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Tuesday, July 13, 2021

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NewsBreaks
GDPR 2021: A Review and Roundup
by Kelly LeBlanc
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was enacted on May 25, 2018, in response to the need for updated and uniform data protection and privacy laws in the European Union and the European Economic Area. The GDPR provides individuals with control over their personal data and streamlines international business practices. 2021 GDPR violations are diverse and come from businesses, municipalities, individuals, and other data controllers.

Weekly News Digests
Baker & Taylor Rolls Out Diversity Analysis Tool for Library Collections
Baker & Taylor "will offer an analysis solution for libraries to help them discover, manage and report on diversity-related topics. Backed by collectionHQ's powerful technology, Baker & Taylor's Diversity Analysis will offer insight and identify opportunities by analyzing a library's collection against industry-accepted diversity subjects."
Ex Libris Unveils Mobile App for Promoting Library Content
Ex Libris introduced the Library Mobile app, a "companion to the Ex Libris campusM university app" that "is designed to simplify communication between libraries and patrons and to provide easy smartphone access to library resources."
ProQuest Provides Full Rolling Stone Archive
ProQuest announced that it is now offering 50-plus years of Rolling Stone, noting, "The archive of one of the most legendary and influential consumer magazines in history is now available and easily accessible online for the first time to academic institutions and libraries globally through ProQuest."
IFLA's Africa Section Plans Webinar on Fake News and the Library
The IFLA Africa Section is hosting a webinar, Fake News Disruptions on Media—Library Convergence: Critical Reflections, on July 30, 2021.
Clarivate Enhances the Web of Science
Clarivate launched an updated version of the Web of Science, which has new features and a redesigned user interface.

NewsLink Spotlight
EDI Perspectives, Part 1
by Gwen M. Gregory
Gwen M. Gregory, associate dean for collections management at Northern Illinois University's Founders Memorial Library, is writing a new column for Information Today that explores issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI, sometimes referred to as DEI) in the information industry. Here's a look at her columns from March 2021 to July/August 2021.

 10 Steps to Effective Reference Initiatives video clip; click here

10 Steps to Effective Reference Initiatives (9:54)

Digital strategist Michael Peter Edson offers a sound 10-step plan for reference initiative relevance in this clip from his presentation at Computers in Libraries 2021.

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