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From the Editor: The fast pace of breaking news in the information industry and library world doesn't stick to print publishing schedules. This is why we post weekly stories by industry experts and feature weekly news digests that highlight important developments. Follow us on Threads (@library_information_today) and Bluesky (itinewsbreaks) for our most current posts.

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7/14/2020News DigestEmerald and ScienceOpen Create Collections Focused on Sustainability and Equality
7/14/2020News DigestTLC Integrates Syndetics Unbound Into its Library Management Software
7/9/2020News DigestCOVID-19 NEWS: 'ALA Summons Support for Library Stabilization Fund Act'
7/9/2020News DigestCOVID-19 NEWS: Wiley's COVID-19 Research Update
7/9/2020News DigestCOVID-19 NEWS: 'COVID-19 to Accelerate Transition to Open Access Publishing'
7/9/2020News DigestInfobase Buys Hoonuit's Professional Development and Training Program
7/9/2020News DigestScienceOpen Adds Content From the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
7/9/2020Newslink SpotlightCalls for Equity and Diversity at ALA Virtual
7/7/2020NewsBreakApple WWDC20: The Platforms Grow and Change
7/7/2020News DigestCOVID-19 NEWS: 'The Black Lives Matter Protests Have Taught Us More About the Coronavirus'
7/7/2020News DigestGale Analytics' Interactive Dashboards Provide Data for Public Libraries
7/7/2020News Digestbibliotheca to Add Audiobooks from RBmedia
7/2/2020News DigestCOVID-19 NEWS: 'The MIT Press and UC Berkeley Launch Rapid Reviews: COVID-19'
7/2/2020News DigestGOBI Library Solutions Joins With JSTOR for DDA Service
6/30/2020News DigestRemarks on Justice From ALA's Executive Director
6/30/2020News DigestClarivate Unveils 2020 Journal Citation Reports
6/30/2020News DigestUniversity Students Create a Good-News Website
6/30/2020News DigestCOVID-19 NEWS: 'How COVID-19 Has Changed Americans' Comfort Levels, Behaviors and Outlooks'
6/30/2020News DigestThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Higher Education Looks at Equality and Diversity
6/23/2020NewsBreakA Look at Google Trends
6/23/2020News DigestEveryLibrary Institute Launches Count Week Project to Help Libraries Prove Their Value
6/23/2020News DigestLibrarians and Bookstores Support Black Lives Matter
6/23/2020News DigestCOVID-19 NEWS: 'Research Shows Virus Undetectable on Five Highly Circulated Library Materials After Three Days'
6/23/2020News DigestCOVID-19 NEWS: 'Data Reveals 60 Percent of People Want to Stay at Home After COVID-19'
6/23/2020News DigestU.S. Copyright Office Will Host a Virtual Public Forum on IT Modernization
6/18/2020News DigestCOVID-19 NEWS: 'Libraries Get Creative About Reopening as Budget Cuts Loom'
6/18/2020News DigestCOVID-19 NEWS: 'While Library Buildings Are Closed, Collaborative Digital Library Ensures Access to Books for Research, Study'
6/18/2020News DigestProQuest Updates Its Platform to Improve Discoverability of Library Resources
6/18/2020News DigestKudos Teams With Impact Science for Multimedia Research Resources
6/18/2020News DigestSpringer Nature Signs Important OA Deal With the University of California
6/16/2020News Digest'APA Urges Closer Partnerships Between Police, Behavioral Experts to Stem Racial Incidents'
6/16/2020News DigestCOVID-19 NEWS: 'Temporary National Emergency Library to Close 2 Weeks Early '
6/16/2020News DigestCOVID-19 NEWS: Academic Libraries Will Be 'Changed, Changed Utterly'
6/16/2020News DigestCOVID-19 NEWS: 'Libraries Are Needed More Than Ever. But Many Aren't Sure How to Reopen '
6/16/2020News DigestCOVID-19 NEWS: 'Google Maps Rolls Out COVID-19 Transit Alerts'
6/16/2020News DigestMIT Abandons OA Negotiations With Elsevier
6/11/2020News DigestALA Organizations Collaborate on a Black Lives Matter Comics Reading List
6/11/2020News DigestSAGE Offers Free Structural Racism and Police Violence Journal Collection
6/11/2020News DigestProQuest Issues Statement Against Racism and in Solidarity With Protesters
6/11/2020News DigestCCC Plans Virtual Town Hall on OA Innovations
6/11/2020News DigestLYRASIS Rolls Out Updates to CollectionSpace
6/9/2020NewsBreakLibrarianship Through a Screen: Getting an Online M.L.I.S.
