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Christopher Brannon and George Williams | Movers & Shakers 2023—Innovators

Judge Rules Against Internet Archive in Open Library Project Suit

New Academic Librarian Survey Offers Perspectives on AI in Higher Ed

Tech Tools: Critical for Access to Library Resources

Tech Tools: Critical for Access to Library Resources

Closer to Home: Libraries Providing Home Broadband

Vermont State College and University Libraries Propose Going All-Digital


Distrust: Big Data, Data-Torturing, and the Assault on Science

Meta Malcolm Gladwell fans will likely enjoy.

Academic Movers Q&A: Elizabeth Szkirpan, Advocating for Library Technical Services Workers

Four Battlegrounds: Power in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

Recommended for both public and university libraries.

Pioneer Library System Bridges the Digital Divide in Parks | Field Reports

DPLA to Expand Collaboration with Wikimedia Following Sloan Foundation Grant


Proving Ground: The Untold Story of the Six Women Who Programmed the World’s First Modern Computer

A solid audio that will be popular with fans of WWII stories, computer history, and the overlooked contributions of women.

Lethal Tides: Mary Sears and the Marine Scientists Who Helped Win World War II

This audiobook, recounting the tremendous accomplishments of women working in unaccommodating and unappreciative environments, should appeal to readers of women’s studies and history. Share with fans of Beverly Weintraub’s Wings of Gold or Liza Mundy’s Code Girls. Librarians may also enjoy reading about the important cataloging work done by one of Sears’s primary researchers, the multilingual oceanographic librarian Mary Grier.

Hiveclass Rolls Out Youth Sports Training Digital Platform for Libraries

Academic Movers Q&A: Elisandro Cabada on Using Technology for Service and Outreach


Writing the Revolution: Wikipedia and the Survival of Facts in the Digital Age

Ford pushes readers to more deeply understand how pieces of information become accepted, often unquestioned facts online and issues a call to promote data literacy. Highly recommended.

Astrotopia: The Dangerous Religion of the Corporate Space Race

A singular perspective on space technology, with unexpected comparisons to colonialism that will make readers think twice about the future of humanity on other planets.

Computing Taste: Algorithms and the Makers of Music Recommendation

Seaver offers insight into algorithmic music recommendations that’s entertaining and easily digestible for laypeople.

Digital Literacy: Skills & Strategies

Librarians who need to give crash courses in digital literacy can get fast facts from the essays’ introductions, and the full entries will be valuable to those who have more time to go over them in classrooms where information literacy is part of the curriculum. Essential for professional-development and library-school collections.

Brooklyn’s Books Unbanned Continues to Grow

Beyond Collections: How Some Libraries are Seeing Better Engagement with Programs, Outreach, Collections & More

Open for Growth: Open Source Platforms on the Rise

Pottsboro Library Receives National Digital Navigator Corps Grant

White House: Make Public Access to Research Immediate

ITHAKA Invests in Open Access Annotation Service Hypothesis

Las Vegas Library Provides Smartphones, Unlimited Data to Unhoused Patrons


Time To Think Small: How Nimble Environmental Technologies Can Solve the Planet’s Biggest Problems

Myers’s call-to-action and survey of current tech may appeal to environmentally conscious readers.

Smitten Kitchen Keepers: New Classics for Your Forever Files

Essential for all collections. The cookbook, like the recipes it shares, is a keeper.

Hoopla Has a Content Problem: Here’s How To Fix It | Backtalk

Where Big Tech Went Wrong, Myths about Surveillance, Mother of Invention, and More in Engineering and Technology | Academic Best Sellers

#NoTechforICE Campaign Protests Data Vendor Contracts with ICE

Prince George’s County Memorial Library System, Maryland State Library Launch Guide to Indigenous Maryland


Survival of the Richest: Escape Fantasies of the Tech Billionaires

Rushkoff’s anecdotes and relatable voice will attract readers interested in technology and business, as well as those who want to know more about how wealthy tech magnates live.

DPLA Takes a Look Ahead | ALA Annual 2022

Value Added: Getting the Most Out of Databases

Delaware to Expand Statewide Telehealth Program | ALA Annual 2022


Inventor of the Future: The Visionary Life of Buckminster Fuller

This dense biography is best for readers seeking a deep understanding of a countercultural icon of futurist thinking that has impacted many modern tech industry leaders.

How To Stay Smart in a Smart World: Why Human Intelligence Still Beats Algorithms

Gigerenzer explains why technology is so addictive and offers tips for fostering digital self-control. A seriously compelling, eye-opening, and well-researched investigation.

