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December Deals: Ex Libris Innovates; OverDrive Goes to KKR
by Marydee Ojala
Among the spate of holiday shopping advertisements for good deals on presents, two acquisition deals occurred that are of particular importance to the library community.

Weekly News Digests
Fine-Free in the New Year
More and more public libraries are announcing that they are going fine-free. Here are three examples.
National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled to Digitize Historical Music Content
The National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS) received a major endowment that will allow it to digitize its Braille music scores and instructional materials. ...
'The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade' by Audrey Watters
Audrey Watters writes for Hack Education, "I think it is worthwhile, as the decade draws to a close, to review [its ed tech] stories and to see how much (or how little) things have changed."
CCC Rolls Out RightFind Navigate
Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) introduced RightFind Navigate, a solution that helps researchers "find relevant content more quickly and easily. ..."
Matrix Integration Helps Businesses Create Better Cybersecurity Plans
Matrix Integration published predictions for solutions that will become more prevalent in business cybersecurity frameworks. ...

NewsLink Spotlight
A Look Behind the Book: Nine Info Pros Get Real About Writing
by Brandi Scardilli
Have you ever thought about writing a book, either fiction or nonfiction? I've rounded up some of the NewsBreaks and Information Today writers who have done it so they can share the challenges and most surprising aspects of becoming a published author.

How NLP Extends What Ontologies Can Do video clip, click here

How NLP Extends What Ontologies Can Do (4:42)

AbbVie's Jon Stevens explains how natural-language processing makes ontologies more reflective of nuance in subject-specific language in this clip from Text Analytics Forum 2019. 

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Web of Deceit Web of Deceit
Edited by Anne P. Mintz

In this eye-opening follow-up to her popular 2002 book, Web of Deception, Anne P. Mintz brings together a team of expert researchers, journalists, and subject experts to explain how misinformation is intentionally spread and to illuminate the dangers in a range of critical areas.

Web of Deceit is a must-read for any internet user who wants to avoid being victimized by liars, thieves, and propagandists in the age of ubiquitous social media.

2012 | 224pp softbound | ISBN 978-0-910965-91-0
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ITI Blogs

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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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