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Celebrating 20 Years of Internet Librarian International
by Marydee Ojala
For its 20th birthday, Information Today, Inc.'s 2018 Internet Librarian International (ILI) conference celebrated with balloons, cupcakes, and inspiring talks. Throughout the 2 days of the event (Oct. 16-17), which was held in London, variations on the phrase "We talk tech, but it's about people" pervaded the sessions. ILI is a library technology conference, but it's also a community.

Weekly News Digests
figshare Publishes Report on Open Data
figshare released "The State of Open Data 2018," its third annual report of survey results on attitudes toward and experiences with open data and articles from industry experts.
Twitter Makes 'Bad-Faith Actor' Accounts Available for Research
Twitter announced that it is "releasing all the accounts and related content associated with potential information operations that we have found on our service since 2016."
The Library of Congress Starts a Crowdsourcing Program
The Library of Congress (LC) launched a crowdsourcing program so the public can help "improve discovery and access across our diverse collections through transcription and tagging."
EFF Debuts the Coders' Rights Project to Protect Computer Security Researchers
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) rolled out the Coders' Rights Project "to connect the work of security research with the fundamental rights of its practitioners throughout the Americas."
Harvard University Unveils New OA License for Researchers
The Harvard Library Office for Scholarly Communication introduced the voluntary Individual Open-Access License (IOAL), which all Harvard researchers can use regardless of whether they are faculty members. ...

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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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