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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

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NewsBreaks
A Digital Archive Is Making History in African-American Studies
by Terry Ballard
African-American people of accomplishment are often underrepresented in history sources. Recent movies such as Red Tails and Hidden Figures put an exclamation point on that gap. Julieanna L. Richardson was keenly aware of this, and she set out decades ago to do something about it.

Weekly News Digests
U.S. Government Shutdown Affects Research at Federal Agencies
Nature published a multi-authored article, "Scientists Despair as US Government Shutdown Drags On." It notes that the shutdown's "effects on science have begun to compound, leaving many government researchers weary, worried and demoralized."
Clarivate Analytics Is Merging With Churchill Capital Corp
Clarivate Analytics announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to merge with the Churchill Capital Corp public investment vehicle.
ARL Plans 2019 Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week
The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) announced that Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week 2019 will be held from Feb. 25 to March 1.
TLC Rolls Out Updates to Library-Solution
The Library Corp. (TLC) upgraded its Library-Solution to version 5.4.1. According to TLC, "This new release includes many features in the ILS, most noteworthy the ease of use with batch editing in cataloging."
Springer Nature and The Open University Introduce a Computer Science Ontology
Springer Nature partnered with the Knowledge Media Institute (KMi) of The Open University to launch a comprehensive Computer Science Ontology (CSO), which is the largest taxonomy of research topics in computer science available.

NewsLink Spotlight
The State of Ebooks in Academic Libraries
by Brandi Scardilli
In a Campus Technology article from Dec. 12, 2018, Dian Schaffhauser reports that according to statistics from the U.S. Department of Education, "library collections in higher education now contain more digital items than physical." Let's take a look at what academic library staffers have to say about the state of ebooks in their libraries today.

4 Creative Ways to Search for Info on a Person

4 Creative Ways to Search for Info on a Person (1:46)

Super searcher Mary Ellen Bates of Bates Information Services suggests creative searching tips in this clip from her presentation at Computers in Libraries 2019.

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