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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Drexel University’s nationally-ranked online Master of Science in Library & Information Science offers students transformative insight into the future of librarianship. MSLIS students are able to cater coursework to their interests and career direction, and can choose from six optional concentrations: Archival Studies, Competitive Intelligence & Knowledge Management, Digital Curation, Digital Libraries, Library & Information Services, and Youth Services.

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National Library Week 2015 Celebrates Unlimited Possibilities @ Your Library
by Barbie E. Keiser
This year's National Library Week (NLW)--the 57th year the nation has celebrated its libraries--was held April 12-18 (midway through School Library Month). The week's theme was Unlimited Possibilities @ Your Library; its honorary chair was author David Baldacci.

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Springer Introduces New Data Science and Engineering Journal
Springer and the China Computer Federation (CCF) will publish Data Science and Engineering, a new open access (OA) computer science journal that will be available via SpringerOpen. It will allow researchers and industrial practitioners to share original papers that cover topics such as data analysis and processing, data-intensive computing, and techniques and systems for analyzing and managing Big Data.
Dow Jones Adds Visualizations to Factiva
Dow Jones updated Factiva with a series of customer-driven enhancements that help users convert search results into visual representations of data. Factiva's exclusive premium content can be used to build charts on news data dating from 1985 and to overlay news trend data with company stock price movement (to analyze how news correlates to stock changes), among other options.
SAGE Rolls Out Ebooks for iOS Users
SAGE Publications and Corwin (a SAGE company) now offer nearly 2,000 ebooks through Apple's iBooks, including titles in the business, communication, education, journalism, law, political science, research methods, and psychology fields. Professional development ebooks for K-12 educators are also available.
Gale Provides Literacy Resource for Young Library Patrons
Gale released a digital, early literacy resource for public libraries. Miss Humblebee's Academy is designed to help 3- to 6-year-old patrons build foundational literacy skills with hundreds of interactive online and mobile-accessible kindergarten-readiness lessons. The product also provides assessment tools so libraries can measure their impact on early literacy development in their communities.
3M Library Systems and collectionHQ Team Up for Ebook Data Integration
3M Library Systems partnered with collectionHQ so that 3M Cloud Library subscribers can load their 3M ebook circulation data into collectionHQ's ebook module. This data includes comparative circulation across genres and summaries of popular authors and their top-circulating titles.

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Join 50 Librarians as They Tackle SXSW Interactive
by Brandi Scardilli
"This is the biggest group we've had yet," someone remarked as they gathered to pose for a picture. The "group" is lib*interactive, formerly sxswLAM (libraries, archives, and museums), and they were at the MugShots bar in Austin, Texas, at the first LAM meetup of the SXSW (South by Southwest) Interactive Festival (March 13-17, 2015). LAM representatives are a growing presence at the technology-focused conference for two main reasons: Interactive exposes the LAM fields to new and emerging tech trends, and it's a great place to advocate on behalf of LAM institutions. lib*interactive gives attendees a way to connect with other LAM representatives and engage in concerted efforts to spread the word about all of the new ways LAM spaces are engaging with technology.
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