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Tuesday, August 27, 2019

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NewsBreaks
Publishers Are on a Collision Course With Libraries
by Terry Ballard
Macmillan Publishers' CEO, John Sargent, appeared at the beginning of a Book Buzz session in lower Manhattan to discuss the publisher's recent decision, shared via letter, to place an embargo on multiple-copy ebook sales to libraries in the case of high-demand titles. Macmillan worked with libraries of all sizes for a year to solve the problem of libraries being so generous that they are killing sales for publishers and authors. The cooperating libraries seemed fine with the policy, so Macmillan executives were surprised at the ferocity with which it was greeted by public libraries in general.

Weekly News Digests
Upcoming Events in the Civic Tech Space
Zack Quaintance writes about ... upcoming civic technology events for Government Technology. ...
ALA Encourages Opposition to Macmillan's Ebook-Purchasing Policy
ALA and the Public Library Association (PLA) created a customizable template to help state library chapters and local library boards speak out against Macmillan Publishers' new ebook policy. ...
Studying the Effectiveness of Fact-Checker Warning Labels
The American Press Institute published an article in its newsletter, Factually, asking, "Can warnings from fact-checkers reduce sharing?"
bibliotheca and Patron Point Join Forces for Better Library Marketing
bibliotheca partnered with Patron Point to provide "libraries with effective marketing tactics they can employ to easily promote the many benefits of [bibliotheca's] cloudLibrary and drive new user adoption."
Association of American Publishers Sues Audible Over Captions Feature
"The Association of American Publishers [AAP] … has asked the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York to enjoin Audible from providing to its audiobook consumers the machine-generated text of literary works 'without any authorization from, compensation to, or quality control by the copyright owners.'"

NewsLink Spotlight
BACK-TO-SCHOOL BASICS: Teaching Emerging Tech at NCSU Libraries
by Brandi Scardilli
Imagine that you notice a need for technical skills training at your university. You think that students, faculty members, and staffers should know how to interact with tools such as 3D printers and virtual reality, as well as understand topics such as data science and visualization, if they're going to be able to compete in our digital world. If this sounds familiar, check out what North Carolina State University Libraries (NCSU) is doing. ...
BACK-TO-SCHOOL BASICS: Turning Students Into Readers With the LightSail Literacy Platform
by Brandi Scardilli
Even if we liked reading as a kid, we all have memories of slogging through at least one assignment that just wasn't speaking to us. ... The LightSail literacy platform for grades K-12 aims to make all books entertaining and educational by capitalizing on the gamification of learning. ...
BACK-TO-SCHOOL BASICS: A Do-It-Yourself Approach to STEM Education for Girls
by Brandi Scardilli
Sylvia Aguiñaga never could have predicted that an NPR broadcast would change her life. ... Flash-forward to 2016: Aguiñaga is now serving as DIY Girls' director of curriculum, a position that allows her to create all of the STEM content that is covered at DIY Girls sessions. She makes decisions based on what she thinks the girls will enjoy doing as well as what projects will teach them the tech skills that are the organization's focus.

Defining the Customer for Public Libraries

Defining the Customer for Public Libraries (4:29)

Sno-Isle Libraries public services project manager Christa Werle discusses the challenges of defining who your library needs to reach in this clip from her presentation at Computers in Libraries 2019.

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