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Weekly News Digest

September 12, 2023 — 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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Recent Job News in the Info Industry

The Electronic Frontier Foundation announced on Sept. 11 that it has added two new board of directors members: Erica Astrella (head of technology at Parkwood Entertainment) and Tadayoshi “Yoshi” Kohno (a professor in the University of Washington’s computer science and engineering department). EFF notes that Astrella “has challenged inequity in hiring and compensation in the tech industry and is a prominent and influential advocate for women and people of color in Silicon Valley.” And Kohno “raised awareness about security and privacy threats facing refugees in the U.S., activists in the Sudanese revolution, and medical device patients, among other understudied groups.”

eLife shared on Sept. 7 that Yamini Dalal is its new deputy editor. Dalal was formerly a reviewing editor, and she will now work alongside other deputy editors and with the editor-in-chief to oversee submissions in cell and molecular biology. eLife states, “She will also champion and support eLife’s new publication model that ends the accept/reject decision after peer review. Under this new model, all preprints that are invited for peer review are published on the eLife website as Reviewed Preprints, accompanied by an eLife assessment and the public reviews. The eLife assessments use a common vocabulary to convey the significance of the findings and the strength of the evidence in a clear and consistent manner.”

Iris L. Hanney, president of Unlimited Priorities, published a letter on Aug. 31 saying that she is retiring in October 2023 after more than 50 years in the information industry. She writes, in part, “Over these decades I have witnessed and hopefully influenced many of the changes that we are all part of today. Did I ever think I would find myself ‘tweeting’ or being a social media maven or learning more about the inner workings of a COVID world—certainly not. I hope over these challenging times I have made your careers a little easier and provided help to you with your day-to-day environments.”

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