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Celebrating Another Sunshine Week During the Pandemic
by Barbie E. Keiser
Sunshine Week highlights our need to rebuild trust in public institutions. To accomplish this, we must promote access to public records, encourage lawmakers to be more transparent, and hold government accountable. At the heart of democracy is the free flow of information.

Weekly News Digests
SAGE Offers Free Collection of Research on the Russian Invasion of Ukraine
SAGE "created a free-to-read collection that highlights research related to the Russia-Ukraine war. Topics touch on historical background; issues around information and media, race, ethnicity, and religion; the humanitarian crisis; geopolitics; economic sanctions; and how to move forward."
'Publishing Giants Are Fighting Libraries on E-Books' by David Moore
David Moore writes the following for Sludge: "Librarians have been warning that large publishers are squeezing licensing terms on digital works, pushing for libraries to merely rent digital works, rather than allowing them to own copies as they do physical books."
'Everyone Was Surprised by the Senate Passing Permanent Daylight Saving Time. Especially the Senators.' by Paul McLeod
Paul McLeod writes the following for BuzzFeed News: "The Senate's unanimous passage of a bill to make daylight saving time permanent stunned many Americans, not least of which the senators themselves. Any single senator could have blocked the daylight saving bill from passing but many didn't know it was even happening."
Accessible Archives Shares Historical Companion Resources for The Gilded Age
The finale of the first season of HBO's The Gilded Age aired on March 21, and Accessible Archives has been releasing a series of blog posts touting its resources on the time period.
'GSA's DUNS Replacement Set to Go Live' by Chris Riotta
Chris Riotta writes the following for Nextgov: "The General Services Administration wants all organizations that conduct business with the federal government to take steps to prepare for the switch to the new identification system that is replacing the proprietary DUNS number."

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A Librarian Looks at Oscars 2022: Inclusive Stories, Exclusive Access
by Jessica Hilburn
Even in a season with fewer awards ceremonies to help forecast the Academy Award nominees for the 2021 film year, the Oscar nominations were fairly predictable when announced on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Critics Choice Awards have been pushed back multiple times, and because the Hollywood Foreign Press has been relegated to irrelevancy after its 2021 outing—for having no Black voters and some members receiving gifts from studios in hopes of nominations—the Golden Globes rightly passed without as much as a blip on the radar. So, what are we to expect from the 2022 Oscars ceremony? A surprising variety of genres with an unsurprising list of names.

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