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Day in Review (April 5–9, 2021)

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Monday, April 5

Top o’ the Review

ACE Issue Brief Suggests Framework for Campus Vaccination Requirement Questions
(American Council on Education)

ALA Releases State of America’s Libraries 2021: Special Report: COVID-19 (PDF)
(American Library Association)

Justices Dismiss Suit over Trump’s Blocking of Critics on Twitter
(The Hill)

Report: Outcomes-Based Funding Models Need to Be Made More Equitable
(Diverse: Issues in Higher Education)

Supreme Court Overturns Oracle’s Copyright Win over Google
(Bloomberg)

 

ARL Member Libraries

Fourteen UGA Faculty Chosen for Special Collections Fellows Program
(University of Georgia Libraries)

Interlibrary Loan 2020
(Boston College Libraries)

Mis/disinformation and COVID-19: A Conversation about Infodemiology
(Temple University Libraries)

Pilot Program Offers NYU Students and Faculty Instant Access to 150,000 E-books via App
(New York University)

University of Kentucky Libraries’ Commitment to Equity
(University of Kentucky Libraries)

 

Libraries—Other

“As a Matter of Fact: Convincing the World That Archives Matter” Video Available for Downloading
(Society of American Archivists)

Leader Responsibility for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Justice in Academic Libraries: An Exploratory Study (abstract only)
(Journal of Academic Librarianship)

Librarians’ Perceptions and Motivations for Supporting Collaborative Models for Open Access Monographs
(Commonplace)

 

Higher Ed

More Students Applied to Top Colleges This Year. How Making Test Scores Optional Opened the Field.
(Washington Post)

 

Data & Analytics

Three Considerations for Inclusively and Responsibly Analyzing and Reporting on Demographics
(Ithaka S+R Blog)

 

Curated by Gary D. Price, MLIS
Co-Founder and Editor, Library Journal’s infoDOCKET
Information Industry Analyst
Librarian

http://infoDOCKET.com
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Tuesday, April 6

Top o’ the Review

The Evolving Role of Preprints in the Dissemination of COVID-19 Research and Their Impact on the Science Communication Landscape
(PLOS Biology)

Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights Launches Comprehensive Review of Title IX Regulations to Fulfill President Biden’s Executive Order Guaranteeing an Educational Environment Free from Sex Discrimination
(US Department of Education)

Educopia Awarded $245,000 from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for the Cita Press Project
(Educopia Institute)

Invest in Open Infrastructure: “Living Our Values: Our Journey to Address Systemic Inequities in Open Infrastructure”
(Invest in Open Infrastructure)

New Report on Employer Views of Higher Education
(Association of American Colleges & Universities)

US Universities Call for Clearer Rules on Science Espionage amid China Crackdown
(Nature)

 

ARL Member Libraries

LSU Librarians Selected by LOUIS to Create the Interactive OER for Dual Enrollment Program
(LSU Libraries)

FSU Libraries to Upgrade Catalog and Discovery Interface This Summer
(Florida State University Libraries)

How Acclaimed Actress Glenn Close’s Extensive Costume Collection Ended Up at Indiana University
(Indiana University)

University Libraries Acquires Award-Winning Translator’s Archive
(University of Oklahoma Libraries)

University Libraries Opens Virtual Reading Room for Rare and Distinctive Collections
(University of Colorado Boulder Libraries)

 

Libraries—Other

Announcing Version 5.0.2 of the Code of Practice
(COUNTER)

Journal of the Medical Library Association Equity Initiative: An Update
(Medical Library Association)

NISO Members Approve Proposal for a New Recommended Practice to Update Author Name Changes
(National Information Standards Organization)

Talk of a Donald Trump Presidential Library Has Some Open Records Watchdogs Wary
(Palm Beach Post)

 

In Other News

Are Digital Humans the Next Step in Human-Computer Interaction?
(IEEE Spectrum)

 

Curated by Gary D. Price, MLIS
Co-Founder and Editor, Library Journal’s infoDOCKET
Information Industry Analyst
Librarian

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Wednesday, April 7

Top o’ the Review

AI Research Funding Portfolios and Extreme Growth
(Frontiers in Research Metrics and Analytics)

Biden, Congress Roll Out Big Plans to Expand National Science Foundation
(Science)

Five Observations about the Supreme Court’s Decision in Google v. Oracle
(Disruptive Competition Project)

NEH Offers ARP Relief Funding for Economic Recovery for Cultural and Educational Institutions
(US National Endowment for the Humanities)

Reading in the Age of Distrust
(Project Information Literacy)

 

ARL Member Libraries

60 Years of Peace Corps History Preserved through New, Continuing Partnerships with University of Kentucky Libraries’ Nunn Center
(University of Kentucky)

