Library Link of the Day

November 2020

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  1. To Learn the Truth, Read My Wikipedia Entry on Sichuan Peppers [The New York Times]
  2. ‘There Are Tons of Brown Faces Missing’: Publishers Step Up Diversity Efforts [The New York Times]
  3. Vandalization at Major Libraries Aims At Voter Intimidation [Book Riot]
  4. The Weight We Carry [American Libraries]
  5. 'This is revolutionary’: new online bookshop unites indies to rival Amazon [The Guardian]
  6. Rights, Transparency Central for Covid-19 Vaccines [Human Rights Watch]
  7. RIAA Abuses DMCA to Take Down Popular Tool for Downloading Online Videos [EFF]
  8. Ahead of the Curve: School Librarians Innovate and Take on New Responsibilities [School Library Journal]
  9. The Potential Role Of Open Data In Mitigating The COVID-19 Pandemic: Challenges And Opportunities [Health Affairs]
  10. Despite COVID Concerns, Library Measures Do Well at Polls in 2020 [Library Journal]
  11. Independent booksellers write a new chapter during COVID-19 [CBS News]
  12. Portland's iconic Powell's Books is selling a book-scented unisex fragrance [CNN]
  13. Fact-Checked on Facebook and Twitter, Conservatives Switch Their Apps [The New York Times]
  14. Privacy, Consent, and the Virtual One-Shot [ACRLog]
  15. How Controlled Digital Lending Makes an Entire College Library Available to Everyone Everywhere [EveryLibrary]
  16. University staff urge probe into e-book pricing 'scandal' [BBC News]
  17. Proposal to install spyware in university libraries to protect copyrights shocks academics [Coda Story]
  18. Chicago Public Library says eliminating fines has paid off [Chicago Sun-Times]
  19. Cheating-detection companies made millions during the pandemic. Now students are fighting back. [The Washington Post]
  20. The History of Dust Jackets: From Disposable to Collectible [Book Riot]
  21. As COVID Upends the Path to College, Librarians Provide Support [School Library Journal]
  22. Content strategy in LibGuides: An exploratory study [The Journal of Academic Librarianship]
  23. For Billion-Dollar COVID Vaccines, Basic Government-Funded Science Laid the Groundwork [Scientific American]
  24. 'How Fascism Works' Author On Trump's Attempts To Overturn Election Results [All Things Considered]
  25. How German Librarians Finally Caught an Elusive Book Thief [Atlas Obscura]
  26. Reading for pleasure can help reduce pandemic stress, increase empathy: experts [Global News]
  27. 'Words Matter': Why The UC Berkeley Library Is Embracing Another Term For 'Illegal Aliens' [Patch]
  28. This online book shop is trying to dethrone Amazon by siphoning its revenue to indie bookstores [Mic]
  29. Disinformation Is Rampant. Here's How Teachers Are Combatting It [Education Week Teacher]
  30. The algorithms are watching us, but who is watching the algorithms? [ZDNet]

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