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Tuesday, September 24, 2019

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The Decline and Potential Regrowth of the School Library
by Corilee Christou
These are trying times for libraries, and librarians, in the K-12 space. School districts across the country are struggling with library closures and layoffs--in Washington, Pennsylvania, and Michigan, to name just a few.

Weekly News Digests
Cybersecurity Boot Camp to Start at University of Pennsylvania
Colin Wood reports for EdScoop that the engineering and professional studies schools at the University of Pennsylvania are joining forces to host a cybersecurity boot camp, with courses beginning on Nov. 12, 2019. ...
Airtasker Looks at the 21st-Century Workforce
Airtasker posted a review of 21st-century workers on its blog. It states, "Jumping into the workforce has never been so open-ended."
The Digital Reader Chimes In on Macmillan Controversy
Nate Hoffelder writes the following on his The Digital Reader blog: "It seems a lot of people in publishing are convinced that library ebooks are responsible for retail ebook sales being down."
SAGE Research Methods Foundations Launches
SAGE introduced SAGE Research Methods Foundations, which covers "all aspects of research methods and the research process for the social sciences."
HighWire and BMJ Commit to Improvements in Publishing
HighWire entered into a new journal-hosting agreement with BMJ that spans the next 5 years. In addition, the two organizations are developing a partnership innovation lab that will unite "some of the best minds from BMJ and HighWire to explore future initiatives in scholarly publishing."

NewsLink Spotlight
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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The Accidental Taxonomist, 3rd edition
The Accidental Taxonomist, 3rd edition
by Heather Hedden
Foreword by Stephanie Lemieux
The Accidental Taxonomist is the most comprehensive guide available to the art and science of building information taxonomies. Heather Hedden—a leading taxonomy expert and instructor—walks readers through the process, displaying her trademark ability to present highly technical information in straightforward, comprehensive English.

In this fully revised third edition, Hedden adds an entirely new chapter on ontologies, emphasizes the SKOS model of concepts over the traditional thesaurus model of terms, and provides new insights into taxonomy development techniques. She presents fresh survey data; new screenshots and examples; and updated information on software, career opportunities, and resources for taxonomists.

2022/502pp softbound/ISBN 978-1-57387-586-8 | $47.50

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