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Weekly News Digest

February 28, 2011 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITIís Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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ResourceShelf Founders Establish New Sites: and FullTextReports

Gary Price and Shirl Kennedy, the well-known and respected librarian bloggers who began ResourceShelf a decade ago and DocuTicker 2 years later, have announced that they are no longer affiliated with those sites. The two say it was time to move on and have more autonomy. So, they have started two new sites that will continue to scour the internet for interesting resources.

INFOdocket is their new home for new or newly discovered web resources; reference material they find interesting (lists, rankings, infographics, and factbooks, and other materials); web search tips; relevant news items from the information industry and library community; and some occasional commentary.




FullTextReports is the home for a hand-picked selection of new full-text reports on various topics from a wide variety of sources including government agencies, think tanks, non-profits, academia, and industry analysts.




The two stress that their work over the last decade has been a labor of love—“it was not started as a business.” But now they have plans for adding organizational elements to the new sites (which use WordPress) to improve search capabilities and make content more accessible.  

Source: INFOdocket

Editor’s Note: ResourceShelf and DocuTicker, and their archives, remain part of the FreePint family of products. Adrian Janes, a librarian in the U.K., is listed as editor for both sites. And, FreePint has just announced another editor for DocuTicker, librarian Heather Negley.

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