What's new in library tech! Welcome to our monthly collection of fun and hopefully useful news items from our great twitter feed and wherever else we find them.
It's pandemic time, and quite possibly, your library is closed. We've compiled some newsbytes we hope will be useful to you at home or wherever you are. Libraries will be the beneficiaries of a new $50 million grant program that is included in the new CARES Act. EveryLibrary, ALA, and Marshall Breeding have all published resources for Libraries on coronavirus. Publishers Weekly has pulled together an astonishing list of mostly free online offers we hope you'll like. The FCC has waived E-Rate gift rules to encourage your Internet provider to upgrade your Internet connectivity. Booklist and Book Links content is now free until further notice. Sad to say that there is a new bill in Tennessee that threatens librarians with fines or jail time. On the plus side, we offer you 2,500 free online museum tours to while away the hours and also welcome news that Macmillan has quietly abandoned its library e-book embargo. Whew! That's a lot!
Where else can you find such a dense assortment of library tech news? Here's your library tech newsbytes for April.