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ITI Crosslinks: Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) Makes Its Debut

Information Today, Inc.'s News Editor, Paula Hane, has an in-depth story in ITI's NewsLinks on the new Digital Public Library of America, including how its launch was affected by the awful Boston Marathon bombing.
Posted 23 Apr 2013

ITI Crosslinks: Bringing the Smithsonian to a Library Near You, Thanks to Cengage Learning

Covered here ever so briefly via a press announcement earlier, Cengage's plans following its licensing agreement with the Smithsonian Institution are fully described and explored by Online Searcher magazine's editor-in-chief Marydee Ojala in her NewsBreak posting on the Information Today, Inc. website.
Posted 13 Mar 2013

ITI Crosslinks: Expand Your Search Engine Options

Information Today, Inc.'s Paula Hane recently expanded on her earlier article on alternative search engines with a new and updated piece, "Expand Your Search Engine Options." Before heading back into the school fray, you should check it out so you'll have even better suggestion for students who only want to "Google it."
Posted 07 Aug 2012

ITI Crosslinks: The Challenging Landscape of Ebooks in Libraries

Information Today, Inc.'s newsbureau chief Paula Hane recently delved into a Pew Research Center Internet & American Life Project report and an ALA/Information Policy & Access Center report, both of which focused on ebooks in libraries.
Posted 24 Jul 2012

ITI Crosslinks: Apple Announces Efforts to ‘Reinvent’ Textbooks

Apple's Jan. 19 announcements on the iBooks 2 for iPad app, the iBooks Author, and the iTunes U app have engendered loads of news reporting, analysis, and commentary, not least from Information Today, Inc. Newsbreaks writer Nancy Herther.
Posted 27 Jan 2012

ITI Crosslinks: Amazon Launches Library Ebook Lending Support for Kindle and an All-New Kindle Family

Ebook news is big these days, and matters increasingly in the K-12 realm. Here are the opening paragraphs, plus a couple of teaser sentences to entice you to read more, from a report on Information Today, Inc.'s NewsBreaks yesterday.
Posted 30 Sep 2011

ITI Cross Links: Ebook Developments Were HOT at ALA

Information Today, Inc.'s news bureau chief and NewsBreaks editor Paula Hane has posted a report on the ALA summer conference and news emanating from it.
Posted 07 Jul 2011

ITI Cross Links: Cengagement—Cengage Acquires National Geographic School Publisher

Marydee Ojala, editor of Information Today, Inc.'s ONLINE magazine, posted a NewsBreak recently on Cengage's acquisition of a component of National Geographic that will be of interest to the K-12 community.
Posted 01 Jul 2011

ITI Cross Links: Cengage Learning Introduces new 'MindTap' Personal Learning Experience

Information Today, Inc. news bureau chief Paula Hane has written a NewsBreak article on MindTap, an enormously interesting new release from Cengage. "New category." "Personal Learning Experiences." Big claims! If it sounds exciting to you, we think it indeed is, so check out Paula's report.
Posted 14 Mar 2011

ITI Cross Links: Streaming Video and Music Developments at Alexander Street Press

Information Today, Inc.'s news bureau chief Paula Hane posted a story January 20 on interesting activities and plans at Alexander Street Video, including acquisition of a distributor of documentary films, plans for an online collection of streaming video developed for teacher training and development, and more.
Posted 21 Jan 2011

ITI Cross Links: Gale Reaches for More End Users With Questia Acquisition

The announcement was made late last week, and Information Today, Inc.'s news editor, Paula Hane, spoke with execs and Gale and Questia, plus with analysts and others, to quickly put together a NewsLink Spotlight story on the subject.
Posted 01 Feb 2010

ITI Cross Links: Anti Google Book Settlement Organizations Band Together in Open Book Alliance

Information Today, Inc.'s news editor Paula Hane is monitoring and reporting on the Google book settlement and proceeding relating to it. (From Information Today, Inc.'s NewsBreaks.)
Posted 28 Aug 2009

ITI Cross Links: Wolfram Alpha--Semantic Search Is Born

It's the hot new ... what shall we call it? Search engine. No. Information tool? Maybe. How about "finding tool?" It's Wolfram Alpha. And as it's being written about by those in the information and search business, phrases like Web 3.0 and semantic search are coming into play. Woody Evans has written about it for Information Today. (From Information Today, Inc.'s NewsBreaks.)
Posted 22 May 2009

