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Serving YAs in Large Urban Populations Discussion Group (YALSA - Young Adult Library Services Association)

Online Doc Serving Young Adults in Large Urban Populations Midwinter 2010 Discussion Notes

by Christian Zabriskie on Thu, Feb 4, 2010 at 07:35 pm

Serving Young Adults in Large Urban Populations

YALSA Discussion Group

ALA Midwinter Meeting                       Held on January 19, 2010

Present: Christian Zabriskie Queens Library, Laura Koenig Boston Public Library, Sylvia Shaffer Cesar Chavez PCS, L. Lee Butler Randolph Community Middle School, Candice Mack Los Angeles Public Library

 

ALA Connects: Ideas for use

Serving Young Adults in Large Urban Populations

YALSA Discussion Group

ALA Midwinter Meeting                       Held on January 19, 2010

Present: Christian Zabriskie Queens Library, Laura Koenig Boston Public Library, Sylvia Shaffer Cesar Chavez PCS, L. Lee Butler Randolph Community Middle School, Candice Mack Los Angeles Public Library

 

ALA Connects: Ideas for use

- ALA Connects has listserv and document sharing abilities – this is the best single purpose spot for our communications.

- Facebook and Google for Orgs were both suggested as possibilities but  ALA Connects would put everything in one place. This is the best

 

Collection Development

- More work needs to be done to get publishers to accurately reflect our population.

- There is little currently being published which speaks directly to New Americans and ethnically mixed populations.

  • The best way to start to address this and to generally start getting our populations more in the forefront is to begin to get participants in this group to start sitting on ALA book committees
  • Only by being present in these meetings and being vocal supporters of urban youth can we hope to being to increase the influence of Urban YAs on publishing and the ALA community
  • This discussion group needs to build strong connections to the various ALA Ethnic Caucuses. These groups may be motivated to help our young people.
  • Speak to reps at booths on the trade show floor and express our concerns about inclusion and representation.

-         Immigrant does not always equate to Spanish speaker.

-         There is a considerable void in non-fiction. Some stuff from Rosen is good but needs to be edgier. Need to find informative books which, though not promoting unhealthy choices, will inform young people without castigating or diminishing them.

Members of the discussion group volunteered to start developing working bibliographies. The following is a short list of topic areas and the individuals who have begun work in them:

  • Sex Ed => Sylvie & Lee
  • Street Art => Christian
  • Gangs => Christian
  • Drama Books => Laura

Topics which still need people to work on them include

  • Drugs, the real deal
  • Gen Teen Psych
  • Sports
  • Music

These are just a start, there are many topics of particular interest to our populations which need to be identified and booklists developed to match.

 

Programming

 - “Gaming is the one thing that teens will actually come to my library for” Laura

 - Sylvie is particularly interested in duel use facilities and would like to hear from

            librarians working in similar circumstances.

-         Lee has had very good results with an “open door policy” using the school library as a safe, non-judgmental hang out space during the school day.

-         Card games have been popular at some school libraries.

-         Kaplan has a budget for charitable stuff so libraries are encouraged to reach out to them and capitalize on that.

-         Likewise Dominoes does a special rate for organizations making it cheaper to buy stacks of pizza for programs

-         Food is a winner in every library system or type that was discussed and lots of food programming work well, Candice “usually tries to have pizza”

-         other food programs include cupcake decorating and candy making

 

YA Librarian Support

-         Sylvie suggested that we begin looking into librarian support the main ideas being to get support and minimize burnout.

-         Candice pointed out that Workplace Wellness is definitely on the radar and that Lorraine Roy would be a good resource for further information.

 

Other Business and Future Plans

 - The Discussion Group Serving Young Adults in Large Urban Populations is reinstated and back to active status.

 - The group’s convener will be Christian Zabriskie (christian_zabriskie@yahoo.com) who will field questions and concerns for the group.

 - All members were encouraged to sign up on ALA Connect and to encourage the participation of others in the ALA Connect community for this discussion group.

 - Members are further encouraged to keep researching and writing about issues that are relevant to our urban Young Adults and to keep the discussion group and ALA connect community appraised of their work.

