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Is Online Information Ever “Permanent?”
Your digital photos, letters, books, articles, documents, messages, etc. have no existence unless you pay attention to their preservation – or without electricity, for that matter. (You can’t really hold Zeros and Ones, Nothingness if you will, in your hands, let alone bequeath Nothingness to your heirs without taking serious steps to preserve and authenticate the data.) See, e.g. from Moritz Law Library at The Ohio State University for what PURLs are:
February 13, 2017

Foreign Language Services for non-English Speakers at Oregon Public Libraries
Multnomah County Library (MCL) patrons know that materials, signs, events, and librarians bring multi-lingual expertise to their patrons, but did you know that the Multnomah County Library and other public libraries around Oregon (and likely other states) also provide “language line” service to their patrons.
February 13, 2017

Database Access for Researchers Affected by Travel Bans: ProQuest
Other databases (Lexis, Westlaw, maybe, who knows) may start doing this too for students, scientists, and other researchers, but in the meantime:
February 13, 2017