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Collecting Makes a Comeback During Pandemic

RBG's Literary Legacy; Bookish Emmys | Book Pulse

Journal Article: “What Drives and Inhibits Researchers to Share and Use Open Research Data? A Systematic Literature Review to Analyze Factors Influencing Open Research Data Adoption”

Not Real News: An Associated Press Roundup of Untrue Stories Shared Widely on Social Media This Week

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 1933-2020; A Selection of Video Interviews and Lectures

University of Rochester Project Democratizes Access to Medieval English Literature

New Data From BookNet Canada: “2020 Library Use And Book Buying in Canada Half-Year Review”

Report: “Facebook Accused of Watching Instagram Users Through Cameras”

Webinar Recording and Slides: IFLA ARL Hot Topics 2020

The Fog of Implicit Bias | BackTalk

Bryan Washington Wins Young Lions Fiction Award | Book Pulse

Journal Article: “The Impact of Skim Reading and Navigation When Reading Hyperlinks On the Web”

Library and Archives Canada Publishes 2019-2020 Annual Report: “Working Today to Preserve Our Tomorrow”

Budget Reduction Announcement From University of Miami Libraries

NYT Report: “Macmillan C.E.O. John Sargent Is Departing”

Report: “The Wayback Machine and Cloudflare Want to Backstop the Web”

U.S. History: Papers of John Jay Added to Founders Online

Roundup (September 17, 2020)

New International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Study Estimates US$ 428 Billion are Needed to Connect the Remaining 3 Billion People to the Internet by 2030

Barack Obama’s 'A Promised Land' To Publish Nov. 17 | Book Pulse

John Sargent To Leave Macmillan

"Compendium Animalium": Notre Dame Librarians Create Facsimile Rare Book for Students To Handle

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CARL-LAC Report Proposes National Shared Print Network for Canada

Broward County Library’s Online “Virtual African American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC)” Gallery Now Open, Features 3D Models of African Masks, Carvings, Figurines, and More

Research Tools: Google and FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) Launch New Big Data Tool For All

PACER: “U.S. Court Records Would Be Free Under House Judiciary Bill”

Roundup (September 16, 2020)

NSF: National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) Announces New and Improved Data Resources

New Report: “Research 4.0: Research in the Age of Automation”

DeGruyter is Transforming the German Library Journal, Bibliothek Forschung und Praxis, Into Open Access via Subscribe to Open Model

New Resource: The Collective Architecture and Design Response to Covid-19 Web Archive

New Resource: The Collective Architecture and Design Response to Covid-19 Web Archive

IMLS-Funded Reading Nation Waterfall Project To Bring Curated Little Free Libraries To Native American Children

Edgarian, Hashimi, de Kerangal, Lee, Mbue, Schell, Winter: Top Literary Fiction Previews, Mar. 2021, Pt. 3 | Prepub Alert

Debut Authors Shine on Booker Prize Short List | Book Pulse

Debut Novels To Watch: Fiction Previews, Mar. 2021, Pt. 3 | Prepub Alert

Help and Inspiration: Nonfiction Previews, Mar. 2021, Pt. 3 | Prepub Alert

Report: “Google Launches Kartta Labs to Recreate Historical Maps in 3D”

Comparative Summary From Law Library of Congress: “Freedom of Expression During COVID-19”

New Report/Data: Humanity at a Crossroads, UN Warns as “Global Biodiversity Outlook 5” Published

Library of Congress Labs Launches New Tool to Search Visual Content in Historical Newspapers

Journal Article: “Directory of Open Access Journals in Keywords. Distribution and Themes of Articles”

UConn Library and Connecticut State Colleges & Universities (CSCU) Library Consortium Partner with DeGruyter on eBook Purchasing Initiative

RDM: CANARIE Awards $2M to Research Teams to Extend the Interoperability of Canadian Research Data with National and Global Systems

Roundup (September 15, 2020)

Harlequin Announces Diverse Voices Scholarship

Barack Obama’s Next Memoir Could Publish in November | Book Pulse

Touch-Free Adapters for Library Self-Check Stations Launched by Cen-Tec

A New Open Educational Series From Project Information Literacy Shares Lessons About the U.S. Media Ecosystem From the First 100 Days of Covid-19 News Coverage

ORCID Appoints Chris Shillum as New Executive Director

60 Open-Access University-Press Monographs Published Through TOME Initiative

University of Miami Libraries: Special Collections Explores Miami Beach’s Colorful History

