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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 such as Barbie Keiser, George H. Pike, Nancy K. Herther, Terry Ballard, and Marydee Ojala and feature weekly news digests that highlight important developments. Follow us on Twitter (@ITINewsBreaks) for up-to-the-minute coverage.

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12/28/2009News DigestMLC and INCOLSA Members Approve Merger
12/28/2009News DigestSelected Content From West Now Available as PDF Downloads
12/21/2009NewsBreakHyperOffice Relaunches Cloud-Based Collaboration Suite for Small Businesses—No Geeks Required
12/21/2009News DigestLibrary Associations Raise Google Book Search Pricing Concerns to DOJ
12/21/2009News DigestFlat World Knowledge Partners with Bookshare to Make Free College Textbooks Accessible to People with Print Disabilities
12/21/2009News DigestZoho Reports Launches Out of Beta
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12/17/2009News DigestGale Announces New iPhone Application for Library Research
12/17/2009News DigestNielsen Business Media Sells Titles, Closing Editor & Publisher and Kirkus Reviews
12/17/2009News DigestBorders and Kobo to Launch New Ebook Store
12/14/2009NewsBreakCan ‘Living Stories’ Bring Newspapers Into the 21st Century?
12/14/2009NewsBreakSpringer Sold to Private Equity Firms EQT and GIC
12/14/2009News DigestSLA Is Still SLA; Membership Votes No on Name Change
12/14/2009News DigestOSTP Launches Public Forum on Public Access Policy to Funded Research
12/14/2009News DigestWiley-Blackwell Launches New Online Medical Reference Tool
12/10/2009NewsBreakClarification of Factiva Announcement Concerning BusinessWeek Removal
12/10/2009News DigestSilobreaker Adds Energy News Vertical and COP15 Coverage
12/10/2009News Digestebrary Adds New Technology for People With Physical Disabilities
12/10/2009News DigestTEMIS Launches New Collection Module—Luxid Content Pipeline
12/7/2009NewsBreakArchiving Web Shortcuts: Internet Archive Launches 301Works.Org
12/7/2009News DigestOnline Language Service Now Available to Public Libraries
12/7/2009News DigestGale Announces New Digital Archives Unbound
12/7/2009News DigestHoover’s Unveils API 3.0
12/3/2009News DigestSpringer Collaborates With Amazon’s CreateSpace for POD
12/3/2009News DigestSerials Solutions Completes Beta Testing of New 360 Search
12/3/2009News Digestebrary Launches New Title Preview as SaaS Feature
12/3/2009Newslink SpotlightMoving Engineers to a Knovel Approach
11/30/2009NewsBreakAptara eGen to Launch at Online Information in London
11/30/2009News DigestProQuest Adds Deep Indexing for SciTech Databases
11/30/2009News DigestTDNet Announces New ‘Discovery to Delivery’ Platform
11/30/2009News DigestEBSCO Introduces Art & Architecture Databases
11/23/2009NewsBreakHere We Go Again! The Revised Google Book Settlement
11/23/2009News DigestGlobalSpec Launches New Platform for Engineering and Industrial Communities
11/23/2009News DigestIGI Global Launches New Database Platform
11/23/2009News DigestDow Jones Introduces New Executive Dashboard
11/19/2009NewsBreakCoveo Promises Ease of Use and Accessibility With Expresso Launch
11/19/2009NewsBreakReed Elsevier’s CEO Quits After 8 Months
11/19/2009NewsBreakJudicial Opinions Now Available in Google Scholar
11/19/2009News DigestNstein Launches New Semantic Site Search
11/19/2009News DigestHoover’s Integrates Jigsaw Contact Information Into ConnectMail
11/19/2009News DigestInternational Activists Launch New Copyright Watch Website
11/16/2009NewsBreakEBSCO Publishing Introduces Evidence-Based Monitoring Service—Sustainability Watch
11/16/2009News DigestFTC Holding Workshops on Journalism in the Age of the Internet
11/16/2009News DigestSerials Solutions Announces New Ebooks Metadata Normalization Process
11/16/2009News DigestNewspaperDirect Launches PressReader for Smartphones
11/12/2009NewsBreakOCLC Ingests OAIster: Pearls to Follow
11/12/2009News DigestEBSCOhost Now Offers Mobile Access
11/12/2009News Digestebrary Launches Complimentary Ebook Database for Knowledge Managers
11/12/2009News DigestNew Release of Dow Jones Companies & Executives Now Available
11/9/2009NewsBreakLibreDigital Provides AllAccess to Content
11/9/2009News DigestSummon Service to Include MLA International Bibliography
11/9/2009News DigestKnovel Adds Engineering Cases to Showcase Real Problem Solving
11/9/2009News DigestOverDrive Brings Audiobook Access to Schools
11/5/2009NewsBreakFactiva Expanding Web Presence in Wall Street Journal Professional Edition
11/5/2009News DigestAIIP Technology Award Goes to Attaain, Inc.
