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NewsBreaks
Toward Greater Accessibility in the Physical and Digital Library
by Jessica Hilburn
How does it feel when you walk through the stacks of your library? When you enter the building, do you feel welcome? As you browse materials, are you able to find offerings that you can pull off the shelf, put in your bag, walk with to the circulation desk, check out, and excitedly take home to crack open? When browsing the website, can you easily find everything you need?

I hope the answers to all of those questions are positive. But how might the answers differ if you change the way you interact with the spaces around you? Would you have the same experience if you used a wheelchair to get around? What about if you were blind or deaf? Accessibility in our public spaces, both physical and digital, is something many people take for granted.


Weekly News Digests
Kudos and Impact Science Announce the War & Peace Knowledge Cooperative
Kudos and Impact Science are partnering to create another knowledge cooperative: the War & Peace Knowledge Cooperative. Like the climate change and coronavirus ones before it, this cooperative will help communicate research about war to educators, policymakers, and the public via a collection of easy-to-read summaries.
TLC Expands Its Cataloging Service With New Contributions From Libraries
The Library Corp. (TLC) added new contributed datasets to the ITS MARC resources. TLC notes that it "established new partnerships to provide libraries with access to recently published titles. The high-quality copy cataloging service from TLC now provides over 81 million records from 23 databases."
'A Reorganization at Elsevier' by Roger C. Schonfeld
Roger C. Schonfeld writes the following for The Scholarly Kitchen: "[On May 2,] Judy Verses start[ed] as Elsevier's President for Academic & Government (A&G). … Executive moves between major competitors are always interesting, but this announcement is particularly newsworthy, because it is the result of a significant restructuring for Elsevier."
Ex Libris Esploro Is Now Available to All Academic Institutions
Thanks to an expansion of the Ex Libris higher education cloud platform, the Esploro research information management solution can be implemented at all academic institutions, even if they don't use the Ex Libris Alma library services platform.
IMLS Works to Establish a National Museum Survey
IMLS, after consulting with scientific experts at the American Institutes for Research, is working on establishing a National Museum Survey (NMS) as part of the Federal Statistical System. The NMS will help inform IMLS initiatives and guide policymakers and practitioners in making decisions for supporting and managing museums.

NewsLink Spotlight
EDI Perspectives, Part 2
by Gwen M. Gregory
Gwen M. Gregory, associate dean for collections management at Northern Illinois University's Founders Memorial Library, writes a 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 September 2021 to March 2022.

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