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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

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NewsBreaks
A Look at Google Trends
by Sophia Guevara
What is the world searching for? Google Trends can tell you. Once on the homepage, you can enter a search term and then filter it by country or expand it worldwide. You can expand the search period to 2004-present or input a custom time range. And you can further filter results using categories that include Arts & Entertainment, Finance, Health, Real Estate, and Travel. Related topics and related queries are also listed.

Weekly News Digests
EveryLibrary Institute Launches Count Week Project to Help Libraries Prove Their Value
The EveryLibrary Institute announced the following: "In collaboration with Counting Opinions, we are hosting the eMeasures Snapshot Survey and Count Week, a new reporting and comparison tool designed to capture your library's digital activity and community contributions, along with several retrospective shutdown-specific questions."
Librarians and Bookstores Support Black Lives Matter
At the beginning of June, Publishers Weekly put out a list of Black-owned bookstores, noting, "Activists across the United States are encouraging book lovers who want to show support for the ongoing protests against police violence to buy books from black-owned and African American-focused bookstores."
COVID-19 NEWS: 'Research Shows Virus Undetectable on Five Highly Circulated Library Materials After Three Days'
IMLS (Institute of Museum and Library Services) published findings from the Reopening Archives, Libraries, and Museums (REALM) Project, which is "designed to generate scientific information to support the handling of core museum, library, and archival materials as these institutions begin to resume operations and reopen to the public."
COVID-19 NEWS: 'Data Reveals 60 Percent of People Want to Stay at Home After COVID-19'
Adzooma released the findings of a survey of nearly 450 anonymous workers that show that working remotely "could be the new normal, killing the traditional office as we know it." 
U.S. Copyright Office Will Host a Virtual Public Forum on IT Modernization
The Library of Congress' (LC) Office of the Chief Information Officer and the U.S. Copyright Office are holding a virtual public forum on Copyright Office IT modernization on July 16, 2020, at 10 a.m. EDT.

NewsLink Spotlight
Libraries Making the Most of Their Resources: A Roundup
by Brandi Scardilli
We're always looking to celebrate the innovative programs and services all types of libraries come up with to serve their communities, no matter the circumstances. Here's a sampling of NewsBreaks' and Information Today's coverage of libraries over the past couple of years.

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