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The newest addition to the APA Handbooks in Psychology® series is now available electronically for purchase. The two-volume APA Handbook of Forensic Psychology consolidates and advances knowledge about the scientific foundations and practical application of psychology to law, the practice of law, and law-related policy. This eBook provides a thorough and up-to-date reference on forensic psychological issues that are important to researchers, practitioners and students alike.

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IDEO: Designing Better Libraries
by Barbie E. Keiser
Headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif., the IDEO design firm "takes a human-centered, design-based approach to helping organizations in the public and private sectors innovate and grow." Those familiar with the firm's Human-Centered Design Toolkit, a free innovation guide for social enterprises and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) worldwide, will be pleased to hear that the IDEO team has turned its attention to libraries with its newest offering, Design Thinking for Libraries, First Edition: A Toolkit for Patron-Centered Design.

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NPG Introduces Double-Blind Peer-Review Option
Nature Publishing Group (NPG) announced that in March 2015, authors will be able to opt for double-blind peer review--wherein both the authors and the reviewers are anonymous--across Nature and the Nature Research Journals. A recent NPG reader survey found that 78% of respondents were in favor of double-blind peer review.
APA Temporarily Suspends New Programs for PSYCAS Service
The American Psychological Association (APA) and Liaison will temporarily close the current soft launch of the PSYCAS service to new programs. Released in January, PSYCAS streamlines the psychology program application process for students, faculty members, and departments.
ALA Council Accepts 2015 Master's Program Standards for Accreditation
The Council of the American Library Association (ALA) approved the adoption of the 2015 Standards for Accreditation of Master's Programs in Library and Information Studies. These revised standards emphasize planning, assessment, and evaluation to sustain quality, as well as require demonstration of how the evaluation results are applied.
BetterCloud Rolls Out Office 365 Toolset for IT Departments
BetterCloud released a free toolset for Office 365 that is now available in private beta. With this toolset, IT teams have a 360-degree view of their organizations' domains; they can audit activities across key areas; and they can see security risks, performance optimizations, and best practices on a comprehensive dashboard.
SAGE Announces the International Journal of Christianity & Education
SAGE Publications and Calvin College will relaunch the Journal of Christian Education and the Journal of Education and Christian Belief as the International Journal of Christianity & Education in March 2015. The new journal will have an increased international focus and become a reference for academic discussions about the relationship between Christianity and educational theory and practice.

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Five Librarian Bloggers to Follow
by Brandi Scardilli
There are so many blogs about librarianship that it would be difficult to follow them all. Everyone has his or her favorites, of course, but NewsBreaks is highlighting some you may not have heard of in the hopes you'll find it worthwhile to hear their perspectives. If you already know about these passionate authorial librarians, read on for some insight into why they started their blogs and what advice they'd give to those thinking about blogging. If these names are new to you, check out what you've been missing.
Download Our February Editorial Sampler
Want to review some articles from our library publications? Download the free February content sampler (PDF) of recent articles and an exclusive subscription offer for Computers in Libraries.

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