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Day in Review (December 6–9)

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Monday, December 6

Top o’ the Review

Beyond Lip Service: A Call for Research-Informed Services for Black and African-American Students (abstract only)
(Journal of Academic Librarianship)

Law Students Protest Research Database Contracts with ICE
(Inside Higher Ed)

Scholarly Communication in Times of Crisis: The Response of the Scholarly Communication System to the COVID-19 Pandemic
(Research on Research Institute)

Upcoming Special Event (Thursday, December 9): AIG’s Cultural Assessment Working Group Presents “Towards Building Equitable Language Technologies
(Digital Library Federation)

What Is a Research Core?
(Ithaka S+R)

 

ARL Member Libraries

CRL Welcomes Three New Member Institutions, including UC Riverside
(Center for Research Libraries)

NERL Program Director Christine Stamison to Retire December 31
(Center for Research Libraries)

New Librarian Michelle Light Aims to Link the University’s Special Collections
(Yale Daily News)

 

Libraries—Other

EDUCAUSE QuickPoll Results: XR Technology
(EDUCAUSE Review)

Towards a Reform of the Research Assessment System: Scoping Report
(European Commission)

 

Higher Ed—Members

Rare Gift: First-Edition Principia Highlights Extraordinary Collection
(Ransome Center Magazine)

 

Higher Ed—Other

AAUP Condemns Attack on Academic Tenure in South Carolina
(American Association of University Professors)

State Council of Higher Education for Virginia Releases Results of Statewide Undergraduate Survey, the First of Its Kind in the Nation
(State Council of Higher Education for Virginia)

 

Advocacy & Public Policy

Clearview AI on Track to Win US Patent for Facial Recognition Technology
(Politico)

Fairer Algorithmic Decision-Making and Its Consequences: Interrogating the Risks and Benefits of Demographic Data Collection, Use, and Non-use
(Partnership on AI)

 

Scholars & Scholarship

Billion-Dollar Donation: Estimating the Cost of Researchers’ Time Spent on Peer Review
(Research Integrity and Peer Review)

Social Media and COVID-19: A Global Study of Digital Crisis Interaction among Gen Z and Millennials
(World Health Organization)

 

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

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Tuesday, December 7

Top o’ the Review

Announcing NEH Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections Grant Program
(US National Endowment for the Humanities)

Central European University Press Publishes First OA Book Funded by Opening the Future Initiative
(Project Muse)

Digital Literacy Is Associated with More Discerning Accuracy Judgments but Not Sharing Intentions
(HKS Misinformation Review)

Legal Deposit: New and Improved System for the Deposit of Digital Publications
(Library and Archives Canada)

Research Infrastructures Mobilisation in Response to COVID-19: Lessons Learned
(Science Europe)

 

ARL Member Libraries

Inaugural Open Education Fellows Announced
(University of Texas Libraries)

One Librarian’s Quest to Promote Science Literacy
(University at Albany, SUNY, University Libraries)

This New Vending Machine Dispenses Art
(Georgia Tech Library)

 

Libraries—Other

Curation of Language Data as a Distinct Academic Activity: A Call to Action for Researchers, Educators, Funders, and Policymakers
(Journal of Open Humanities Data)

Journals in Beall’s List Perform as a Group Less Well Than Other Open Access Journals Indexed in Scopus but Reveal Large Differences among Publishers
(Learned Publishing)

STM Releases Final Recommendations for Handling Image Integrity Issues
(STM Working Group on Image Alteration and Duplication Detection)

 

Higher Ed—Members

Historians Launch Website Offering Uncensored Views from American Soldiers in World War II
(Virginia Tech)

 

Higher Ed—Other

Amid Pandemic, International Student Enrollment at US Universities Fell 15% in the 2020–21 School Year
(Pew Research Center)

Framework for Measuring Undergraduate Learning and Growth
(Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning)

 

Advocacy & Public Policy

Senate Confirms FCC’s Rosenworcel to Another Term
(The Hill)

 

