A new player in Canada’s legal information market

“Distilling large amounts of complex information for others has always been part of what lawyers do.  But even they need help finding it, which is why providing legal information is such a big part of the legal services business.Over the last decade, the two main players in this space in Canada, LexisNexis and Thomson Reuters, have done just that, and more, by betting on technology to support lawyers in firms and law departments in applying their legal knowledge.Now, a new competitor hopes to shake-up the space. Earlier this month, Compass, the new Canadian legal research platform — and new incarnation — of Maritime Law Book, announced that vLex, a Barcelona and Miami-based legal publisher, and California-based Justia were taking a stake in the company.” (via National Magazine)

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ACRL releases Mobile Technology and Academic Libraries: Innovative Services for Research and Learning

“The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Mobile Technology and Academic Libraries: Innovative Services for Research and Learning,” edited by Robin Canuel and Chad Crichton. This is a detailed and thorough examination of technology that’s emerging now, and how to incorporate it into your library to help the students and researchers of both today and tomorrow.” (via ALA)

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Penn State Libraries, Short Edition partner for world’s first short story dispensers at a university

“Penn State University Libraries has entered into an innovative agreement with French company Short Edition to bring its first short story dispensers to any university worldwide. Soon, the dispensers will deliver original Penn State student, faculty and staff writing into the hands of the public and encourage dialogue between readers and authors. Four dispensers have been installed in Penn State library locations on the University Park campus. The fifth is in Schlow Centre Region Library in downtown State College, the latest initiative of an increasing partnership between the neighboring libraries.” (via Penn State University)

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LIBRARY BRINGS DRAG QUEENS, KIDS TOGETHER FOR STORY HOUR

“It takes a certain something to be a good storyteller: enthusiasm, timing and a flair for the dramatic. Performers at a children’s story hour at a New York City library have all that and then some – they’re drag queens.About once a month since last fall, the Brooklyn Public Library has been presenting Drag Queen Story Hour, where performers with names such as Lil Miss Hot Mess and Ona Louise regale an audience of young children and their parents. There’s even a drag-queen version of “Wheels on the Bus” in which Lil Miss Hot Mess sings of hips that go “swish, swish, swish” and heels that go “higher, higher, higher.” (via The Associated Press)

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A Publisher Tries Podcasts As A Gateway To Audiobooks

“Audiobooks are the fastest growing segment of the publishing industry, while podcasts are also finding new audiences. One science fiction publisher is experimenting with a new path to the market.” (via NPR)

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