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Tuesday, November 01, 2016

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NewsBreaks
Not Everyone Is Riding the Marrakesh Express
by John Charlton
Surely, few would disagree that the blind and visually impaired deserve all the help they can get in accessing reading materials--and yet it appears some pressure groups have tried to stymie provisions in the 2013 Marrakesh Treaty in order to protect their interests.

Weekly News Digests
Google News Promotes Fact-Checking
Google News added a fact-check tag to identify fact-checking in large news stories (starting with U.S. and U.K. results). Tagged articles appear in the expanded story box on news.google.com and in Google News & Weather apps for iOS and Android devices.
Credo Provides Resource on Current Events
Credo introduced Issue Briefs for students doing research on current topics. The company will release three or four new briefs each week from Law Street Media, a law and policy site. There are now more than 450 briefs available.
Intraspexion Uses dtSearch Engine to Identify Litigation Risks
Intraspexion, a startup that uses deep learning algorithms to identify potential litigation risks, released an application that scans an organization's email and other messaging data to find these potential risks and gives its in-house legal department an early warning.
CABI Debuts First OA Book
Nonprofit CABI (Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International) published its first OA book, Global Health Research in an Unequal World: Ethics Case Studies From Africa, a collection of fictionalized case studies on common ethical challenges that come up when doing global health research.
ProQuest Rolls Out Results of Library Space Allocation Study
ProQuest surveyed more than 600 academic libraries about space reclamation and found that 82% consider it a priority now or in the future. Libraries are reclaiming their spaces in a variety of ways, with 25% developing makerspaces and hackerspaces.

NewsLink Spotlight
Foreseeing an Open Source Future With FOLIO
by Brandi Scardilli
Libraries have always been spaces where members of a community can gather to gain knowledge, whether through books or through events and activities. But where can library staffers go to do their own learning? They need designated spaces too, which is why the Open Library Foundation is so important. This new organization encourages everyone in the library and library services communities to share their ideas for an open source future.

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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