Data Sharing and Equity: Sabrina McCutchan, Data Architect
(Duke University Libraries)

Library Data Grant Program Awards Our First Winner
(The University of Arizona Libraries)

The Library of Light
(NC State University Libraries)

University Libraries Commits Funds to Support Publishing Open Access Monographs through TOME
(University of Colorado Boulder Libraries)

 

Libraries—Other

Adaptable Methods for Training in Research Data Management
(Data Science Journal)

 

Higher Ed—Members

$1.4M Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Grant Expands Enslaved.org Research
(Michigan State University)

 

Higher Ed—Other

APLU Initiative Explores Ways to Improve College Affordability
(Association of Public and Land-grant Universities)

Nearly Half of US Parents Want More Noncollege Paths
(Gallup)

 

Advocacy & Public Policy

Am I Arguing with a Machine? AI Debaters Highlight Need for Transparency
(Nature)

 

Curated by Gary D. Price, MLIS
Co-Founder and Editor, Library Journal’s infoDOCKET
Information Industry Analyst
Librarian

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@infodocket


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Thursday, April 8

Top o’ the Review

GPO and Libraries Set Goal to Make Every US Government Document Publicly Accessible
(US Government Publishing Office)

New Open Resource: The ESAC Market Watch on Key Trends as Scholarly Journal Publishing Transitions to OA
(ESAC Initiative)

New Steering Group Sets Direction for the Second Phase of the Scientific Publishing Project
(International Science Council)

Scavenging for Evidence: A Systematic Review of Scavenger Hunts in Academic Libraries
(Journal of Academic Librarianship)

US Expanding Disclosure Requirements for Scientists
(American Institute of Physics)

 

ARL Member Libraries

Just Launched: Democracy Reform and Voting Rights in the United States Web Archive
(Columbia University Libraries)

“Just Make the Data Available”: Exploring Manuscripts with OPenn
(Penn Libraries)

Leading Local Food Journalist Donates Archive to UC Davis Library
(UC Davis Library)

UMD Libraries, Others Partner on $750K Grant to Archive Social Justice Activism by College Students of Color
(University of Maryland)

 

Libraries—Other

A Brave New PID: DMP-IDs
(DataCite)

Building and Using Digital Libraries for ETDs
(Journal of Electronic Theses and Dissertations)

Understanding COVID-19 Vaccines: A REALM Project Webinar
(US Institute of Museum and Library Services)

 

Higher Ed

Study: Completion of a College Certificate or Diploma after a Bachelor’s Degree
(Statistics Canada)

 

Scholars & Scholarship

Study Suggests That AI Model Selection Might Introduce Bias
(VentureBeat)

Want Other Scientists to Cite You? Drop the Jargon
(Science)

 

Curated by Gary D. Price, MLIS
Co-Founder and Editor, Library Journal’s infoDOCKET
Information Industry Analyst
Librarian

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Friday, April 9

Top o’ the Review

Addressing the Alarming Systems of Surveillance Built by Library Vendors
(SPARC)

Are AI Algorithms Playing Fairly with Age, Gender, and Skin Color?
(IEEE Spectrum)

Are You Confused by Scientific Jargon? So Are Scientists
(New York Times)

NSF Statement on President’s FY 2022 Discretionary Budget Request
(US National Science Foundation)

Wikiexperiments: Nourishing Open Science and Open Education with New Recordings
(Diff, Wikimedia Foundation)

 

ARL Member Libraries

A Giant Medieval Puzzle
(McGill University Library)

Biden Halts Sale of National Archives Center in Seattle
(Associated Press)

Brenda L. Johnson to Retire in November
(The University of Chicago Library)

CRL Signs OA2020 Expression of Interest
(Center for Research Libraries)

NLM Awards 2021–2026 Regional Medical Library Cooperative Agreements
(US National Library of Medicine)

UMass Amherst Libraries Bring City Nature Challenge to Pioneer Valley
(University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries)

 

Libraries—Other

Collaboration between Research Institutes and Large and Small Publishers for Publishing Open Access Journals (abstract only)
(Scientometrics)

Institutional Literacy and Libraries: Addressing Library Anxiety with a Personal Librarian Program
(Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research)

 

Higher Ed—Members

The Underwater Library at Scripps Institution of Oceanography
(UC San Diego)

 

Higher Ed—Other

EDUCAUSE QuickPoll Results: Student Success Technologies
(EDUCAUSE Review)

 

Curated by Gary D. Price, MLIS
Co-Founder and Editor, Library Journal’s infoDOCKET
Information Industry Analyst
Librarian

http://infoDOCKET.com
@infodocket

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