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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

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NewsBreaks
Jane Austen Historical Sites Crank Up Appeals for Funds
by John Charlton
Two hundred years after Jane Austen's death, she is the focal point of a campaign to raise money to pay for the upkeep of her older brother's former home, Chawton House, which is operated by the Chawton House Library charity and features a collection of women's writings.

Weekly News Digests
Cambridge University Press Bows to Chinese Censorship Pressure, Then Pivots
According to The Guardian, Cambridge University Press "has been accused of being an accomplice to the Communist party's bid to whitewash Chinese history after it agreed to purge hundreds of politically-sensitive articles from its Chinese website at the behest of Beijing's censors."
Pearson Brings Duolingo to College Students
Pearson partnered with the Duolingo app to give college and university students more opportunities to learn foreign languages. Beginning this fall, Pearson will develop content for the app as well as courses that are aligned with Pearson's e-textbooks and print materials.
ACS Debuts Proofing Portal
On Sept. 1, 2017, ACS (American Chemical Society) Publications will launch ACS Direct Correct, a proofing service designed to help researchers with the publishing process. With this service, proof corrections and comments can be entered directly into the copy-edited manuscript file. ...
NA Publishing Plans Marxist-Socialist Newspaper Archive
NA Publishing, Inc. announced Left of Liberalism: Marxist-Socialist Newspapers, 1900-2015, a forthcoming digital collection of English-language periodicals. It will upgrade access to 141 Marxist and Socialist newspapers that were originally hosted by the Marxists Internet Archive.
IFLA Starts Next Round of Global Vision Discussion
The online voting platform is now open for the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions' (IFLA) Global Vision discussion. Library stakeholders can vote on six key questions designed to create a global library road map for the future.

NewsLink Spotlight
Getting Automated With DISYS
by Brandi Scardilli
Digital Intelligence Systems, LLC (DISYS) is a staffing and IT consulting services company for global businesses in industries such as banking, financial services, and insurance; energy; and healthcare and life sciences. Its services include staff augmentation, application development, business intelligence, cloud enablement, and infrastructure support. With offices in North and South America, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region, DISYS was named one of the fastest-growing private companies by Inc. in 2010. It is now one of the largest staffing firms in the U.S.

NewsBreaks spoke with CEO and founder Mahfuz Ahmed, who shares how he has strategically facilitated the company's growth, and with Deanna Murray, DISYS Industry Insights, about the ways DISYS serves its clients.

How Public Libraries Can Access Political Influence video clip

How Public Libraries Can Access Political Influence (4:19)

Federation of Ontario Public Libraries (FOPL) executive director Stephen Abram explains how libraries can engage with and wield influence in the affairs of their communities in this clip from his presentation at 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.

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

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