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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

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Streaming Video Sizzles: A Look at the Current Marketplace
by Nancy K. Herther
The consumer marketplace for streaming video is exploding, with traditional streaming services drawing competition from new entrants into the arena. The physical market for video on DVD continues to drop, with rental services such as Blockbuster, LLC all but extinct due to lack of business. Redbox point-of-sale rentals and other options remain, but they are dwarfed by the shift to video on demand (VOD). VOD sales and subscription services are soaring thanks to cable companies and web services such as Netflix, Amazon, Apple, and Hulu. In fact, 2014 was the first year in which Americans spent more on streaming VOD than on physical media. While the consumer marketplace continues to skyrocket, the educational and library markets are finding the move to streaming video more problematic.

Weekly News Digests
NFAIS Plans Digital Humanities Roundtable
The National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS) will host its annual NFAIS Humanities Roundtable to discuss global opportunities and challenges in the digital humanities on Oct. 2, 2015.
Credo Launches Webinar Series on Reference Strategies
Credo announced a free webinar series that will promote the importance of reference in helping students hone their information skills. Topics and speakers will center on innovative ideas for updating library reference services.
ProQuest Facilitates Library Access to Global Newspapers
ProQuest rolled out the Newspapers.com Library Edition, giving library patrons access to more than 85 million pages of digitized newspapers from the early 1700s to the early 2000s.
Zepheira Steps Up Its Linked Data Initiative for Public Libraries
Zepheira signed the first public libraries to its new Experimenter Program: New York's Mohawk Valley Library System, Southern Adirondack Library System, and Westchester Library System, as well as Cedar Rapids (Iowa) Public Library.
Innovative Lays Out Strategic Goals
Innovative released a set of strategic goals for the following areas: library success, employee success, product leadership, and library partnership.

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Alexa and Siri at the Library: How Librarians Are Tapping Into the Internet of Things
by Brandi Scardilli
The Amazon Echo (powered by the cloud-based voice service Alexa) and the Apple Watch (featuring digital assistant Siri) are two of the latest products designed to make people's lives easier by quickly retrieving information and performing actions when prompted. Part of the Internet of Things (IoT), these devices receive updates from their respective cloud servers so they can always provide the most up-to-date answers. ... Librarians have been following the developments of the IoT closely, and they're finding that Alexa and Siri have uses beyond telling jokes and reminding you when you have an appointment. They've become indispensable for the following information professionals, who share their experiences and show how the library world can benefit from connected devices such as the Echo and the Apple Watch and their disembodied assistants.
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