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Vol. 36 No. 9 — Nov/Dec 2019
EDITOR'S NOTE
Year-End Smorgasbord
by Brandi Scardilli


We are finishing out the year with a diverse set of features—as usual, there’s a little something for everyone. There is always something new to talk about when we bring up the issues of disinformation and misinformation (and fake news, the newest problem). On page 10, Dave Shumaker explores two approaches to fighting them—the demand side (education about how to spot them) and the supply side (stopping their spread). On page 13, George Pike has two approaches of his own to discuss: System 1 (intuitive) and System 2 (analytical) thinking, and how AI plays a role in implementing them (or not) in legal research. On page 15, Jess Hilburn gives us a primer on genealogy and heritage programming at the library. And on page 18, I round up the latest reports from Pew Research Center.

Don’t miss We the People on page 6—Nancy Herther sings the praises of a librarian who began recording TV news in 1979 and continued doing it for 33 years, amassing 70,000-plus tapes. A new documentary celebrates her accomplishment.

Happy reading! Brandi Scardilli


Brandi Scardilli is Editor of Information Today and Newsbreaks. Send your comments about this article to itletters@infotoday.com.
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