SunSentinel: 3D-printed guns lead Broward libraries to suspend printers’ use

SunSentinel: 3D-printed guns lead Broward libraries to suspend printers’ use. “If you’re looking to print out something in 3-D, don’t bother going to a Broward County library because theirs have been temporarily shelved over concerns they could be used to make a gun or other dangerous weapons.”

American Libraries: Free webinar on blockchain for libraries

American Libraries: Free webinar on blockchain for libraries. “The Blockchain National Forum, held at San José State University iSchool in Summer 2018, brought together experts in the information professions, business, government, and urban planning to develop recommendations on the future uses of blockchain technology within the information professions.”

ALA: New intellectual freedom resources for libraries on social media and controversial programs

ALA: New intellectual freedom resources for libraries on social media and controversial programs. “In response to program cancellations and rising concerns about social media access and privacy, the ALA Intellectual Freedom Committee published new guidelines and a Q&A for library workers. ‘Social Media Guidelines for Public and Academic Libraries’ provides a policy framework for public and academic libraries that use social media. Topics range from staff responsibilities and acceptable behavior, to privacy and reconsideration forms.”

DPLA: DPLA launches Open Bookshelf, a Collection of Free Ebooks

DPLA: DPLA launches Open Bookshelf, a Collection of Free Ebooks. “The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is pleased to announce the launch of Open Bookshelf, a digital library collection of popular books free to download and handpicked by librarians across the US. The collection currently has more than 1,000 books, with new titles added daily. Open Bookshelf is designed both for libraries and for readers: it is currently available to libraries through the DPLA Exchange and to readers via the SimplyE mobile app.”

Xinhuanet: Library alliance along Silk Road boosts common development

Xinhuanet: Library alliance along Silk Road boosts common development. “More than 20 libraries from countries and regions along the Silk Road organized into an alliance Monday to cooperate on document sharing, classics protection and digitalization. Initiated by the National Library of China (NLC), the alliance has the first batch of 24 members from countries and regions such as Bangladesh, Belarus, Malaysia, Mongolia, Thailand and Vietnam.”