Library Link of the Day

July 2017

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  1. Why Grown-Up Muggles Should Read ‘Harry Potter’ [The New York Times]
  2. Is Amazon getting too big? [USA Today]
  3. US court grants Elsevier millions in damages from Sci-Hub [Nature]
  4. The Librarian Who Guarded the Manhattan Project’s Secrets [Atlas Obscura]
  5. In Chicago, Chardonnay line still getting laughs for Hillary Clinton [Chicago Tribune]
  6. Hand copyright control back to authors [Newsroom]
  7. Search Algorithms Kept Me From My Sister for 14 Years [Wired]
  8. Bookstores holding their own against digital onslaught [CBS News]
  9. Textbook-Counterfeiting Cage Match [Inside Higher Ed]
  10. Pressure to publish in journals drives too much cookie-cutter research [The Guardian]
  11. NLB manager jailed and fined for compromising members’ data in attempts to help loanshark [The Independent]
  12. Everybody lies: how Google search reveals our darkest secrets [The Guardian]
  13. Cheap textbooks from Rice's OpenStax bring .2 million in savings [The Houston Chronicle]
  14. The opioid epidemic is so bad that librarians are learning how to treat overdoses [CNN]
  15. This Is the Future of Libraries in the Digital Age [Architectural Digest]
  16. Biology's Roiling Debate Over Publishing Research Early [Wired]
  17. Monkey selfie photographer says he's broke: 'I'm thinking of dog walking' [The Guardian]
  18. Known Alias: How Stephen King Was Outed as Richard Bachman [Mental Floss]
  19. The news industry is worried Facebook and Google have far too much power [The Verge]
  20. How I stopped hoarding all the books, videos and CDs I could find [The Houston Chronicle]
  21. Elon Musk: Artificial Intelligence Poses 'Existential Risk' [Morning Edition]
  22. Michael Bierut: How to design a library that makes kids want to read [TED]
  23. Explorations of a Very-large-screen Digital Library Interface [D-Lib Magazine]
  24. Major German Universities Cancel Elsevier Contracts [The Scientist]
  25. Who’s Who? Who Cares [Tedium]
  26. Toronto Public Library Allows Neo-Nazi Memorial For Barbara Kulaszka To Go Ahead [The Huffington Post]
  27. Scientific Journals Publish Bogus Paper About Midi-chlorians from Star Wars [Gizmodo]
  28. The Library of Congress opened its catalogs to the world. Here’s why it matters [PBS]
  29. Sci-Hub’s cache of pirated papers is so big, subscription journals are doomed, data analyst suggests [Science]
  30. The War on the Freedom of Information Act [The Atlantic]
  31. Zines defy death by digital [The Sydney Morning Herald]

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