ Together
2/14/2011NewsBreakeBookFling Enters Scene as Ebook Lending Option
2/14/2011News DigestU.S. Department of Energy’s ScienceCinema Accesses Searchable Videos
2/14/2011News DigestParatext’s ReferenceUniverse to Add Links to Wiley Major Reference Works
2/14/2011News DigestMobile Access to USA TODAY Digital Content Available Through Microsoft Tagging
2/14/2011Newslink SpotlightUpdate on Gale—Mobile, Global, and In Context
2/10/2011News DigestEbooks From Springer Archived by CLOCKSS
2/10/2011News DigestChina Connect From BCMS International, BvD Identifies Acquisition Opportunities
2/10/2011News DigestARTstor Images Discoverable Through Serials Solutions’ Summon Service
2/7/2011NewsBreakRSuite Cloud: Push-Button Publishing
2/7/2011News DigestWiley Launches New Program of Open Access Journals
2/7/2011News DigestInfosources Rolls Out Mobile Apps for Law
2/7/2011News DigestPublishers to Earn Licensing Revenue Using CCC’s Rightslink Plus
2/3/2011News DigestWolters Kluwer Enhances IntelliConnect Research Platform
2/3/2011News DigestSpringer Books Now Available for Online Book Review
2/3/2011News DigestLexisNexis Introduces LexisNexis Litigation Profile Suite
1/31/2011NewsBreakInternet Archive Releases New Version of The Wayback Machine
1/31/2011News DigestarXiv Now Part of EBSCO Discovery Service
1/31/2011News DigestH.W. Wilson Expands Art Full Text
1/31/2011News DigestAldiko Introduces Aldiko BookReader 2.0
1/27/ Beta for State Legislative Data
1/27/2011News DigestFree Download Center
1/27/2011News DigestEBSCO Publishing Rolls Out World Politics Review
1/27/2011News and OCLC Collaborate on Library-Branded Citation Service
1/24/2011NewsBreakEuropeana Publishes Strategic Plan
1/24/2011News DigestOCLC Releases New Report on Perceptions of Libraries
1/24/2011News DigestCredo Reference Enhances Topic Pages With H.W. Wilson Databases
1/24/2011News DigestMergent Metadata to be Added to EBSCO EDS
1/20/2011NewsBreakStreaming Video and Music Developments at Alexander Street Press
1/20/2011News DigestSAGE Introduces SAGE Research Methods Online
1/20/2011News DigestOCLC and The Combined Regions to Launch Public Library National Union Catalogue in UK
1/20/2011News DigestPRG Publishes 'The Survey of Library Database Licensing Practices'
1/18/2011NewsBreakLibrary Automation News at ALA Midwinter
1/18/2011News DigestOxford University Press Introduces Cross-University Platform for Monographs
1/18/2011News DigestHoover’s Announces Agreement With LinkedIn
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