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1939. The tenth year of the Great Depression in America. Europe teeters on the brink of war. In Atlantic City, New Jerseya seashore resort town that springs to life every summerJack Laurel comes of age.

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NewsBreaks
Open Government Under the Biden Administration
by Barbie E. Keiser
On retiring as executive editor of The Washington Post, Marty Baron said, "It's not always in the interest of the administration to tell us what we need to know, and what the public should know and deserves to know." Journalists and advocacy groups will continue to press presidential administrations about their policies and use these exchanges to publish articles and reports for the public to review.

Weekly News Digests
GPO Plans to Digitize and Freely Offer Every U.S. Government Document
The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) is aiming to make every U.S. government document publicly accessible via the National Collection of U.S. Government Public Information, which houses all of the government's public information products.
Cambridge University Press Expands Its OA Publishing Program
Cambridge University Press has entered into 129 new OA read-and-publish agreements with institutions in the U.S., including state university systems, liberal arts colleges, and major research universities.
Springer Nature Publishes Updates on Its Plan to Meet Environmental and Social Goals
Springer Nature rolled out the "2020 Sustainable Business Report," its fourth annual study of the company's environmental, social, and governance performance.
Clarivate Studies Research Trends in the Middle East, North Africa, and Turkey
Clarivate unveiled the newest "Global Research Report" from the Institute of Scientific Information, which "explores the seismic shift of the research landscape in 19 countries across the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey (MENAT) region over recent decades."
'More Thoughts on Pre-Recording Conference Talks' by Peter Murray
Peter Murray writes for the Disruptive Library Technology Jester (DLTJ) blog: "Over the weekend [of April 3], I posted an article here about pre-recording conference talks and sent a tweet about the idea on Monday. I hoped to generate discussion about recording talks to fill in gaps—positive and negative—about the concept, and I was not disappointed."

NewsLink Spotlight
A Librarian Takes on Oscars 2021: The Diversity We Deserve (From the Year That We Didn't)
by Jessica Hilburn
The 2021 Oscar nominations are here, and boy, do we have some things to talk about. As the dust settled on the 2020 Oscars ceremony, little did we know that the films of the year ahead were going to be seen from the comfort of our homes, or not at all, because of a global pandemic. Despite not being able to go to theaters for risk of potential death, 2020 managed to deliver countless truly great films, some of which were nominated by the mostly older, white male panel of Oscar voters for awards.

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