Library Link of the Day

August 2020

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  1. Wardsboro Public Library staff resigns over reopening plans [Bennington Banner]
  2. University Research Should Be Free to All [Inside Higher Ed]
  3. Internet Archives Fires Back in Lawsuit Over Covid-19 Emergency Library [Motherboard]
  4. AI detects conflicts of interest in medical journals, spots unexpected trend [AI in Healthcare]
  5. You Want to See My Data? I Thought We Were Friends! [Nautilus]
  6. Disinformation campaigns are murky blends of truth, lies and sincere beliefs – lessons from the pandemic [The Conversation]
  7. The Truth Is Paywalled But The Lies Are Free [Current Affairs]
  8. Blackstone’s $4.7B acquisition of Ancestry raises privacy questions [MedCity News]
  9. Unmasking Misinformation [TEDx]
  10. Will COVID-19 mark the end of scientific publishing as we know it? []
  11. Prominent Hong Kong Publisher Arrested Under New National Security Law [Morning Edition]
  12. Disinfectant, Gloves And Quarantined Books: How Massachusetts Libraries Are Coping As They Slowly Reopen [WGBH]
  13. How a Bible burning in Portland reveals Russia’s efforts to upend the 2020 U.S. election [The Oregonian]
  14. 'Hundreds dead' because of Covid-19 misinformation [BBC News]
  15. What Really Scares Voting Experts About the Postal Service [The Atlantic]
  16. A Commentary on Textbooks in the Library Collection [Scarlet Galvan and Cara Cadena]
  17. Inside the fight against Russia's fake news empire [TED]
  18. A word in your ear… why the rise of audiobooks is a story worth celebrating [The Guardian]
  19. The University of Oregon is covering racist murals in its library, one of which references the need to conserve 'our racial heritage' [CNN]
  20. Facebook algorithm recommending Holocaust denial and fascist content, report finds [The Independent]
  21. Coronavirus Doctors Battle Another Scourge: Misinformation [The New York Times]
  22. Student foresaw exam crisis in winning story [BBC News]
  23. The complicated business of keeping books clean of COVID-19 [Jisc News]
  24. Instruction in Libraries and Information Centers: An Introduction [Laura Saunders and Melissa A. Wong]
  25. The Inside Story of the $8 Million Heist From the Carnegie Library [Smithsonian]
  26. Rather Than Give Away Its COVID Vaccine, Oxford Makes a Deal With Drugmaker [Kaiser Health News]
  27. REALM Project Test 3 Results Available [OCLC]
  28. Dear Colleague Letter [The Editorial Board of the Journal of Field Robotics]
  29. Portland's Most Famous Bookstore Will No Longer Sell Books on Amazon [Gizmodo]
  30. Training Matters: Student Employment and Learning in Academic Libraries [In the Library with the Lead Pipe]
  31. Printer Jam: Serious Supply Issues Disrupt the Book Industry’s Fall Season [The New York Times]

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