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One, Two, Three, Four: Bellwether's Community-Focused People Counters
by Justin Hoenke
A bunch of people come into the library. They borrow some books or DVDs or perhaps attend an event, and then they leave. This happens every day at every library around the world without attention being paid outright. But in the background, every library is keeping track of these important moments. ... Enter Bellwether, a New Zealand-based company that is focused on using people-counting to help businesses, libraries, museums, and other institutions grow, adapt, and thrive in our modern society.

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SAGE Throws Its Weight Behind Universal Write Publications to Promote Black Scholarship
SAGE has entered into a 3-year partnership with Universal Write Publications (UWP) to sponsor nine UWP titles. UWP, founded by political scientist and linguist Ayo Sekai, is a Black-owned social science publisher of academic books and articles. ...
DPLA Works Toward Combating Health Misinformation With the U.S. Surgeon General
The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) announced the following: "As the nation continues to reckon with the Covid-19 pandemic, we recognize that the spread of health misinformation is a national crisis. In response, we are proud to join with the U.S. Surgeon General in working to combat health misinformation in America's communities."
NISO and STM Convene Working Group to Standardize a Peer Review Taxonomy
NISO (National Information Standards Organization) and STM (International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers) are creating a new NISO Working Group to formalize the current peer review taxonomy as an ANSI/NISO standard.
Digital Science Leverages OntoChem Tech to Support Life Sciences Customers
Digital Science teamed up with OntoChem GmbH, a German data technology company, to support mutual clients' analytical needs through OntoChem's semantic indexing capabilities and extensive ontologies, which will especially help life sciences customers.
Carnegie Mellon University Libraries Rolls Out a Virtual Robotics Exhibit
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) Libraries and the School of Computer Science launched an interactive, virtual exhibit that looks at the beginnings of and contributions to the robotics field.

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EDI Perspectives, Part 1
by Gwen M. Gregory
Gwen M. Gregory, associate dean for collections management at Northern Illinois University's Founders Memorial Library, is writing a new column for Information Today that explores issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI, sometimes referred to as DEI) in the information industry. Here's a look at her columns from March 2021 to July/August 2021.

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