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NewsBreaks
The Best Open Tools for Discovering OA Arts and Humanities Research
by David Haden
Everyone enjoys finding free research materials online, especially independent scholars in the arts and humanities. These dedicated and often financially challenged scholarly workers are forced to use open search tools to discover open content. Such open+open tools do exist, often in circumstances as precarious as their users are, and these tools can be vital for those without access to the walled gardens of universities.

Weekly News Digests
The Scholarly Kitchen: 'Reducing the Burden of Diversity Tax: The Tax No One Talks About'
Chhavi Chauhan from the American Society for Investigative Pathology, Shaina Lange from ACS Publications, and Tony Chen from Wiley write the following in the first in a series of guest posts on The Scholarly Kitchen blog: "In this first post, we will explain what diversity tax is, why we need to be aware of it, and how it negatively impacts those in underrepresented communities."
The Passive Voice Takes on the Physical vs. Digital Debate
The Passive Voice blog shares "It's Time to Embrace Physical Media Again," an article from Lifehacker that extols the benefits of physical media (while also acknowledging some of its flaws).
Publishers Weekly: The Latest 'DOJ v. PRH' News
Publishers Weekly put out a compilation of its coverage to date of "U.S. v. Bertelsmann SE & CO. KGaA, et al., the U.S. Department of Justice's bid to block Penguin Random House's acquisition of rival Big Five publisher Simon & Schuster. ..."
'AI Systems Can't Patent Inventions, US Federal Circuit Court Confirms' by James Vincent
James Vincent writes the following for The Verge: "The US federal circuit court has confirmed that AI [artificial intelligence] systems cannot patent inventions because they are not human beings."
APA Creates Action Plan to Work Toward Racial Equity
The American Psychological Association (APA) adopted a Racial Equity Action Plan to guide the organization and the psychology profession in prioritizing and operationalizing the commitments APA made after acknowledging its role in contributing to racism.

NewsLink Spotlight
What You Need to Know About the Metaverse
by Brandi Scardilli
The metaverse isn't exactly new—if you played Second Life at any time in the last 20 years, you've entered the metaverse—but it's become a hot topic these days thanks in large part to the one-two punch of Facebook's parent company now being called Meta (with the goal of "bring[ing] the metaverse to life") and the pandemic forcing so much of our social lives online. The following is a sampling of the metaverse stories NewsBreaks and Information Today have published in the past year.

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How KM and Knowledge Services Benefit Libraries (5:32)

FDIC Library and Information Center chief Richard Huffine offers examples of how libraries can apply knowledge management (KM) and knowledge services in this clip from Computers in Libraries Connect 2022.

Bookshelf
Online Teaching in K-12
Online Teaching in K-12
Models, Methods, and Best Practices for Teachers and Administrators
Edited by Sarah Bryans-Bongey and Kevin J. Graziano
Foreword by Norman Vaughan
Online Teaching in K–12 is the essential hands-on reference and textbook for education professionals seeking success in the planning, design, and teaching of K–12 online courses and programs.

Organized in three parts—Foundations, Supporting Diverse Learners, and Implementation Strategies—Online Teaching in K–12 will be welcomed for its clear and timely coverage geared to supporting teachers, administrators, professional trainers, colleges, and schools in their quest for excellence in online primary education.

2016/352 pp/softbound/ISBN 978-1-57387-527-1 | Regular Price $65.00 | Web Order Price: $58.50

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