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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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6/30/2008News DigestWT Cox Subscriptions Acquires Journal Finder From UNCG
6/26/2008NewsBreak1923–1963: Google Book Search Targeting More Books for Public Domain?
6/26/2008News DigestIngram Digital to Distribute Encyclopaedia Britannica Ebook Reference Set
6/26/2008News DigestEBSCO and ATLA to Create Digital Archives for Purchase
6/26/2008News DigestClarabridge Releases Content Mining Platform 3.0
6/23/2008NewsBreakSearchTogether: A Tech Preview of Social Search Potential
6/23/2008News DigestFictionDB Offers Free Access to Book Database
6/23/2008News DigestSparkIP Rolls Out New Search Tools and Subscription Packages
6/23/2008News DigestCrossCheck Plagiarism Screening Service Launches
6/19/2008NewsBreakWhither Dialog? ProQuest Takes the Reins of the Venerable Search Service
6/19/2008NewsBreakProQuest Dialog: Predictions and Reactions
6/19/2008News DigestH.W. Wilson and MLA to Make Article-Level Records Available in OCLC
6/19/2008News DigestPeer-to-Patent Pilot Releases Report on Pilot Project
6/19/2008News DigestPluck Releases SiteLife 3.3 Social Media Platform
6/16/2008NewsBreakSLA Meets in the Emerald City
6/16/2008News DigestDOE Announces International Agreement on Global Science Online Gateway
6/16/2008News DigestRocketinfo Launches New Version of Online RSS Reader
6/16/2008News DigestNewser Launches “NY Times in 60 Seconds”
6/12/2008NewsBreakNew Robots Exclusion Protocol Agreement Among Yahoo!, Google, and Microsoft Live Search
6/12/2008News DigestComtex to Provide XHTML Format From Business Wire
6/12/2008News DigestNewstex Launches NewsTwits, a Twitter-Based Newsfeed
6/12/2008News DigestNISO Announces CORE Initiative
6/9/2008NewsBreakElsevier Releases Scopus Journal Analyzer
6/9/2008News DigestiCopyright Launches New Instant Licensing Services
6/9/2008News DigestHoover’s Launches Enhancements and Adds Millions of Professional Contacts
6/9/2008News DigestMicrosoft’s Article Authoring Add-In Now Available in Beta
6/5/2008NewsBreakMicrosoft Shuts Down Two of Its Google ‘Wannabe’s’: Live Search Books and Live Search Academic
6/5/2008NewsBreak‘It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over’: Impact of the Microsoft Shutdown
6/5/2008News DigestSAGE Acquires CQ Press
6/5/2008News DigestNewspaperDirect Adopts ACAP for Its Digital Publishing Networks
6/5/2008News DigestJustSystems Announces XMetaL Integrated Authoring Solution
6/2/2008News DigestTeragram Integrates Linguistic Tools With Apache Lucene
6/2/2008News DigestAlacra Launches Alacra Affiliate Widget
6/2/2008News DigestEBSCO Acquires Austrian Subscription Agency Minerva
6/2/2008Newslink SpotlightLeveraging Britannica’s Content With WebShare
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5/27/2008News DigestConvera and YellowBrix to Deliver Vertical Content Solutions
5/27/2008News DigestGoogle Health Now Available in Public Beta
5/27/2008News DigestWebLib Launches Universal Meta-Search and Discovery Engine
5/22/2008NewsBreakOCLC Tightens Links to Google Book Search
5/22/2008News DigestEngineering Village Mashes Up GeoRef and Google Maps
5/22/2008News DigestVivísimo Launches New Velocity Discovery Module
5/22/2008News DigestMicrosoft Live Search Offers Cashback Rewards
5/19/2008NewsBreakThe Center Is Where They Want to Be: Google Friend Connect, Yahoo! Open Strategy, MySpace Data Availability, Facebook Connect
5/19/2008News DigestCBS Corp. to Acquire CNET Networks, Inc.