 - It was a highly-motivated high-energy group which met in Boston. It is our hope that this can be the beginning of a level of activism for this discussion group. The members who were present walked away galvanized and ready to increase their ALA and YALSA presences with the interest of YAs in Large Urban centers at the forefront of those efforts.

 - There will be a more formal meeting of the group at ALA Annual in Washington DC. We will be on the schedule, in a meeting room, hopefully with the same energy and dynamism that we had in our guerilla meeting in the lobby of the Fairmount Copley Hotel.

 

 

CZ

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YALSA Partnerships Advocating for Teens (Young Adult Library Services Association)

Discussion ALA Midwinter Wrap-up

by Amy Pelman on Mon, Jan 25, 2010 at 09:53 pm

The group discussed the committee transformation to an Interest Group.  It was decided that the new IG would meet for virtual chats once every other month, as well as maintain ongoing discussion threads, both on ALA Connect.  Stay tuned for dates and times of online chat.

The group also discussed the creation of the Partnership Toolkit through:   

-Raising awareness and encouraging member participation in our Interest Group by posting to listservs, the YALSA blog, and other publications.

-Bimonthly chat sessions

-Discussion threads and emails

The group discussed the committee transformation to an Interest Group.  It was decided that the new IG would meet for virtual chats once every other month, as well as maintain ongoing discussion threads, both on ALA Connect.  Stay tuned for dates and times of online chat.

The group also discussed the creation of the Partnership Toolkit through:   

-Raising awareness and encouraging member participation in our Interest Group by posting to listservs, the YALSA blog, and other publications.

-Bimonthly chat sessions

-Discussion threads and emails

More about the toolkit:

The Partnerships Advocating for Teens Interest Group is endeavoring to create a definitive resource for those teen services librarians who are looking to partner with organizations outside of their library.  This "Partnering Toolkit" will contain a wide-swath of useful information, examples and inspiration.

The committee decided that stories and examples are useful for a toolkit, especially when they contain a break-down of specific aspects that are transferrable to other people and organizations. 

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Librarians who Love Cats (& dogs & other pets)

Larry with Jake and Maxine

by Larry Romans (non-member) on Tue, Apr 13, 2010 at 12:40 am

Jake Gyllenhaal Morgan-Romans, Larry Romans, and Maxine Sullivan Morgan-Romans

ALCTS CRS (Continuing Resources Section)

Discussion Current scholarship

by Kurt Blythe on Mon, Apr 12, 2010 at 05:17 pm

ALCTS CRS,

Are you presently working up a paper for publication?  Are you considering a topic for presentation (including Webinars)?  Is there an area of interest which you are presently researching?  If so, please take a moment to let the CRS Education, Research & Publications Committee know.  Feel free to contact me directly or  post to the "Scholarship in progress" discussion forum at http://connect.ala.org/node/66029/og/forum/8560

Best,

Kurt (Blythe)

Chair, CRS ER&P

ALCTS CRS Research & Publications Committee (Association for Library Collections and Technical Services)

Discussion Welcome

by Kurt Blythe on Mon, Apr 12, 2010 at 04:49 pm

Welcome, fellow CRS members,

Welcome, fellow CRS members,

Please make use of this forum as you will.  It is intended to serve as a central location for scholars at all levels to engage in discussions towards the end of creating producing education materials, whether those materials be publications, presentations, Webinars, or some other form of intellectual communication.  We on the CRS Education, Research & Publications Committee hope you will establish discussions regarding the work you're doing and the work you'd like to see someone else do (we don't all have the time or wherewithal to do research at any level, but that doesn't mean we don't seek answers!).  

It is further our hope that this forum may result in collaborators finding one another, writers and presenters finding avenues for sharing their work in a pre-pub/present state, scholars finding topics of interest upon which to focus their attentions, and everyone finding out answers to questions.

Best.

