Library Link of the Day

August 2018

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  1. Inside Facebook, Twitter and Google's AI battle over your social lives [CNET]
  2. Cologne archaeologists unearth oldest library in Germany [The Art Newspaper]
  3. Yes, 'Hate Groups' Can Hold Meetings in Libraries, Too [Reason.com]
  4. Libraries become unlikely front in opioid epidemic [News 12 The Bronx]
  5. Microfilm Lasts Half a Millennium [The Atlantic]
  6. How to Teach Information Literacy in an Era of Lies [The Chronicle of Higher Education]
  7. ‘Impostors’ Manipulate Google With Fake Takedown Request [TorrentFreak]
  8. Alex Jones is a crackpot—but banning him from Facebook might be a bad idea [Ars Technica]
  9. The Draconian Dictionary Is Back [The Atlantic]
  10. Booksquashing [The Bodleian Libraries]
  11. Tor Scales Back Library E-book Lending as Part of Test [Publishers Weekly]
  12. Being a Victorian Librarian Was Oh-So-Dangerous [JSTOR Daily]
  13. The Crack Squad of Librarians Who Track Down Half-Forgotten Books [Atlas Obscura]
  14. Leveraging Elsevier’s Creative Commons License Requirement to Undermine Embargo [Journal of Copyright in Education and Librarianship]
  15. B.C. economist in grim battle against deceptive scholarship [The Vancouver Sun]
  16. LGBTQ displays not allowed at any Washington County libraries [Good4Utah]
  17. Predatory publishers: the journals that churn out fake science [The Guardian]
  18. Can you read at superhuman speeds? [BBC Future]
  19. How Unpaywall is transforming open science [Nature]
  20. On Not Being Able to Read [Longreads]
  21. Calculating (and Acknowledging) the Costs of OER [Inside Higher Ed]
  22. Yes, teens are texting and using social media instead of reading books, researchers say [The Washington Post]
  23. The Complexity of Simply Searching for Medical Advice [Wired]
  24. Fitting Fitness into Library Programming [Public Libraries Online]
  25. Freedom of information request for York University eresource costs denied [Miskatonic University Press]
  26. New Logo and Identity for Library of Congress by Pentagram [Brand New]
  27. Who Gets to Read the Research We Pay For? [Slate]
  28. The 2018 Mindset list For the Class of 2022 [Beloit College]
  29. No more late fines: Kitsap Regional Library calls them a barrier to borrowing [Kitsap Sun]
  30. Trump threatens Google over alleged biased search results [Fox News]
  31. 'Protect our children': Baptist ministers, supporters speak out against Drag Queen Story Hour [AL.com]

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