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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Unlock your Archive Quartex


Quartex, from Adam Matthew Digital, is a platform designed to help libraries and archives easily publish, showcase, and share their own archival material. It is a fully hosted solution that incorporates cutting-edge technologies, including Handwritten Text Recognition, OCR, and Audio Visual (AV) transcription to help maximize the discovery of all digitized content types.

Quartex is exhibiting at the Computers in Libraries conference – come and see us at booth #413 or arrange a meeting.

Dad Jokes and Storytime Posts: How to Create a Fun, Informative Library Social Media Presence
by Jessica Hilburn
Due to shortages in staffing, time, and digital experience, libraries struggle with how to create and maintain a following, craft engaging content, and manage their online persona. In this NewsBreak, I hope to impart some knowledge I've learned, sometimes the hard way, about how to make a library's online profiles the place to be.

Weekly News Digests
White House Controversy Over Access to Publicly Funded Research
Kelsey Brugger of E&E News writes in a piece posted by Science, "The White House issued a notice Wednesday seeking comment on its effort to enhance public access to federally funded research. It's an old idea creating new controversy."
Tennessee Bills Propose the Installation of Parental Oversight Boards for Public Libraries
Kelly Jensen writes for Book Riot, "Following in the footsteps of Republican lawmakers in Missouri, a pair of bills aimed at public libraries are making their way through both the House and the Senate of Tennessee ... [that] seek to create parental oversight boards for public libraries."
Purdue University Global Plans a Virtual Graduation Ceremony Option
Purdue University announced, "While some 400 Purdue University Global graduates take part in commencement ceremonies in-person Thursday (Feb. 27) in Los Angeles, an additional 75-plus are planning to participate virtually, thanks to a first-of-its-kind pilot program."
It's Fleming, Ian Fleming: Exact Editions Releases Archive of The Book Collector
Exact Editions published the complete digital archive of The Book Collector, a literary journal that author Ian Fleming founded in 1952.
U.K. National Literacy Trust Studies Benefits of Audiobooks for Children
The U.K.'s National Literacy Trust issued a research review finding that "engagement with audiobooks can benefit children's reading skills and enjoyment, as well as their mental wellbeing and emotional intelligence."

NewsLink Spotlight
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.
Ricky Erway, a digital library pioneer, dies at 62
Ricky Erway, a leading figure in early efforts to bring library and cultural heritage materials into the digital world, died on January 25, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana. She was 62.

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The Accidental Taxonomist, 3rd edition
by Heather Hedden
Foreword by Stephanie Lemieux
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