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Tuesday, October 13, 2020

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Facebook, COVID-19, and Disinformation: The Paradox of Unlimited Global Information
by Nancy K. Herther
Results from Q2 2020, shared in July, found that Facebook has 2.7 billion monthly active users sending 100 billion-plus messages each day—making it the largest social network in the world. This year, with the COVID-19 crisis and presidential politicking, Facebook has been in the news quite a bit. In fact, it faces increasing criticism and scrutiny.

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Carnegie Mellon University 'Libraries Use Computer Vision to Explore Archival Photo Collection'
Carnegie Mellon University Libraries' blog, The Information Environment, introduced the Computer-Aided Metadata generation for Photo archives Initiative (CAMPI). ...
Exact Editions Rolls Out Collection of Black Lives Matter Content
Exact Editions and a group of its publishing partners developed a freely available Black Lives Matter resource page.
Cengage Unlimited Gets a Boost From Gutenberg Technology
Gutenberg Technology (GT) joined forces with Cengage to provide more than 14,000 etextbooks to Cengage Unlimited subscribers via GT's publishing platform.
'Google and Facebook Hate a Proposed Privacy Law …' by Jason Kint
Jason Kint writes the following in "Google and Facebook Hate a Proposed Privacy Law. News Publishers Should Embrace It." for Vox ...
Jisc and JSTOR Partner for Wider Access to Digital Collections
ITHAKA, JSTOR's parent organization, is collaborating with Jisc for an initiative that will help institutions make their digital special collections freely available.

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A Day in the Life of Five Librarians, Part 6
by Justin Hoenke
Justin Hoenke, team leader of libraries and community spaces for the Wellington City Libraries in New Zealand, has been talking to all types of library staffers for A Day in the Life, his column in Information Today. Among other things, he asks them about their typical days, moments that made them proud, their current projects, and how they balance their library work with the rest of their lives. Here's a look at his columns from May/June 2020 to November/December 2020.

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