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Day in Review (August 24–28, 2020)

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Monday, August 24

Top o’ the Review

CLOCKSS Announces Search for a New Executive Director
(CLOCKSS)

Secretary DeVos Issues New Distance Learning Regulations
(US Department of Education)

Upcoming Virtual Event to Celebrate 700 Years of Libraries in Oxford
(University of Oxford)

 

ARL Member Libraries

LLILAS Benson Launches Curriculum Site
(TexLibris)

Something Old, Something New: Upgrades Bring Unique Features to Hillman Library
(University of Pittsburgh)

UCLA Library Program Announces New Projects to Digitize and Document Activism, Political Expression and Communal Memory around the World
(UCLA Library)

 

Libraries—Other

Representing the Middle East, Qatar National Library Joins SCOSS
(Global Sustainability Coalition for Open Science Services)

UK Librarians Speak Up about Untransparent Platform Charges
(Jisc)

 

Higher Ed—Member Institutions

New Texas A&M Laboratory Building to Connect Science, Architecture, and Art
(Texas A&M University)

Instagram Account Claiming to Host Large ASU Parties Removed after Lawsuit
(Arizona Republic)

University of California System Announces Plan to Phase Out Single-Use Plastics
(University of California)

 

Higher Ed—Other

New Reports from Statistics Canada:

 

Advocacy & Public Policy

CISA Releases 5G Strategy for Secure and Resilient Critical Infrastructure
(US Department of Homeland Security)

 

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Addressing Racism within Academia: A Q&A with UNC-Chapel Hill PhD of Social Work Students
(Oxford University Press Blog)

Harvard Announces Dean of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging
(Harvard Magazine)

 

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

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Tuesday, August 25

Top o’ the Review

Colleges Weigh Transparency Versus Privacy When It Comes to COVID-19 Data
(The Wall Street Journal)

Guided Projects Offering Becomes the Fastest to Reach One Million Enrollments on Coursera
(Coursera)

Incentivizing Faculty for Open Educational Resources (OER) Adoption and Open Textbook Authoring
(The Journal of Academic Librarianship)

Incorporating Equity into Fall Reopening Plans
(Ithaka S+R)

 

ARL Member Libraries

Alison Mudditt and MacKenzie Smith Join the Authors Alliance Board of Directors
(Authors Alliance)

Here’s What Happened Next: The Duke Digital Production Center in the Era of the COVID-19 Pandemic
(Duke University Libraries)

 

Libraries—Other

Do New Research Issues Attract More Citations? A Comparison between 25 Scopus Subject Categories
(Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology)

National Diet Library Announces Launch of Japan Search
(National Diet Library)

 

Higher Ed—Member Institutions

Watershed Moment”: Purdue Global Concord Law School Fully Accredited by State Bar of California
(Purdue University)

Historic $24 Million Gift Lights Path for Underrepresented Students, Diversity at UC Berkeley
(UC Berkeley)

Strengthening Cultural Protection with a Memorandum of Understanding
(University of Pennsylvania)

USC Scientists Launch Data Archive to Bolster Research on COVID-19
(University of Southern California)

 

Higher Ed—Other

The Corner That State Universities Have Backed Themselves Into
(The Atlantic)

 

Advocacy & Public Policy

Chairman Scott Asks Secretary DeVos to Stop Misusing Emergency Education Funding, Again
(US House Committee on Education and Labor)

 

In Other News

WikiCite Grants Available
(Wikimedia)

 

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

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Wednesday, August 26

Top o’ the Review

Mellon Foundation Announces Phillip Brian Harper to Become Program Director for Higher Learning
(The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation)

New Framework Promises Cities the “Next Frontier” in Data Sharing
(StateScoop)

New Subscription Model May Make Cell Biology Journal Open Access
(American Society for Cell Biology)

 

ARL Member Libraries

Digital Humanities on Reserve: From Reading Room to Laboratory at Yale University Library
(Digital Humanities Quarterly)

Naming and Honoring the Black Women Hidden in the Archives
(UCLA Library)

Your Digital Bookbag from Smithsonian Libraries
(Smithsonian Libraries)

 

Libraries—Other

Project ReShare Announces 1.0 Software Release
(Project ReShare)

Recap of CHORUS Forum on Open Access Policies and Compliance in Global Context
(CHORUS)

 

Higher Ed—Member Institutions

Arizona State University Believes Blockchain Will Help It Deliver Online Education to 100,000+ Students by 2025
(ZDNet)

