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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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Previous NewsBreaks/Weekly News Digests:
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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
10/19/2009News DigestSpringer Launches
10/15/ Renovates for Web 2.0
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
10/8/2009News DigestEBSCO Expands Coverage With New Literary Reference Center Plus
10/5/2009NewsBreakLucene 2.9 and the Power of Open Source
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
10/1/2009News DigestQFinance Launches—New Online Destination for Financial Content
10/1/2009Newslink SpotlightFocus on Healthcare Reform—Don’t Believe Everything You Read
9/28/2009NewsBreakGoogle Gives Users a Fast Flip to the News
9/28/2009News DigestNew Digital Reader From IREX Technologies Makes U.S. Debut
9/28/2009News DigestIBM Lotus Connections Adds Social Networking Features
9/28/2009News Offers Free Access to Career Resources for Libraries
9/24/2009NewsBreakPBworks Adds Social Media Features to Enterprise Collaboration Suite
9/24/2009News DigestGoogle Book Search Settlement Hearing to Be Postponed
9/24/2009News DigestTrademarkia Launches New Free Trademark Search Service
9/24/2009News DigestSirsiDynix Announces General Availability of Enterprise 3.0
9/21/2009NewsBreakA Compact for Open Access Publication Announced
9/21/2009News DigestGoogle Signs Agreements With On Demand Books
9/21/2009News DigestNew EBSCO Database for the Food Industry
9/21/2009News DigestWall Street Journal to Charge for Mobile Service
9/17/2009NewsBreakNetBase Launches Free Semantic Search Demo Site: healthBase
9/17/2009News DigestThe Wall Street Journal Digital Network to Launch Daily Online News Broadcast
9/17/2009News DigestThomson Reuters Launches Century of Social Sciences
9/17/2009News DigestOCLC Convenes Council to Develop New WorldCat Record Use Policy
9/14/2009NewsBreakPreserving Cultural Heritage Sites Digitally: CyArk to Save Rushmore Faces for Posterity
9/14/2009News DigestIMLS Grant Will Help Libraries Help the Unemployed
9/14/2009News DigestPrivate Equity Firm Acquires National Archive Publishing Co.
9/14/2009News DigestHouse Committee Holds Hearing on ‘Competition and Commerce in Digital Books’
9/10/2009NewsBreakEuropeana and Digitization: The Collaboration Is Only Beginning
9/10/2009News DigestRare Sound Recordings Now Available Free Online
9/10/2009News DigestAIP UniPHY Offers New Networking Platform for the Physical Sciences
9/10/2009News DigestEBSCO Publishing Makes Evidence-Based Flu Resources Freely Available
9/3/2009News DigestNominations Sought for 2009 AIIP Tech Award
9/3/2009News DigestIFR Intelligence Reports Now Available on Sony Reader
9/3/2009News DigestInformation Today, Inc. Acquires the Search Engine Meeting
9/3/2009Newslink SpotlightPlease Translate That for Me
8/31/2009NewsBreakPLoS Currents Uses Google Knol Collections Feature for Swine Flu Reports
8/31/2009News DigestEBSCO Enhances Overlap Analysis Tool
8/31/2009News DigestGoogle Books Offers Downloads in EPUB Format
8/31/2009News DigestSony Announces Wireless Ebook Reader and Library Finder
8/27/2009NewsBreakAnti Google Book Settlement Organizations Band Together in Open Book Alliance
8/27/2009News DigestCourtport Launches with Free Pacer Docket Access
8/27/2009News DigestSLA Forms New Professional Interest Group for Taxonomy Professionals
8/27/2009News DigestSafari Books Online Adds Training Video Titles
8/24/2009NewsBreakCengage Learning Rents Textbooks, Re-Brands
8/24/2009News DigestProQuest Adds New Content to Periodicals Archive Online
8/24/2009News DigestU.S. Healthcare Reform Bill Available on FDsys
8/24/2009News DigestSirsiDynix Horizon 7.5 and Horizon Information Portal 3.20 Released
8/20/2009NewsBreakSony Announces New Ebook Readers and EPUB Standard Support
8/20/2009News DigestFuente Académica Premier Now Available From EBSCO Publishing
8/20/2009News DigestX1 Technologies Launches eDiscovery Search Suite
8/20/2009News DigestScience Magazine and JoVE Announce Scientific Video Partnership
8/17/2009NewsBreakAttivio Upgrades Its Information Access Platform
8/17/2009News DigestMapQuest Introduces Premium Data Sets
8/17/2009News Digestebrary Announces Publisher Half-Off Sale
8/17/2009News DigestCambridge University Press To Reissue Rare Books With POD
8/13/2009NewsBreakMaponics Expands Neighborhood Classifications
8/13/2009News DigestData Solutions Firm Vhayu Technologies Acquired by Thomson Reuters
8/13/2009News DigestLoislaw Introduces Workflow Enhancements
8/13/2009News DigestFacebook to Acquire FriendFeed
8/10/2009NewsBreakLocal News Outlets Keep Wary Eye on YouTube’s News Near You
8/10/2009News DigestThe Conference Board to Provide Twitter and Facebook Updates
8/10/2009News DigestTransaction Publishers Distributes Ebooks Through ebrary
8/10/2009News DigestALPSP and Swets Announce Launch of 2010 ALJC Collection
8/6/2009NewsBreakThe Big Three of Web Search Becomes the Big Two
8/6/2009News DigestLibrary Groups Advise DOJ on Google Book Settlement
8/6/2009News DigestOpen Library Environment Project Draft Final Report Available
8/6/2009News DigestBlerp Goes From Alpha to Beta
8/3/2009News DigestThomson Reuters Introduces New IP Offering for Law Firms
8/3/2009News DigestIMLS Preservation Grant Guidelines Available
8/3/2009News DigestWolters Kluwer Health Launches Interactive Platform for Pharmacology Journal Content
8/3/2009Newslink SpotlightLibrary Reference Services Are on an Info Quest
7/30/2009NewsBreakThomson Reuters Talks About Its Mobile Strategy
7/30/2009News DigestInforma Combines Journal Content on Single Platform
7/30/2009News DigestInformation Overload Awareness Day Coming on Aug. 12
7/30/2009News DigestEBSCO Publishing Acquires AgeLine From AARP
7/27/2009NewsBreakPrintcasting Aims to Rescue the Printed Word
7/27/2009News DigestNew OCLC Gateway Service Increases Web Visibility of Digital Collections
7/27/2009News DigestAdvocacy Groups Ask for Privacy Guarantees in Google Book Search
7/27/2009News DigestExpanded Availability of Pharmaceutical ePrint Procurement Service
7/23/2009NewsBreak‘Digital-Only’ Confusion in Scholarly Publishing: American Chemical Society
7/23/2009News DigestRoll Call Acquires Congressional Quarterly
7/23/2009News DigestBarnes & Noble Launches eBookstore
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