Kurt Blythe

Chair, CRS ER&P

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ALCTS

Event ALCTS webinar: Archival 101: Dealing with Suppliers of Archival Products

by Debra Spidal on Fri, Apr 9, 2010 at 03:40 pm

Do you need to purchase archival supplies for your organization or even yourself? Are you confused by the terminology and not sure about what the differences between the various vendors are? Not finding exactly what you are looking for and unsure about adapting different products? Archival 101 is designed to demystify the archival product market for the layperson and non-preservation specialist.

Do you need to purchase archival supplies for your organization or even yourself? Are you confused by the terminology and not sure about what the differences between the various vendors are? Not finding exactly what you are looking for and unsure about adapting different products? Archival 101 is designed to demystify the archival product market for the layperson and non-preservation specialist. The presentation will provide an overview of the conservation and preservation issues facing libraries, cultural organizations, and individuals;, describe the terminology in use;  discuss products and offer buying tips on the different ways these can be used.   A list of links to other resources will also be provided.

Archival 101 is designed for individuals with little or no experience and will also provide the more experienced user with helpful hints.

Presented by Peter D. Verheyen, Head of Preservation and Conservation at Syracuse University.  After beginning as work-study in preservation under John Dean at Johns Hopkins, he studied binding and conservation in Germany and Switzerland to become a rare book conservator working in private practice and research library preservation programs. He established the conservation lab at Syracuse for the treatment of special collections materials, and developed a high-density system for storing architectural drawings. In response to a need for efficient rehousing in anticipation of off-site storage he introduced Syracuse to the shrink-wrapping of volumes. The Archival 101 presentation was originally developed for call center staff at Gaylord Bros. when he worked there as Archival Product Manager. It has since been presented regionally to varying audiences.

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These webinars are designed for individuals with little or no experience in preservation practices and procedures.  They will also be very valuable for those with a little more experience who wish to pick up some helpful hints.

The webinars are presented as a public service by the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) as part the activities of Preservation Week 2010. Institutions are encouraged to make the webinars available to their patrons. 

No fee is required to attend the webinars, however registration is required in order to receive the link to the presentation. 

To register for the Archival 101 session see:

https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/419803921

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About ALA

Discussion Library Advocacy Through the ALA Chapters

by Donald Wood (staff) on Fri, Apr 9, 2010 at 02:58 pm

Advocate for libraries through the ALA Chapters by going to Take Action for Libraries.

See also Legislation and Advocacy and Save Libraries in Your State.

Advocate for libraries through the ALA Chapters by going to Take Action for Libraries.

See also Legislation and Advocacy and Save Libraries in Your State.

Send comments and questions regarding this page to Don Wood, Chapter Relations Office.

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Health Sciences Interest Group (ACRL)

Discussion RSVP for our ALA Annual Events!

by Carissa Tomlinson on Fri, Apr 9, 2010 at 02:39 pm

Friday, June 25th from 5:30-7:30 – Happy Hour (Sponsored by the New England Journal of Medicine)

Madhatter (http://www.madhatterdc.com/), 1321 Connecticut Ave NW (near the Dupont Circle Metro stop)

Please RSVP here: http://tinyurl.com/ydcgfnb

Friday, June 25th from 5:30-7:30 – Happy Hour (Sponsored by the New England Journal of Medicine)

Madhatter (http://www.madhatterdc.com/), 1321 Connecticut Ave NW (near the Dupont Circle Metro stop)

Please RSVP here: http://tinyurl.com/ydcgfnb

Sunday, June 27th from 1:30-3:30- Meeting
Our meeting will include discussion time on a topic to be determined.

Monday, June 28th from 1:30-5:00 (2 hour tour plus travel time) – NLM Tour
Meeting location to be determined.  Please RSVP here: http://tinyurl.com/yccrlme

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RUSA STARS Organization Committee (Sharing and Transforming Access to Resources Section)

Online Doc STARS Bylaws

by Geneva Holliday on Fri, Apr 9, 2010 at 02:35 pm

Article I. Name

The name of this organization shall be the Sharing and Transforming Access to Resources Section (STARS) of the Reference and User Services Association of the American Library Association.

 

Article II. Objectives

Article I. Name

The name of this organization shall be the Sharing and Transforming Access to Resources Section (STARS) of the Reference and User Services Association of the American Library Association.