Tool Transforms World Landmark Photos into 4D Experiences
(Cornell University)

USC Shoah Foundation Announces Partnership with Ancestry to Provide Free Access to Searchable Data from Nearly 50,000 Jewish Holocaust Survivor Testimonies
(USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education)

 

Advocacy & Public Policy

Deep Fakes and National Security
(US Congressional Research Service)

 

Data & Analytics

US Businesses Reported $441 Billion for R&D Performance in US during 2018, a 10.2% Increase from 2017
(US National Science Foundation)

 

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

SAA Education’s Inaugural DEI Unconference to Explore Actions for Improving Inclusivity in Archives
(Society of American Archivists)

 

In Other News

US Office of Management and Budget Launching Data Science Training Program following Reskilling Academy Success
(MeriTalk)

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Information Industry Analyst
Librarian

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Thursday, August 27

Top o’ the Review

IOP Publishing’s Peer Review Motivations Report 2020 Shows “Continued Global Imbalance in Distribution of Peer Review”
(IOP Publishing)

Next Generation Library Publishing “Values and Principles Framework and Assessment Checklist” Released for Public Comment
(Educopia Institute)

Remembering Donald Simpson
(Center for Research Libraries)

 

ARL Member Libraries

FY21 Acquisitions Budget Reductions
(University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries)

Joe Salem, Michigan State University Dean of Libraries, Interviewed on Public Radio
(WKAR)

 

Libraries—Other

Academic Librarians Creating Value through Commercialization Partnerships
(University of North Texas Libraries)

DataCite Commons—Exploiting the Power of PIDs and the PID Graph
(DataCite Blog)

Students at University of Missouri–Kansas City Request Renaming of Miller Nichols Library
(UMKC University News)

 

Higher Ed—Member Institutions

Professor Joy Gaston Gayles Named President-Elect of the Association for the Study of Higher Education
(NC State University College of Education)

University of Colorado President Mark Kennedy: Campus Changes We’re Seeing Reflect Fundamental Shift in Higher Education
(Denver Post)

 

Higher Ed—Other

NACAC Encourages Public Institutions and Systems to Make Submitting Standardized Admission Test Scores Optional for 2021–22 Admission Cycle
(National Association for College Admission Counseling)

Seven Practices for Building Community and Student Belonging Virtually
(Ithaka S+R)

 

Advocacy & Public Policy

Recent Decision to Compress Census Timeframes Poses Additional Risks to an Accurate Count
(US Government Accountability Office)

 

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Changing the Narrative: Diversity in the Publishing Industry
(Aspen Institute)

 

Scholars & Scholarship

Statement on Department Closures and Faculty Firings
(American Historical Association)

 

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Information Industry Analyst
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Friday, August 28

Top o’ the Review

APLU Statement on the Police Shooting of Jacob Blake
(Association of Public and Land-grant Universities)

Major Indexing Service Rejects Appeals by Two Suppressed Journals
(Retraction Watch)

Zoom Is Now Critical Infrastructure—That’s a Concern
(Brookings Institution’s TechTank Blog)

 

ARL Member Libraries

CRL Collections and Services Policy Committee (CSPC) Activates International Collections and Content Group
(Center for Research Libraries)

Strategic Plan Update: Creating a Communications Plan
(Washington University in St. Louis Libraries)

Texas Art Project: Digitized Microfilmed Archives
(University of Houston Libraries)

Understanding the Implications of Using Perusall Social Reading Platform
(University of Guelph Library)

Video: Librarians Supporting Researchers Managing Data while Working Remotely
(Network of the National Library of Medicine)

Virginia’s Research Library Leaders to Host Online Forum on Sustainable Scholarship October 2
(VCU Libraries)

 

Libraries—Other

How Should One Explore the Digital Library of the Future?
(JCDL ’20: Proceedings of the ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries in 2020)

Open Is Not Forever: A Study of Vanished Open Access Journals
(arXiv)

Virtual Colloquium Highlights DLF Born-Digital Access Working Group Activity
(Council on Library and Information Resources)

 

Higher Ed—Member Institutions

MIT Media Lab Launches Digital Learning + Collaboration Studio
(MIT Media Lab)

 

Higher Ed—Other

Higher Education CISOs Share COVID-19 Response Stories
(Dark Reading)

On My Agenda: Prioritizing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Shared Governance
(Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, President and CEO’s Blog)

 

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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