Internet2 Community Anchor Program Awarded IMLS Grant to Fund Expanded Outreach to Tribal, Rural, and Urban Libraries Across the U.S. to Improve Their Broadband Services

Digital Preservation Coalition Announces Finalists For Digital Preservation Awards 2020

Roundup (September 14, 2020)

'Rage' by Bob Woodward Leads Library Holds| Book Pulse

Research Article: “Open Data and Open Access Articles: Exploring Connections in the Life Sciences”

LJ Talks to Ricky Riccardi, Author of "Heart Full of Rhythm: The Big Band Years of Louis Armstrong"

Scholars Foster and Gussow Unpack Race and the Blues | Music Reviews

Dolly Parton's Star Continues To Rise | Music Reviews

Provocations: 10 More Poetry Collections for Fall

Journal Article: “Analyzing Academic Mobility of U.S. Professors Based on the ORCID Data and the Carnegie Classification”

“Radical! A Retrospective of Twentieth-Century Dissent” (Digital Exhibition From Marriott Library, University of Utah)

Webinar Recording: “Standardized Rights Statements 101”

Legal Report from Law Library of Congress: “United States: Federal and State Executive Responses to COVID-19”

Urban Libraries Council (ULC) Publishes: “Digital Equity in the Age of COVID-19” Leadership Brief

Report: “Publishers are Taking the Internet to Court”

Report: Vinyl-Record Sales Top Compact Discs for First Time in 34 Years

Journal Article: “Qualitative Content Analysis of Watchlists vs Safelists: How Do They Address the Issue of Predatory Publishing?”


I Marched with Patton: A Firsthand Account of World War II Alongside One of the U.S. Army’s Greatest Generals

Of modest value as a war memoir.

Invisible Girl

Suspense fans will devour this twisted tale of intricately interwoven characters. The many turns will surprise and keep readers thinking long after they’ve finished.

America’s Racial Karma: An Invitation To Heal

Ward’s teachings focus on trauma informed resilience to liberate self and others. For readers who enjoyed Resmaa Menakem’s My Grandmother’s Hands and other works addressing how to recognize and heal racialized trauma.

Finished Off in Fondant

There are few surprises in this second book in the series, following Cobblered to Death. Even the killer is obvious, with no sparks to the standard romantic triangle. The mystery’s appeal is solely for foodies who enjoy televised competitions.

The Gratitude Project: How the Science of Thankfulness Can Rewire Our Brains for Resilience, Optimism, and the Greater Good

Readers looking for more than a fluffy, feel-good gratitude journal will enjoy this research-based affirmation of the necessity for gratitude in all areas of life.

The Price of Justice: The Myths of Lawyer Ethics

Referring to everything from classic literature to recent court cases, this work by Goldfarb makes for compelling reading. It should be required text for law students, as well as general readers interested in the law and justice.

Leonard Cohen, Untold Stories: The Early Years

This book offers a seductive blend of sometimes contradictory insights into Cohen but will be sought after only by his most devoted fans.

Fortune Favors the Dead

This is a fun whodunit for high schoolers up through adults. It’s easy to pick up and put down again, perfect for a cozy weekend read.

As the World Burns: The New Generation of Activists and the Landmark Legal Fight Against Climate Change

Recommended for those interested in environmental justice and youth advocacy.

Roundup (September 11, 2020)

Walter Mosley Honored with the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters | Book Pulse

Three Books on Climate Concerns | Science Reviews

Basketball Superstars, Hungarian Schoolgirls, Tidy Bears, Gilded Volumes, Mafia Turncoats, Venomous Puppet Masters | September What We’re Reading & Watching

Thinking About the Prophets

This fascinating and erudite account by Seeskin subtly argues for an Old Testament God concept that is far richer and more evocative than the limited vision of many philosophers. Readers interested in learning about biblical prophets will find much to uncover.

Explore the World with Virtual Travel


2020 NFL Media Guides, Record Book, and Rule Book

OER/Textbooks: OpenStax to Vastly Expand Open Education Library with Support From National Foundations

Journal Article: “Reflections on Collective Collections”

Architects and Design Team of Ottawa Public Library-Library and Archives Joint Facility Share “Bird-Friendly Design Update”

DPLA Announces Launch of Black Women’s Suffrage Digital Collection

New Infographic From CRS: “Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)”

New Report From USC Annenberg “Finds Popular Films Show Paltry Progress Toward Inclusion”

New White Paper (Springer Nature and COARD): Diversifying Readership Through Open Access: A Usage Analysis for OA Books


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