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NewsBreaks
A Deep Dive Into Election Deepfakes
by Anthony Aycock
Amid the political ads we all know and loathe has appeared a new strain: deepfakes. Librarians are at the forefront of efforts to maintain information integrity, so we should know as much as we can about this new and growing peril.

Weekly News Digests
Bloomsbury Buys the Academic Publishing Business of Rowman & Littlefield
Bloomsbury "completed the asset purchase of the academic imprints and associated titles of Rowman & Littlefield" in its "biggest acquisition … to date" in order to strengthen its "academic and digital [resource publishing] presence in North America," especially its publishing in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.
IMLS Helps Counter Hate With New Community Initiative
IMLS announced the launch of Artists for Understanding, an initiative coordinated by a group of government agencies "that brings together a diverse community of artists and cultural luminaries who share a common belief in the power of the arts and humanities to counter hate."
Bentham Science Publishers Puts Six Journals on ResearchGate
Bentham Science Publishers partnered with ResearchGate to add six of its peer-reviewed scholarly journals to Journal Home: Current Molecular Pharmacology, Current Medical Imaging, The Open Dentistry Journal, The Open Cardiovascular Medicine Journal, The Open Ophthalmology Journal, and Current Traditional Medicine.
NISO's Journal Article Version Recommended Practice Draft Is Open for Public Comment
"The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) announced today that its draft revision of the Journal Article Version (JAV) Recommended Practice is open for public comment through July 7, 2024, at the project web page."
TLC Reaches New MARC Records High and Adds 20th Contributor
"Of the 84+ million records readily available on ITS MARC, TLC now boasts an impressive collection of over 7.6 million records now contributed directly from library customers," TLC shares.

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The U.S. Book Show 2024: Artificial Intelligence, Audiobooks, and Movie Deals
by Terry Ballard
I had been a BookExpo attendee for decades, so I have tried to be a keen observer of trends in evolving events for publishers, booksellers, and, later on, librarians. When the pandemic hit, there was a feeling that it might all be done for good, but Publishers Weekly came through with a substitute conference called the U.S. Book Show—first as a virtual event, then as an in-person conference. In covering it the past couple of years, I have made a number of predictions about where things might be headed. Sadly, much of that was wrong, but my attempts call to mind a quote from Yogi Berra: "It's hard making predictions, especially about the future."

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