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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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1/22/2009News DigestWiley Announces Online Books Agreement With YBP Library Services
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1/19/2009News DigestCleveland Public Library First to Offer EPUB Ebook Downloads
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1/15/2009News DigestNew Version of LearningExpress Library Provides Career and Educational Resources
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1/12/2009News DigestEx Libris Group Releases New Digital Preservation System
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12/22/2008NewsBreakGale Acquires HighBeam Research to Connect With End Users
12/22/2008News DigestPilot Grant Program to Improve Internet Connections in Public Libraries
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