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Day in Review (August 2–5)

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Monday, August 2

Top o’ the Review

Gender Gap in Highly Prestigious International Research Awards, 2001–2020
(Quantitative Science Studies)

Joint Statement from Higher Education Groups regarding Dangerous Restrictions by States on COVID-19 Public Health Measures
(American College Health Association)

Measuring Disagreement in Science (preprint)
(arXiv)

ORFG’s Response to OSTP’s Federal Scientific Integrity RFI
(Open Research Funders Group)

Reimagine Descriptive Workflows: Meeting the Challenges of Inclusive Description in Shared Infrastructure
(Hanging Together: The OCLC Research Blog)

 

ARL Member Libraries

Applications Open for Community Collections Grant Program
(US Library of Congress)

Iowa State’s Parks Library to Try Out a Family-Friendly Study Room, Open to Full University Community
(Ames Tribune)

Q & A with Outgoing University Librarian Diane Walker after a Decade at Notre Dame
(Hesburgh Libraries, University of Notre Dame)

UNC Library Publishes Report on UNC COVID-19 Research and Collaboration
(The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

What Can Digital Data Tell Us about Theater Performances?
(University of Michigan Press Blog)

 

Libraries—Other

BitCurator Users Forum 2021 Preliminary Program
(BitCurator Consortium)

Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS) Eligibility Assessment
(HathiTrust)

 

Higher Ed

Financial Information of Universities and Colleges, 2019/2020
(Statistics Canada)

US Department of Education Announces $3.2 Billion in Additional Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds to Support Students at Historic and Under-Resourced Institutions
(US Department of Education)

 

Advocacy & Public Policy

House of Representatives Approves Appropriations Package with Increased Funding for Higher Ed
(American Council on Education)

Senators Introduce Bill to Help Agencies Counter Deepfakes and Deceptive Media
(Nextgov)
See also: The full text of the legislation

 

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 3

Top o’ the Review

Breaking Down Barriers: The Impact of State Authorization Reciprocity on Online Enrollment
(Ithaka S+R)

Department of Commerce’s NTIA to Begin Accepting Applications for $268 Million Connecting Minority Communities Pilot Program
(US National Telecommunications and Information Administration)

New Report Helps Leaders Address Mental Health, Well-Being of Students with Minoritized Identities
(American Council on Education)

Recommendations from the Reducing the Inadvertent Spread of Retracted Science: Shaping a Research and Implementation Agenda Project
(MetaArXiv)

US College Endowments Post Best Annual Performance Since 1986
(Bloomberg)

 

ARL Member Libraries

Library Media Studio No Longer Supporting Audacity Software due to Privacy Concerns
(University of Guelph Library)

PNAS and the University of California Announce Open Access Publishing Agreement
(Office of Scholarly Communication, University of California)

Rapid Assessment and Design to Support Library Services and Functions during the Pandemic
(University of Michigan Library)

This Is What the Inside of the Expanded Robarts Library at U of Toronto Will Look Like
(blogTO)

ULS Wins NEH Grant to Digitize Silent Film Music
(University of Pittsburgh University Library System)

 

Libraries—Other

Webinar Recording: Incorporating Feminist Practice into Library Research
(Association of College and Research Libraries)

 

Higher Ed—Members

George Washington University Partners with Student Defense, Columbia University to Launch Higher Education Research Initiative
(Newswise)

Self-Reported COVID-19 Infection and Implications for Mental Health and Food Insecurity among American College Students
(Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice, Temple University)

 

Higher Ed—Other

One Year Later: Relationship between 2015–16 Bachelor’s Degree Recipient Enrollment in Further Education and Pell Grant Receipt
(US National Center for Education Statistics)

 

Advocacy & Public Policy

Industry Groups, Equity Advocates Applaud Infrastructure Bill’s Broadband Provisions
(Roll Call)

 

Scholars & Scholarship

Characteristics of Scholars Who Review for Predatory and Legitimate Journals: Linkage Study of Cabells Scholarly Analytics and Publons Data
(BMJ Open)

