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An Internet Pioneer Delivers an Orwellian Warning in a Timely New Book
by Terry Ballard
Samuel Woolley began studying the effects of nationalized internet propaganda years before it became a front-page story in 2016. Now he has written a book about what has come before and the incredible new tools for rooting out the truth. ... Earlier this year, PublicAffairs published his book, The Reality Game: How the Next Wave of Technology Will Break the Truth.

Weekly News Digests
COVID-19 NEWS: EdSurge's 'How Librarians Continue Their Work Digitally Even as Coronavirus Closes Libraries'
EdSurge shares the following: "To get a sense of what the widespread closure of libraries could mean, and hear some creative ways libraries are reaching out digitally, we talked with Jessamyn West, an educational technologist who runs the librarian.net blog. ..."
COVID-19 NEWS: American Libraries' 'Fighting Fake News in the Pandemic'
Sarah Ostman writes the following for American Libraries' The Scoop blog: "The coronavirus pandemic is rife with misinformation. Use your library's digital reach to help people sniff out fake news."
COVID-19 NEWS: ACS's 'Can Soap Really "Kill" the Coronavirus?'
The American Chemical Society (ACS) has a YouTube series, Reactions, that "uncovers the chemistry all around us. We answer the burning questions you've always wanted to ask. …"
COVID-19 NEWS: IFLA's 'COVID-19 and the Global Library Field'
IFLA published a resource for tracking library closures and restrictions, as well as related news.
COVID-19 NEWS: Academic Libraries Compile Lists of Companies Offering Free Resources
With more and more colleges and universities going online-only due to COVID-19, vendors are stepping up to support libraries during this difficult time.
COVID-19 NEWS: ARL's 'The Contribution Research Libraries Are Making'
The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) published a reflection on the way research libraries provide assistance in times of crisis.
COVID-19 NEWS: PR Daily's 'Why COVID-19 Should Prompt Questions About Cybersecurity'
PR Daily notes the following: "For many employees, telework is not a new concept, but for entire organizations, this level of remote work is unprecedented. We are seeing companies update their policies to reflect the current landscape and ramp up contingency plans."

NewsLink Spotlight
Pew Research Center Enters a New Decade
by Brandi Scardilli
NewsBreaks often covers the latest surveys and reports from Pew Research Center, "a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world."

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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.

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