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Re-thinking Open Library’s Book Pages

Higher Education: New Report Releases IPEDS Data on Postsecondary Tuition, Fees and Degrees

Report: “Google and Amazon are Funneling Money to Conspiracy Sites, Study Says”

59 Episodes of the Historic Public Affairs Series “Black Journal” Now Available Online via the American Archive of Public Broadcasting

New Experiment: LC Labs Testing Speech to Text Viewer

Roundup (July 8, 2020)

Details Leak from Mary Trump's Book | Book Pulse

Five Essential Literary Fiction Titles | Literary Fiction Previews, Jan. 2021, Pt. 4

Rise of the Monsters: Top Horror Titles and Trends Coming This Season

Reading with Horror Movies

Actors, Parents, Children, Captives: Memoir Previews, Jan. 2021, Pt. 4 | Prepub Alert

Feminism, Plague, Health Care, Faith| Current Events Previews, Jan. 2021, Pt. 4 | Prepub Alert

From Agatha Christie’s Disappearance to World War II and Its Aftermath | Historical Fiction Previews, Jan. 2021, Pt. 4 | Prepub Alert

Amazing Audiobooks Announced by ALA's Listen List Council | The Reader's Shelf, June 2020

Psychological Thrills from Brubaker/Phillips, Fordham/Morton Reimagine Gatsby, Scioli on Jack Kirby, Tomine's Masterly Memoir | Graphic Novels, June 2020

Georgia Tech Library Creates Black Lives Matter Reading Room

Imperial College London Launches COVID-19 Information Platform

Report: “Researchers Use AI to Highlight Zoom’s Privacy Risks”

Milestones: Affordable Learning Georgia Reaches 1 Million Downloads of Open Educational Resources

Digital Preservation: Slides, Video Recordings, and Other Materials from OPFCON Now Available Online

New Searchable Database: “SBA Data on Businesses That Received PPP Loans”

Roundup (July 7, 2020)

Mary Trump Book Releases Two Weeks Early | Book Pulse

Openings in Chicago, Indianapolis; Work Moves Forward at St. Louis County, Clinton-Macomb, Carroll County | Branching Out

Report: “Arizona State University Library Acknowledges the 22 Native Nations that Have Inhabited This Land For Centuries”

LYRASIS Announces the 2020 Catalyst Fund Recipients and Their Projects

New Educational Website “Takes a Deep Dive Into the Practicalities of Making FAIR Research Data”

Report: “New AI Project Captures Jane Austen’s Thoughts on Social Media” (Simulated Hypothetical Correspondence with Historical Figures)

Statement: British Library Commits to Becoming an Anti-Racist Organisation

New Reports and Data Roundup (Week of June July 5, 2020)

New Reports and Data Roundup (Week of July 5, 2020)

Roundup (July 6, 2020)

Simon & Schuster Gets a New Publisher | Book Pulse

Make the Right Call | Editorial

ALA’s Virtual Reality | ALA Virtual 2020

The Impact of Remote Learning on Campus Libraries

Accessibility in Watercolor & Interior Design | Crafts & DIY Reviews

Library Grants Webinar

Library Grants: Funding Options in Challenging Times

Switzerland’s SONAR Project Launching “Institutional Repository as a Service (IRaaS)” Soon

Research Resource: Stanford-MIT Healthy Elections Project “State Reports”

“Wanted Dead or Archive: How Film-Makers Repurpose Old Footage “

New Release: OpenCitations Index Adds 18 Million Citations

Summer Audio | Wyatt's World

Penn State University Libraries Needs to Reduce Spending on Library Collections by About $2.2 Million for 2020-21 Fiscal Year

Penn State University Libraries Will Need to Reduce Spending on Library Collections by About $2.2 Million for 2020-21 Fiscal Year

Four New Digital Collections From the British Library’s Endangered Archives Programme (EAP) Now Available Online

Roundup (July 3, 2020)

Rewriting the Rules: Comics Creators Heed the Call | ALA Virtual 2020

Profile: “A Librarian For Digital Times (Barbara Rockenbach Begins University Librarian Job at Yale)

