Read All About It
by Deborah Poulson
Internet security is always a hot topic, and the recent news about Heartbleed raised this issue again. Read more about it in “What Heartbleed Means for the Future of the Internet.” Meanwhile, the role libraries play in offering internet services to U.S. citizens was discussed in a recent Washington, D.C., hear ing held by IMLS. The outcome is covered in “FCC and IMLS Update Focus.” And to round out our features, check out “Securing the Internet of Things” to learn about the necessity of keeping our increasingly digital items safe.
As part of its efforts to celebrate National Library Week, Gale hosted a Libraries Are Beautiful photo con test. Turn to page 12 to take a look at the winning images in categories ranging from Most Unique Structure/ Art Installation to Best Curb Appeal to Most Modern Architecture.
Our columnists are in fine form again and cover various topics, in cluding demand-driven acquisition (ViewPoint, p. 8), native advertising (Legal Issues, p. 24), webinars (Internet Waves, p. 20), and Getty Images (Database Review, p. 19). We also have a guest column from Andrew J. Lang of Global Shared Ser vices and Wolters Kluwer. He covers transitioning to the cloud starting on page 9.
In every issue, we feature new products and releases. Turn to page 28 for information on VitalSource Bookshelf, SecurEnvoy, Analytics On Demand, Memory Channel Storage, and the VAST: Academic Video Online database.
Enjoy the issue.
— Deborah Poulson