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Weekly News Digest

March 26, 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. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITIís Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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Book Riot Provides a Primer on the OnShelf Book Ban-Enabling Software

Kelly Jensen writes the following in “How The BookmarkED/OnShelf, Created to Help Schools Ban Books, Fuels Them Instead” for Book Riot:

In December 2023, BookmarkED—an app designed to ‘help’ educators, librarians, and parents navigate book bans in school libraries—rebranded. Now OnShelf, the app has been making its way into schools in Texas. Freedom of Information Requests obtained new information about how the app is getting into districts in Texas and how the app alerts users to so-called ‘banned books’ in the district. The app is a student data privacy nightmare, and it undermines the professional capabilities of trained teacher librarians in educational institutions. …

Please continue to spread the word about this ‘educational software’ company and what it truly is. This group advocated on behalf of book bans in the state, and now, they’re working themselves into districts across Texas as a solution to the problem. The problem they helped create and which is not a problem at all.

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