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Weekly News Digest

June 13, 2024 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today.

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ALA Applauds FCC's Cybersecurity Funding Pilot for Libraries

ALA shares its approval that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is planning “to launch a pilot program for public libraries and schools to purchase advanced cybersecurity tools. Set to launch later this year, the pilot program will provide $200 million in funding to aid libraries and schools in securing their digital infrastructure.”

The press release continues, “ALA has continuously advocated for the creation of a broader plan to fund and support cybersecurity for America’s libraries through the E-rate program. In comments [that were] filed with the FCC, ALA urged the Commission to create a long-term funding plan to support cybersecurity tools. In a joint letter filed with coalition partners, ALA called for several key changes to the pilot’s design to reduce barriers to access for libraries and schools and clarify funding amounts. In particular, funding amounts for large library systems would not adequately cover the costs of cybersecurity for the nation’s largest library systems.”

For more information, read the press release.

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