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Day in Review (August 9–12)

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Monday, August 9

Top o’ the Review

A New Social Contract Must Include Genuine Participation and Partnership of Indigenous Peoples in Decision-Making about Research
(International Science Council)

Funding Announced to Develop Platform That Will Change Research Culture
(Jisc)

Let’s Talk about Race: Changing the Conversations around Race in Academia
(Communications Biology)

Supporting the 1 in 5 College Students Raising Children
(National Association for College Admission Counseling)

Twitter’s Photo-Cropping Algorithm Favors Young, Thin Females
(WIRED)

 

ARL Member Libraries

Announcing the Multiethnic Digital Humanities Project
(University of Illinois Chicago Library)

Big Ten Academic Alliance and University of Michigan Press Announce Multiyear Support for Fund to Mission Open-Access Model
(Big Ten Academic Alliance)

Supporting Open-Access Book Publishing at UC Berkeley: Summer 2021 Update
(UC Berkeley Library)

Upworthy Archive Reveals Treasure Trove of US Media Experiments
(Cornell University)

Welcome from the Vice Provost and University Librarian
(University of Oregon Libraries)

 

Libraries—Other

Notes from WEST’s July 2021 Member Meeting
(California Digital Library)

 

Advocacy & Public Policy

New Negotiated Rulemaking Committee to Focus on Student Loans, Targeted Discharge and Forgiveness Authorities
(US Department of Education)
Note: The US Department of Education also announced: New Interpretation to Encourage State Collaboration on Student Loan Servicing

Science Academies from G20 Nations Urge Their Governments to Promote Creation of Global Surveillance Network to Detect Early Signs of Potential Future Pandemics
(US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine)

 

Data & Analytics

Can Twitter Data Help in Spotting Problems Early with Publications? What Retracted COVID-19 Papers Can Teach Us about Science in the Public Sphere
(LSE Impact of Social Sciences Blog)

 

Scholars & Scholarship

Lessons from arXiv’s 30 Years of Information Sharing
(Nature Reviews Physics)

Literary Runaway: Increasingly More References Cited per Academic Research Article from 1980 to 2019
(PLOS ONE)

 

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 10

Top o’ the Review

A Historical Sociology of the Authentication of News
(Social Science Research Council)

Anti-racist Interventions to Transform Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology Departments
(Nature Ecology & Evolution)

National Academy of Engineering Introduces New Suite of Initiatives
(US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine)

Sarah Lamdan, Expert on Library Vendors’ Surveillance Activities, Joins SPARC as Senior Fellow
(SPARC)

Vaccine Requirements Should Be Considered for Safe Return to Campus, University and College Teachers’ Group Says
(Canadian Association of University Teachers)

 

ARL Member Libraries

AMED African Section Preserves African Government Websites
(US Library of Congress)

Film Collection Trains a Fresh Lens on Depictions of Queer and Trans People of Color
(University of Washington Magazine)

University of Missouri Libraries Will Transition to FOLIO
(University of Missouri Libraries)

 

Libraries—Other

CARL Brief to House of Commons on 2022 Federal Budget
(Canadian Association of Research Libraries)

Clarivate’s $5.3B ProQuest Buy Delayed under FTC Scrutiny
(infoDOCKET)

Video Recording: COVID-19 Protocols in Canadian and US Academic Libraries
(Association of College and Research Libraries)

 

Higher Ed—Members

Gender, Personality Influence Use of Interactive Tools Online
(Institute for Computational and Data Sciences, Penn State University)

Researchers Use AI to Unlock the Secrets of Ancient Texts
(University of Notre Dame)

 

Data & Analytics

Measuring R&D Workers Using NCSES Statistics
(US National Science Foundation)

 

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

5G’s Big Equity Problem
(New America)

OMB Finds Agency Data Needs Work to Understand Inequality in Public-Facing Services
(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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Wednesday, August 11

Top o’ the Review

AI Data Sets Are Prone to Mismanagement, Study Finds
(VentureBeat)

Association between Productivity and Journal Impact across Disciplines and Career Age
(arXiv)

Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Offers Some Opportunities for Higher Ed
(EDUCAUSE Review)

CAUT Calls for $3 Billion Dollar Investment in National Postsecondary Education Strategy
(Canadian Association of University Teachers)

Transforming Library Services for Computational Research with Text Data: Environmental Scan, Stakeholder Perspectives, Recommendations for Libraries
(ACRL Insider)

Trust Markers: Interpreting the Trustworthiness of an ORCID Record
(ORCID)

 

ARL Member Libraries

“A Compass for the Libraries”: How the Penn Libraries Is Building Assessment into Its Mission
(Penn Libraries, University of Pennsylvania)

Assessing File-Format Risk for Born-Digital Preservation Planning
(Smithsonian Libraries and Archives)

Kenvi C. Phillips Named Director of Library Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
(Brown University Library)

Libraries Creates Department of Digital Stewardship
(Syracuse University Libraries)

UB Awarded $478,000 to Improve Diversity among Librarians
(University at Buffalo)

 

Libraries—Other

Bring Your OA Game: Libraries, Publishers, and Innovation for OA  Books: A European Perspective
(Commonplace)

Member Perspectives on the Collection: Findings from the 2020 Community Week Session by the Digital Collection Strategy Working Group
(HathiTrust)

 

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

The Effect of Women Academic Leaders on Canadian Natural Sciences and Engineering Professors
(Canadian Journal of Higher Education)

 

In Other News

NIST Study on Kids’ Passwords Shows Gap between Knowledge of Password Best Practices and Behavior
(US National Institute of Standards and Technology)

Researchers Create “Master Faces” to Bypass Facial Recognition
(VICE)

 

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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Thursday, August 12

Top o’ the Review

2021 Open Access Week Theme to Be “It Matters How We Open Knowledge: Building Structural Equity”
(SPARC)

Deep Divisions in Americans’ Views of Nation’s Racial History–and How To Address It
(Pew Research Center)

Direct Financial Support, Access to Male-Dominated Jobs, and Investing in Child Care Can Increase Women’s Participation in Post-COVID Workforce, Says New Expert Consultation
(US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine)

TransUnion, Nicklin, and Preserving the Right to Embed
(Disruptive Competition Project)

Unions Ask Congress to Support Higher Ed Workers
(American Association of University Professors)

 

ARL Member Libraries

Librarian of Congress Announces Three Executive Appointments
(US Library of Congress)

Sharing Data to Fuel Discovery
(Virginia Tech)

Two Centuries Old, a Handwritten Record of Medical Education
(University of Pennsylvania)

Using Wikipedia to Teach Scholarly Peer Review
(Journal of Information Literacy)

 

Libraries—Other

Call for Expressions of Interest–CARL Visiting Program Officer for Digital Access Policy
(Canadian Association of Research Libraries)

Journey of Digital Development for Higher Education Students
(Jisc)

University Libraries as Open Innovation Partners: Harnessing Hidden Potential to Foster Global Entrepreneurship (Abstract Only)
(Journal of Academic Librarianship)

 

Higher Ed—Members

Archive of Tony Award-Winning Theater Designer Kevin Adams Comes to the Harry Ransom Center
(University of Texas)

What is the Metaverse? 2 Media and Information Experts Explain
(The Conversation)

 

Higher Ed—Other

It’s Time to Reboot Our Thinking about Adult Learners in a Digitally Transformed World
(EdSurge)

 

In Other News

Google Bans Location Data Firm Funded by Former Saudi Intelligence Head
(Motherboard)

 

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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