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We can’t get together in Huntington Beach in October, but you can still see where the world of online video is going and find out how to get there first by joining us for Streaming Media West Connect, a weeklong series of video webinars that will run from Sept. 29 to Oct. 2. Best of all, these sessions are all free to attend!

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GDPR 2020: Where Compliance Lands Now
by Kelly LeBlanc
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has successfully passed its second-year mark, and with that, the European Commission (EC) has issued its first evaluation report highlighting progress made, challenges encountered, and objectives for moving forward. Additionally, the GDPR has proved itself to be a flexible regulation in support of digital solutions during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Medical Library Association Is Working to Conquer COVID-19
by Larissa Pack
The Medical Library Association (MLA) has put together COVID-19 Breaking News & Developments, a website containing frequently updated COVID-19 resources to assist information professionals in finding the most reliable and recent results when researching COVID-19.

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ALA Applauds the ACCESS the Internet Act
ALA shared the following: "U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and John Cornyn (R-TX) introduced the bipartisan Accelerating Connected Care and Education Support Services on the Internet Act (ACCESS the Internet Act), which includes funding for libraries. The $2 billion legislation addresses immediate gaps in internet access necessary for distance learning and telehealth."
The Scholarly Kitchen's 'An Antiracist Framework for Scholarly Publishing'
The Scholarly Kitchen blog published a guest post [stating that] "The Antiracism Toolkit for Allies, now available on the website of the Coalition for Diversity and Inclusion in Scholarly Communication, is the first of three planned toolkits incubated at [the Triangle Scholarly Communication Institute] that will provide a common framework, shared vocabulary, and best practices to address racial disparities specific to scholarly publishing."
COVID-19 NEWS: 'Penguin Random House Extends Temporary E-Book, Digital Audio Terms for Libraries'
Andrew Albanese reports the following for Publishers Weekly: "As the pandemic continues to impact the country, Penguin Random House has announced that it is extending its temporary digital license terms for libraries through December 31, 2020."
SAE Partners With General Motors for a STEM Education Program
SAE International and General Motors have joined forces to create Programming Each Other, a STEM curriculum program that focuses on IT. It is part of SAE International's A World in Motion program, which fosters STEM skills for pre-K–8 grade levels.
Mellon Foundation Provides Grants for Prison Education Services
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded 15 emergency grants totaling $1.5 million to help providers of higher education in prisons. According to the press release, "The grants will allow incarcerated students across the nation to continue learning while in-person instruction is paused as part of ongoing efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19."

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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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