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OverDrive to Launch New Hub, Other Features | Digipalooza 2023

How to Use Data to Get More Patrons Engaged & Through the Door


The Hank Show: How a House-Painting, Drug-Running DEA Informant Built the Machine That Rules Our Lives

A timely book that reads like a Hunter S. Thompson adventure. A recommended purchase for libraries with computer science, public policy, or current events collections.

Traffic: Genius, Rivalry, and Delusion in the Billion-Dollar Race To Go Viral

Ideal for internet-culture aficionados as well as listeners interested in insider peeks at dot-com businesses of the recent past.

University of Iowa Librarians Use Medical Imaging Technology To Reveal Hidden Book Fragments

Advocating for the Right to Read | Digipalooza 2023

Your Face Belongs to Us: A Secretive Startup’s Quest To End Privacy as We Know It

This prime example of exemplary investigative reporting spotlights the hazards of unregulated big data mining.

5 Ways Smart Lockers are Transforming Library Capabilities

Inside the Anti-Ownership Ebook Economy | Peer To Peer Review


How Data Happened: A History from the Age of Reason to the Age of Algorithms

Wiggins and Jones’s analysis of how data has been gathered, interpreted, and disseminated over the past century raises many questions about how data will be used in future endeavors. A thought-provoking and well-researched discussion that should appeal to fans of Sinan Aral’s The Hype Machine.

Handbook of Research on Advanced Practical Approaches to Deepfake Detection and Applications

The intended audience appears to be computer engineers or IT professionals, not general readers. This book’s reach and technical jargon limit it from being an essential or recommended purchase.

Vendor News Roundup June–July 2023


Battlefield Cyber: How China and Russia Are Undermining Our Democracy and National Security

Still, the confirmed successes of Chinese and Russian cyberwarfare make this book a gripping and highly recommended read.

Fancy Bear Goes Phishing: The Dark History of the Information Age, in Five Extraordinary Hacks

This introduction to the hacker history and hackers’ incentives is a welcome addition for computers and technology collections. Will likely appeal to many types of readers.

AI, ChatGPT Are Focus at Top Tech Trends Panel | ALA Annual 2023

Georgia Public Library Service Distributes 7,000 Chromebooks, 2,800 Launchpad Tablets

Watch and Learn: Educational Video Resources In Demand


The Hidden History of Code Breaking: The Secret World of Cyphers, Uncrackable Codes, and Elusive Encryptions

An accessible history of decryption with elements that will appeal to casual history buffs and solvers of word puzzles.

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

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

Ithaka Big Data Report Enlists Librarian Cohorts, Provides Professional Development

AAP Sues Maryland Over Library Ebook Law

Best Science & Technology of 2021

Spotify Acquires Audiobook Distributor Findaway

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

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

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


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