Library Link of the Day

December 2018

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  1. The godfather of fake news [BBC News]
  2. Should Book Choices Be Private? Harold Washington Library Patron Calls For Change [CBS News]
  3. For some Iranian families separated by the travel ban, this border library offers brief moments of reunion [PRI]
  4. A Book-Length Argument for a Pop Culture 'Digital Renaissance’ [Inside Higher Ed]
  5. Potential Changes to UC’s Relationship with Elsevier in January 2019 [University of California, Davis]
  6. 'The Pirate Bay of Science' Continues to Get Attacked Around the World [Motherboard]
  7. Need a fishing pole? Cake pan? Costume? Borrow it from the library [The Wichita Eagle]
  8. Data privacy issues may be capturing more attention in China [CNBC]
  9. The long, tortured quest to make Google unbiased [The Verge]
  10. James Frey wins bad sex in fiction award for ‘dubious’ Katerina [The Guardian]
  11. Northwest Iowa Man Charged For Burning LGBTQ Library Books [Iowa Public Radio]
  12. Your Apps Know Where You Were Last Night, and They’re Not Keeping It Secret [The New York Times]
  13. Congress Using Lame Duck Session To Push Through Awful Plan To Politicize The Copyright Office [Techdirt]
  14. Vending machine provides books for students [WBFO]
  15. Why You Don't Own Your Tech [Adam Ruins Everything]
  16. Google hearing sees 'idiot' trending [BBC News]
  17. How the State, Prisons, and Guards Keep Books from Incarcerated People [Teen Vogue]
  18. Porn sites collect more user data than Netflix or Hulu. This is what they do with it. [Quartz]
  19. Why Wikipedia’s “Nuclear Option” Is the Right Call [Slate]
  20. The Debate Over Europe’s Stolen African Art [The Daily Show]
  21. Church Leaders Sue Princeton Over ‘Stolen’ Manuscripts [The New York Times]
  22. It’s time for a Bill of Data Rights [MIT Technology Review]
  23. Dr. Google Is a Liar [The New York Times]
  24. In Talks With Elsevier, UCLA Reaches for a Novel Bargaining Chip: Its Faculty [The Chronicle of Higher Education]
  25. An Overview of the Current State of Linked and Open Data in Cataloging [Information Technology and Libraries]
  26. As Facebook Raised a Privacy Wall, It Carved an Opening for Tech Giants [The New York Times]
  27. A Digital Age Book Burning [Intellectual Freedom Blog]
  28. Interview: NYPL’s chief digital officer says public is better off when libraries are ‘risk averse’ about tech [GeekWire]
  29. The Itsy-Bitsy, Teenie-Weenie, Very Litigious Bikini [The New York Times]
  30. How was it made? 3D Scanning & Printing [Victoria and Albert Museum]
  31. For the First Time in More Than 20 Years, Copyrighted Works Will Enter the Public Domain [Smithsonian Magazine]

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