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Tuesday, January 07, 2020

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NewsBreaks
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.

 

Disturbances in the Data Ecosystem: How the Pandemic and Techlash Will Become a Force in Your Lives keynote session video

Disturbances in the Data Ecosystem: How the Pandemic and Techlash Will Become a Force in Your Lives (42:29)

In this keynote session, Lee Rainie, director of internet and technology research at Pew Research Center, discusses public attitudes about data, machine learning, privacy, and the role of technology companies in society—including in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak. He covers how these issues will be factors shaping the next stages of the analytics revolution as politicians, regulators, and civic actors start to focus their sights on data and its use.

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Editor: Brandi Scardilli
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