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NewsBreaks
Law Librarians Capitalize on Their Strengths in Washington, D.C.
by Dave Shumaker
This year, the AALL (American Association of Law Librarians) Annual Meeting & Conference returned to Washington, D.C., for the first time in a decade, as more than 2,000 attendees (up from 1,400 last year) gathered July 13-16 under the theme Capitalizing on Our Strengths.

Weekly News Digests
Audible's Captions Program Gets Pushback
"'Outrageous' and 'copyright infringement' were the first two (unsolicited) emails PW received from independent publishers when word of Audible's new program to run text along side its audiobooks began to spread."
Pearson Goes All In on Digital Updates
"The biggest education company in the world is moving away from a production model that has been one of the main drivers in the rising cost of textbooks."
U.S. Representatives Discuss Big Tech Companies
"Companies such as Apple, Google, Facebook and Amazon have long enjoyed nearly unbridled growth and a mythic stature. … But as they've grown more powerful, critics have also grown louder. ..."
'AI Has an Answer to the Opioid Crisis' by Joel White
"What if we could bring [AI] to bear in the fight against the devastating opioid epidemic, which continues to claim 130 lives each day in the United States alone?"
LYRASIS Releases Accessibility Survey Report
LYRASIS published "LYRASIS 2019 Accessibility Survey Report: Understanding the Landscape of Library Accessibility for Online Materials."

NewsLink Spotlight
Women Take Center Stage at BookExpo 2019
by Terry Ballard
BookExpo 2019 was held May 29-31 at the Javits Center in New York. At past BookExpos, the first day, which begins at noon, featured few noteworthy programs. This year, there was a significant lineup, including author events with big names such as Debbie Harry, George Takei, and Jennifer Weiner.
30 Book Recommendations From BookExpo 2019
by Brandi Scardilli
Want to know what the book buzz will be for the rest of 2019? Here are some of the books promoted during BookExpo 2019 that look promising.

How to Maintain Library Staff Tech Competency

How to Maintain Library Staff Tech Competency (2:27)

Hamilton Public Library chief librarian/CEO Paul Takala discusses strategies to keep library staff equipped for a rapidly changing future in this clip from his presentation at Computers in Libraries 2019.

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ITI Blogs

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ITI Conference Blog libconf.com – covering ITI's library conferences worldwide.

ILI365/InfoToday Europe Blog infotoday.eu – news and ideas for, and by, innovative info pros from around the world, throughout the year.

Streaming Media Blog –  www.streamingmedia.com/Articles/Blog – the go-to destination for opinion, analysis, and insights into the entire online video ecosystem, from glass to glass.


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