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Four Steps You Can Take Right Now to Fight Book Bans
by Abigail L. Phillips
It's no secret that there has been a dramatic uptick in the number of books coming under a cloud of controversy and sometimes being pulled from local public and school library shelves. Journalist Janice Ellis states, "Book banning is considered to be the most widespread form of censorship." As conservativism, including a push from groups such as Moms for Liberty and No Left Turn in Education, leads to an increase in books being challenged and libraries being threatened, librarians and library workers across the U.S. are coming to terms with what this means for themselves and their libraries.

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Digital Science Announces the Publication of 2022 State of Open Data Report
David Ellis writes the following for Digital Science: "The State of Open Data Report 2022—the latest in an annual collaborative series from Digital Science, Figshare and Springer Nature—is released. … Based on a global survey, the report is now in its seventh year and provides insights into researchers' attitudes towards and experiences of open data."
SAGE Offers Free-to-Read Collection of Library-Focused Research
SAGE rolled out Research Supporting Librarians, a limited-time, free-to-read collection of research and resources to support library professionals who are making improvements in their library and across their institution and building their leadership skills.
The MIT Press Is Now Part of the OpenAthens Federation
The MIT Press joined the OpenAthens Federation, which will help the publisher expose its content to more library customers around the world through OpenAthens' cloud-based service connecting people to digital content.
Exact Editions Facilitates Memberships to Genealogy and Dog Ownership Resources
Exact Editions announced the following: "Warners Group Publications has created two fully-searchable digital archives of Family Tree & Your Dog in collaboration with digital publishing services provider Exact Editions, which form part of new membership packages available through their website."
ALA Releases Report on Accessibility in Library Spaces
ALA collaborated with Knology, a nonprofit research organization, to publish "Accessibility in Libraries: A Landscape Review," which examines the literature and best practices around libraries and accessibility.

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Halloween Recommendations for Your Library
by Brandi Scardilli
Happy (early) Halloween! Now that the spooky season is upon us, let's take a look at what Information Today and NewsBreaks writers recommend to get you into the supernatural spirit. I hope you find something new to enjoy or to take back to your library to share with your patrons.

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