Journal Article: “A Case Study Exploring Associations Between Popular Media Attention of Scientific Research and Scientific Citations”

Library Stabilization Fund Act Introduced in U.S. Congress, Legislation Would Establish a $2 Billion Fund to “Address Financial Losses and Bolster Library Services

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) Basic Criteria – Updated and Rewritten in Plain English

Rick Anderson Named University Librarian at BYU

Wikimedia Foundation Introduces First New Project in Seven Years: Abstract Wikipedia

Report From OCLC Research: “Open Content Activities in Libraries: Same Direction, Different Trajectories — Findings from the 2018 OCLC Global Council Survey “

Dutch Research Council Releases Plan S Implementation Guidelines

Roundup (July 2, 2020)

Open Access: ACM Adopts Goal of “Opening” ACM Digital Library in Next Five Years

Trump Exposés Come Out on Top | Book Pulse

Privacy, Digital Inclusion, and Remote Programming Are LITA’s Top Tech Trends | ALA Virtual 2020

Antiracism in Librarianship | ALA Virtual 2020

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LSU Renames Library; Schools Across the Nation Take Similar Steps To Address Racist Past

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Research Tools: Multiple Organizations Launch COVID Risk Levels Dashboard

University of Florida and Elsevier Announce New Open Access Pilot Agreement

Announcement: CDL, CRL, & HathiTrust Collaboration for Shared Print Infrastructure

Sen. Amy Klobuchar Introduces Senate Version of Clyburn’s House Broadband Bill

Report: “Dartmouth College Librarian Laura Braunstein Works to Diversify Crossword Puzzles”

Journal Article: “Teaching with OER During Pandemics and Beyond”

Milestones: “Celebrating a Centennial: 100 Years at the American Art and Portrait Gallery Library”

Claremont School of Theology Donates 250,000 Research Volumes and Ancient Biblical Manuscripts Collection to Internet Archive’s Open Library

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The Heart of a Leader: Fifty-Two Emotional Intelligence Insights To Advance Your Career

This informative, detailed guide to using emotional intelligence on the job is tailored to those in midcareer, seeking careers in business, or wishing to learn more about emotional intelligence. Business administration students could use this as supplemental reading for management courses.

Last Mission to Tokyo: The Extraordinary Story of the Doolittle Raiders and Their Final Fight for Justice

Will appeal to readers of military and World War II history and legal thrillers.
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Separated: Inside an American Tragedy

Readers interested in learning more about immigration policy will be drawn to this captivating account, which deftly weaves together the political and the personal.
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She Will Rise: Becoming a Warrior in the Battle for True Equality

An empowering introduction to key issues facing women; however, readers familiar with current events will be unlikely to discover new material. For readers interested in feminism and political activism.
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The Modern Detective: How Corporate Intelligence Is Reshaping the World

Maroney has crafted an entertaining read that will appeal to fans of mystery and detective stories updated for a modern world. Those interested in pursuing a career in research and investigation will also appreciate this volume.
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Memoirs of a Kamikaze: A World War II Pilot’s Inspiring Story of Survival, Honor and Reconciliation

Odachi provides personal insight on the last days of empire, and his stories of crime in Tokyo give this memoir life. This book deserves a spot next to Yasuo Kawahara’s classic autobiography Kamikaze.
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Two Trees Make a Forest: In Search of My Family’s Past Among Taiwan’s Mountains and Coasts

A poignant and beautifully written account of family, time, and place. Readers of Rowan Hisayo Buchanan’s Go Home!, which discusses home and belonging from the perspective of the Asian diaspora, or Anna Sherman’s The Bells of Old Tokyo, which explores a place alternately in the present and the past, will also enjoy.
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AOC: The Fearless Rise and Powerful Resonance of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

While there are several articles about Ocasio-Cortez, this book dives deep into her background, image, and ideas, and comes up with important insights. For readers interested in aspiring to politics.