Proving Ground: The Untold Story of the Six Women Who Programmed the World’s First Modern Computer

A compelling account of an underappreciated group of pioneering women.

The Chaos Machine: The Inside Story of How Social Media Rewired Our Minds and Our World

A deeply researched and well-written study for anybody interested in social media or technology and their effects on society and the transmission of news.

OCLC Files Lawsuit Against Clarivate Analytics

Connecting at Scale | Editorial

Three Libraries Work with Teens to Pilot VR Program for Mental Health

CMU Receives NEH Grant To Develop Bibliographic Tools

Academic Librarians View Analytics as Vital, but Want Less Expensive, Easier Tools

JSTOR Makes Institutions’ Special Collections More Accessible

Re-envisioning Web Preservation with The Weekly List | Peer to Peer Review

Analytics Play a Key Role in Campus Library Operations

Reporters Without Borders’ Uncensored Library Uses Minecraft To Provide Access to Censored Work

E-Access, Innovation, and Adoption | PLA 2022

New Tech Tools Aim for a Seamless Library Experience

VR Job Training Launched at Clayton County Library System

New database employs cutting edge technology to offer key insights on the history of British colonies in the Caribbean

Holocaust Denial Materials and Other Fascist Content Removed from Library Ebook Platforms

MIT Highlights Distinctive Collections Through “A Lab of One’s Own” Video Game

ALA, IMLS Sponsored Privacy Field Guides Launched

REFORMA Virtual Meeting Harassed by Racist Zoombombers

KCLS, BiblioCommons Machine Learning Pilot Profiled at LibLearnX

Library of Congress Trains Machine Learning Tool with Crowdsourcing

Three Trends Shaping the Future of Libraries

Charlotte Mecklenburg Addresses Digital Divide with 20,000 Computers and Free Neighborhood Wi-Fi

Ithaka Big Data Report Enlists Librarian Cohorts, Provides Professional Development

AAP Sues Maryland Over Library Ebook Law

AAP Sues Maryland Over Law Requiring Publishers to License Ebooks to Libraries Under “Reasonable Terms”

Best Science & Technology of 2021

Spotify Acquires Audiobook Distributor Findaway

Las Vegas–Clark County Library District Partners with Transportation Commission for Free Digital Content on Buses

Craft, Human-Robot Collaboration, Our Polluted Media Landscape, and More in Engineering and Tech | Academic Best Sellers

ACRL and PLA Launch Benchmark, a Library Data Analysis Tool

Global Change Games | Programs That Pop

Kent District Library to Launch Local Music Streaming Platform

Your Library Now Open! Keep It Safe and Secure with Quipu’s PITS®

OverDrive Refines Readtelligence, a New AI-Driven Collection Management Tool

PLA Technology Survey Highlights Crucial Role Libraries Play in Digital Equity

Gale Launches New Online Adult High School Program for Public Libraries

FCC to Open Second 15-Day Window for Emergency Connectivity Fund Applications on September 28

Library, Info Tech Groups React to Senate Passage of Infrastructure Bill

Add Antiracism to Your Web Usability Work

OverDrive To Launch AI Driven Collection Management Tool

Library Funding: ARPA in Action

New Technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution | ALA Annual 2021

Accessible, Not Just Discoverable: Ensuring Accessibility in Digital Collections | ALA Annual 2021

Publishers, Libraries Making Progress on Accessibility | ALA Annual 2021


Encyclopedia of Artificial Intelligence: The Past, Present, and Future of AI

Beginners will find some important information here, along with a great deal for specialists, but there isn’t much on regulation and policy issues.

IBM, YALSA Partnership Offers Free P-TECH Digital Learning Platform Access

21st Century Libraries: Changing from the Ground Up

Full Stream Ahead: What's Next for Streaming Media

UNC Libraries’ Machine Learning Project Analyzes State’s Jim Crow Laws

OverDrive is Acquiring Kanopy

Evolving Library Services

Clarivate To Acquire ProQuest

DPLA Agreement Makes Amazon Publishing Ebooks and Audiobooks Available to Libraries

DPLA To Make Amazon Publishing Ebooks and Audiobooks Available to Libraries

Clarivate is Acquiring ProQuest For $5.3 Billion

FCC to Launch $7.17 Billion Connectivity Fund Program Providing Funding to Schools and Libraries

Three Stories Your Library Should Be Telling Right Now

Marketing Platforms | Product Spotlight

FCC Announces Start Date of Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

The Ascent of Information: Books, Bits, Genes, Machines, and Life’s Unending Algorithm

Scharf’s book lacks a truly unifying argument, especially with regard to moral rights and wrongs, but it is a fascinating study of information and its types.


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