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Day in Review (December 14–15)

Last Updated on December 15, 2022, 4:10 pm ET

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Wednesday, December 14

Top o’ the Review

Designing the Diversity of Canadian Libraries: Excerpts from the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) Inclusion Perspectives Webinar by Racialized Library Colleagues
(Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research)

Jumping over the Paywall: Strategies and Motivations for Scholarly Piracy and Other Alternatives (preprint)

Opening Doors to Global Equity in Open Access
(ISC: International Science Council)

Phase 1 of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Preprint Pilot: Testing the Viability of Making Preprints Discoverable in PubMed Central and PubMed (preprint)
See also: NIH Preprint Pilot Accelerates and Expands Discovery of Research Results: Expansion of Pilot Planned for Early 2023 (NLM: National Library of Medicine)

Ten Recommended Practices for Managing Preprints in Generalist and Institutional Repositories
(COAR: Confederation of Open Access Repositories)

TRLN E-resources Management Working Group Publishes TRLN Guide to Negotiating Accessibility in E-resource Licenses
(TRLN: Triangle Research Libraries Network)


ARL Member Libraries

Columbia University Joins The Palace Project Platform and App

Fictional Civilization Leaves Behind Lasting Legacy
(Cornell University)

Four New Projects Selected for Brown University Digital Publications
(Brown University Library)

The University of Cincinnati Seeks the Next Dean and University Librarian
(University of Cincinnati Libraries)

2023 Western Regional Storage Trust (WEST) Executive Committee Election Results and Operations and Collections Council (OCC) Appointments
(CDL: California Digital Library)



Launch of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Open Science Toolkit
(EIFL: Electronic Information for Libraries)


Higher Ed

Strengthening Talent for National Defense: Infusing Advanced Manufacturing in Engineering Education—New Report
(US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine)


Advocacy & Public Policy

Biden-Harris Administration Announces Bold Multi-Sector Actions to Eliminate Systemic Barriers in STEMM
(The White House)

Letter to the Senate on Research Funding for HBCUs, TCUs, HSIs, and MSIs in the 2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)
(ACE: American Council on Education)

The “Free PACER” Bill Has a New Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Score. The Bill Actually Reduces the Deficit
(Fix the Court)

Web Accessibility Regulations Are Poised to Be a Focal Point in Spring 2023


Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Video: RLUK Inclusive Collections, Inclusive Libraries: Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng, University of Cape Town
(RLUK: Research Libraries UK)


Scholars & Scholarship

Explore the First Open Science Indicators Data Set—and Share Your Thoughts
(PLOS: Public Library of Science)

Ten Simple Rules for Funding Scientific Open-Source Software
(PLOS Computational Biology)


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

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Thursday, December 15

Top o’ the Review

A Framework for Improving the Accessibility of Research Papers on arXiv.org (preprint)

Census Bureau Tables Controversial Privacy Tool for Survey
(AP: Associated Press)

cOAlition S Has Officially Joined the Coalition for Advancing Research Assessment (CoARA)
(cOAlition S)

Smithsonian’s Tsione Wolde-Michael Tapped to Lead President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities
(IMLS: US Institute of Museum and Library Services)

2022 CRKN Conference in Review
(CRKN: Canadian Research Knowledge Network)


ARL Member Libraries

Emory University Joins HELIOS; Emory Libraries’ Lisa Macklin Will Serve as Representative
(Emory University)

History’s First Drafts
(University of Michigan Library)

The University of Pennsylvania Libraries Acquires Archives of The Philadelphia Orchestra and the Academy of Music
(Penn Libraries, University of Pennsylvania)


Higher Ed

Universities Report Largest Growth in Federally Funded R&D Expenditures Since FY 2011
(NCSES: National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, US National Science Foundation)

University Science and Engineering Research Space Increased More Than 30 Million Square Feet in the Past Decade
(NCSES: National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, US National Science Foundation)


Advocacy & Public Policy

Senate Votes to Ban TikTok Use on Government Devices
(The Hill)


Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

The Nation’s Medical Schools Grow More Diverse
(AAMC: Association of American Medical Colleges)

Women in the Workforce: The Gender Pay Gap Is Greater for Certain Racial and Ethnic Groups and Varies by Education Level
(GAO: US Government Accountability Office)


Scholars & Scholarship

Announcing Plans for DORA’s 10th Anniversary Celebration
(DORA: Declaration on Research Assessment)

Funders Summit 2022: Collective Funding Pilot
(IOI: Invest in Open Infrastructure)

Landscape Study of Small Journal Publishers Transitioning to Open Access (OA) Now Available
(KE: Knowledge Exchange)

Science Communication as a Collective Intelligence Endeavor: A Manifesto and Examples for Implementation (preprint)
(MetaArXiv Preprints)

Who’s Publishing Systematic Reviews? An Examination beyond the Health Sciences
(ISTL: Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship)


In Other News

Amazon to End Print Textbook Rentals, Overhaul Magazine and Newspaper Subscriptions
(PW: Publishers Weekly)

Teens and Cyberbullying 2022
(Pew Research Center)


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