ITI Cross Links: Newsy.com Wants to Make You Smarter, Faster

Newsy.com's short video stories are actually digests of the range of news outlet reporting—print, TV, blogs … the whole gamut—on selected hot news topics. Theresa Cramer has written an Information Today NewsBreak on Newsy.com that offers a description and some interesting analysis of this company and its product. (From Information Today, Inc.'s NewsBreaks.)
Posted 27 Apr 2009

ITI Cross Links: Adobe's New eLearning Suite

Paul Riismandel has written about Adobe's new eLearning Suite over on Information Today, Inc.'s Streamingmedia.com web site. Good insights. Useful tools. Follow the links. (From Information Today, Inc.'s Streamingmedia.com)
Posted 23 Jan 2009

ITI Cross Links: OCLC Releases NetLibrary Media Center

OCLC has released the new NetLibrary Media Center, a full-featured desktop application that allows library patrons to easily search, manage, transfer, and listen to downloadable eAudiobooks. (From Information Today, Inc.'s NewsBreaks Weekly Digest)
Posted 22 Jan 2009

ITI Cross Links: New eLibrary Interface Shows the Path for ProQuest

Searcher magazine editor Barbara Quint has another K-12-relevant NewsBreak we’d like to direct you to. She’s reported the news on ProQuest’s eLibrary interface in a January 15, 2009 story over at infotoday.com.
Posted 15 Jan 2009

ITI Cross Links: The Wisdom of Crowds of Librarians Is on the Way—In Time: Reference Extract

Searcher magazine editor Barbara Quint has done some research on the Reference Extract project involving OCLC and the information schools of Syracuse University and the University of Washington, which she reports in an ITI NewsBreaks story. It’s a much deeper and more thorough look than you may have seen yet, so we recommend the read.
Posted 01 Dec 2008

ITI Crosslinks: Google the Browser Builder—Chrome

Greg Notess, internet columnist for Information Today, Inc.’s ONLINE magazine, is on top of the launch—beta launch, that is—of Google’s Chrome. What, why, what’s it like … ? Here's how to get to his report. (From Information Today, Inc.'s NewsBreaks)
Posted 11 Sep 2008

ITI Crosslinks: ThinkeringSpace Project Aims to Provide a New Way to Play in the 21st Century

What do you get when you tinker with thinking … and playing … and technology? Well, one result would be the ThinkeringSpace project, which Information Today Inc.’s Kathy Dempsey reported on recently. It’s compelling. (From Information Today, Inc.'s NewsBreaks)
Posted 06 Aug 2008

ITI Crosslinks: Facebook 101—Ten Things You Need to Know About Facebook

Facebook is getting increasing recognition, and use, in the education community. Thomas Krivak has put an excellent primer together for you on this important social networking site. (From Information Today, Inc.'s Information Today magazine.)
Posted 07 Mar 2008

ITI Crosslinks: We Find It All: Wikia's New Social Search Engine

Wikia, Inc., the for-profit cousin of the Wikimedia Foundation, launched the alpha release of its new search engine, Search Wikia, on January 7. (From Information Today, Inc.’s NewsBreaks)
Posted 14 Jan 2008

ITI Cross Links: Digication Adds e-Textbooks to e-Portfolios

Digication Inc., a provider of e-Portfolios, announced that it has partnered with Davis Publications, a provider of art education textbooks, to combine e-Portfolios and Web 2.0 technologies with the content found in traditional textbooks. (From Information Today, Inc.’s EContentmag.com)
Posted 11 Jan 2008

ITI Cross Links: AskEraser—Privacy Potential

Read how AskEraser works, what exceptions obtain, why it's important, and, in general, what's the current state of web search privacy in Greg Notess's January 3, 2008 NewsBreak. (From Information Today, Inc.'s NewsBreaks.)
Posted 03 Jan 2008

ITI CrossLinks: Internet2 and Libraries

Our sister publication Computers in Libraries has a great feature this issue on Internet2 by the associate director and director of the National Internet2 K20 Initiative. (From Information Today, Inc.'s Computers in Libraries magazine.)
Posted 26 Nov 2007

