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Tuesday, January 24, 2023

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Great Reads for 2023
by Brandi Scardilli
To celebrate the new year, NewsBreaks and Information Today contributors and staffers are sharing the (already published and to-be-published) books they're most looking forward to reading in 2023, whether for pleasure, for education, or both. I hope this helps you find your next great read! 

Great Reads for 2023

Weekly News Digests
Digital Science Adds metaphacts to Its Portfolio of Companies
Digital Science acquired Germany-based metaphacts, "a knowledge graph and decision intelligence software company."
IFLA Seeks New Secretary General
Barbara Lison, IFLA's president, posted the following on IFLA's website: "The IFLA Governing Board is pleased to announce the opening of the search for a new Secretary General. The internationally experienced, executive search company Society has been engaged to assist with this process."
Book Riot Shares List of 2023 State Legislation Targeting Libraries
Kelly Jensen writes the following in "Proposed Legislation in Several States to Eliminate LGBTQ+, 'Obscene' Books" for Book Riot: "Right-wing politicians got the new legislative year off to an impressive start with several new bills across the country directly targeting books, reading, and intellectual freedom."
EveryLibrary Institute Publishes Policy Brief on Opposing 2023 Legislation Targeting Libraries
The EveryLibrary Institute released a policy brief, Opposing Attempts to Criminalize Librarianship Through State Obscenity Laws (registration required).
The Effectiveness of Using AI Engines to Write Articles
Jon Christian writes the following in "CNET's Article-Writing AI Is Already Publishing Very Dumb Errors" for Futurism: "Last week, we reported that the prominent technology news site CNET had been quietly publishing articles generated by an unspecified 'AI engine.' ... [W]e couldn't help but notice that one of the ... articles ... makes a series of boneheaded errors that drag the concept of replacing human writers with AI down to earth."

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EDI Perspectives, Part 3
by Gwen M. Gregory
Gwen M. Gregory, associate dean for collections management at Northern Illinois University's Founders Memorial Library, writes a column for Information Today that explores issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI, sometimes referred to as DEI) in the information industry. Here's a look at her columns from April to November/December 2022, which have been lightly edited and condensed for the web.

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The Accidental Taxonomist, 3rd edition
The Accidental Taxonomist, 3rd edition
by Heather Hedden
Foreword by Stephanie Lemieux
The Accidental Taxonomist is the most comprehensive guide available to the art and science of building information taxonomies. Heather Hedden—a leading taxonomy expert and instructor—walks readers through the process, displaying her trademark ability to present highly technical information in straightforward, comprehensive English.

In this fully revised third edition, Hedden adds an entirely new chapter on ontologies, emphasizes the SKOS model of concepts over the traditional thesaurus model of terms, and provides new insights into taxonomy development techniques. She presents fresh survey data; new screenshots and examples; and updated information on software, career opportunities, and resources for taxonomists.

2022/502pp softbound/ISBN 978-1-57387-586-8 | $47.50

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