Trauma and the 12 Steps: An Inclusive Guide to Enhancing Recovery

A must-read for addiction sponsors, mental health professionals, and anyone who has experienced or is struggling with trauma and addiction.
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Let Them Eat Pancakes: One Man’s Personal Revolution in the City of Light

An additional purchase for large collections where expat memoirs are in high demand or where Carlson’s previous work has circulated well.
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The Erratics

Similar to Maya Shanbhag Lang’s What We Carry, this account is a touching portrayal of grief, family, and what is best left unspoken.

A People Betrayed: A History of Corruption, Political Incompetence and Social Division in Modern Spain

A definitive political history of modern Spain: searing, sympathetic, analytical, and packed with enough intrigues and regime changes to excite scholars and history buffs alike.

Twilight of Democracy: The Seductive Lure of Authoritarianism

Highly recommended; the currency of this work is both engrossing and petrifying.
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Our Time Is Now: Power, Purpose, and the Fight for a Fair America

Insight into Abrams and her personal and political journey are the main strengths of this important book. Those not familiar with U.S. voting history will find it to be especially informative.
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Participatory Archives: Theory and Practice

This is a solid work for understanding the past, present, and future of participatory archives. Archivists and MLIS students and their professors will benefit from engaging in conversation about this topic and worthwhile read.

A Field Guide to Grad School: Uncovering the Hidden Curriculum

Undergraduate students considering graduate school as well as current graduate students will find the information contained here helpful, making this a useful guide for college and university libraries. Highly recommended for anyone curious about what to expect in graduate school.

Zconomy: How Gen Z Will Change the Future of Business—and What To Do About It

Vital for all businesses and organizations with any direct contact with Gen Z. Highly recommended for all university libraries supporting business and psychology curriculum.
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Meeting the Challenge of Teaching Information Literacy

Experienced instruction librarians will find themselves in familiar territory here, but new professionals might welcome the overview and reflection questions.
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The Infinite Machine: How an Army of Crypto-hackers Is Building the Next Internet with Ethereum

This will appeal to people fascinated with the possibilities of cryptocurrency, as well as those interested in the personalities involved and the business history of the concept.
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The Apocalypse Factory: Plutonium and the Making of the Atomic Age

While avid readers of World War II will turn to Richard Rhodes’s The Making of the Atomic Bomb as the definitive book on the Manhattan Project, those looking for a digestible and humanistic version of events will find Olson’s book fascinating and thought provoking. The rare crossover nonfiction for history and science readers to enjoy and ponder.
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Soul Full of Coal Dust: A Fight for Breath and Justice in Appalachia

An engrossing read for those interested in social justice.
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Outsmarting AI: Power, Profit, and Leadership in the Age of Machines

Recommended for general readers curious about AI, and business owners interested in implementing AI to realize a ROI (return on investment). A great addition to collections in which Alex Castrounis’s AI for People and Business circulates well.

Henry Kissinger and American Power: A Political Biography

This richly detailed investigation will find an appreciative audience among Cold War scholars and current history readers. See Barry Gewen’s The Inevitability of Tragedy for more insight into Kissinger’s political underpinnings.
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The Beauty of Home: Redefining Traditional Interiors

Anyone trying to emulate Flanigan’s refined, somewhat stark look will enjoy learning her methods and also poring over the inspiring photos. Those seeking a bolder, homier look should see James T. Farmer’s Arriving Home.

Wagnerism: Art and Politics in the Shadow of Music

With this multifaceted jewel of a book, Ross has produced a monumental study of Wagner’s legacy. Eighteen out of 18 anvils.
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Tomboyland

Readers of all kinds will wish to sit down with this tomboy, not just those interested in issues of androgyny. Recommended.
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The House That Rock Built: How It Took Time, Money, Music Moguls, Corporate Types, Politicians, Media, Artists, and Fans To Bring the Rock Hall to Cleveland

This informative and entertaining read will likely become the definitive volume on this important cultural center’s formation, and is a worthy companion to stand beside Nick Talevski’s useful if dated The Unofficial Encyclopedia of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
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