 

Article II. Objectives

Section 1. Purpose.

STARS addresses the interests of librarians and library staff involved with interlibrary loan, document delivery, remote circulation, access services, cooperative reference, cooperative collection development, remote storage, and other shared library services as well as providers of products and services which support resource sharing.

Section 2. Responsibilities.

The responsibilities of the section are to:

a) Provide education and training opportunities which develop the professional skills and knowledge of librarians and library staff engaged in resource sharing;
b) Facilitate communication and foster collaboration among such librarians and library staff;
c) Encourage, plan and develop programs of study and research in the field;
d) Monitor developments in the field, identify issues of common concern, and recommend solutions which enhance services for all users;
e) Monitor licensing and copyright concerns as they affect all aspects of resource sharing;
f) Maintain liaisons and collaborate with all ALA units that have a bearing on resource sharing concerns;
g) Provide a discussion forum for, and foster collaboration between librarians, library staff and providers of products and services which support resource sharing;
h) Develop programs and guidelines for resource sharing services to meet the needs of users;
i) Serve as an advisory body to the RUSA Board on issues affecting resource sharing.

 

Article III. Membership

Members of this Section shall be those members of the Reference and User Services Association of the American Library Association who choose to join STARS according to American Library Association Bylaws.

 

Article IV. Officers and Duties

Section 1. Officers.

The officers of the Section shall be a Chair, a Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect, and a Secretary.

Section 2. Terms of Office.

The term of office for Chair shall be one year. The Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect shall serve one year as Vice-Chair and shall succeed the Chair at the end of that year. The term of office for Secretary shall be two years. All officers shall serve until the adjournment of the annual conference at which their successors are announced.

Section 3. Duties.

The duties of the officers shall be those customarily performed by such officers as specified in Sturgis’ Standard Code of Parliamentary Procedure unless otherwise specified by vote of the Section.

Section 4. Vacancies of Office.

a) Chair. A vacancy in the office of Chair shall be filled by the Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect, who will then complete both the term of his/her predecessor and his/her own.
b) Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect. In the case of a vacancy in the office of Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect, the Executive Committee shall appoint a STARS member to serve until the next regular election.
c) Chair and Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect. In the case of simultaneous vacancies in the offices of both Chair and Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect, the Executive Committee shall appoint a STARS member to act as Chair until a new Chair is duly elected. The Vice-Chair office shall remain vacant until the next election. At the next election two candidates shall be elected, one to become Chair and the other to become Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect, both of whom shall serve immediately upon election until the conclusion of the Annual Conference of the following year.
d) Secretary. In the case of a vacancy in the office of Secretary, the Executive Committee shall appoint a STARS member to serve until the next regular election.
e) Member at Large. In the case of a vacancy in the office of Member-at-Large, the Executive Committee shall appoint a STARS member to serve until the next regular election.

 

Article V. Nominations and Elections

Section 1. Nominating Committee.

The Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect shall appoint a Nominating Committee of three members to present a slate of candidates for election as officers of the Section and Members-at-Large of the Executive Committee. No member of the Executive Committee may serve on the Nominating Committee.

Section 2. Nominations.

a) Slate. The Nominating Committee shall present a slate of at least two candidates for each office to be filled. The committee shall file the nominations and the written consent of the nominees with the Division's Executive Director who shall arrange for publication and distribution of the official ballot by the American Library Association.
b) Additional Nominations. Other nominations may be made by petition of 10 members of the Section, and submitted with the written consent of the nominee to the Executive Director of the Division in accordance with ALA election procedures.
c) Eligibility. Persons nominated must be personal members in good standing of the Section at the time of nomination and remain in good standing at the time of election and throughout their term.

Section 3. Elections.

Elections shall be held in accordance with the procedures of the American Library Association. For each office, the candidate receiving the largest number of votes cast shall be elected. In the case of a tie vote, the successful candidate shall be determined by lot.

 

Article VI. Meetings

Section 1. Business Meetings.

