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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

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NewsBreaks
The Copyright Alliance Unveils Easy-to-Use New Website
by Corilee Christou
Fiddling with a website's design is not always a good idea, but in this case it's a welcome change. The newly redesigned site for the Copyright Alliance, which went live on Oct. 5, represents a truly excellent reshaping project. It provides users with a one-stop shop for copyright information, including resources on copyright law; issues and policy; education; and how to find a copyright attorney, creator services, or a copyright owner, as well as news and events.

Weekly News Digests
The Opportunity Project Gets New Tools and Support
The White House is expanding the Opportunity Project, which President Barack Obama launched in March 2016 to facilitate the creation of tools that will leverage the expertise of technologists, local governments, and community leaders who are using open data to expand the public's access to digital information about affordable housing, quality schools, jobs, and more.
Simba Information Releases Report on OA Publishing
Simba Information published a report, "Open Access Journal Publishing 2016-2020," which finds that the number of OA articles published each year is growing at double the rate of the total amount of articles and that OA articles already represent about one-third of all articles published.
Current Publishing's Magazines Go Digital
Exact Editions and Current Publishing launched a digital expansion that provides a new subscription option for Current's heritage-focused magazines: Current Archaeology, Current World Archaeology, and Military History Monthly.
IMLS Begins Study of Public Library Data Collection
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) joined forces with COSLA (Chief Officers of State Library Agencies) to develop Measures That Matter, a project that will examine, evaluate, and map the landscape of data collection for public libraries in the U.S.
Overleaf Makes Journal Submission Easy
Authors who write for the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology's (ASBMB) Journal of Biological Chemistry can now access a custom authoring template on Overleaf's cloud-based, collaborative writing and reviewing tool. ...

NewsLink Spotlight
Audiobooks With Diverse Stories Complete Your Library
by Brandi Scardilli
Want to get a FREE pair of rainbow sunglasses? Read on …

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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