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Tuesday, December 04, 2018

Public Knowledge: Access and Benefits
Edited by Miriam A. Drake and Donald T. Hawkins
Foreword by Judith Coffey Russell
Public Knowledge
Public Knowledge: Access and Benefits, edited by the late Miriam A. Drake together with Donald T. Hawkins, is the first book in years to explore trends and issues for researchers and organizations that rely on U.S. public information. More than a dozen topic experts, information specialists, and government documents librarians discuss the challenges inherent in collecting, preserving, updating, and disseminating a deluge of information generated daily by public sources.

Contributors describe agencies at the forefront of managing the information, explore the role of the federal government and its corps of information professionals, and highlight how public data are being consumed by a surprising range of stakeholders in the digital information age. They remind us of the value and diversity of public information, and of the imperative to make it readily available to all American citizens, to whom it belongs. No reader interested in the latter topic can afford to miss Barbie Keiser's closing chapter on open government, Big Data, and the future of public information.
February 2016/288 pp/softbound/ISBN 978-1-57387-515-8 | Regular Price $59.50 | Web Order Price: $53.55

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Six Months of the GDPR's Pioneering Data Protection and Privacy
by Kelly LeBlanc
As Europe's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) gains momentum--impacting data privacy on a global level--we are just beginning to see reports, cases, and instances in which the GDPR is enforced. Whether through warnings, sanctions, or fines, the GDPR is taking the initiative in data privacy enforcement.

Weekly News Digests
ALA and Google Continue Their Partnership
ALA's Libraries Ready to Code initiative, which is sponsored by Google, gave 250 school and public libraries $500 in micro-funding so they can plan and implement coding activities during Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 3-9, 2018).
The Wearables Market Will Heat Up in 2019
According to an article on Gadgets 360, Gartner predicts that global shipments of wearable devices will increase 25.8% from 2018 to 2019, meaning there will be 225 million devices, and spending will be $42 billion.
W3C Helps Web Workers Create Accessibility Statements
The Education and Outreach Working Group (EOWG), part of the World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), released a new resource, Developing an Accessibility Statement.
eLife Backs the SwipesForScience Game-Making Service
eLife announced that it will contribute to developing SwipesForScience, a templating service for researchers that allows them to create mobile-friendly games centered on analyzing large amounts of research data.
OCLC Readies Another Round of Its Small Libraries Create Smart Spaces Project
OCLC will use an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) award of nearly $250,000 to expand its Small Libraries Create Smart Spaces project into more U.S. small and rural public libraries.

NewsLink Spotlight
What's New With Social Media
by Brandi Scardilli
Six of the most popular social media sites (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Twitter, and YouTube) have been posting company-related content all year that hasn't necessarily made the news. Let's take a look at what they've been up to in 2018.

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