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A Roundup of COVID-19's Impact on Higher Education
by Nancy K. Herther
A recent report from The Chronicle of Higher Education notes that by "altering every part of the educational experience," COVID-19 is having a profound effect on the very nature and structure of higher education in the U.S. and around the world.

Weekly News Digests
Reactions to Penguin Random House's Planned Acquisition of Simon & Schuster
Porter Anderson gathers thoughts for Publishing Perspectives, John Maher shares industry responses for Publishers Weekly, Nate Hoffelder blogs at The Digital Reader, and The Atlantic's Franklin Foer analyzes how Amazon plays into the acquisition.
Bookshop's Imperative to 'Dethrone' Amazon
Kara Weisenstein writes the following: "Launched just last January, the [Bookshop] online bookstore seeks to be the indie alternative to Amazon, with a chunk of proceeds getting kicked back to small stores."
'Reading for Pleasure Can Help Reduce Pandemic Stress, Increase Empathy …' by Eloise Therien
Eloise Therien reports the following for Canadian site Global News: "According to Dr. Robin Bright with the University of Lethbridge, outlets such as reading a novel could boost one's emotional well-being."
COVID-19 NEWS: REALM Project Shares New Findings About the Virus' Survival on Building Materials
OCLC announced the latest results from the Reopening Archives, Libraries, and Museums (REALM) Project, which "is designed to generate scientific information to support the handling of core library, museum, and archival materials as these institutions resume operations and reopen to the public."
bibliotheca Libraries Get Access to ComicsPlus Content
bibliotheca has partnered with LibraryPass and its ComicsPlus service to offer bibliotheca's library customers unlimited, simultaneous access to ComicsPlus' catalog of 20,000-plus digital comics, graphic novels, and manga.

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Pew Research Center Studies Life During the Pandemic
by Brandi Scardilli
NewsBreaks often covers recent surveys and reports from Pew Research Center, "a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world." This article features some of the latest reports from each section.

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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.

2022/502pp softbound/ISBN 978-1-57387-586-8 | $47.50

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