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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

WebSearch University Presents Searchers Academy March 30, 2020


WebSearch University presents Searchers Academy is your chance to interact with search experts as they share their ideas and expertise during a full-day workshop at Computers in Libraries 2020. Moderated by Marydee Ojala, Editor-in-Chief of Online Searcher magazine, you're guaranteed to come away with a new attitude and new resources and tools for more effective and strategic searching.


ALA's Report to Congress on Libraries and the Ebook Industry: A Primer
by George H. Pike
ALA recently made a case to Congress that the ebook publishing industry has been engaging in anticompetitive behavior at the expense of libraries and library patrons. Congress has been involved in an ongoing series of hearings and work sessions exploring competition issues in various digital marketplaces and reached out to ALA for its views on competition issues involving ebooks, academic journals, textbooks, and other digital library resources.

Weekly News Digests
Nature Looks at Ph.D. Programs' Effects on Student Well-Being
The journal Nature joined with Shift Learning, a U.K. education market research company, to conduct the fifth biennial survey of global Ph.D. students.
CMRubinWorld Explores the Effect of the Digital Age on Childhood
A blog post from CMRubinWorld ... features an interview with Tracey Burns, author of a new Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) report, "Educating 21st-Century Children: Emotional Well-Being in the Digital Age."
Meltwater Data Backs AWS Data Exchange Launch
Meltwater shared that it is a launch provider on the new AWS Data Exchange, which helps Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers "securely find, subscribe to, and use third-party data in the cloud."
Google's Unannounced Chrome Change Aggravates Users
Tom Warren writes for The Verge, "Google left thousands of machines in businesses with broken Chrome browsers this week, following a silent experimental change."
'The Case for Internet Access as a Human Right' by Karl Bode
Karl Bode writes for Motherboard ... that a new U.K. study [argues] "that internet access is a basic human right that should be provided for free to those who can't afford it."

NewsLink Spotlight
A Day in the Life of Five Librarians, Part 4
by Justin Hoenke
Justin Hoenke, team leader of Libraries and Community Spaces for the Wellington City Libraries in New Zealand, has been talking to all types of library staffers for A Day in the Life, his column in Information Today. Among other things, he asks them about their typical days, moments that made them proud, their current projects, and how they balance their library work with the rest of their lives. Here's a look at his columns from April 2019 to September 2019, which have been lightly edited and condensed for the web. 

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