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Behind the Great Firewall, or, How I Spent My Summer Vacation
by George H. Pike
Living in a foreign country is very different from being a tourist or a business traveler, as I discovered earlier this year when I spent several weeks living in Shenzhen, China, as a visiting legal research instructor at a Chinese law school.

Weekly News Digests
Ex Libris Esploro Integrates Altmetric Badges
Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, has integrated Altmetric badges (which provide summaries of online engagement) into the research publication pages of its Esploro solution.
Adam Matthew Rolls Out Ethnomusicology Collection
Adam Matthew published Ethnomusicology: Global Field Recordings, a new digital collection. Produced in collaboration with the UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive, with additional sources from the University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives, it features more than 3,000 hours of recordings from around the world.
'Automatic for the People' by Claire Zulkey
Claire Zulkey writes for American Libraries, "Automated and self-service libraries--which have been popular in Europe for years--are gaining a foothold in the US."
IMLS Expands Initiative to Bring STEM Learning to Underserved Students
IMLS (Institute of Museum and Library Services) is providing $1.9 million in new funding from the Department of Education to expand an initiative that introduces underserved young people to STEM-related activities.
WomenCorporateDirectors Lists 10 Trends That Are Important for Corporate Boards
WomenCorporateDirectors (WCD) Foundation states in a press release, "Heading into fall with eyes on 2020, corporate boards should brace for the increasing impact of digital migration, artificial intelligence (AI), and cultural shifts on their companies. ..."

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Technology and Creativity Collide at Tulsa City-County Library
by Brandi Scardilli
The ALA/Information Today, Inc. Library of the Future Award is presented to an organization that plans, develops, and applies a patron-training program that explores IT in a library setting. The 2019 winner is Tulsa City-County Library, for its Digital Literacy Lab. I spoke with Kimberly Johnson (the library's CEO) and Kiley Roberson (the library's chief strategy officer) to learn about the lab and its most distinctive feature: flight simulators.

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