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Day in Review (August 17–21, 2020)

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Monday, August 17

Top o’ the Review

130 More Chapel Hill Students Infected with COVID-19. UNC Moves All Classes Online
(The News & Observer)

Associations, Lawmakers Call on Administration to Clarify Policy on Allowing International Students into the Country
(American Council on Education)

The State of Journal Production and Access 2020: Report on Survey of Society and University Publishers
(Scholastica)

This ‘Cloaking’ Algorithm Developed at the University of Chicago Breaks Facial Recognition by Making Tiny Edits
(PetaPixel)

 

ARL Member Libraries

Auburn University Libraries Deactivates HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service
(Auburn University Libraries)

Librarian Investigates University and Industry Links to Grow Virginia Tech’s Societal Impact
(Virginia Tech Daily)

 

Libraries—Other

Comprehensiveness of Archives: A Modern AI-enabled Approach to Build Comprehensive Shared Cultural Heritage
(arXiv)

Small Publisher Embraces Controlled Digital Lending to Connect with New Readers
(Internet Archive)

Teaching with Cultural Heritage Online During the Pandemic: New Mellon-funded Project
(Ithaka S+R)

 

Higher Ed—Member Institutions

Quarantine Dorms: UArizona Officials Create Dorms for COVID-19 Positive Students
(KGUN)

University of Maryland Students Stage Protest, Continue to Fight Lease Agreements at Campus Apartments
(Washington Post)

 

Advocacy & Public Policy

Clearview AI Landed a New Facial Recognition Contract with ICE
(TechCrunch)

Secret Service Bought Phone Location Data from Apps, Contract Confirms
(VICE)

 

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

President Gregory L. Fenves Discusses Actions Emory Is Taking to Address Racial Justice
(Emory University)

 

In Other News

A College Kid’s Fake, AI-Generated Blog Fooled Tens of Thousands. This is How He Made It.
(MIT Technology 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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Tuesday, August 18

Top o’ the Review

Chronicle of Higher Education Coronavirus Live Coronavirus Updates
Chronicle of Higher Education

Undergraduate and Graduate Students’ Mental Health during the COVID-19 Pandemic
(Student Experience in the Research University [SERU] Consortium)

REALM Project Test 3 Results Available
(OCLC)

NIST Asks AI to Explain Itself: Four Principles of Explainable Artificial Intelligence
(National Institute of Standards and Technology)

 

ARL Member Libraries

Rick Anderson: Interview
(Against the Grain Podcast)

University Libraries TOME Funding Supports Faculty’s Open Access Publication
(Penn State University Libraries)

 

Higher Ed—Member Institutions

Federal and State Websites Flunk COVID-19 Reading-Level Review
(Dartmouth University)

OpenStax Institutional Partner Network Grows to Reach Diverse Student Populations
(Rice University)

Phil Bourne at Dean’s Blog: Data Science Must Further Incentivize Open Science
(University of Virginia)

 

Advocacy & Public Policy

EDUCAUSE Continues to Support Accessible Instructional Materials Legislation
(EDUCAUSE Review)

 

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Drexel Study: Measuring Social Networks of Young Adults with Autism
(Drexel University)

Tackling Issues of Diversity and Inclusion in Science, with a Fact-Based Approach
(Vanderbilt University)

 

Scholars & Scholarship

Coronavirus Research before 2020 Is More Relevant Than Ever, Especially When Interpreted for COVID-19
(Quantitative Science Studies)

Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Awards Over $32 Million to More Than 1,045 Researchers from 69 Canadian Institutions
(Social Science and Humanities Research Council)

 

In Other News

DARPA Investing in Encryption to Secure “Internet of Things”
(Bloomberg Government)

 

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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Wednesday, August 19

Top o’ the Review

Live Coronavirus Updates across Higher Ed
(Chronicle of Higher Education)

Extending the Research Data Toolkit: Data Curation Primers
(International Journal of Digital Curation)

Going Remote Makes It Harder for Colleges to Reach First-Generation Students
(The Verge)

Ensuring All Students Have Access to Higher Education: The Role of Standardized Testing in the Time of COVID-19 and Beyond
(National Association for College Admission Counseling)

Students-Turned-Publishers Help Create COVID-19 Children’s Books
(Emory Wheel)

 

ARL Member Libraries

Bioethics Library Collects COVID Resources
(Georgetown University Library)

Realizing the Vision: Health Sciences Library Offers New Spaces, Technologies, Possibilities for Education
(University of Minnesota Libraries)

 

Libraries—Other

#OpenEd20 Call for Proposals: Deadline September 1
(Open Education Conference 2020)

Exploring the Effectiveness and Durability of Digital Preservation and Curation Services: Announcing a New Research Project Funded by IMLS
(Ithaka S+R Blog)

