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A Guide to Getting Started With Open Access and Open Educational Resources
by Xanthippe Pack-Brown
In working with serials in an academic library, I interact frequently with open access (OA) publications and open educational resources (OERs). Not only do OA publications and OERs free up physical space in libraries, but they also make education fairer and more equitable, providing students with resources that they otherwise may not have access to.

Weekly News Digests
EveryLibrary's National Library Week 2024 Celebrations
For National Library Week 2024, EveryLibrary is teaming up with the Drinks in the Library podcast to host three live author events online.
ALA Offers Input on the State of Federal Budget Funding for Libraries
"As we turn towards the FY 2025 budget process, we know we're in for tough road ahead—everyone is. It's up to us to make sure funding for America's libraries is secure," says ALA president Emily Drabinski.
BiblioCommons Analytics Platform Debuts to Help Libraries Track Digital Data
BiblioCommons introduced the BiblioCommons Analytics Platform, "a one-stop shop for libraries to gain insight into and improve their patrons' online experiences."
Springshare Unveils Product to Send Welcome Postcards to New Residents
Springshare is introducing LibPost outreach postcards, "a new product that uses demographic data to identify new residents in a library's service area and welcome them to the community with a postcard from the library."
Bibliotheca Launches Self-Service Kiosk and Mobile App
Bibliotheca is rolling out the selfCheck 3000, its latest premium self-service kiosk, and a new cloudCheck mobile app.

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Librarians After Hours, Part 3
by Thomas Pack
Thomas Pack writes the After Hours column forĀ Information Today newsmagazine, which features a quick look at sites info pros might not know about, but should. It reflects when readers would typically have a chance to dig into the sites covered—that is, after work hours. This article features excerpts from Pack's columns from January/February 2023 to November/December 2023.

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