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Tuesday, August 30, 2022

We'll Be Waiting for You in Monterey

The last two years have been a challenge for all sectors, and libraries have stepped up to play amazing roles in their communities with dynamic programs and resources, creative partnerships and technologies, innovative services as well as digital and learning strategies, and much more. Hear how communities are being supported by their libraries as you join your peers from across the globe when they come together in Monterey for Internet Librarian 2022.
Libraries Should Not Lend Streaming Sticks
by Jessica Hilburn
Library workers must now navigate copyright, terms of use, digital sustainability, equitable access, pandemic-related grant funds, and an overflowing sea of content as part of their working life. This NewsBreak explores the ways in which the modern media landscape hamstrings libraries from serving their communities and ponders where we can expect to go from here in this brave new world where, increasingly, digital rules, and tangible disappears.

Weekly News Digests
More Outlets Weigh In on the PRH vs. DOJ Trial
Constance Grady writes "Book Publishers Just Spent 3 Weeks in Court Arguing They Have No Idea What They're Doing" for Vox, and Victoria Bekiempis writes "So Who Won the Antitrust Trial?" for Vulture.
The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Issues Guidance on Making Taxpayer-Funded Research Free to the Public
"[T]he White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) updated U.S. policy guidance to make the results of taxpayer-supported research immediately available to the American public at no cost."
ByWater Solutions Updates Its Website
ByWater Solutions shared updates to its website as part of its Monday Minutes video series featuring library accounts coordinator Kelly McElligott and director of library sales and outreach Jessie Zairo.
Patron Point Makes Virtual Library Cards More Readily Accessible
"[F]rom early next month, Patron Point libraries using the Verify add-on will be able to offer new patrons the option to download a virtual library card through the iOS Wallet app."
News Roundup: Book Bans, Misinformation, and Vaccine Info on Wikipedia
Barbara VanDenburgh writes "Book Bans Are on the Rise. What Are the Most Banned Books and Why?" for USA TODAY. Mozilla published "Slow Your Scroll: 5 Ways to Fight Misinformation on Your Social Feed" via its Distilled blog. And Connie Moon Sehat writes "Why Does Wikipedia Need a Reliable Sources List on Vaccines?" for NewsQ.

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What You Need to Know About the Metaverse
by Brandi Scardilli
The metaverse isn't exactly new—if you played Second Life at any time in the last 20 years, you've entered the metaverse—but it's become a hot topic these days thanks in large part to the one-two punch of Facebook's parent company now being called Meta (with the goal of "bring[ing] the metaverse to life") and the pandemic forcing so much of our social lives online. The following is a sampling of the metaverse stories NewsBreaks and Information Today have published in the past year.

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