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From the Editor: The fast pace of breaking news in the information industry and library world doesn't stick to print publishing schedules. This is why we post weekly stories by industry experts such as Barbie Keiser, George H. Pike, Nancy K. Herther, Terry Ballard, and Marydee Ojala and feature weekly news digests that highlight important developments. Follow us on Twitter (@ITINewsBreaks) for up-to-the-minute coverage.

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6/4/2020News DigestNAMLE and Education Organizations Come Together to Create the National Media Literacy Alliance
6/4/2020News Digest'We Must Remember George Floyd. And We Must Do More.' by Skip Prichard
6/4/2020News Digest'Microsoft Lays Off Journalists to Replace Them With AI' by Tom Warren
6/4/2020News DigestOverDrive Updates Sora With High-Contrast and Dyslexic Font Modes
6/4/2020News DigestALA's Executive Board Speaks Out Against 'Violence and Racism Toward Black People'
6/2/2020NewsBreakClosing and Reopening: COVID-19's Impact on Law Library Services
6/2/2020News DigestThe New York Times' Photos of the Nationwide Protests Against Police Violence and Racism
6/2/2020News DigestUrban Libraries Council's 'Statement on the Role of Libraries in Dismantling Systemic Racism'
6/2/2020News DigestAPA President Explains the Toll of 'Living in a Racism Pandemic'
6/2/2020News DigestCOVID-19 NEWS: 'Exact Editions Freezes Institutional Subscription Prices for 2020/2021'
6/2/2020News DigestCOVID-19 NEWS: Patron Point Is 'Helping Libraries Configure Notices as They Re-open Their Locations'
6/2/2020News Digest'Copyright Alliance Statement on Book Publishers' Infringement Suit Against Internet Archive'
6/2/2020Newslink SpotlightLibraries Making the Most of Their Resources: A Roundup
5/28/2020News DigestThe U.S. Copyright Office's DMCA Section 512 Study Results Draw Copyright Alliance Response
5/28/2020News DigestGale Digital Scholar Lab Gains Integrated Learning Center
5/28/2020News DigestPatron Point Adds SignUp Resource From Demco Software
5/28/2020News DigestCOVID-19 NEWS: 'More Harm Than Good? Twitter Struggles to Label Misleading COVID-19 Tweets'
5/28/2020News DigestCOVID-19 NEWS: 'Public Libraries Innovate to Serve Vulnerable Populations on the Front Lines of COVID-19'
5/19/2020NewsBreakZooming In During the Pandemic: Work Life Online
5/19/2020News DigestCOVID-19 NEWS: 'Reopening Libraries in New Zealand: Slow and Steady Wins the Race'
5/19/2020News DigestCOVID-19 NEWS: 'Libraries Around the World Prepare for a New Normal'
5/19/2020News DigestCOVID-19 NEWS: 'FlatWorld Announces Textbooks Will Include COVID-19 Updates for Fall Semester'
5/19/2020News DigestCOVID-19 NEWS: Inside Higher Ed's 'What It's Gonna Take'
5/19/2020News DigestCOVID-19 NEWS: Inside Higher Ed's 'Open-Access Publishing and the Coronavirus'
5/14/2020News DigestCOVID-19 NEWS: ALA Spearheads a Request to Congress for Library Funding
5/14/2020News DigestCOVID-19 NEWS: Thomson Reuters and NAMLE Teach How to Spot Misinformation
5/14/2020News DigestCOVID-19 NEWS: Reopening Libraries in Denmark
5/14/2020News DigestOverDrive Professional Offers a Catalog for Corporate, Academic, and Law Libraries
5/14/2020News DigestAnnual Reviews Converts Select Journals to OA
5/12/2020NewsBreakTips for Working Smart at Home
5/12/2020News Digest'The "New Normal" Agenda for Librarianship' by R. David Lankes
5/12/2020News DigestCOVID-19 NEWS: 'BiblioCommons Launches New Features to Support Libraries in an Online-Only Environment'
5/12/2020News DigestResearchGate and Wiley Enter Into a Cooperation Agreement
5/12/2020News Digest'Millions of Historic Newspaper Images Get the Machine Learning Treatment at the Library of Congress' by Devin Coldewey
5/12/2020News DigestThomson Reuters Versus ROSS Intelligence
5/7/2020News DigestCOVID-19 NEWS: Mendeley Group Offers Studies on the Sex and Gender Dimensions of the Virus
5/7/2020News DigestPatron Point Enhances Its Event Promotion Feature via Communico
5/7/2020News DigestNISO's Reproducibility Draft Recommended Practice Is Open for Comments
5/7/2020News DigestApple Sets the Date for Its Virtual Worldwide Developers Conference
5/5/2020NewsBreakGoing Virtual: Libraries See Challenges and Opportunities in the Pandemic
5/5/2020News DigestCengage and McGraw-Hill Will Not Complete Merger
5/5/2020News DigestCOVID-19 NEWS: Megaputer Launches Geo-Map for Tracking Cases
5/5/2020News DigestAcademic Video Online Adds Hundreds of Documentaries
5/5/2020News DigestCOVID-19 NEWS: Kudos Pro Offers Complimentary Access for 60 Days
5/5/2020News DigestNew OA Journal Options From OUP and Frontiers
5/5/2020Newslink SpotlightCombating Misformation and Disinformation on the Web: A Roundup
4/30/2020News DigestCOVID-19 NEWS: Library Resources From SLA and IFLA
4/30/2020News DigestCOVID-19 NEWS: CCC Plans a May 5 Virtual Town Hall About Building Digital Resiliency
4/30/2020News DigestCOVID-19 NEWS: ReadCube Implements COVID-19 Research Pass Program for Free Content Access
4/30/2020News Digest'Georgia Copyright Loss at High Court Could Jolt Many States' by Jordan S. Rubin
4/30/2020News DigestFrontiers and Clarivate Unveil Reviewer Recognition Service
4/23/2020News DigestContributed Article: Mark Twain, Savvy Creator of Intellectual Property
4/23/2020News DigestCOVID-19 NEWS: 'Stanford Law School Creates Free Database of COVID-19 Legal Memos'
4/23/2020News DigestCOVID-19 NEWS: APA Announces More Free Resources
4/23/2020News DigestCOVID-19 NEWS: 'Startling Digital Divides in Distance Learning Emerge'
4/23/2020News DigestCOVID-19 NEWS: European 'Commission Launches Data Sharing Platform for Researchers'
4/21/2020NewsBreakHope, Power, and Action: An Interview With James G. Neal
4/21/2020News DigestHappy National Library Week!
