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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 such as Barbie Keiser, George H. Pike, Nancy K. Herther, Terry Ballard, and Marydee Ojala and feature weekly news digests that highlight important developments. Follow us on Twitter (@ITINewsBreaks) for up-to-the-minute coverage.

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