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Day in Review (August 3–7, 2020)

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Monday, August 3

Top o’ the Review

Bodley and the Bookworms—Scan and Deliver (parody video)
(Bodleian Libraries)

Follow the Money: How the Online Advertising Ecosystem Funds COVID-19 Junk News and Disinformation
(Computational Propaganda Project, Oxford Internet Institute)

Responding to the Ongoing COVID-19 Crisis and to Calls for Racial Justice: A Survey of College and University Presidents
(Association of American Colleges & Universities)

Safety Tops List of Most Pressing Concerns for College and University Presidents
(American Council on Education)

 

ARL Member Libraries

Inner Meditations and Outer Resources for Understanding Library Conservation and Preservation as Racist or Anti-racist
(UCLA Library Preservation Blog)

Mellon Foundation Grant Supports Development of a Plan for Using Artificial Intelligence to Plumb the National Archives
(Virginia Tech Daily)

Smithsonian, Library of Congress, National Archives Are Counting Down to the Suffrage Centennial with #19SuffrageStories
(Library of Congress)

UMass Amherst Libraries Statement on Textbooks
(University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries)

 

Libraries—Other

Exposure to Social Engagement Metrics Increases Vulnerability to Misinformation
(Misinformation Review)

First Meeting of the UNESCO Open Science Advisory Committee
(United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization)

OA Switchboard Initiative: Progress Report July 2020
(Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association)

 

Higher Ed—Member Institutions

Open Letter on COVID-19 from UNC Chapel Hill Tenured Faculty to Undergraduates
(Charlotte Observer)

 

Higher Ed—Other

Big Ten Academic Alliance Online Course Sharing Program
(Big Ten Academic Alliance)

Engaging and Supporting Prospective Students: How Can Institutions Draw upon the Principles of Near-Peer Advising?
(Ithaka S+R Blog)

 

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Where Do We Go from Here? A Live Virtual Discussion on Anti-racism Efforts
(Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities)

 

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 4

Top o’ the Review

Analysis: Hundreds of Colleges and Universities Show Financial Warning Signs
(Hechinger Report)

Call for 2021 Entries: Library Publishing Directory and IFLA Library Publishing SIG Database
(Library Publishing Coalition Blog)

New OA Book: “Open Pedagogy Approaches: Faculty, Library, and Student Collaborations”
(infoDOCKET)

 

ARL Member Libraries

Illuminating Medieval and Renaissance Materials at Rose Library
(Emory University Libraries Blog)

Institute of Museum and Library Services Grants Funding for Digital Scriptorium 2.0
(Penn Libraries)

Some Insights on the Roles and Uses of Generalist Repositories
(NLM Musings from the Mezzanine)

 

Libraries—Other

REALM Project Update: Test 4 Announced
(
WebJunction, OCLC)

 

Higher Ed—Member Institutions

University of Arizona to Create New Nonprofit University of Arizona Global Campus, Acquire Ashford University
(The University of Arizona)

Washington State University’s Move to Distance Learning Will Not Cost Less, University Officials Say
(Daily Evergreen)

#WeeklyWisdom Interview with University of Houston President Renu Khator (video)
(University Innovation Alliance)

 

Higher Ed—Other

Prairie View A&M University President Ruth Simmons on Unique Challenges Faced by HBCU Students (video)
(MSNBC Live with Craig Melvin)

 

Advocacy & Public Policy

Maine Set to Begin Enforcing State’s New Internet Privacy Law amid Ongoing Court Challenge
(Morning Edition, Maine Public Radio)

Statement from US Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham: Delivering a Complete and Accurate 2020 Census Count
(United States Census Bureau)

Student Privacy and Special Education: An Educator’s Guide during and after COVID-19
(National Center for Learning Disabilities and Future of Privacy Forum)

 

In Other News

MiniConf—A Virtual Conference Framework
(arXiv)

 

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 5

Top o’ the Review

Texas Universities Join Forces to Negotiate Their Future
(Texas A&M University Libraries)

Part 1: Citizen Science in the Academic Library (video)
(US National Library of Medicine)

What Can the Humanities Do for Data Science?
(The Alan Turing Institute)

Paniccioli’s Vast Hip-Hop Photo Archive Launches Online
(Cornell University)

Toolkit for Higher Ed Institutions to Respond to DACA Rescission 2.0
(Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration)

 

ARL Member Libraries

Emerging Technologies, Big Data & Archives (webinar series videos and slides)
(Council on Library and Information Resources, New York Public Library, New York University, Oklahoma State University)