Scholars & Scholarship

Social and Professional Impact of Learning Communities within the Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate Program at Michigan State University
(Frontiers in Psychology)

 

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Wednesday, December 8

Top o’ the Review

Cyber Incident Reporting under the Safeguards Rule?
(EDUCAUSE Review)

Leveraging AI to Accelerate Development of Scientific Models
(US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency)

New ESAC Resources on Transformative Agreements
(ESAC)

US and UK to Partner on Prize Challenges to Advance Privacy-Enhancing Technologies
(The White House)

Welcoming Autistic Students to Academic Libraries through Innovative Space Utilization
(Pennsylvania Libraries: Research & Practice)

 

ARL Member Libraries

ClinicalTrials.gov Modernization Effort: Beta Releases Now Available
(US National Library of Medicine)

Strategic Organizational Review Update: Open Scholarship
(Harvard Library)
See also: Post by Peter Suber (via Berkman Klein Center)

Watch a Recording of the Jane Sánchez Memorial Lecture on the Future of Law Libraries and Law Librarianship
(US Library of Congress)

 

Libraries—Other

Cartooning the Cambridge University Libraries
(Journal of Information Literacy)

 

Higher Ed—Members

University System of Georgia Eviscerates Tenure
(American Association of University Professors)

 

Higher Ed—Other

A Sustainable Solution to Settle Students’ Debt and Release Stranded Credits
(Ithaka S+R)

Publishing in Elite Journals is No Guarantee for Tenure
(Nature Index)

 

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Gender, Diversity and Inclusion Statistics Hub Updated
(Statistics Canada)

Medical School Enrollment More Diverse in 2021
(Association of American Medical Colleges)

 

Scholars & Scholarship

Authority Is Constructed and Contextual
(College & Research Libraries News)

Transparency of Peer Review: A Semi-structured Interview Study with Chief Editors from Social Sciences and Humanities
(Research Integrity and Peer Review)

 

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Information Industry Analyst
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Thursday, December 9

Top o’ the Review

ACE Publishes Findings from US Department of Education-Funded Blockchain Initiative
(American Council on Education)

Charting a Path Forward for Academic Conferences: Announcing the Cohort for Our Project on the Future of Scholarly Meetings
(Ithaka S+R)

Milestone for Semantic Scholar
(pnw.ai)

Senators Unveil Bipartisan Bill Requiring Social Media Giants to Open Data to Researchers
(The Hill)

Statement: The Association of American Publishers Files Suit against the State of Maryland over Unprecedented Encroachment into Federally Protected Copyrights
(Association of American Publishers)
See also: Library Futures Statement about the Lawsuit

 

ARL Member Libraries

Human Rights Documentation Initiative Receives Major Web Upgrade to Improve Access and Functionality
(University of Texas Libraries)

Newly Digitized Westinghouse Broadcasts Offer Accessible, Firsthand Accounts of Mid-century America
(University of Maryland Libraries)

Southwest Meets Northeast in Arizona State University Library Exhibit, “Shoestring Productions: Brazilian Storytelling through Contemporary Woodcuts, Artists’ Books, and Small Press Books”
(US Library of Congress)

UF Libraries Partners on Project to Aid Discoverability of Diverse Middle Grade and Young Adult Books
(University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries)

 

Libraries—Other

“Free PACER” Bill Advances through Senate Judiciary Unanimously
(Fix the Court)

Research Funders Invest in “Publish, Then Review” Model for Science Publishing
(eLife)

 

Higher Ed

ACLS Launches Commission on Fostering and Sustaining Diverse Digital Scholarship
(American Council of Learned Societies)

Nature Index Supplement: Young Universities
(Nature)

 

Advocacy & Public Policy

New CDT Report Documents How Law Enforcement and Intel Agencies Are Evading the Law and Buying Your Data from Brokers
(Center for Democracy and Technology)

What the Wikimedia Foundation’s New Human Rights Policy Means for Our Movement
(Diff blog, Wikimedia Foundation)

 

Scholars & Scholarship

When SocArXiv Gets Bad Papers
(SocOpen.org)

 

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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