Library Link of the Day

December 2020

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  1. Meet GPT-3. It Has Learned to Code (and Blog and Argue). [The New York Times]
  2. Pretty Soon There’ll Be Just One Big Book Publisher Left [The New Republic]
  3. How Prestige Journals Remain Elite, Exclusive And Exclusionary [Forbes]
  4. Can a Patron Who Gets Sick Sue the Library? [American Libraries]
  5. Amazon Publishing in Talks to Offer E-books to Public Libraries [Publishers Weekly]
  6. College undergrads find hidden text on medieval manuscript via UV imaging [Ars Technica]
  7. Infodemic: The other face of epidemics (COVID-19) [Open Access Government]
  8. Using Elliot Page's 'Deadname' is a Problem—Here's Why [Newsweek]
  9. Want Vaccines Fast? Suspend Intellectual Property Rights [The New York Times]
  10. Library Leaders Brace for Budget Cuts [Inside Higher Ed]
  11. Gaming on a Budget? Try Your Local Library [Wired]
  12. Why Some Libraries Are Ending Fines [The Atlantic]
  13. The Impacts of COVID-19 on Academic Library Budgets: Fall 2020 [The Scholarly Kitchen]
  14. They Will Kill Your Library, Too [Current Affairs]
  15. Tome raiders: solving the great book heist [The Guardian]
  16. Publishing saw upheaval in 2020, but 'books are resilient' [ABC News]
  17. How Science Beat the Virus [The Atlantic]
  18. Ten Stories That Shaped 2020 [LISNews]
  19. Chattanooga library suspends protest leader C-Grimey to investigate burning of conservative books [Chattanooga Times Free Press]
  20. Nature journals debut open-access models [Physics Today]
  21. How teachers are sacrificing student privacy to stop cheating [Vox]
  22. The Mystery of the Disappearing Manuscripts [The New York Times]
  23. Facebook Groups Are Destroying America [Wired]
  24. Piracy and controversial copyright laws tucked inside COVID relief bill [CNET]
  25. Why You Can’t Copy a Recipe Book [Plagiarism Today]
  26. 2,000 Parents Demand Major Academic Publisher Drop Proctorio Surveillance Tech [Motherboard]
  27. 3 lessons from Stanford’s Covid-19 vaccine algorithm debacle [STAT]
  28. Grand Prairie Library hires a social worker to help residents: ‘Our job is more than just offering books’ [The Dallas Morning News]
  29. Save Media, Save Data, Save History [Badger Talks]
  30. The casualties of this year's viral conspiracy theories [BBC News]
  31. The Biggest Literary Scandals of 2020 [HuffPost]

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