UM Libraries Depository Top Institutional Borrowers
(University of Missouri Libraries)

 

Libraries—Other

National Library of Israel to Suspend Services and Put 300 Workers on Unpaid Leave
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

NISO’s New Strategic Plan for 2020–2023 Announced
(National Information Standards Organization)

 

Higher Ed—Member Institutions

Forks Up, Masks Up: Where to Wear Face Coverings on ASU Campuses (video)
(Arizona State University)

IU Offers Discount on Student Fees for Students Taking Online Courses Not in Bloomington
(Indiana Daily Student)

UC Berkeley Faces a Budget Crisis Like No Other
(University of California, Berkeley)

 

Higher Ed—Other

NSF Revises Solicitation for Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) Program
(US National Science Foundation)

Rethinking What “Quality” Means for Accreditation and Higher Education
(Council for Higher Education Accreditation)

 

Advocacy & Public Policy

Extending Student Loan Relief during the Coronavirus Pandemic
(Urban Wire: The Blog of the Urban Institute)

 

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

http://infoDOCKET.com
@infodocket


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Thursday, August 6

Top o’ the Review

PUL’s Inclusive Description Working Group Shares Progress on Effort to Describe Collections Accurately, Respectfully
(Princeton University Library)

An Anti-racist Framework for Scholarly Publishing
(Scholarly Kitchen)

A Decade after the Occupy Movement, A New Digital Archive Chronicles Its History—and Continuing Influence
(Case Western Reserve University)

UC San Diego Commemorates 50th Anniversary of Iconic Geisel Library with Yearlong Celebration
(UC San Diego Library)

 

ARL Member Libraries

Archives Unleashed Community Report (2017–2020)
(Archives Unleashed)

Libraries’ Buchanan Fellows Adapt with New Skills during Pandemic
(Vanderbilt University)

 

Libraries—Other

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum Cancels Exhibition over Racial Sensitivity Concerns
(New York Times)

Curated Archiving of Research Software Artifacts: Lessons Learned from the French Open Archive (HAL)
(International Journal of Digital Curation)

 

Higher Ed—Member Institutions

Orange County Health Director Calls for UNC to Go Fully Remote for at Least Five Weeks
(Daily Tar Heel)

The Cybersecurity Canon Is Moving to The Ohio State University
(EDUCAUSE Review)

USG Expands No-Cost, Low-Cost Options for Students
(University System of Georgia)

 

Higher Ed—Other

The Power of Professors: Peer Learning Communities Advance the Art of Teaching during a Pandemic
(Wake Forest University)

Unequal Burden: Black Borrowers and the Student Loan Debt Crisis
(New York City Department of Consumer Affairs)

 

Advocacy & Public Policy

Libraries Are Not a Crime
(JURIST)

 

In Other News

Deepfakes” Ranked as Most Serious AI Crime Threat
(University College London)

 

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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Friday, August 7

Top o’ the Review

Circuit Panel Rebuffs Judiciary on Excessive PACER Fees
(Courthouse News Service)

SAA Council Approves Revised Core Values and Code of Ethics for Archivists
(Society of American Archivists)

National Honor for Trailblazing Audio Description Project
(University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa)

 

ARL Member Libraries

Immersive Scholar Residents to Explore Online Privacy through Gaming
(NC State University Libraries)

Lynne Thomas Wins Ninth Hugo Award
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library)

 

Libraries—Other

GIS Researcher Levente Juhasz Examines Online Maps and Their Inaccuracies during COVID-19 Pandemic
(Florida International University)

IIIF Newsletter—July 2020
(International Image Interoperability Framework)

Open Science Skilling and Training Programs across Europe (webinar video)
(LIBER)

 

Higher Ed—Member Institutions

Emory’s New President Connects with Community through Online Forum
(Emory University)

More Details on UC Berkeley’s Voluntary Workforce Actions
(University of California, Berkeley)

Nearly 400 Colleges and Universities Affirm Test-Optional Means Test-Optional
(National Association for College Admission Counseling)

Results of a Summer 2020 Survey of Computer Science Faculty: The Transition to Online Teaching Last Spring and Planning for the Fall
(Computing Research Association)

The Promise of Using WhatsApp for Low-Tech Distance Learning
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

 

Advocacy & Public Policy

Video Games Seen Becoming a New Frontier in Digital Rights
(Reuters)

 

In Other News

Smithsonian Chief Ponders Reopening Strategy
(Federal News Network)

 

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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