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NewsBreaks
The Magic of Dark Patterns: Can We Evade Their Trickery?
by Kelly LeBlanc
The psychology of human-centered design meets the shadow side of human-centered design, and in this meeting, dark patterns begin to emerge. Dark patterns, coined in 2010 by Harry Brignull, have been infiltrating our daily lives in one form or another for more than a decade. But what are they, and why do they matter?

Weekly News Digests
ALA Supports Revised Library of Congress Subject Headings
ALA released a statement in praise of "the Library of Congress's decision to update the cataloging subject headings 'Aliens' and 'Illegal aliens.' The Policy and Standards Division of the Library of Congress, which maintains Library of Congress Subject Headings, announced the decision to replace the terms with new subject headings 'Noncitizens' and 'Illegal immigration.' ..."
Storytel to Acquire Audiobooks.com
Storytel, a Swedish audiobook streaming company, is buying Audiobooks.com from KKR. The terms of the deal were not disclosed, but it is expected to be finalized by the end of December 2021.
Spotify to Acquire Findaway
"In an effort to expand beyond music, Spotify has been investing hundreds of millions to build out its podcasts business. Now the company has set its sights on another form of audio, with [the] acquisition of digital audiobook distributor Findaway."
Insightful Science Has Acquired LabArchives
Matt Dunie, president, CEO, and co-founder of LabArchives, writes an explainer on the acquisition of his company by Insightful Science.
The Internet Archive Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary
"The San Francisco-based Internet Archive celebrates 25 years preserving the history of the internet, TV, and radio broadcasts. It is currently storing 475 billion web pages, 28 million scans of books and texts, and 14 million audio recordings—adding up to 30 petabytes of data and beyond."

NewsLink Spotlight
Librarians After Hours, Part 1
by Thomas Pack
Thomas Pack writes the newly rebranded After Hours column for Information Today, which features a quick look at sites info pros might not know about, but should. Here are excerpts from Pack's columns from January/February 2021 to November/December 2021.

Preparing Your Library for the Next Disaster video clip; click here

Preparing Your Library for the Next Disaster (3:51)

Lighthouse Consulting’s Stephen Abram provides essential tips and lessons learned for librarians’ post-pandemic disaster preparedness in this clip from his presentation at Internet Librarian Connect 2021.

Bookshelf
Florilla: A Pinelands Romance
Florilla: A Pinelands Romance
by Perdita Buchan

Granddaughter of "The Pinelands Witch," daughter of the self-styled Wizard of the Pines, and with powers of her own, eleven-year-old Florilla Munion finds herself abandoned deep in the New Jersey Pinelands. Rescued by the itinerant Dr. Peace, she is taken to Benderville, a model mill town in the heart of the Pines owned by the doctor's old friend, the eccentric, progressive Benjamin Bender. Benjamin Bender takes Florilla in, and she becomes his pupil when he discovers her talent for his beloved Latin and Greek.

But Benderville is only the beginning of Florilla's journey ...

2021/240 pp/hardcover | ISBN 978-1-940091-09-9 | Regular Price $16.95 | Sale Price: $11.86
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