If a general business meeting is needed, the Executive Committee shall designate a portion of a STARS session during the Annual Conference to be the business meeting.

Section 2. Special Meetings.

Other meetings may be called by the Executive Committee or by the Chair upon written request of 25 members of the Section. Notice of at least one month shall be given, and only the business specified in the call for the meeting shall be transacted.

Section 3. Quorum.

Twenty-five members of the Section shall constitute a quorum.

 

Article VII. Executive Committee

Section 1. Composition.

The Executive Committee shall consist of the officers, the Immediate Past Chair, and three Members-at-Large elected by and from the Section for three-year terms, which terms shall overlap so as to ensure continuity of policy. The section Webmasters, the editor of the section's column in the division newsletter, and the President and Executive Director of the Reference and User Services Association shall be ex-officio, non-voting members of the Executive Committee.

Section 2. Duties.

The Executive Committee shall act for and by the authority of the Section during the period between meetings. It shall report on its work at the meetings of the Section and publish a summary of Executive Committee actions in the Section's column in the Division newsletter.

Section 3. Terms and Duties of Appointed Positions

a) Appointments and Terms. Two Webmasters and one Column Editor shall be appointed by the Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect for terms of two years, commencing immediately following the Annual Conference at which their appointment is announced, and concluding at the end of the Annual Conference two years thereafter. The two Webmasters shall be appointed in alternating years, one in even-numbered years and the other in odd-numbered years. All three positions may be reappointed for second terms.
b) Webmaster. The duties of the Webmasters shall be to maintain the STARS website and to archive all pages and documents published on the website.
c) Column Editor. The duties of the editor are to solicit, gather, write, and edit copy for the Section’s column in the Division newsletter.
d) Liaisons. Liaisons with other associations and agencies shall be appointed and/or recognized by the Executive Committee as it deems appropriate. These liaisons may freely communicate, participate, and disseminate and convey information with any STARS committee.

Section 4. Meetings.

The Executive Committee shall meet at both the Annual Conference and the Midwinter Meeting of the American Library Association.

Section 5. Quorum.

A majority of voting members shall constitute a quorum of the Executive Committee.

Section 6. Vacancies of Office.

In the case of a vacancy in the Executive Committee not provided for in Article IV, Section 4, the Executive Committee shall appoint a member of the Section to fill the vacancy until the next regular election.

 

Article VIII. Committees

Section 1. Authorization and Discontinuance.

The Executive Committee or the membership of the Section may create or dissolve any standing, special, or ad hoc committee, as defined by the American Library Association Handbook. Standing committees shall exist until dissolved by action of the Section or the Executive Committee. Special and ad hoc committees shall continue to exist until their purpose is accomplished or the committee is dissolved by the Section or the Executive Committee.

Section 2. Duties.

The duties and name of a committee shall be determined at the time of its creation, subject to change as deemed necessary by the Executive Committee.

Section 3. Appointments.

a) Members. The Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect shall appoint those members of committees whose terms are to begin at the same time he/she assumes the Chair. The Chair shall appoint members of committees formed during his/her term in office and shall make appointments to fill vacancies which may occur during his/her term of office. Each committee appointee shall be a member of the Section at the time of appointment or be appointed provisionally, contingent upon becoming a member at the next opportunity.
b) Chair. The chairs of committees shall be appointed in the same manner as committee members. No one shall serve concurrently as chair of a committee and member of the Executive Committee or as chair of more than one Section committee, except by approval of the Executive Committee.

Section 4. Terms of Appointment.

a) Members. Members of standing committees shall be appointed for a term of two years, and may be re-appointed for one additional term. Members of special and ad hoc committees shall be appointed for a term of two years or less depending upon the Committee's charge and may be re-appointed for one additional term. Appointments shall be made in such a manner as to provide continuity in membership.
b) Chair. Chairs of committees shall be appointed by the section Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect for a term of one year and may be re-appointed for two additional terms.

 

Article IX. Discussion Groups

Section 1. Establishment.

