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Tuesday, March 05, 2024

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Wakelet and PowerPoint as Collaboration Tools for Libraries

What are some of the more effective technologies and tools libraries can use to foster better collaboration, and how can tools usually applied for other tasks like curation or presentation be applied to collaboration? TIE learning specialist Julie Erickson offers two recommendations and explains how to use them as collaboration tools in this clip from Internet Librarian Connect 2023.

Exploring the European Union's Digital Markets Act
by Kelly LeBlanc
The Digital Markets Act (DMA) is a European Union (EU) regulation that imposes new rules on the digital economy and Big Tech platforms to increase market fairness, competition, and accountability.

Weekly News Digests
eLife Takes Stock of Its New Publishing Model
eLife is reflecting on the first year of its new publishing model, which eliminated accept/reject decisions after peer review, in two new articles.
Allconnect Examines the Current State of Broadband Access in the U.S.
Allconnect, a free resource for comparing internet service plans, issued the results of a study from the Federal Communications Commission stating that broadband access has increased from 2022 to 2023, but millions of households still don't have high-speed access.
Sage Backs New Feminist Newsletter About Gender Inequality
"Sage is financially supporting Gloria Media to launch The Evidence, a bold new feminist newsletter that covers everything you need to know about gender inequality, all in one place."
AM Rolls Out Primary Source Collection on Three Centuries of Women's History
AM published a new primary source collection, Women's Voices and Life Writing, 1600-1968, which focuses on women in England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales who were dealing with issues of gender, class, race, disability, sexuality, religion, and more.
APA Implements Policy in Support of Gender-Affirming Care
The American Psychological Association (APA) "adopted a landmark policy affirming evidence-based care for transgender, gender diverse and nonbinary children, adolescents and adults. ..."

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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