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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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2/4/2020NewsBreakLet's Make a Deal: Updates on Publisher OA Negotiations
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1/30/2020News DigestGale Releases New Women's Studies Archive Content
1/30/2020News DigestFuture of Privacy Forum Publishes White Paper on Privacy Risks and Solutions
1/28/2020Newslink SpotlightMacmillan CEO Talks to Librarians at ALA Midwinter
1/23/2020News DigestCengage Unlimited Adds an Etextbook Option
1/23/2020News DigestW3C to Hold Workshop on Web & Machine Learning in Berlin
1/23/2020News DigestDPLA Compiles Impeachment Papers Into a Free Ebook
1/23/2020News DigestACS Launches JACS Au OA Journal
1/23/2020News DigestEBSCO Discovery Service Shares Its Road Map of Future Developments
1/21/2020NewsBreakLaw in the Age of AI
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1/21/2020News Digest'Audible Settles With Publishers in Audible Caption Lawsuit' by Nate Hoffelder
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1/14/2020News DigestDPLA and BiblioLabs Increase Ebook Access
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12/12/2019News DigestEBSCO Reaffirms Its Commitment to Open Source
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12/5/2019News DigestW3C and UNESCO IITE Launch an Intro to Web Accessibility MOOC
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12/3/2019News DigestDPLA Plans New Collection on Black Women Activists
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11/14/2019News Digest'Facebook's New Role as News Publisher Brings New Scrutiny' by Marc Tracy
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11/14/2019News DigestGale Unveils Gale Engage for Public Libraries
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