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The Energetic Information Superhighway: Reiki and Binaural Beats
by Kelly LeBlanc
Knowledge production and dissemination on a cognitive and subconscious level through the practice of energy transfer using Usui Reiki Ryoho ("Reiki") and sound healing through binaural beats has the potential to challenge our concept of knowledge creation and knowledge transfer. This NewsBreak will define and discuss Reiki and binaural beats as they help us to explore knowledge curation through (as some might think) less conventional means. Energy work such as Reiki is not a new healing modality, but it is becoming more common among the general population and in hospital settings in the West. This NewsBreak builds a comprehensive picture of conscious/subconscious and tacit/explicit knowledge production and diffusion through these two modalities.

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A Look at Non-Library Book Clubs
Arvyn Cerézo writes the following in "Why Are More and More Brands Creating Virtual Book Clubs?" for Book Riot: "[H]ere's the most intriguing thing that came out of the pandemic: businesses that are not necessarily bookish in nature also started their own virtual book clubs."
OA Publisher punctum books Puts Entire Backlist on JSTOR
"punctum books, an independent scholar- and queer-led open access publisher, and JSTOR recently released punctum's entire backlist of 250 open access academic books on JSTOR."
New Type of Sage Report Outlines Its Commitment to Academic and Social Equity
SAGE released its first Independence With Impact report, "which covers the calendar year 2022, [and] outlines key areas where Sage is working to advance equity, sustainability, and freedom of expression in [the company's] day-to-day work and beyond."
Clarivate Analyzes Its Progress on Meeting the UN SDGs
Clarivate published its third annual sustainability report, which "demonstrates how Clarivate is advancing in the areas of Environment, Social and Governance (ESG), especially towards the United Nations [Sustainable Development] Goals [SDGs] in partnership with its customers."
Neeva Search Engine to Shut Down; Company to Pivot
The Neeva search engine announced that it is shutting down on June 2, 2023. ... "We are proud of being the first search engine to provide cited, real-time AI answers to a majority of queries early this year."

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We Are Not Safe From Mass Shootings … But We Could Be
by Alison A. Trotta
I was in high school when Columbine happened. At the time, everything about it felt surreal, unsettling. Growing up in an area that was considered safe, it seemed unfathomable that something like that could happen. Surely, it would never happen at my high school. Surely, it was an impossible thing. Still, I remember the unease, walking those halls, the whisper of worry in the eyes of my classmates. My mother's more emphatic "be careful." Then, it was an anomaly. Now, it is commonplace.

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