Each week, we reflect on the top articles, blog posts, tweets, news, thoughts, and other tidbits we’ve found interesting or useful. Enjoy!
Information professionals in the news! According to Quartz, in the past month,”hackers, librarians, scientists, and archivists had been working around the clock… to download as much federal climate and environment data off government websites as possible…” The data will be stored on servers in Europe, the US, and Canada. Efforts are ongoing.
In book news, sales of Orwell’s classic, 1984, have spiked this month. Anyone seeing increased demand at your libraries?
The Office of Intellectual Freedom of ALA issued a statement condemning government agency censorship after President Trump imposed communication rules for certain federal agencies. In response, NASA, the EPA, and several national parks created rogue Twitter accounts as a form of digital resistance against the current administration.
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