ITI Crosslinks: Thomson Gale Launches New Social Issues Site

Thomson Gale has introduced a new reference Web site called WiseTo Social Issues, a site dedicated to comprehensively exploring today’s hottest and most divisive topics. (From Information Today, Inc.’s NewsBreaks Weekly News Digest)
Posted 07 May 2007

ITI Cross Links: NOAA Lab Opens 3-D Earth Site in Second Life

NOAA has developed a government-sponsored earth science “island” in the rapidly growing online world of Second Life. (From Information Today, Inc.’s NewsBreaks Weekly News Digest)
Posted 30 Apr 2007

ITI Cross Links: Thomson Gale Launches New Reference Web Site

Thomson Gale has launched WiseTo Social Issues, a new reference Web site dedicated to exploring divisive topics. (From Information Today, Inc.'s EContentMag.com.)
Posted 10 Apr 2007

ITI Cross Links: ebrary Introduces New Online Ordering Platform

Using the eBOP platform, librarians preview ebooks and other content, purchase and subscribe to individual titles, or create a custom collection on the fly. (From Information Today, Inc.’s NewsBreaks Weekly News Digest)
Posted 29 Jan 2007

IT Cross Links: ProQuest Information and Learning Goes to CSA--What Now?

Barbara Quint reports details of the sale, as well as reactions to and prognostications about it. (From Information Today, Inc.’s NewsBreaks)
Posted 27 Dec 2006

ITI Cross Links: Cambridge Information Group to Acquire ProQuest Information and Learning

Cambridge Information Group has announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire ProQuest Information and Learning , a segment of ProQuest Co. for about $222 million. (From Information Today, Inc.’s NewsBreaks Weekly News Digest)
Posted 18 Dec 2006

ITI Cross Links: Microsoft Launches Live Search Books

Greg Notess has a full report on the launch of the beta version of Microsoft's books database. (From Information Today, Inc.’s NewsBreaks)
Posted 12 Dec 2006

ITI Cross Links: Google Shutters Its Answers Service

Over at Information Today, Inc.'s NewsBreaks site, they're continuing to report on happenings of interest to the librarian community at Google. Just today, Tara Calishain's story on the closing of Google Answers appeared. (From Information Today, Inc.’s NewsBreaks)
Posted 04 Dec 2006

ITI Cross Links: Google Book Search Has Far to Go

Author, librarian, and database expert Mick O’Leary turns his discerning and skeptical eye to Google Book Search in this Information Today article. From Information Today, Inc.'s Information Today monthly.
Posted 06 Nov 2006

ITI Cross Links: NewsBank’s Readex Launches New Interface for Newspaper Collections

The new interface is for Readex’s Web-based America’s Historical Newspapers collection, which includes Early American Newspapers, Series I, II, and III, 1690-1922. (From Information Today, Inc.'s NewsBreaks Weekly News Digest)
Posted 18 Sep 2006

ITI Cross Links: ProQuest Information and Learning Launches New Version of Its Full-Image Newspaper Collection

PressDisplay 3.0 adds features and functionality—including cross-searching of the entire archive of titles—to the collection. (From Information Today, Inc.’s NewsBreaks Weekly News Digest)
Posted 18 Sep 2006

ITI Cross Links: Google Book Search Adds Big, Brave Partner--The University of California

It's been almost 2 years since Google dramatically expanded its book digitization program--originally known as Google Print but now called Google Book Search--from only having publisher partners to including five major research libraries. Now, another major research institution has joined the Google book Search library program. Barbara Quint has the story. (From Information Today, Inc.’s NewsBreaks)
Posted 14 Aug 2006

ITI Cross Links: My Homework's Done--Can Imbee on My Blog?