5/19/2008News DigestIGI Global Launches InfoSci-Medical Database
5/19/2008News DigestThomson Reuters Expands Japanese Patent Coverage in DWPI
5/15/2008NewsBreak‘Federating’ the Google Search Appliance: Adhere Solutions and MuseGlobal Introduce Enterprise Search Product
5/15/2008News DigestProQuest Hospital Collection Makes Its Debut
5/15/2008News DigestEx Libris Announces the Release of Primo Version 2.0
5/15/2008News DigestMicrosoft Launches WorldWide Telescope
5/15/2008Newslink SpotlightLC Works to Make Collections Accessible and Compelling
5/12/2008NewsBreakAddict-o-matic Angles for Web 2.0 Metasearch Turf
5/12/2008News DigestYahoo! and McAfee Launch Safe Search Feature
5/12/2008News DigestAltarama Acquires Docutek’s Virtual Reference Librarian plus Business
5/12/2008News DigestEBSCO Adds Change Reports to Its A-to-Z Locator Tool
5/8/2008NewsBreake-IP, LLC’s TechTransferOnline: Technology Transfer’s Newest Resource
5/8/2008News DigestRefWorks Adds Enhancements to RefAware and RefWorks
5/8/2008News DigestThe Scientific Business of Thomson Reuters Adopts Plagiarism Detection Tool
5/8/2008News DigestIngram Digital and Oxford University Press Offer More Titles
5/5/2008NewsBreakCABI and Collexis Build a “Knowledge Dashboard” in Agricultural Sciences
5/5/2008News DigestHoover’s Paves Fast Track to New Features and Content
5/5/2008News DigestPremerus Introduces Medical Misdiagnosis Portal
5/5/2008News Partners With Rhythm NewMedia on Ad-Supported Mobile Video
5/2/2008NewsBreakOCLC Introduces High-Priced Digital Archive Service
5/2/2008News DigestOld Bailey Proceedings Boosts Records Online
5/2/2008News DigestCSA Illustrata Adds Deep Indexing From Springer Journals
5/2/2008News DigestLeading Artists Create New Themes for iGoogle
4/28/2008NewsBreakSocial Networks Bound Into Enterprises on Trampoline Systems’ SONAR Dashboard
4/28/2008News DigestNew Enhancements Broaden Rightsphere’s Reach
4/28/2008News DigestEarth Day Now: A Way to Stay Green Year-Round
4/28/2008News DigestOECD.Stat Adds New Features
4/24/2008NewsBreakDow Jones Buys Generate
4/24/2008NewsBreakPublishing Technology, PLC Powers BBC Monitoring Library
4/24/2008News DigestThomson Innovation Adds Business and News Information
4/24/2008News DigestProQuest Rolls Out Safari Select to Public Libraries
4/24/2008News DigestHarlequin Romances Go Digital
4/21/2008NewsBreakSphering the Square: AOL’s $25 Million Widget
4/21/2008News DigestNew Combined Company—Thomson Reuters
4/21/2008News DigestSocialtext Adds Business Social Software Solutions to Its Wiki Platform
4/21/2008News DigestCrossRef to Launch Plagiarism Detection Service
4/17/2008NewsBreakElsevier Upgrades ScienceDirect
4/17/2008News DigestJoint Venture Plans to Expand Project Euclid
4/17/2008News DigestNew Hebrew Collections Posted in Time for Passover
4/17/2008News DigestALA Releases ‘The State of America’s Libraries’ Report
4/14/2008NewsBreakThe Library of Congress Delivers a Whole New Experience
4/14/2008News DigestCAB eBooks Goes Live
4/14/2008News DigestMPS Upgrades BookStore Platform for Publishers
4/14/2008News DigestCAS Offering Web Access to SciFinder
4/10/2008NewsBreakSection 108 Study Group Releases Report
4/10/2008News DigestWilsonWeb Adds Short Story Index Retrospective: 1915–1983
4/10/2008News DigestArticle Records From British Library Now in
4/10/2008News Digest2008 OECD Factbook Now Available
4/7/2008NewsBreakGale Users to Hear ReadSpeaker, Loudly and Clearly
4/7/2008News DigestProQuest’s C19 Index Adds Index Records From LexisNexis
4/7/2008News Digestblinkx Launches BBTV Online Video Service
4/7/2008News DigestSophie Etext Reader/Writer Now Available
4/3/2008News DigestOvid Launches Its New Search Platform
4/3/2008News DigestAutonomy Augments Its Pan-Enterprise Search Platform
4/3/2008News DigestOutsell Issues Forecast Report on Libraries
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