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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

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NewsBreaks
Government Transparency Advocates Celebrate Sunshine Week
by Barbie E. Keiser
The sun shines on the government for at least 1 week each year. "Sunshine Week is a national initiative to promote a dialogue about the importance of open government and freedom of information," its website states. Groups marking the occasion, held March 13-19, included the news media, lawmakers, civic organizations, libraries, nonprofits, and schools interested in the public's right to know.

Weekly News Digests
Springer Nature Broadens Article-Sharing Initiative
Springer Nature extended its nature.com content-sharing trial past the original 1-year timeline. Authors, subscribers, and global media partners will be able to share articles for free.
Simon Inger Consulting Shares Results of Scholarly Content Survey
Simon Inger Consulting and Tracy Gardner released the results of their study, "How Readers Discover Content in Scholarly Publications." This open access (OA) report compares readers' behaviors between 2005 and 2015.
figshare Facilitates Collection-Building on Platform
figshare introduced Collections, a tool similar to Pinterest that allows users (researchers, publishers, and funders, etc.) to group academic research outputs.
NFAIS Welcomes New Member
NFAIS (National Federation of Advanced Information Services) announced that Florida's Council of State University Libraries (CSUL) became its newest member. The council represents 11 university libraries in the state.
Netflix Raises Concerns About Its Net Neutrality Stance
According to InsideSources, supporters of Net Neutrality have yet to respond to the news that Netflix "throttles its video traffic to mobile users on AT&T and Verizon," meaning that they cannot stream video in high-definition or in the maximum quality allowed.

NewsLink Spotlight
The Importance of Being Information Literate
by Brandi Scardilli
In today's world of instant answers from Google, information literacy is a hot topic for libraries. Credo has been evolving to become a prominent source for guidance in teaching this important skill. Libraries that sign up with Credo have access to reference content that serves as a starting point for research, along with information literacy skills solutions that teach researchers how to interpret what they've found in their searches.

Webpage Archiving Tools for Librarians video clip

Webpage Archiving Tools for Librarians (4:00)

INFOdocket co-founder Gary Price discusses the Wayback Machine and the features, limitations, and usability of a range of webpage archiving tools of interest to librarians in this clip from Computers in Libraries & Internet Librarian 2020.

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.

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

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