Imbee.com is a blogging site for children ages 8 to 14. What!!??? you're saying. Not safe!! Well, with all the concern over kids posting and publishing to the Web, it's worth reading the EContent article by Jared Bernstein to see how the imbee.com folks create an environment they say is safe even for kids that young. (From Information Today, Inc.’s EContent magazine)
Posted 13 Jun 2006

ITI Cross Links: The Terrible Twos—Web 2.0, Library 2.0, and More

Flummoxed by all the references to Web 2.0, Internet 2.0, Library 2.0, etc.? Clarification is on the way. In this article, ONLINE magazine columnist Greg Notess discusses and sorts out the 2.0’s (From Information Today, Inc.’s ONLINE magazine)
Posted 01 May 2006

ITI Cross Links: Podcasting 101 for K-12 Librarians

Esther Kreider Eash’s article is just what its title suggests: a solid primer on podcasting, including sections entitled Reasons to Use Podcasts in School Libraries and Create Your Own Podcast. Send it to reluctant colleagues and help them join the ranks of digital immigrants and/or better reach their digital native students. (From Information Today, Inc.’s Computers in Libraries)
Posted 24 Apr 2006

ITI Cross Links: EBSCO Offers Free Access to Teacher Reference Center

EBSCO is offering free access to the new Teacher Reference Center, a bibliographic index of more than 260 titles from teacher and administration trade journals, periodicals, and books. (From Information Today, Inc.’s NewsBreaks)
Posted 17 Apr 2006

ITI Cross Links: Major Upgrade to EBSCOhost Includes Visual Search

EBSCO has done a full-scale revision of the interface to the EBSCOhost service, which the company introduced in 1996. The revision adds many advanced features, including, most importantly, a new Visual Search option from its partner Groxis. (From Information Today, Inc.’s NewsBreaks)
Posted 20 Mar 2006

ITI Cross Links: Wikipedia and Britannica—The Kid’s All Right (And So’s the Old Man)

Over at Barbara Quint’s Searcher magazine, information professional Paula Berinstein has written an article that delves deeply into both these products … who uses them, who writes for them, what they’re trying to be, how their articles are produced, their reliability, and more. (From Information Today, Inc.’s Searcher magazine)
Posted 03 Mar 2006

ITI Cross Links: Google Video—Asleep At The Wheel

There’s trouble with Google’s Video Store, and it apparently concerns more than just technical issues. Think “inappropriate content.” (From Information Today, Inc.’s StreamingMedia.com)
Posted 08 Feb 2006

ITI Cross Links: Congress Extends USA PATRIOT Act by 1 Month

The PATRIOT Act's provisions, which had been set to expire on Dec. 31, 2005, will now expire on Feb. 3, 2006. Information industry legal expert George H. Pike has the whole story. (From Information Today, Inc.’s NewsBreaks)
Posted 28 Dec 2005

ITI Cross Links: More on ProQuest's Black Studies Center

Another Information Today, Inc. e-publication has published a story on ProQuest's Black Studies Center. This one is an in-depth report for NewsBreaks by ITI News Bureau Chief Paula Hane. (From Information Today, Inc.'s NewsBreaks)
Posted 06 Dec 2005

ITI Cross Links: ProQuest Launches Black Studies Center

The Black Studies Center is intended to record and illuminate the Black experience, from ancient Africa through modern times. (From Information Today, Inc.'s EContentMag.com.)
Posted 02 Dec 2005

ITI Cross Links: Library of Congress Launches Global “Rare Book” Digitization Project with Google Donation

Barbara Quint, editor of Searcher magazine and well-known observer of and commentator on the information industry, has written about LC’s project in an ITI NewsBreak published this week. (From Information Today, Inc.’s NewsBreaks)
Posted 28 Nov 2005

ITI Cross Links: Microsoft Launches Book Digitization Project--MSN Book Search

Barbara Quint, editor of Searcher magazine and well-known observer of and commentator on the information industry, has written about Microsoft’s MSN Book Search and placed it in the larger context in an ITI NewsBreak published this week. (From Information Today, Inc.’s NewsBreaks)
Posted 31 Oct 2005

ITI Cross Links: Apple Introduces the new iMac G5

As you might expect, Apple's latest iMac has all the ... well, the latest! Its features are those today's students want to play and work with, so, just to keep up to date, you may want to read this announcement on the iMac G5 via one of our Information Today, Inc. sister sites. (From Information Today, Inc.'s EMediaLive.com)
Posted 19 Oct 2005

ITI Cross Links: Update on ERIC

Information Today, Inc. News Bureau Chief Paula Hane writes that "The venerable ERIC database has been undergoing an extensive restructuring and modernization program ... " (From Information Today, Inc.'s NewsLink)
Posted 04 Oct 2005

