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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

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Synergy on the Plains: Omaha Turns an Abandoned Bookstore Into a Thriving Makerspace
by Terry Ballard
In one community in Nebraska, librarians decided to create a library that would level the playing field for anyone wanting to use or learn to use the latest in digital technology.

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Five Library Associations Create the Public Library Data Alliance
The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) announced that five library associations ... "have signed on to support a national data alliance for public libraries that will enhance opportunities for strategic action around data to reflect the role and impact of public libraries at the local, regional, state and national levels."
Exploring 2020 Presidential Candidates' Email and Web Security
Eric Smith and Abby Clobridge write for FireOak Strategies, "With the DNC [Democratic National Committee] email hack in 2016, cybersecurity played a major role in the outcome of our last presidential election. Our team of researchers was curious: what's changed since 2016? What's the state of email and website security for the 2020 presidential candidates?"
Upcoming SSP Webinars Cover Issues Affecting the Scholarly Publishing Ecosystem
The Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) shared details about its 2020 webinar series, which can be purchased as a package or by individual webinar, with discounts running through March 17.
W3C Shares Details From Its Inclusive Design Workshop
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) issued a report from its Inclusive Design for Immersive Web Standards workshop, which was held Nov. 5-6, 2019, in Seattle.
The Crowley Co. Turns 40
The Crowley Co. celebrated its 40th birthday by donating to 40 nonprofits for 40 days. The nonprofits were chosen based on employee suggestions.

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A Roundup of the Latest Macmillan News
The Macmillan controversy over its decision to implement an 8-week embargo on multiple copies of new ebook sales to libraries has generated no shortage of op-eds and other posts. This is a roundup of NewsBreaks' coverage from the past several months.

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