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Law in the Age of AI
by George H. Pike
This past decade has seen the continuing development of digital technologies and the realization of AI and machine learning as practical tools for any number of applications, including law. And yet, the promise and premise of AI are still a bit of a work in progress in law and the legal profession.

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ReadersFirst Shares a Financial Impact Analysis of the Macmillan Boycott
ReadersFirst (RF) published an article, "Is the Macmillan Boycott Working?" Two library staffers whose libraries are no longer buying Macmillan ebooks "have collaborated on a financial impact analysis of the boycott thus far and asked to publish it with RF."
EveryLibrary Plans a Rally for Philadelphia School Librarians on Jan. 24
EveryLibrary and the Pennsylvania School Librarians Association (PSLA) are hosting the Rally to Restore Philadelphia School Librarians ahead of the ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits in Philadelphia.
Clarivate Analytics Acquires the Healthcare Industry Analytics Company Decision Resources Group
Clarivate Analytics announced a definitive agreement to acquire Decision Resources Group (DRG), which will expand its portfolio of life sciences services and solutions.
'The National Archives Edited a Women's March Picture to Be Less Critical of Trump' by Catherine Kim
Catherine Kim writes for Vox, "The National Archives is facing criticism for editing an image of the 2017 Women's March in order to make it less 'political'--and for making the photo less critical of President Donald Trump to do so."
'Audible Settles With Publishers in Audible Caption Lawsuit' by Nate Hoffelder
Nate Hoffelder writes, "Well, the publishers didn't win the injunction they wanted, or the summary judgement that many assumed would occur, but it has come to a close--in a settlement."

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Embargoing Libraries: A Losing Proposition for All
by Alan Inouye
In this Jan. 21 op-ed, Alan Inouye, ALA's senior director of public policy and government relations, calls for "substantive exploration and serious discussion" of the Macmillan embargo.
A Look Behind the Book: Nine Info Pros Get Real About Writing
by Brandi Scardilli
Have you ever thought about writing a book, either fiction or nonfiction? I've rounded up some of the NewsBreaks and Information Today writers who have done it so they can share the challenges and most surprising aspects of becoming a published author.

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