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Tuesday, February 27, 2024

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Understanding the Hype Cycle for Library Tech Adoption

The introduction and adoption of any ballyhooed or highly anticipated new technology follows a certain arc that must be taken into account when evaluating its success as an implementation or investment. This holds true with library tech as well. In this clip from Internet Librarian Connect, Boise State University library dean Tod Colegrove discusses the new tech hype cycle and how it specifically applies to libraries.

The Impact of AI on Public Records Requests
by Kurt Brenneman
Professor Jason R. Baron of the University of Maryland College of Information Studies is convinced you must spell "FOIA" with "AI." "Without AI methods being deployed, well-meaning FOIA offices throughout large agencies will simply be overwhelmed with the task of complying with FOIA deadlines and meeting the requirements for reasonable searches being conducted," he writes.

This NewsBreak describes how the U.S. Department of State and other agencies are spelling FOIA with AI.

Weekly News Digests
'Supreme Court Hears Arguments on the Future of Online Speech' by Lauren Feiner
"A pair of Supreme Court cases whose arguments are being held [Feb. 26] will influence the future of online speech and the limits of future tech regulation."
Pioneering 20 Years: Universal Write Publications Marks Major Milestone
"Universal Write Publications (UWP), an independent Black-owned scholarly press, is celebrating two decades of promoting and publishing academic works that underscore Black voices and narratives."
Thomson Reuters Acquires the Pagero E-Invoicing Solution Provider
"Pagero is a global leader in e-invoicing and indirect tax solutions, which it delivers through its Smart Business Network."
'NJ Bill Would Protect Librarians From Harassment Amid Push to Ban Books' by Mary Ann Koruth
"Democratic lawmakers are looking to address the social media trolling and harassment that school librarians have faced amid calls in some New Jersey districts to ban or remove books from their library shelves."
ALA Preps for Its 150th Anniversary
ALA's executive board is planning for the anniversary by creating two member-led committees: The 150th Commemoration Committee ... and the 150th Fundraising Campaign Committee. ...

NewsLink Spotlight
The 2024 Oscar Season at the Library
by Brandi Scardilli
It's a movie buff's favorite time of year: Oscar season. The 96th Academy Awards (aka the Oscars, held by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences) will honor some of 2023's greatest movies on March 10, and public libraries are celebrating by hosting various programs. Read on to see what libraries are doing to bring awareness of the Oscar nominees to their patrons and what they think of this year's crop of nominees, including the 10 Best Picture contenders.
A Librarian Looks at Oscars 2024: International Diversification Finally Bears Fruit
by Jessica Hilburn
While 2023 highlighted the blockbusters, and 2022 made strides toward better inclusivity, 2024 is an exciting mix of both. Two of the 10 Best Picture nominees were in the top 10 highest-grossing films of the year, two are internationally produced, three are predominantly in languages other than English, and three feature Black, Korean, or Native American protagonists. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' work toward more diversification seems to be finally bearing fruit, with voters bestowing nominations on a wide variety of deserving films. Among the variety of nominees are some wonderful standouts in smaller categories as well, one of which is of particular interest for those in the library field.

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