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Being Yourself at Work: Notes on Equality and Diversity in Tech
by Marianne Kay
Despite the challenges associated with overcoming stereotypes and biases, the business case for greater diversity at the workplace is overwhelming. Diversity gives organizations access to a wider range of talent, as well as the ability to understand the needs of all of their customers. And the case for professionals to be themselves, even if they don't "fit in" with the team in the traditional sense, is just as convincing as the need for diversity in management. Being your true self at work is associated with higher levels of well-being, engagement, and motivation.

Weekly News Digests
Updates on the Internet Archive Lawsuit
Matthew Gault writes the following for VICE: "In a brief filed in a New York district court on [July 28], the Internet Archive fired back in response to a lawsuit brought against it by five of the world's largest publishers. The lawsuit seeks to shut down an online National Emergency Library started by the Internet Archive during the Covid-19 pandemic and levy millions of dollars in fines against the organization."
COVID-19 NEWS: Libraries Take Different Approaches to Reopening
The Bennington Banner reports that Wardsboro (Vt.) Public Library's staff "resigned after being at odds with the board of trustees over whether to open for in-person service during the coronavirus pandemic."
COVID-19 NEWS: APA Releases Latest Survey Results About Stress in America
The American Psychological Association (APA) published the results of its latest survey, which shows that majorities "of Republicans (65%) and Democrats (88%) report that they find [that] preventive measures like wearing masks and physical distancing are reassuring, and [they] agree that it is stressful to be around others when they do not take these steps (66% Republicans, 87% Democrats)."
COVID-19 NEWS: 'Librarians Alarmed About Coronavirus Safety at D.C.'s Reopened Public Libraries'
Julie Zauzmer writes the following for The Washington Post: "When the District's public libraries began gradually reopening in late May, many residents rushed to check out books for the first time in six weeks. By mid-July, the library was opening its doors for six hours a day, five days a week, for patrons who could come inside to borrow items and spend time using public computers at 14 locations."
SAGE Releases 5-Year Impact Factors for SBS Journals
SAGE published 5-year Journal Impact Factors (JIFs) for all of its social and behavioral science (SBS) journals. ... "This is the second year that SAGE has published JIF data from a five-year period in a move to widen the conversation about alternative measurements of research articles that better demonstrate their impact."

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Faces of Econtent, Part 1
by Nancy Davis Kho
Nancy Davis Kho interviews people in the econtent field about their jobs and most memorable professional experiences for EContent magazine, which is now part of Information Today. Here are her first interviews since the merger.

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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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