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New U. of Michigan Creative Commons License Reinforces Openness

(libraryjournal.com): Like its peers, the University of Michigan (UM) Libraries website contains a lot of original material, including research guides, tutorials, and bibliographies. Unlike the vast majority of its peers, UM has taken the step of making it freely shareable, far beyond campus boundaries, and even for commercial use. It's part of UM's ongoing dedication to openness-perhaps not unexpected from one of the cofounders of the HathiTrust digital repository.
   
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Standardized Document Management Improves Knowledge Sharing

(automationworld.com): Document management is a fundamental asset-information-management (AIM) issue, and plays a critical role within both project management and operations. Companies employ a variety of different approaches to document management.
   
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Books are victims of new technology

(enterprisenews.com): Sales of eReaders have exploded and eBook sales have increased 10-fold in the past two years. With the youth of the world driving the market, newspapers and books might seem less interesting to some than digital eBooks and online newspapers. The newspaper industry has certainly felt the impact and strived to make adjustments. Now, booksellers are doing the same. But our focus today is on school libraries and how they have changed in just a few short years..
   
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Cloud Data Protection Necessary, Attainable

(information-management.com): Access control rules, strong authentication and best-of-breed network security infrastructure topped the list for cloud requirements in a new survey on cloud security conducted by Hubspan, a provider of cloud-based business integration services. A majority of respondents (84 percent) agree that sensitive data can be safely stored in the cloud.
   
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Learning to navigate the library an invaluable skill

(miscellanynews.com): With midterms over and paper-writing season well underway, a study by Project Information Literacy and sponsored by the MacArthur Foundation has been released that examines how undergraduates use information resources in their research. The study is based on a survey of 8,000 students on 25 campuses, and describes what to many of you may be a familiar state of affairs: a feeling of bewilderment as you look out upon a seemingly formless and fathomless sea of information and wonder how to begin.
   
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