 

Higher Ed—Member Institutions

Algorithm Improves Fairness of Search Results
(Cornell University)

NSF Awards $10M Grant to Universities for Cloud
(MeriTalk)

NSF Establishes New Center to Study Successful Undergraduate STEM Education Practices at Historically Black Colleges and Universities
(US National Science Foundation)

 

Higher Ed—Other

Survey Findings: 1 in 5 College Students Don’t Plan to Go Back This Fall
(Axios)

 

Advocacy & Public Policy

NIH Imposes “Outrageous” Conditions on Resuming Coronavirus Grant Targeted by Trump
(Science)

 

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Register for “Changing the Narrative: Diversity in the Publishing Industry” August 25 Virtual Event
(The Aspen Institute)

 

In Other News

Zoom Expanding to Smart Displays from Amazon, Facebook, Google
(Zoom Blog)

 

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

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Thursday, August 20

Top o’ the Review

Live Coronavirus Updates across Higher Ed
(Chronicle of Higher Education)

How to Turn 175 Years of Words in Scientific American into an Image
(Scientific American)

University Staff Are Worried Their Recorded Lectures Will Be Used against Them
(The Verge)

Postsecondary Staff Are Concerned about Remote Teaching, Research, Health, Safety, Jobs: Survey Findings
(Canadian Association of University Teachers)

Destroyed Ancient Temple Now Open for Virtual Exploration
(UC San Diego Library)

 

ARL Member Libraries

A New Copyright Office Warehouse–25 Years in the Making
(US Library of Congress)

Citizen Science in the Academic Library: Part 2 of Webinar Video Now on YouTube
(Network of the US National Library of Medicine)

NYPL Launches “History Now: The Pandemic Diaries Project” to Collect, Preserve Stories of COVID-19 Crisis
(New York Public Library)

The Bigger Picture: Bidding Farewell to Alderman Library’s Stacks
(University of Virginia)

 

Libraries—Other

“Information Has Value”: The Political Economy of Information Capitalism
(In the Library with a Lead Pipe)

Register for COAR Forum on COVID-19 and Open Science: September 10 Virtual Event
(Confederation of Open Access Repositories)

 

Higher Ed—Member Institutions

“A People’s Project”: UCI Professors and HBCU Students Archive Work of Living Black Activists
(Los Angeles Times)

 

Higher Ed—Other

Secretary DeVos Launches Grant Program to Promote Institutional Resiliency, Expand Educational Opportunity for Students
(US Department of Education)

 

Advocacy & Public Policy

Open Letter to European Commission and European Research Council on Plan S in Horizon Europe
(CESAER)

 

Data & Analytics

Key Findings about US Immigrants
(Pew Research Center)

 

Scholars & Scholarship

Researchers’ Perceptions on Publishing “Negative” Results and Open Access
(Nucleic Acid Therapeutics)

 

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

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Friday, August 21

Top o’ the Review

Live Coronavirus Updates across Higher Ed
(Chronicle of Higher Education)

Social Interoperability in Research Support: Cross-campus Partnerships and the University Research Enterprise
(OCLC Research)

Some Indiana College Students are Partying—and Paying for It with Suspensions
(Indianapolis Star)

 

ARL Member Libraries

How Distance Learning Could Put Chinese Students at US Universities at Risk
(US Library of Congress)

Milestone: More Than One Million Pages of Records Are Now Enhanced by Citizen Archivist Contributions to the National Archives Catalog
(US National Archives and Records Administration)

Strategic Plan Update: Creating a Brand Identity for the Washington University Libraries
(Washington University in St. Louis University Libraries)

Trust Students, Suspect Algorithms: A Deep Dive into the Dubious Claims of Online Test Proctoring
(Florida State University Libraries)

 

Libraries—Other

Data Sharing in a Time of Pandemic
(Patterns)

Evolving Our Support for Text-and-Data Mining
(Crossref)

Exposures Exposed: A Measurement and User Study to Assess Mobile Data Privacy in Context
(arXiv)

What’s Wrong with Digital Stewardship: Evaluating the Organization of Digital Preservation Programs from Practitioners’ Perspectives
(Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies)

 

Higher Ed—Member Institutions

Arizona State University Reports Second-Largest Freshman Class
(The State Press)

Economic Contribution of the University of Colorado on the State and Counties of Operation
(University of Colorado Boulder)

Iowa to Discontinue Four Sports Programs at End of 2020-21 Academic Year
(The Daily Iowan)

SUNY Board of Trustees Appoints Dr. Jim Malatras as the 14th Chancellor
(The State University of New York)

 

Data & Analytics

Two New Statistical Reports:

(National Center for Education Statistics)

 

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

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