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Tuesday, September 26, 2023

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Libraries Help Foster Smart and Connected Communities
by Amber Boedigheimer
This NewsBreak explores how libraries promote information literacy and digital citizenship, support educational and healthcare needs, advance health equity, reduce barriers to information access, enhance quality of life and foster innovation, and develop smart citizens. By doing so, libraries empower people to thrive in their personal and professional lives, ultimately contributing to the overall development of smart and connected communities.

Weekly News Digests
Authors Guild Rallies Prominent Authors to Join Class Action Suit Against OpenAI
"A group of famous fiction writers joined the Authors Guild in filing a class action suit against OpenAI on [Sept. 20], alleging the company's technology is illegally using their copyrighted work."
ALA Announces LeVar Burton as Honorary Chair of Banned Books Week
"Beloved reading advocate, writer, and television and film star LeVar Burton will lead this year's Banned Books Week, which takes place October 1–7, 2023."
EveryLibrary and Girls Who Code Help Libraries Provide Free Coding Programs
"Join [EveryLibrary] for our webinar on September 28th to learn about Girls Who Code's pipeline of free programs to support girls and non-binary students in computer science from primary education through their early careers."
AM and Preservica Enable Quartex Users to Publish and Preserve Their Collections
Preservica partnered with AM to create "an integration that enables users of AM's Digital Asset Management (DAM) system, Quartex, to publish ... digital archives and to effortlessly preserve their collections ... using Preservica's Active Digital Preservation technology."
U.S. Copyright Office Extends AI and Copyright Comment Period Until Oct. 30
The U.S. Copyright Office announced that it has "extended the deadline to submit comments in response to its August 30, 2023, notice of inquiry regarding artificial intelligence and copyright."

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Pew Research Center Analyzes Life in 2023
by Brandi Scardilli
NewsBreaks often covers recent surveys and reports from Pew Research Center, "a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping the world." The following are some of the latest reports and other analyses from 2023.

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