4/21/2020News DigestCOVID-19 NEWS: 'WHO COVID-19 Database Launches New Search Interface'
4/21/2020News DigestCOVID-19 NEWS: 'Libraries Brace for Budget Cuts'
4/21/2020News DigestCOVID-19 NEWS: 'Verizon Will Buy Video Conferencing Company BlueJeans'
4/21/2020News DigestU.S. Copyright Office Hosts Free Online Lecture Series
4/16/2020News DigestCOVID-19 NEWS: 'Most Libraries Are Closed. Some Librarians Still Have to Go In.'
4/16/2020News DigestCOVID-19 NEWS: 'IMLS Announces New Stimulus Funding for Communities Across America'
4/16/2020News DigestCOVID-19 NEWS: 'EveryLibrary Creates Fund to Help Library Workers in Need Because of COVID-19 Shutdowns'
4/16/2020News DigestCOVID-19 NEWS: 'Library of Congress Cancels Public Events Until July 1'
4/16/2020News DigestNature Agrees to Support Plan S
4/14/2020NewsBreakThe Notion App Is a Blank Slate for Any Project
4/14/2020News DigestCOVID-19 NEWS: IGI Global's 'What Is the Role of Libraries During the COVID-19 Pandemic?'
4/14/2020News DigestCOVID-19 NEWS: 'Q&A: What Do People Ask a Librarian in a Pandemic? L.A. Library's InfoNow Has the Answer'
4/14/2020News DigestCOVID-19 NEWS: 'Public Libraries Launch, Expand Services During COVID-19 Pandemic'
4/14/2020News DigestCOVID-19 NEWS: 'How Effective Is Quarantine Alone or in Combination With Other Public Health Measures ... ?'
4/14/2020News DigestCOVID-19 NEWS: CRP's 'The Psychological Fight of Our Lives'
4/9/2020News DigestFreedom to Read Foundation Launches Webinar Series
4/9/2020News DigestRBmedia Buys Audiobook Company to Help It Better Reach Blind and Visually Impaired Readers
4/9/2020News DigestAWS Rolls Out Amazon Detective Security Service
4/9/2020News DigestBookCon Plans Daylong Read-a-Thon for April 11
4/7/2020NewsBreakCelebrating Sunshine Week During the COVID-19 Crisis
4/7/2020News DigestCOVID-19 NEWS: Internet Archive Defends the Launch of Its National Emergency Library
4/7/2020News DigestCOVID-19 NEWS: 'COVID-19 Information Overload Leads to Simple but Unhelpful Choices'
4/7/2020News DigestPatron Point Develops an Online Registration Solution
4/7/2020News DigestCambridge University Press Rolls Out Cambridge Open Engage
4/7/2020Newslink SpotlightA Day in the Life of Five Librarians, Part 5
4/2/2020News DigestCOVID-19 NEWS: Internet Archive's National Emergency Library Draws Backlash
4/2/2020News DigestCOVID-19 NEWS: OCLC Launches Resource Page for Libraries
4/2/2020News DigestCOVID-19 NEWS: ProQuest Unveils Coronavirus Research Database for Its Customers
4/2/2020News DigestCOVID-19 NEWS: EBSCO Creates Portal for Healthcare Info Pros
4/2/2020News DigestACS Researchers Delve Into Better Braille Displays
3/31/2020NewsBreakHow Libraries Are Responding to a Global Pandemic
3/31/2020NewsBreakCoronavirus Reshapes Law While Reshaping Society
3/31/2020News DigestCOVID-19 NEWS: 'Your Facebook Page Is Your New Public Library Branch'
3/31/2020News DigestCOVID-19 NEWS: 'Now Is the Time for Open Access Policies—Here's Why'
3/31/2020News DigestCOVID-19 NEWS: 'FCC: Closed Schools, Libraries Can Still Get E-Rate Funding'
3/31/2020News DigestCOVID-19 NEWS: 'Smartphone Data Reveal Which Americans Are Social Distancing (and Not)'
3/31/2020News DigestCOVID-19 NEWS: 'Coronavirus Will End Tech Conferences and Events as We Know Them'
3/31/2020News DigestExact Editions Rolls Out the Complete Archive of BBC World Histories Magazine
3/31/2020News DigestACM Launches Digital Threats OA Journal
3/26/2020News DigestCOVID-19 NEWS: CCC Helps Educators Use No-Cost Materials
3/26/2020News DigestThe MIT Press Unveils Free Online Events Connecting Authors and Readers
3/26/2020News DigestCOVID-19 NEWS: Instructions for 3D-Printed Masks
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