6/9/2020News DigestLibrarians Push Back Against Library of the Year Winner for Hosting Transphobic Group
6/9/2020News Digest'Why the Small Protests in Small Towns Across America Matter' by Anne Helen Petersen
6/9/2020News DigestPew Research Center Studies Gen Z
6/9/2020News DigestW3C Announces Virtual Workshop on Web and Machine Learning
6/9/2020News DigestCOVID-19 NEWS: Digital Science Studies 'How COVID-19 Is Changing Research Culture'
6/4/2020News DigestNAMLE and Education Organizations Come Together to Create the National Media Literacy Alliance
6/4/2020News Digest'We Must Remember George Floyd. And We Must Do More.' by Skip Prichard
6/4/2020News Digest'Microsoft Lays Off Journalists to Replace Them With AI' by Tom Warren
6/4/2020News DigestOverDrive Updates Sora With High-Contrast and Dyslexic Font Modes
6/4/2020News DigestALA's Executive Board Speaks Out Against 'Violence and Racism Toward Black People'
6/2/2020NewsBreakClosing and Reopening: COVID-19's Impact on Law Library Services
6/2/2020News DigestThe New York Times' Photos of the Nationwide Protests Against Police Violence and Racism
6/2/2020News DigestUrban Libraries Council's 'Statement on the Role of Libraries in Dismantling Systemic Racism'
6/2/2020News DigestAPA President Explains the Toll of 'Living in a Racism Pandemic'
6/2/2020News DigestCOVID-19 NEWS: 'Exact Editions Freezes Institutional Subscription Prices for 2020/2021'
6/2/2020News DigestCOVID-19 NEWS: Patron Point Is 'Helping Libraries Configure Notices as They Re-open Their Locations'
6/2/2020News Digest'Copyright Alliance Statement on Book Publishers' Infringement Suit Against Internet Archive'
6/2/2020Newslink SpotlightLibraries Making the Most of Their Resources: A Roundup
5/28/2020News DigestThe U.S. Copyright Office's DMCA Section 512 Study Results Draw Copyright Alliance Response
5/28/2020News DigestGale Digital Scholar Lab Gains Integrated Learning Center
5/28/2020News DigestPatron Point Adds SignUp Resource From Demco Software
5/28/2020News DigestCOVID-19 NEWS: 'More Harm Than Good? Twitter Struggles to Label Misleading COVID-19 Tweets'
5/28/2020News DigestCOVID-19 NEWS: 'Public Libraries Innovate to Serve Vulnerable Populations on the Front Lines of COVID-19'
5/19/2020NewsBreakZooming In During the Pandemic: Work Life Online
5/19/2020News DigestCOVID-19 NEWS: 'Reopening Libraries in New Zealand: Slow and Steady Wins the Race'
5/19/2020News DigestCOVID-19 NEWS: 'Libraries Around the World Prepare for a New Normal'
5/19/2020News DigestCOVID-19 NEWS: 'FlatWorld Announces Textbooks Will Include COVID-19 Updates for Fall Semester'
5/19/2020News DigestCOVID-19 NEWS: Inside Higher Ed's 'What It's Gonna Take'
5/19/2020News DigestCOVID-19 NEWS: Inside Higher Ed's 'Open-Access Publishing and the Coronavirus'
5/14/2020News DigestCOVID-19 NEWS: ALA Spearheads a Request to Congress for Library Funding
5/14/2020News DigestCOVID-19 NEWS: Thomson Reuters and NAMLE Teach How to Spot Misinformation
5/14/2020News DigestCOVID-19 NEWS: Reopening Libraries in Denmark
5/14/2020News DigestOverDrive Professional Offers a Catalog for Corporate, Academic, and Law Libraries
5/14/2020News DigestAnnual Reviews Converts Select Journals to OA
5/12/2020NewsBreakTips for Working Smart at Home
5/12/2020News Digest'The "New Normal" Agenda for Librarianship' by R. David Lankes
5/12/2020News DigestCOVID-19 NEWS: 'BiblioCommons Launches New Features to Support Libraries in an Online-Only Environment'
5/12/2020News DigestResearchGate and Wiley Enter Into a Cooperation Agreement
5/12/2020News Digest'Millions of Historic Newspaper Images Get the Machine Learning Treatment at the Library of Congress' by Devin Coldewey
5/12/2020News DigestThomson Reuters Versus ROSS Intelligence
5/7/2020News DigestCOVID-19 NEWS: Mendeley Group Offers Studies on the Sex and Gender Dimensions of the Virus
5/7/2020News DigestPatron Point Enhances Its Event Promotion Feature via Communico
5/7/2020News DigestNISO's Reproducibility Draft Recommended Practice Is Open for Comments
5/7/2020News DigestApple Sets the Date for Its Virtual Worldwide Developers Conference
5/5/2020NewsBreakGoing Virtual: Libraries See Challenges and Opportunities in the Pandemic
5/5/2020News DigestCengage and McGraw-Hill Will Not Complete Merger
5/5/2020News DigestCOVID-19 NEWS: Megaputer Launches Geo-Map for Tracking Cases
5/5/2020News DigestAcademic Video Online Adds Hundreds of Documentaries
5/5/2020News DigestCOVID-19 NEWS: Kudos Pro Offers Complimentary Access for 60 Days
5/5/2020News DigestNew OA Journal Options From OUP and Frontiers
5/5/2020Newslink SpotlightCombating Misformation and Disinformation on the Web: A Roundup
4/30/2020News DigestCOVID-19 NEWS: Library Resources From SLA and IFLA
4/30/2020News DigestCOVID-19 NEWS: CCC Plans a May 5 Virtual Town Hall About Building Digital Resiliency
4/30/2020News DigestCOVID-19 NEWS: ReadCube Implements COVID-19 Research Pass Program for Free Content Access
4/30/2020News Digest'Georgia Copyright Loss at High Court Could Jolt Many States' by Jordan S. Rubin
4/30/2020News DigestFrontiers and Clarivate Unveil Reviewer Recognition Service
4/23/2020News DigestContributed Article: Mark Twain, Savvy Creator of Intellectual Property
4/23/2020News DigestCOVID-19 NEWS: 'Stanford Law School Creates Free Database of COVID-19 Legal Memos'
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