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November 15, 2016 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITIís Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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ELECTION ANALYSIS: The New Administration and Libraries

TeleRead’s David Rothman writes, “Ebooks, pbooks, and libraries are hardly in the center of Donald Trump’s radar, but I can’t help but wonder what’s ahead. … Speaker of the House Paul Ryan has called for the defunding of the Institute of Library and Museum Services, and I doubt that IMLS is high on the list of Trump’s priorities. Hard to say. Ryan showed up at the swear-in of Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden and gave a well-crafted speech. Maybe he will surprise us. Don’t count on it, however. … Trump’s election was a setback to well-off people who want to blur the distinction between public and academic libraries. Academics—among … those most likely to be in charge of a combined public-academic approach—tend not to be as sensitive to family literacy and other mass needs as public librarians are.”

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