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Tuesday, January 26, 2021

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NewsBreaks
Against the Barbarians: A Few Resources Toward Truth and Justice
by Woody Evans
As information professionals, we are called to find the truth, to tell the truth, and to advocate for the truth. We must keep teaching what these basic things mean: facts, discernment, experiment, cognitive bias, belief, truth. Here are a few tools that are doing the hard work to stand up for truth and stay vigilant on behalf of the rule of law.

Weekly News Digests
Altmetric Releases Its List of Top 100 Research Topics for 2020
Altmetric announced its annual list of the year's most discussed and shared research. The 2020 Altmetric Top 100 covers sources that garnered international online attention, including public policy documents, blogs, Wikipedia, and social media. The research topics come from all disciplines, and the list reports the top five works by Altmetric Attention Score from 20 subjects.
The Boston Globe Debuts Fresh Start Program to Update Past Coverage
Zoe Greenberg reports on The Boston Globe's Fresh Start program, which allows people to submit an application to the paper for it to update coverage of them online, including making them anonymous.
IGI Global Makes 30 Journals Open Access
IGI Global has converted 30 of its journals to full gold OA. The publisher states, "This will enable authors to publish their work under a CC BY license (where the authors maintain the copyright and others can distribute, adapt, and build upon the work without limitations), as well as freely provide timely, peer-reviewed research that spans across 11 core subject areas. ..."
OverDrive and Hachette Provide Anti-Racist Books to Schools
Hachette Book Group gave school libraries "a collection of books that provide resources to students to learn about the importance of anti-racism, empathy, and social justice." Curated for elementary and secondary schools, the collection offers both fiction and nonfiction titles. ...
W3C Shares Working Draft of New Accessibility Guidelines
The World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) Accessibility Guidelines Working Group released a First Public Working Draft of the W3C Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 3.0.

NewsLink Spotlight
Faces of Econtent, Part 2
by Nancy Davis Kho
Nancy Davis Kho interviewed people in the econtent field about their jobs and most memorable professional experiences for EContent magazine. This Spotlight has the next round of interviews.

 10 Steps to Effective Reference Initiatives video clip; click here

10 Steps to Effective Reference Initiatives (9:54)

Digital strategist Michael Peter Edson offers a sound 10-step plan for reference initiative relevance in this clip from his presentation at Computers in Libraries 2021.

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