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Magazine article Information Today

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* The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) released the "IFLA Statement on Privacy in the Library Environment." It aims to help libraries and information services deal with threats to privacy, such as mass government surveillance and commercial user data collection. Also discussed are current challenges to the protection of user privacy, relevant international statements about privacy as a right, related IFLA policies, and recommendations to libraries and information services about how to advocate for privacy protection and to protect user privacy in libraries. Source: International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (ifla.org)

* Pearson extended its partnership with Knowledge Factor to continue using Knowledge Factor's amplifire as the learning software underlying the Dynamic Study Modules in Pearson's MyLab & Mastering collection. These modules help highereducation teachers continuously assess students' performance and activity, as well as use data and analytics to customize content in real time. Since 2012, Dynamic Study Modules have been implemented into more than 350 MyLab & Mastering tools. Source: Knowledge Factor (knowledgefactor.com)

* The full text of ProQuest's scholarly content (journals and working papers, etc.) was indexed in Google Scholar. Now Google Scholar and ProQuest users can more easily find content, and libraries' subscribed collections are more discoverable. ProQuest users searching Google Scholar will be recognized on the ProQuest platform and can access full-text documents in their library's collections. …

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