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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

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Nebraska Library Conference Reflects National Concerns
by Justin Hoenke
Right now, conference season is in full swing, and a stellar example of [librarians'] passion and energy was found at the 2018 NLA/NSLA (Nebraska Library Association/Nebraska School Librarians Association) Joint Conference held in Lincoln, Neb., Oct. 4-6.

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IFLA Publishes Guide on Marrakesh Treaty Implementation
The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) released a guide for librarians that is focused on the Marrakesh Treaty, which aims to remove barriers to access to information for people with print disabilities.
POLITICO Starts Database for Collecting and Debunking Fake News
POLITICO started an initiative to combat fake news. It notes that fake news is actually "disinformation--false content created explicitly to deceive or misinform. ..."
Leaked Google Presentation Shows Its Attitude Toward Free Speech
Nick Statt writes for The Verge, "A leaked research presentation put together by employees of Google shows the extent to which the search giant is grappling with decisions around freedom of speech and censorship."
Reuters Unveils List of Most Innovative Universities
Reuters rolled out its fourth annual ranking of the most innovative universities around the world--those that are most successful at "advancing science, inventing new technologies, and powering new markets and industries."
Kudos Begins Project to Study Research Communication
Kudos is starting a research project to look at how, why, and when researchers communicate about their work; the broader context for this communication; and how it could change in the future.

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Pew Research Center Updates
by Brandi Scardilli
NewsBreaks often covers the latest surveys and reports from Pew Research Center, "a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world." The following are some of the latest reports from each of its eight sections.

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