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Halloween Information Sources: They're Baaaaack!
by Anthony Aycock
Samhain. All Saints' Eve. All Hallows' Eve. Halloween. These are names by which the upcoming holiday is known. You know the one I mean. The Headless Horseman. The Sanderson sisters. Jack Skellington. Michael Myers. October 31 belongs to them.

Last year, I wrote "A Ghoul-ection of Halloween Information Sources," which gathered the internet's best podcasts, histories, government resources, and more on the subject of scaredom. But what if you're not merely studying this night of fright? What if you're—gulp—trying to survive it?

Here are a few sites that will ensure you are no Hallo-weenie.

Weekly News Digests
eLife Changes Its Post-Peer Review Editorial Practice
"Building on its 2021 shift to exclusively reviewing preprints, [eLife] is ending the practice of making accept/reject decisions following peer review."
OverDrive Education Donates Ebooks and Audiobooks to Canadian Schools Using the Sora App
"To help Canadian schools meet demand for digital content without increasing budget, OverDrive Education has donated 100 juvenile and young adult titles to thousands of primary and secondary schools around the country."
'8 Months On: Ukraine Still Needs Our Support' by Charlie Rapple
Charlie Rapple, co-founder of Kudos, writes the following for The Scholarly Kitchen blog: "We are into the 8th month of Russia's war against Ukraine. It is estimated that the war has caused almost USD $50bn damage to housing infrastructure, $9bn damage to business infrastructure, $4bn damage to educational infrastructure, to pick just a few Statista stats. … How has the scholarly publishing sector continued to respond?"
JSTOR's DDA Program Gets Integrated With ProQuest's Rialto and OASIS Solutions
"JSTOR's Demand-Driven Acquisition (DDA) program is now available through ProQuest Rialto and ProQuest OASIS, providing a new option for academic libraries to participate in JSTOR's ebook program while managing acquisitions through their preferred workflows."
APA Rolls Out Stress in America 2022 Report
The American Psychological Association (APA) released a report, "Stress in America: 2022: Concerned for the Future, Beset by Inflation," which "tells a story of uncertainty and dissolution" and "shows a battered American psyche, facing a barrage of external stressors that are mostly out of personal control."

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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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