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Mental Health Awareness Month: How Libraries Serve People With Mental Illness
by Amber Boedigheimer
Mental illness can affect anyone, regardless of age, sex, income, social status, cultural background, and on and on. Unfortunately, many people who struggle with mental illness are subject to discrimination and face stigma. The shame frequently prevents individuals living with a mental illness from getting treatment. "It's important to measure how common mental illness is, so we can understand its physical, social and financial impact—and so we can show that no one is alone," according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).

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The Scholarly Kitchen Blog Marks Mental Health Awareness Month
Sharnie Dunstall, the inclusivity and operations manager at The International Bunch marketing agency, writes the following in a guest post for The Scholarly Kitchen: "In a world where labels seem to define everything, from our clothing preferences to disabilities to the choices we make, mental health is one of many aspects of our lives that shouldn't fall victim to categorization."
JSTOR Releases Its List of 2024 Path to Open Titles
"Path to Open, a pilot program to support the open access publication of new groundbreaking scholarly books that brings diverse perspectives and research to millions of people, will add 300 new books from 44 university presses in 2024."
Book Riot Publishes a Guide to Prepping for Pride Month at the Library
Kelly Jensen writes the following in "How to Prepare for Pride Month in Libraries 2024" for Book Riot: "Last year, I put together a how to guide to Pride displays in libraries and it feels appropriate to repost now to help libraries prepare."
OCLC Unveils Meridian Tool for Creating, Curating, and Connecting Linked Data Entities
"Meridian enables the creation of linked data entities and descriptive relationships from within libraries' current workflows, forming connections to existing bibliographic records and other datasets in the global information ecosystem."
Clarivate Rolls Out the AI-Native Web of Science Research Intelligence Software
Smita Krishnan, VP of product management for academia and government at Clarivate, writes, "At Clarivate, we recognize the pivotal role that research plays in shaping the future. That's why we're excited to announce the development of Web of Science Research Intelligence, a next-generation software solution powered by AI. ..."
GetFTR Incorporates Retraction and Errata Data Into Its Service
Get Full Text Research (GetFTR) teamed up with Crossref for an enhancement to its core service that "will expose retraction and errata information to researchers at the point of discovery."
Simba Information Looks at the State of Products in the STM Publishing Space
"[T]he just released Global STM Online Services 2024-2028 report by Simba Information ... has sized the overall STM online services market at $9.2 billion at the publisher level in 2023; forecast to reach $11.1 billion in 2028."
The New Yorker: 'A TikTok Ban Won’t Fix Social Media' by Kyle Chayka
Kyle Chayka writes, "You can ban TikTok in America, but it is far too late to contain the habits it has unleashed."

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Libraries Without Borders: Using Outreach to Build Community
by Jessica Hilburn
People in the library profession tend to be problem solvers. Whether the problem is literacy, access, service gaps, after-school engagement, or wider social issues, libraries can embrace their role as an anchor of their community to connect people to a broad spectrum of information.

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