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Day in Review (August 1–4)

Last Updated on August 9, 2022, 6:24 pm ET

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Monday, August 1

Top o’ the Review

Study on the Open Data Directive, Data Governance and Data Act and Their Possible Impact on Research
(European Commission)

The Digital Learning Design Framework and Toolkit: Transforming Course Design

Using Linked Data Sources to Enhance Catalog Discovery
(KULA: Knowledge Creation, Dissemination, and Preservation Studies)

What Colleges Can Do Right Now to Help Alleviate the Mental Health Crisis on Campus

Wrapping up the Library Publishing Workflows Project
(Educopia Institute, Library Publishing Coalition, and Institute of Museum and Library Services)


ARL Member Libraries

A Fresh Library for Tomorrow’s Teachers
(Indiana University Bloomington Libraries)

Automated Speech Recognition Aids in Transcription and Captioning for 62,000 Hours of Archived Television News
(Vanderbilt University Jean & Alexander Heard Libraries)

Community Archivists Support 1950 US Census Indexing Efforts
(Princeton University Library)

Documenting Durham’s Diet Culture with Wilson Library’s Special Collections
(UNC University Libraries)

UBC Library Open Education Impact & Activity Report 2021/2022
(The University of British Columbia Library)



Colgate University Libraries Donates to Expanding Government Document Microfiche Collection
(Internet Archive)

COPIM’s Toolkit for Running an Opening the Future Program at an Academic Press
(COPIM: Community-led Open Publication Infrastructures for Monographs)


Advocacy & Public Policy

Federal Student Loan Debt Cancellation: Policy Considerations
(US Congressional Research Service)


Scholars & Scholarship

A Multidisciplinary Study of Faculty Knowledge and Attitudes Regarding Predatory Publishing
(JLSC: Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication)

Supporting Public Preprint Review through Collaborative Reviews–An Update on ASAPbio’s Crowd Preprint Review


In Other News

A Cyberattack Illuminates the Shaky State of Student Privacy
(New York Times)


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Co-Founder and Editor, Library Journal’s infoDOCKET
Information Industry Analyst

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Tuesday, August 2

Top o’ the Review

A New Dictionary Will Document the Lexicon of African American English
(NPR: National Public Radio)

ACE Leads 40 Associations Urging the Supreme Court to Reaffirm the Legality and Value of Race-Conscious Admissions
Note: ARL is one of the 40 organizations signing on to the brief.
(ACE: American Council on Education) 

Introducing: Legal and Ethical Considerations for Born-Digital Access
(DLF: Digital Library Federation)

On Average, Students Not on Track to Complete College in Five Years
(National Student Clearinghouse)

Pearson Plans to Sell Its Textbooks as NFTs
(The Guardian)


ARL Member Libraries

Amanda J. Wilson Appointed as NLM Deputy Associate Director for Library Operations
(US National Library of Medicine)

Change in Reporting Structure for Special Collections and Archives
(University of Missouri Libraries)

LSU Expanding Efforts to Digitize Louisiana’s Diverse Cultural Institutions
(LSU Libraries)

70 Years of WGN Radio Audio to Be Archived at Northwestern Libraries
(Northwestern University)

The Black Metropolis Research Consortium: Documenting and Preserving Black History and Culture in Chicago
(The University of Chicago Library) 



NISO Awarded IMLS Grant for Collaborative Collections Lifecycle Project
(NISO: National Information Standards Organization)

Video: New WorldCat.org Sneak Peak


Advocacy & Public Policy

NSF Director: Funding Boost Can Steer Research Money to More States
(Roll Call)


Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

New Reports Paint Gloomy Picture of Racial Economic Differences
(Diverse Issues in Higher Education)


Scholars & Scholarship

Researcher Council Appointment
(CRKN: Canadian Research Knowledge Network)


In Other News

The Dark Web: An Overview
(US Congressional Research Service)


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Wednesday, August 3

Top o’ the Review

Celebrating 100 #LeadOER Graduates: Stories from the Class of 2022

Creating a Culture of Innovation

Exclusive: PLOS ONE to Retract More Than 100 Papers for Manipulated Peer Review
(Retraction Watch)

Grant Thornton Survey: More Than Half of Higher Education Employees Feel Their Voice Isn’t Heard at Work
(Grant Thornton)

UCLA Law Launches Project to Track Attacks on Critical Race Theory


ARL Member Libraries

Celebrating Over 3,000 Historical and Contemporary Legal Reports Now Online
(Library of Congress)

Massive Video Game Collection at University of Toronto Mississauga a Game-Changer for Research, Education
(CBC/Radio Canada)

Miracle on 47th Street
(UC Berkeley Library)

NIH Lindberg-King Lecture and Scientific Symposium, September 1, 2022 (Online)
(CNI: Coalition for Networked Information)

Renovations Underway at Stauffer
(Queen’s University Library)



Insights from a Recent RLP Discussion on Bibliometrics and Research Impact (BRI) Services
(Hanging Together: The OCLC Research Blog)


Higher Ed—Members

Three I-school Professors Awarded $1.4M to Develop Library and Archival Services
(Maryland Today, University of Maryland)


Advocacy & Public Policy

Readout of the Eighth National Artificial Intelligence Research Resource (NAIRR) Task Force Meeting
(The White House)


Scholars & Scholarship

Data Science Curriculum in the I-field
(JASIST: Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology)

Open Access Books: A Global Preference for Regional Subjects
(LSE: The London School of Economics and Political Science Impact Blog)    

The Importance of Preparation in Grant Writing for PhDs
(Council of Graduate Schools)


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Thursday, August 4

Top o’ the Review

A Call for Public Access to Monkeypox-Related Research and Data
(White House Office of Science and Technology Policy)

Augmented Reality Could Be the Future of Paper Books, According to New Research
(University of Surrey)

Leveraging IT and Library Partnerships for OER Faculty Development across Institutions

RDA’s 20th Plenary: Call for Sessions Is Now Open!
(Research Data Alliance)

Ten Simple Rules for Maximizing the Recommendations of the NIH Data Management and Sharing Plan
(PLOS Computational Biology)


ARL Member Libraries

Annual Report of the Librarian of Congress FY 2021
(Library of Congress)

Celebrating 60 Years of the MIT Press: The History of the Iconic Colophon
(MIT Press)

Digitizing History
(The University of British Columbia Okanagan Campus)

Institute for Research Design in Librarianship
(The University of Iowa Libraries)

Libraries Archivist Joins Effort to Clean Flood-Damaged Materials at Appalshop in Whitesburg, KY
(University of Louisville Libraries)

Publishing as an Agent of Change
(Indiana University Bloomington Libraries)

The Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory Is Now DREAM Lab
(UC Santa Barbara Library)


Higher Ed

College Is Increasingly Out of Reach for Many Students. What Went Wrong?
(NPR: National Public Radio)

Pandemic Limits Salary Gains for College Class of 2021
(NACE: National Association of Colleges and Employers)

Supporting First-Generation Students to Study Abroad
(IIE: Institute of International Education)


Advocacy & Public Policy

NSF Selects James L. Moore III to Head the Education and Human Resources Directorate
(US National Science Foundation)


Scholars & Scholarship

Factors Affecting the Use of Medical Articles for Citation and Academic Reference
(Advances in Medical Education and Practice)


In Other News

Wikimedia Foundation Environmental Sustainability Carbon Footprint Report for 2021
(Diff, Wikimedia Foundation)


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