Library Link of the Day

January 2020

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  1. Biased Algorithms Are Easier to Fix Than Biased People [The New York Times]
  2. The Navy Installed Touch-Screen Steering Systems to Save Money. 10 Sailors Paid With Their Lives. [ProPublica]
  3. Publishing Companies Are Mad That The President Might Want to Make Federally-Funded Research Open Access [Gizmodo]
  4. Racism Dispute Roils Romance Writers Group [The New York Times]
  5. The 2010s were supposed to bring the ebook revolution. It never quite came. [Vox]
  6. How China Tracks Everyone [VICE News]
  7. Audiobooks: The rise and rise of the books you donít read [BBC]
  8. DHS monitoring apparent hack of government library program website [CNN]
  9. Free Textbooks for Law Students [Inside Higher Ed]
  10. How Libraries Help People In Cold Weather [Book Riot]
  11. Why TVs Have Become So Inexpensive [Cheddar]
  12. A scandal in Oxford: the curious case of the stolen gospel [The Guardian]
  13. The Next Big Streaming Trend? Recommendations From Actual People [Vulture]
  14. Technology Can't Fix Algorithmic Injustice [Boston Review]
  15. How One Librarian Tried to Squash Goodnight Moon [Slate]
  16. Two States. Eight Textbooks. Two American Stories. [The New York Times]
  17. Missouri bill proposes 'parental library review boards' that could land librarians in jail [The Hill]
  18. A library found it was missing $8 million of its rarest items. Nearly three years later, a man on the inside admitted to selling the items to a local bookstore [CNN]
  19. The Algorithm Study [Project Information Literacy]
  20. Scholarly Publishers Are Happy to Give Stuff Away If Someone Pays Them [Bloomberg]
  21. National Archives sorry for censoring 2017 Women's March signs [BBC News]
  22. Settlement Agreed Upon in Audio Book Captions Lawsuit [U.S. News & World Report]
  23. Beyond books: Minnesota's rural libraries find playful ways to remain relevant [StarTribune]
  24. It is absolutely fine to rip your books in half [Vox]
  25. There's A Lot Of Controversy Around The New Novel "American Dirt." Here's Everything You Need To Know About It. [Vox]
  26. Science Conferences Are Stuck in the Dark Ages [Wired]
  27. Russian journals retract more than 800 papers after Ďbombshellí investigation [Science]
  28. Itís Not What Libraries Hold; Itís Who Libraries Serve [Ithaka S+R]
  29. Do Transformative Agreements Violate Procurement Requirements? [The Scholarly Kitchen]
  30. Why the U.S. Sent Librarians Undercover to Gather Intelligence During World War II [Time]
  31. 'American Dirt' Publisher Cancels Author Tour After Threats [NPR]

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