11/5/2009News DigestCredo Reference to Launch SAGE Reference Publisher Collection
11/5/2009News DigestARL, ALA Issue Statement Supporting PATRIOT Amendments Act of 2009
11/2/2009NewsBreakInternet Archive Dishes up BookServer as Digital Books Market Heats Up
11/2/2009News DigestSilobreaker Offers News Intelligence Software to Corporate and Government Customers
11/2/2009News DigestSafari Books Online 6.0 Offers Improved Usability
11/2/2009News DigestPBworks Announces Real-Time and Voice Collaboration
11/2/2009Newslink SpotlightText Analytics Gains a Broader Audience in the Enterprise
10/29/2009NewsBreakDeepDyve’s Rent-to-Own Service
10/29/2009NewsBreakEndeca Stresses Simplicity With New Partnerships
10/29/2009News DigestDialog All A-Twitter
10/29/2009News DigestRoyal Society of Chemistry Delivering Ebooks via Ovid
10/29/2009News DigestRemote API Searching of Through OpenSearch
10/26/2009NewsBreakLexisNexis Opens the ‘Black Box’ With Powerful Semantic Search Technology
10/26/2009NewsBreakSLA Name Change: Can the Name Convey the Value?
10/26/2009News DigestMicrosoft Announces Public Beta of SharePoint 2010
10/26/2009News DigestBarnes & Noble Introduces Ebook Reader; Collaborates on Standards
10/26/2009News DigestUpgrade Released for All My Books
10/22/2009NewsBreakHathiTrust Launching Full-Text Library of Books
10/22/2009News DigestThomson Reuters Makes Offer to Acquire Breakingviews
10/22/2009News DigestPASCAL and FRANCIS Now Available via EBSCOhost
10/22/2009News DigestNew Network for Chinese Researchers
10/19/2009News DigestRefWorks-COS Enhances Its COS Funding Opportunities Service
10/19/2009News DigestOCLC Initiates Metadata Services for Publishers
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10/15/2009News DigestDialog Reaches Out to Unemployed Librarians
10/15/2009News DigestOpen Road Integrated Media Launches Literary Ebooks Service From Leading Author Backlists
10/15/2009News DigestFinancial Times Available Through EBSCOhost
10/13/2009NewsBreakIt’s a Video! It’s a Book! It’s a Vook
10/13/2009News DigestAIP Feeds Articles to Apple iPhone, iPod touch
10/13/2009News DigestWest Opens 30 Legal Titles to Amazon Kindle
10/13/2009News DigestSPARC Reviews Income Models for Open Access Publishing
10/8/2009NewsBreakElsevier’s New SciVal Products Target Academic Accountability and Strategic Planning
10/8/2009News DigestNewsGator Expands Collaboration Capabilities in Social Sites 3.0
10/8/2009News DigestVivisimo Unveils New Release of Velocity Enterprise Search Platform
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10/5/2009News DigestRefWorks Adds New Direct Export Partners
10/5/2009News DigestCoveo Announces Enterprise Desktop Search
10/5/2009News DigestNew Report on Filings in the Google Books Settlement
10/1/2009News DigestProQuest Launches New Public Health Resource
10/1/2009News DigestSony Store to Offer Ebook Self-Publishing Tool
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