 

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

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Wednesday, August 4

Top o’ the Review

As Plan S Takes Effect, Some Anticipate Inequitable Outcomes
(The Scientist)

Building a Transatlantic Digital Scholarship Skills Exchange for Research Libraries: Moving Forward
(Research Libraries UK)

CARL Annual Report 2020
(Canadian Association of Research Libraries)

Moving from Words to Action: The Influence of Racial Justice Statements on Campus Equity Efforts
(NASPA—Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education)

Researchers, NYU, Knight Institute at Columbia Condemn Facebook’s Effort to Squelch Independent Research about Misinformation
(Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University)
See also: Additional info/media coverage in this infoDOCKET post

 

ARL Member Libraries

Emory’s C.T. Vivian Papers Provide Rich Resources for Classes, Films, Plays
(Emory University)

Global Press Archive CRL Alliance Makes Second In-Copyright Collection Available
(Center for Research Libraries)

NJ/DE Digital Collective Joins DPLA
(Digital Public Library of America)

Path to Leadership National Forum Wins IMLS Grant
(University of Houston Libraries)

Public Meeting: Copyright Public Modernization Committee (video recording)
(US Library of Congress YouTube channel)

 

Higher Ed—Members

Bonn Elected ASIS&T Director-at-Large
(School of Information Sciences, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)

The Plant Humanities Lab: How Plants Have Influenced Human Societies
(Harvard Gazette)

 

Advocacy & Public Policy

Roundup: Responses to US Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) Request for Information to Improve Federal Scientific Integrity Policies
(infoDOCKET)

Statement on Legislation Restricting Teaching about Race
(American Association of University Professors)

Supreme Court Ruling a Victory for Students and Postsecondary Education
(Canadian Association of University Teachers)

 

Scholars & Scholarship

Open Access Agreements: Principles and Standards
(Information Power)

 

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Co-Founder and Editor, Library Journal’s infoDOCKET
Information Industry Analyst
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Thursday, August 5

Top o’ the Review

Facing the Risk: Mapping the Human Rights Risks in the Development and Deployment of Facial Recognition Technology
(Center for Strategic and International Studies)

National Academies Summit Explores Persistent Lack of Diversity in STEMM and Approaches Needed to Drive Change
(US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine)

Ottawa Public Library–Library and Archives Canada Joint Facility named Ādisōke by Anishinābe Algonquin Nation
(Library and Archives Canada)
Note: A video recording of the name unveiling event is available.

The Explanatory Power of Citations: A New Approach to Unpacking Impact in Science
(Scientometrics)

“Tortured Phrases” Give Away Fabricated Research Papers
(Nature)

 

ARL Member Libraries

ASU Library Awarded Digital Preservation Grant
(Arizona State University Library)

DiscoverUR: University Libraries Has Given Its Search Function More Robust Software and a New Identity
(University of Rochester River Campus Libraries)

Mellon Grant to Transform African Poetry Research, Scholarship
(University of Nebraska–Lincoln)

MIT COVID-19 Documentation Project Material Now Online
(MIT Libraries)

 

Libraries—Other

Helping Small Publishers Help Themselves, & Libraries Too–What Institutions Want to See in Transformative OA Proposals
(Research Libraries UK)

Upcoming Webinar: ACRL Value of Academic Libraries Committee Presents Survey Results for COVID-19 Protocols for Academic Libraries
(ACRL Insider)

 

Higher Ed—Members

Rice’s OpenStax to Provide 13 Educational Technology Companies with Training to Develop Equitable Courseware Platforms
(Rice University)

World-Renowned Data Science Experts to Discuss the Future of Digital Fairness
(Penn State University)

 

Higher Ed—Other

How Will the New Pell Grant Formula Affect Students?
(Urban Wire: The Blog of the Urban Institute)

This New Way to Train AI Could Curb Online Harassment
(WIRED)

 

Advocacy & Public Policy

NIH Wide Strategic Plan 2021–2025
(National Institutes of Health)

 

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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