Any group of 25 or more Section members interested in discussing issues which fall within the purposes of the Section may form a discussion group upon written petition to the Executive Committee of the Section and the Organization Committee of the Division and upon approval by the Board of Directors of the Division. The petition shall indicate the purpose of the group. Petition signatures must be gathered during one meeting of the Section (either Annual Conference or Midwinter Meeting).

Section 2. Membership.

There are no requirements for membership of a discussion group. Meetings are open to all interested members of the Section.

Section 3. Officers.

Officers shall consist of a Chair and a Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect. Each discussion group shall elect a Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect annually at the American Library Association Annual Conference. The Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect shall take office at the conclusion of the Annual Conference and shall succeed the Chair in a year's time. The Chair shall keep an attendance roster for all meetings of the group, be responsible for communication with them, preside at meetings of the group during the next year, and make a report to the Executive Committee of the Section after each meeting.

Section 4. Activities.

A discussion group may meet to discuss relevant issues, establish a means of communication among its members, recommend action to the Executive Committee of the Section, incur no expenses except as authorized and make no declaration of policy.

Section 5. Discontinuance.

Discussion groups may be dissolved at the request of the group or by action of the Executive Committee.

 

Article X. Parliamentary Authority

The rules in the latest edition of Sturgis’ Standard Code of Parliamentary Procedure shall govern the Section in all cases to which they are applicable, provided they are not inconsistent with the Bylaws of this Section, the Reference and User Services Association, or the American Library Association.

 

Article XI. Amendments

Section 1. Proposals.

Amendments to the Bylaws shall be proposed by the Executive Committee or by written petition of not less than ten members of the Section.

Section 2. Notice.

The complete text of any proposed amendment shall accompany a ballot in accordance with ALA voting procedures. In cases where a vote is to be taken at a scheduled meeting of the Section, the text of any proposed amendment shall be distributed to the membership of the Section not less than 30 days before the meeting at which it is to be acted upon.

Section 3. Voting.

A vote to amend the bylaws shall customarily be taken in accordance with ALA election procedures. Amendments may also be presented for a vote at a scheduled meeting of the Section with notification as in Section 2 above. In such a case, voting shall be by voice, ballot or show of hands, as determined by the Chair. Bylaws amendments shall be passed by a two-thirds majority of those members voting.

Section 4. Effective.

Unless otherwise specified, amendments to the Bylaws shall become effective upon their approval by the membership.

 

Article XII. Adoption and Review

These Bylaws shall be adopted and take effect immediately upon their approval by a two-thirds majority of those members voting at its organizational meeting. They shall be reviewed every five years after adoption in a process determined by the Executive Committee.

 

Article XIII. General Provisions

Wherever these Bylaws make no specific provisions, the organization of and procedures in the Section shall correspond to those set forth in the Bylaws of the Division.

Adopted January 17, 2005

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ALCTS CRS Committee on Holdings Information (Continuing Resources Section)

Discussion 2010 Midwinter Forum: Exploring E-Book Holdings: Relevance and Standards

by Julie Su on Mon, Feb 8, 2010 at 06:42 pm

Time:  Saturday January 16, 2010, 4:00 pm-5:30 pm
Location:  Westin Waterfront--Webster (Boston, MA)

As libraries add more e-books to their collections, questions arise as to how to create and manage their holdings data. This Forum will explore holdings standards such as ONIX SOH and how they might apply to electronic books; the role holdings information might play in managing e-book holdings in services such as OCLC WorldCat; and the similarity and difference between managing holdings information for e-journals and e-books.

Time:  Saturday January 16, 2010, 4:00 pm-5:30 pm
Location:  Westin Waterfront--Webster (Boston, MA)

As libraries add more e-books to their collections, questions arise as to how to create and manage their holdings data. This Forum will explore holdings standards such as ONIX SOH and how they might apply to electronic books; the role holdings information might play in managing e-book holdings in services such as OCLC WorldCat; and the similarity and difference between managing holdings information for e-journals and e-books.

 Speakers: Matt Goldner (OCLC), Maria Stanton (SerialsSolutions), Katharina Klemperer (HARRASSOWITZ and EDItEUR)

See attachment for Presentations and Forum reports

 

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