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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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4/12/2010NewsBreakWorldCat Record Use Policy Changes at OCLC
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3/11/2010News DigestSafari Books Online Adds Bite-Sized Digital Learning Guides
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3/8/2010NewsBreakBritish Library and IBM Team Up on Web Archiving Project
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3/4/2010NewsBreakDynamicBooks Opens Etextbooks for Faculty Customization
3/4/2010News DigestDSpace 1.6 Is Now Available
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3/1/2010News DigestElsevier Launches New Online Book Series: Elsevier Insights
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3/1/2010Newslink SpotlightPew Research Center Report on the ‘New’ News Consumer
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2/25/2010News DigestOver Drive Announces New Ebook Services for 2010
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2/25/2010News DigestOpen Text to Acquire Nstein Technologies
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2/22/2010News DigestWikimedia Foundation Announces $2 Million Grant From Google
2/22/2010News DigestNew Pew Research Center Survey on the Future of the Internet
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2/16/2010News DigestEquinox Software Announces New Hosting and Support Services for Koha Libraries
2/16/2010News DigestKluwer Law International Offers Transactional Pricing With Launch of New E-Store
2/11/2010NewsBreakSAP in Open Beta of Collaborative Web Platform—Code Name, 12sprints
2/11/2010News DigestSwets Partners With Deep Web Technologies for Federated Search
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