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What It's Like to Have a Tech Vending Machine at the Library
by Sophia Guevara
Recently, while visiting the University of Michigan's Shapiro Library, I came across something that I thought was so innovative that I knew I had to write about it. Once you go through the doors of the library, you can see that right along with the vending machines for snacks and drinks, there is a machine that sells technology products.

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Book Riot Provides a Primer on the OnShelf Book Ban-Enabling Software
"In December 2023, BookmarkED—an app designed to 'help' educators, librarians, and parents navigate book bans in school libraries—rebranded. Now OnShelf, the app has been making its way into schools in Texas."
ZDNET Asks Business Leaders About Best Practices for Implementing GenAI
"A recent Salesforce survey of 600 IT leaders reveals a new mandate from their bosses: Incorporate generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) into the technology stack—and fast. But the response from IT professionals is 'not so fast.' ..."
DataCite Introduces Its First Annual Public Data File
DataCite is "releasing [its] first public data file with metadata for over 52 million DOIs. ... Each DOI has descriptive metadata for research outputs and resources structured according to the DataCite Metadata Schema."
NISO Puts CDL Recommended Practice Draft Out for Public Comment
NISO (National Information Standards Organization) is making its draft Interoperable System of Controlled Digital Lending Recommended Practice available for public comment through April 21, 2024.
The New York Times Provides Tips for Setting Boundaries With Your Phone
"Is it possible to have a healthy relationship with technology while still using it daily? Fortunately, according to experts, the answer is a resounding yes."

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EDI Perspectives, Part 4
by Marci Wicker
Marci Wicker, a public services law librarian and assistant professor of the practice of law at the University of Mississippi School of Law in Oxford, Miss., 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 January/February to November/December 2023.

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