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Weekly News Digest

January 11, 2018 — 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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Library Babel Fish Blog Explores Book Censorship

Barbara Fister writes on her blog, Library Babel Fish, “Nothing demonstrates books are powerful more clearly than trying to keep them from being read.” She explores the question of whether a book can be harmful—which seems like a trick question, but as she goes on to share, the ideas in books can be dangerous. “The Turner Diaries and Mein Kampf have inspired people to engage in violence just as YouTube videos inspire ISIS wannabes and personalized Google results influenced the mass murder of black church members by a white supremacist.” However, this “doesn’t mean a book should be suppressed. Reading should never be made a crime. Even terrible books can give insight into unfamiliar perspectives.”

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