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Tuesday, January 11, 2022

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NewsBreaks
Libraries and Legislatures Face Off Against Publishers on Ebook Access
by Nancy K. Herther
On Dec. 9, 2021, the Association of American Publishers (AAP), the national trade association for the U.S. publishing industry, "filed suit against the Maryland Attorney General seeking to enjoin and overturn an unconstitutional Maryland law that directly conflicts with the federal Copyright Act by forcing any publisher, domestic and foreign, to make their literary works available to Maryland public libraries in electronic book and audiobook formats according to timing, pricing, and other terms mandated by the state under threat of penalty."

Weekly News Digests
CES 2022 Roundup
The Consumer Technology Association's CES 2022 ran Jan. 5–8. It was held in person in Las Vegas, and the website reports that there were more than 40,000 attendees across 11 indoor and outdoor venues.
EveryLibrary Institute Publishes Reports on School Librarians
The EveryLibrary Institute has released two free reports that underscore the importance of school librarians.
Patron Point Announces First Library to Launch Its FOLIO Integration
Patron Point announced that Spokane Public Library in Washington launched Patron Point's integration with the FOLIO library services platform. The company calls this "a market first."
Publishers Weekly Shares Its Top 10 Library Stories of 2021
Publishers Weekly's Andrew Albanese shares the publication's top 10 library stories from 2021, showing what "captivated the publishing world" and what the stories "portend for 2022."
Literary Agent Offers Predictions for Publishing in 2022
Laurie McLean, a literary agent, provides a list of predictions for the publishing industry in 2022 on a blog run by publishing industry veterans Anne R. Allen and Ruth Harris.
ALA President Reacts to New York Governor's Veto of Ebook Legislation
ALA announced that "[o]n Dec. 29, 2021, New York Governor Kathy Hochul vetoed legislation that would require publishers to offer licenses for electronic books to libraries under reasonable terms (S2890B / A5837B)."
ByWater Solutions' The Library Is Open Podcast Releases New Episode
ByWater Solutions announced that the newest episode of its podcast, The Library Is Open, is now available. It features Mitchell Davis, senior director at BiblioLabs, in conversation with host Jessie Zairo "about the power of creativity, innovation, and of course our love for libraries."
hoopla Introduces BingePass for Unlimited Access to New Streaming Platforms
hoopla rolled out BingePass, "a new type of hoopla Instant Borrow that provides patrons of participating public libraries with unlimited access to popular streaming platforms for 7 days."
OCLC Shares What a New Model Library Would Look Like
The Scholarly Kitchen blog published a guest post, "What's Your Vision for a New Model Library?", by OCLC staffers Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Ixchel M. Faniel, Brittany Brannon, Brooke Doyle, and Brian Lavoie.
What Has Entered the Public Domain in 2022
The Center for the Study of the Public Domain at Duke Law School shared the list of works that came into the public domain in the U.S. as of Jan. 1, 2022, stating, "The line-up this year is stunning."
Fast Company Shares Tech Trends to Watch in 2022
Fast Company's Mark Sullivan (with help from Alex Pasternack) compiled a list of tech trends for 2022 based on input from 40-plus experts.
OverDrive Gives Libby Accessibility Updates
OverDrive is working to make its reading app Libby "more accessible for all readers, including users with a diverse range of visual, motor, and cognitive needs" and has partnered with Fable, "an accessibility platform powered by people with disabilities[,] to interview blind and low vision users directly and hear their feedback on Libby's user experience."

NewsLink Spotlight
Great Reads for 2022
As part of Information Today's We the People column in the January/February issue, Information Today contributors and staffers share the books they're most looking forward to in 2022.

 How to Make Libraries Part of the Digital Equity Solution video clip

How to Make Libraries Part of the Digital Equity Solution (3:11)

Brookings Institution Senior Fellow Dr. Nicol Turner Lee discusses how libraries can play leading roles in bridging the digital divide in this clip from her keynote at Computers in Libraries Connect 2022.

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