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Transform your community engagement

As you continue to put your community at the center of everything you do, now there’s a library system that does the same. Every aspect of OCLC Wise is designed around people—both library users and library staff—not the collection, which enables libraries to evolve as their communities evolve. Wise helps anticipate community needs and reach people more effectively.
How to Use Trending Conversations and Popular Hashtags to Build Your Brand
by Linda Pophal
Linda Pophal consults with business experts to learn how to use hashtags effectively as promotional tools. Libraries and other organizations can benefit from her tips, too.

Weekly News Digests
ProQuest Unveils Comprehensive Black Studies Collection
ProQuest introduced ProQuest Black Studies, "a browsable collection of curated sources on the history and lives of Black Americans, for use in classrooms and research."
Elsevier and Cassyni Launch Virtual Seminar Series Focused on Journals
Elsevier teamed up with Cassyni to create a virtual seminar series across the Elsevier Physics journal portfolio.
NISO Finalizes Recommended Practice on Ebook Metadata
NISO (National Information Standards Organization) published a new NISO Recommended Practice, E-Book Bibliographic Metadata Requirements in the Sale, Publication, Discovery, Delivery, and Preservation Supply Chain.
'Librarian's Lament: Digital Books Are Not Fireproof' by Chris Freeland
Chris Freeland, director of the Internet Archive's Open Libraries program, writes the following for ZDNet: "The disturbing trend of school boards and lawmakers banning books from libraries and public schools is accelerating across the country. In response, Jason Perlow made a strong case … for what he calls a 'Freedom Archive,' a digital repository of banned books. Such an archive is the right antidote to book banning because, he contended, 'You can't burn a digital book.' The trouble is, you can."
UC–Davis and CDL Project Looks at the Future of Ebook Lending
The University of California (UC)–Davis and the California Digital Library (CDL) are working on a project to explore the expansion of digitized book lending.

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What’s New With Public Library Ebook Vendors
by Brandi Scardilli
Library ebook vendors sign contracts with publishers to get books delivered to their platforms and then sell their licenses to public libraries at the prices the publishers set. The pandemic has accelerated patron use of ebooks, which has brought the fight for fair prices back into the spotlight. While public libraries and publishers are hashing out what ebooks should cost, the vendors have been working to provide public libraries and their patrons with the best user experience possible (and make a profit themselves, of course—with the notable exception of The Palace Project). Let's take a look at what's new with some of the major library ebook vendors.

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