ITI Cross Links: New LexisNexis CopyGuard Verifies Content Originality

Information Today, Inc. News Bureau Chief Paula Hane has written about a new anti-plagiarism tool from LexisNexis and iParadigm, CopyGuard. (From Information Today, Inc.’s NewsBreaks)
Posted 31 Aug 2005

ITI Cross Links: Questia Enhances Online Library Collection With Lexiles

More than a million articles plus 60,000 books in Questia's collection now incorporate The Lexile Framework for Reading. (From Information Today, Inc.'s EContentMag.com.)
Posted 17 Aug 2005

ITI Cross Links: Generosity and Copyright--Creative Commons and Creative Commons Search Tools

These days, students are creating reports, portfolios, presentations, or other works that need to incorporate—legally, but without enormous hassles—multiple media “objects” such as music, voice, video, images, and more. Laura Gordon-Murnane’s Searcher article explains how “librarians now have a useful tool they can use to help identify content that patrons might want to use in a podcast, a mash-up, a collage, a video contribution to a blog, a document, a presentation, or whatever.” (From Information Today, Inc.’s Searcher magazine)
Posted 25 Jul 2005

ITI Cross Links: Readex Announces Digital Edition of American Broadsides and Ephemera

Readex's collection of primary sources will include approximately 15,000 broadsides from the 19th century. (From Information Today, Inc.’s NewsBreaks)
Posted 20 Jun 2005

ITI Cross Links: Library of Congress Joins Internet2

The LOC will connect to one of Internet2’s high performance networks; one benefit will be to its educational outreach programs. (From Information Today, Inc.’s NewsBreaks)
Posted 31 May 2005

ITI Cross Links: Thomson Gale Offers Customized Collection-Creation Tool in Virtual Reference Library; Adds Content to Databases

Thomson Gale has announced the newest enhancement to Gale's Virtual Reference Library, the eBook Subcollection Manager, plus enhancements and additional entries to databases. (From Information Today, Inc.'s EContentMag.com.)
Posted 27 May 2005

ITI Cross Links: Groxis and Yahoo! Team Up to Grok the Web

Search technology marches on, and it pays to keep up with it, because it’s in your students’ future. NewsBreaks editor Paula Hane’s story with news about Groxis and its Grokker visual search technology will get you into the subject. It’s cool! Especially if you already like graphic organizers. (From Information Today, Inc.’s NewsBreaks)
Posted 20 May 2005

ITI Cross Links: Searching Books Between the Covers

ONLINE magazine columnist Greg Notess has taken a sophisticated and up-to-date look at new, free full-text search choices offered by your favorite search and book sites … search choices that enable you to get inside e-books, and not just those in the public domain. (From Information Today, Inc.’s ONLINE magazine.)
Posted 04 May 2005

ITI Cross Links: Thomson Gale Adds Content to Databases

(From Information Today, Inc.'s EContentMag.com.)
Posted 18 Mar 2005

ITI Cross Links: Iditarod.com--a Review

The Iditarod dog sled race starts March 5. Here's a review by Sally Finley of a Web site offering lots of learning opportunities built around the race. (From Information Today, Inc.'s MultiMedia & Internet@Schools -- Yes, that's us, right here!)
Posted 04 Mar 2005

ITI Cross Links: ProQuest Completes Acquisition of Voyager Expanded Learning

(From Information Today, Inc.'s EContentMag.com.)
Posted 04 Feb 2005

ITI Cross Links: Blogs of War, A Review of Alternative Sources for Iraq War Information

Searcher magazine authors Paul Piper and Miguel Ramos report exhaustively on blogs and bloggers offering up gritty reality checks and personal accounts of the situation in Iraq. If you want primary sources about Iraq for your students to examine, this article serves them up! (From Information Today, Inc.’s Searcher magazine.)
Posted 03 Feb 2005

ITI Cross Links: Video Tools for IP Schools

Streamingmedia.com author Mark Fritz writes how Cisco’s VoIP solutions help school districts consolidate their networks and make videoconferencing a reality. (From Information Today, Inc.'s Streamingmedia.com)
Posted 02 Feb 2005
 
 
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