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National Library Week: April 4-10, 2021

“National Library Week (April 4 – 10, 2021) is a time to celebrate our nation’s libraries, library workers’ contributions and promote library use and support.  The theme for National Library Week 2021 is “Welcome to Your Library.”  During the pandemic, library workers continue to exceed their communities’ demands and adapt resources and services to meet their… Continue Reading

Libraries Offering Services to Seniors During COVID-19 Pandemic

Book Riot – “…According to the Central for Disease Control (CDC), eight out of ten deaths related to COVID-19 are individuals aged 65 years and older. Because of the especially high health risks, seniors and senior centers have had to take strict precautions for protection. While some seniors are able to access virtual socializing via… Continue Reading

CRS – Congressional Oversight Manual

Congressional Oversight ManualUpdated March 29, 2021: “Today’s lawmakers and congressional aides, as well as commentators and scholars, recognize that Congress’s lawmaking role does not end when it passes legislation. Oversight is considered fundamental to making sure that laws work and are being administered in an effective, efficient, and economical manner. This function is seen as… Continue Reading

Google Scholar – Track and manage your public access mandates

Google Scholar Blog – [On March 23, 2021 we added] “a Public access section to Scholar profiles to help you track and manage public access mandates for your articles. If your public Scholar profile has papers covered by public access mandates from research funding agencies, you should see a new section that looks like this.… Continue Reading

Dissemin – Fostering self-archiving of research papers in open repositories

“Dissemin detects papers behind paywalls and helps their authors to upload them in one click to an open repository. FAQ – “What is dissem.in? Dissemin is a web platform gathering metadata from many sources and analyzing the full text availability of publications of researchers. It has been designed to foster the use of repositories (rather… Continue Reading

How Books Can Address Economic Inequality

Publishers Weekly – “Economists and political activists have been issuing warnings about growing economic inequality, or the widening economic disparity between social groups, in the U.S. for years. Economic inequality includes income inequality and wealth (or ownership) inequality, and its impact can be measured in how social outcomes for people differ based on their race,… Continue Reading

HathiTrust Digital Library: Search & Collection Builder – A to Z

YouTube – HathiTrust – “Presenter: Angelina Zaytsev, User Services Librarian Are you looking for ways to zero in on just what you need for your reference interviews or research using HathiTrust Digital Library? This session provides an in-depth look at Search and Advanced Search to discover materials in the 17.4 million item collection. Learn how to… Continue Reading

Ebook Sales Model Brings Together High-Profile Players

Inside Higher Ed – “Seeking sustainable new revenue streams, 16 major university presses have partnered with a for-profit publishing house to sell digital versions of their annual front-list collections. Sixteen major university presses have signed with a Berlin-based scholarly publishing house, De Gruyter, as part of a new initiative to broker ebook sales between presses and… Continue Reading

Large Majorities of Newsmax and OAN News Consumers Also Go to Fox News

“While Fox’s audience spans ideologies on the right, its new challengers attract mainly conservatives. Last year witnessed the rise of Newsmax and One America News (OAN), two alternative media outlets seen as potential competitors to Fox News. But a new Pew Research Center survey finds that the long-standing cable superpower still has a much wider… Continue Reading

Open Syllabus Project Visualizes the 1,000,000+ Books Most Frequently Assigned in College Courses

Open Culture -“The Prince, The Canterbury Tales, The Communist Manifesto, The Souls of Black Folk, The Elements of Style: we’ve read all these, of course. Or at least we’ve read most of them (one or two for sure), if our ever-dimmer memories of high school or college are to be trusted. But we can rest assured… Continue Reading