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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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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
1/18/2011News DigestSAGE Launches New Online Network, Socialsciencespace
1/13/2011NewsBreakProQuest Acquires Ebook Pioneer ebrary
1/13/2011News DigestSwetsWise 5.6 Goes Live
1/13/2011News DigestNewspaperDirect Releases PressReader App for Android
1/13/2011News DigestUniversity Presses to Publish Books Online at JSTOR
1/10/2011NewsBreakFirst One: Leading the Digital Revolution
1/10/2011News Launches New Mobile and Personal Features
1/10/2011News DigestNPG Introduces Mobile and Article ‘Rental’ Access Options
1/10/2011News DigestReadex to Release African American Periodicals, 1825-1995
1/6/2011News DigestOverDrive Apps Now Support Direct Ebook Downloads
1/6/2011News DigestARL Announces 'Lib-Value' Website
1/6/2011News DigestNational Archives Launches Online Public Access System
1/6/2011Newslink SpotlightReview of the Year 2010 and Trends Watch 2011
12/23/2010NewsBreakWikiLeaks: A Critical Catalyst, But for What End?
12/23/2010News DigestFCC Approves Net Neutrality Rules
12/23/2010News DigestFirst Springer API Challenge Announced
12/23/2010News DigestWiley-Blackwell Launches Mobile Applications for Select Health Publications
12/20/2010NewsBreakSciVerse Hub Application Connects Researchers With U.S. Government Datasets
12/20/2010News Debuts Image Search
12/20/2010News DigestCommerce Department Calls for 'Privacy Bill of Rights'
12/20/2010News DigestNew Visualization Tool—Google Books Ngram Viewer
12/16/2010NewsBreakGoogle's eBookstore Takes Ebooks to the Next Level
12/16/2010News DigestCAS Introduces SciFinder Enhancements
12/16/2010News DigestDe Gruyter to Offer Eproducts to End Users
12/16/2010News DigestAppinions Sees the Web Through the Lens of People’s Opinions
12/13/2010NewsBreakNational Archives and NTIS Agree on the Preservation of Digital Scientific and Technical Information
12/13/2010News Offers Random House Word Menu Online
12/13/2010News DigestSerials Solutions Announces Hosted Proxy Service
12/13/2010News DigestThomson Reuters Launches Custom Fields in Thomson Innovation
12/9/2010NewsBreakFTC’s 'Do Not Track' Proposal Elicits Strong Reactions
12/9/2010News DigestGale to Digitize McMaster University’s Holocaust and Resistance Collections
12/9/2010News DigestMacmillan Announces Release of Digital Science
12/9/2010News DigestSpringer Introduces Free Analytics Tool—
12/6/2010NewsBreakProQuest Acquires Congressional Information Service (CIS) and University Publications of America (UPA) from LexisNexis
12/6/2010News DigestProQuest Launches The Cecil Papers
12/6/2010News DigestEuropean Commission Debuts OpenAIRE
12/6/2010News DigestOCLC Adds Content Accessible Through WorldCat Local
12/2/2010News DigestJournalism Online’s Press+ to Launch on College Newspapers
12/2/2010News DigestReed Tech Introduces Web Archiving Service
12/2/2010News DigestFCC Proposes Rules for Free and Open Internet
12/2/2010Newslink SpotlightNews and Trends We Could Do Without
11/29/2010NewsBreakYahoo! Clues: A New Source for Search Data
11/29/2010News DigestSpringer Launches SpringerBriefs as Ebooks
11/29/2010News DigestThe Biodiversity Heritage Library Adds Records to WorldCat
11/29/2010News DigestUniversity of Pittsburgh Library System Offers Free Ejournal Publishing Service
11/22/2010NewsBreakHallmarks of the New RockMelt Browser—Efficiency and Integration
11/22/2010News DigestSirsiDynix Launches BookMyne 2.0 iPhone Application
11/22/2010News DigestThe British Library Adds 12 Million Records to WorldCat
11/22/2010News DigestAll-New ProQuest Platform Goes Live—In France
11/18/2010NewsBreakNew Image Search from Elsevier’s SciVerse ScienceDirect
11/18/2010News DigestU.S. GPO Content Available Through EBSCO Discovery Service
11/18/2010News DigestFT Press Launches 200 Titles on Apple’s iBookstore
11/18/2010News DigestPalgrave Macmillan Updates The Statesman’s Yearbook
11/15/2010NewsBreakLISA: Real-time Monitoring of State Legislative Action
11/15/2010News DigestUrban Libraries Seek Local Governments as Partners in Sustainability
11/15/2010News DigestBerkshire Publishing Collection on Credo Reference
11/15/2010News DigestNational Library of Medicine Announces MedlinePlus Connect
11/11/2010NewsBreakNew Search Engine Blekko Invites You to Slash the Web
11/11/2010News DigestEBSCO Discovery Service Expands With Content from ingentaconnect
11/11/2010News DigestElsevier Announces SciVal Spotlight Country Maps
11/11/2010News DigestContinuum Titles Join Oxford University Press Digital Reference Shelf
11/8/2010NewsBreakSome Progress But Not Enough: GAO Issues Update on the EPA Library Network
11/8/2010News DigestOCLC and EBSCO Announce Expanded Data Exchange
11/8/2010News DigestSirsiDynix Announces SirsiDynix Portfolio Digital Asset Management
11/8/2010News DigestJSTOR and Serials Solutions Partner to Enhance Discoverability of Resources
11/4/2010NewsBreakGPO Federates Federal Government Catalogs—GPO MetaLib
11/4/2010News Digestebrary Launches Ebook Ordering System
11/4/2010News DigestGilbane Group Report Reveals Publishers’ Digital Realities
11/4/2010News DigestUniversity of Pittsburgh Library System Joins HathiTrust
11/1/2010News DigestGale Introduces New Mobile Apps for AccessMyLibrary
11/1/2010News DigestLexisNexis TotalPatent Provides Direct Links to Elsevier Journal Abstracts
11/1/2010News DigestThird Periodical Series From American Antiquarian Society Joins EBSCOhost
11/1/2010Newslink SpotlightHTML5-Powered E-Readers for the Browser
10/28/2010NewsBreakDigital Publishing Service Providers Help Clients Discover Additional Monetization Opportunities
10/28/2010News DigestSpringer’s Major Reference Works Now Linked Via Paratext’s Reference Universe
10/28/2010News DigestElsevier Introduces Protein Viewer—A New Interactive Feature
10/28/2010News DigestOCLC Research Survey of Special Collections and Archives
10/25/2010NewsBreakThomson Reuters Announces Book Citation Index—Scheduled for Release in 2011
10/25/2010News DigestABC-CLIO eBook Collection to be Searchable Within EBSCO Discovery Service
10/25/2010News DigestMoreover Technologies Releases All-New Newsdesk 4
10/25/2010News DigestCengage Learning Releases CourseReader
10/21/2010NewsBreakBloomberg to Bloom in Washington
10/21/2010News DigestIEEE Launches eLearning Library With Short Online Courses
10/21/2010News DigestISYS Releases New Document Filters 2010
10/21/2010News DigestSerials Solutions Enhances Its Family of 360 Services
10/18/2010NewsBreakCreative Commons Releases Public Domain Mark
10/18/2010NewsBreakNew Platform, New Product Mix, New Market, New Pricing—LexisNexis Advance
10/18/2010News DigestEdinburgh University Press to Launch Comprehensive Archive
10/18/2010News DigestFull-Text Doctoral Dissertations on Middle East and Islamic Studies Available Free
10/18/2010News DigestIngram to Handle All Elements of Springer’s U.S. Distribution
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