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Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Don't miss Greetings From Ventnor City, the newest title in Jane Kellys Meg Daniels mystery series from Information Today, Inc.’s sister company, Plexus Publishing, Inc.

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"Greetings From Ventnor City has it all: a gripping mystery, twists and turns, and Kelly’s signature humor! Don’t miss this one."
—Lisa Regan, USA TODAY and Wall Street Journal bestselling crime fiction author
Meg Daniels, who has solved several local mysteries thanks to her amateur sleuthing, meets a woman asking for help in learning the fate of the sister she last knew as a 19-year-old who ran away from her Ventnor home in 1968. Rock idol Xander Frost, who has been trying to make friends with Meg in the hopes of learning how ordinary people live, persuades Meg to take the case, and the unlikely duo travel up and down the Jersey Shore and beyond to interview the people who had known Sarah Johnson best. As they retrace her steps—and Meg gets a taste of the rock star life—they discover that there might be a sinister reason the trail has been cold for so long. Was she a rebellious teenager who got swept up in the counterculture and broke free of her restrictive family? Or did someone want her out of the way ... permanently?
"Meg Daniels is in it again, and readers are in for yet another exhilarating ride of twists and turns. Greetings From Ventnor City had me alternately laughing and cringing at Meg’s trademark wit, unusual experiences, and unerring ability to dig out the truth, come hell or high water."
—Jane Gorman, author of the Adam Kaminski mystery series

303 pp/trade paperback | ISBN 978-1-940091-06-8 | $14.95
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Zooming In During the Pandemic: Work Life Online
by Nancy K. Herther
Videoconferencing isn't new, but its recent growth has set new records. A 2019 survey from Wainhouse Research found that "over 250 decision makers across 200 commercial enterprises revealed that the average respondent uses video or participates in a meeting with video in 45% of their total meetings." The growth in the past few months is staggering. Zoom company officials announced a new milestone on April 22: It has more than 300 million daily Zoom meeting participants, up from just 10 million in December 2019.

Weekly News Digests
COVID-19 NEWS: 'Reopening Libraries in New Zealand: Slow and Steady Wins the Race'
Justin Hoenke writes the following for his blog, Justin the Librarian: "[Last] week our libraries here in Wellington, New Zealand began the process of reopening our spaces to the public. ... There were many meetings and discussions around what reopening could look like and all angles and ideas were heard, considered, and then eventually decided upon."
COVID-19 NEWS: 'Libraries Around the World Prepare for a New Normal'
bibliotheca published an article stating the following: "Across the world, many countries have begun a gradual reopening of public life in an attempt to return a sense of normalcy to residents' lives and diminish the economic impact of the Covid-19 global pandemic. ... [L]ibraries are struggling to figure out the best course of action to safely resume providing services to their communities."
COVID-19 NEWS: 'FlatWorld Announces Textbooks Will Include COVID-19 Updates for Fall Semester'
Twenty-plus FlatWorld authors made substantial additions to their textbooks to reflect how COVID-19 has impacted their fields. FlatWorld will start publishing these revised textbooks over the summer, and it plans to update more than a dozen titles by the start of the fall 2020 semester.
COVID-19 NEWS: Inside Higher Ed's 'What It's Gonna Take'
Elizabeth Redden writes the following for Inside Higher Ed: "As college administrators across the country continue announcing plans to reopen their institutions this fall, two important questions have been largely lost in the debates over those decisions. What will it take for colleges to reopen responsibly as long as there is no vaccine or treatment for COVID-19--and how realistic is it that colleges can put measures in place by fall?"
COVID-19 NEWS: Inside Higher Ed's 'Open-Access Publishing and the Coronavirus'
Jack Grove writes the following for Inside Higher Ed: "The unrestricted sharing of scientific papers during the coronavirus pandemic may have hastened the shift toward more open-access publishing, scientists believe, as several leading journals move to make content publicly available."

NewsLink Spotlight
Combating Misformation and Disinformation on the Web: A Roundup
by Brandi Scardilli
The act of spreading misinformation and/or disinformation on the internet has been around since before the 2016 presidential election, but it was the campaign and its aftermath that ramped up public knowledge of so-called fake news. Here's a sampling of NewsBreaks' and Information Today's coverage of this ongoing issue over the past several years.

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