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Day in Review (December 7–11, 2020)

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Monday, December 7

Top o’ the Review

ACE, Other Associations Call on DHS to Clarify Status of International Students for the Spring Semester as the Pandemic Continues
(American Council on Education)

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Showcase Spotlights Startup Companies Born Out of Federally Funded, University-Based Research
(Association of Public and Land-grant Universities)

Key Findings on Privacy in Higher Education
(EDUCAUSE Review)

Video Recording of a Panel Discussion: Research Libraries & COVID-19—Impact & Plans for the Future
(LIBER)

UNESCO Launches New Publication on Accessible Documentary Heritage
(UNESCO)

 

ARL Member Libraries

A Struggle for Books
(University of Michigan Library)

National Archives’ Role in a Presidential Transition
(US National Archives and Records Administration)

Princeton Open Access Fund Expands for 2020-21 Fiscal Year
(Princeton University Library)

University of Arizona Library Safeguards Thousands of USS Arizona Artifacts
(Tucson.com)

 

Higher Ed—Members

COPE Forum 15 December 2020: Predatory Publishing
(Committee on Publication Ethics)

MSNBC’s Joy Reid to Join Howard University Faculty in Spring
(Diverse Issues in Higher Education)

Visual Resources of the Middle East Project Created at Yale
(Yale University)

 

Data & Analytics

Postdocs at Federally Funded R&D Centers: Fall 2019
(National Science Foundation)

 

Scholars & Scholarship

Scientific Publications and COVID-19 “Research Pivots” during the Pandemic: An Initial Bibliometric Analysis
(bioRxiv)

 

In Other News

A New Global Data Dashboard from the World Bank, “Evolution of the Pandemic through the Lens of Google Searches”
(infoDOCKET)

 

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, December 8

Top o’ the Review

Dryad’s Commitment to the Principles of Open Scholarly Infrastructure
(Dryad)

FCC Announces Billions of Dollars in Awards to Provide Rural Areas with Broadband Access
(The Washington Post)

National Program Expands to Help Canadian Researchers Gain Recognition
(Universities Canada)

Regulating Facial Recognition Technology in the Private Sector
(Stanford Technology Law Review)

Report from the EU: Scholarly Infrastructures for Research Software
(European Commission Directorate-General for Research and Innovation)

 

ARL Member Libraries

Introducing Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
(Smithsonian Libraries and Archives)

LOC and GPO Release Ten Years of Legislative Data
(Library of Congress)

New NIH Preprint Pilot Librarian Toolkit Available
(US National Library of Medicine)

Smith’s $1M Legacy to Penn State Harrisburg Library Supports Student Success
(Penn State University)

Raising Awareness about Access to Affordable Textbooks
(University of Oregon)

Webinar Recording: Emerging Perspectives in Open Access Book Publishing
(The University of British Columbia)

 

Libraries—Other

Share Your Journal Publishing Pain Points: Library Publishing Workflows Project
(Library Publishing Coalition)

 

Higher Ed

World First for Ethical AI and Workplace Equity
(Tech Xplore)

 

Advocacy & Public Policy

Web Scraping Is a Tool, Not a Crime
(MIT Technology Review)

 

In Other News

Paywalls, Newsletters, and the New Echo Chamber
(WIRED)

 

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, December 9

Top o’ the Review

Academic Library Strategy and Budgeting during the COVID-19 Pandemic
(Ithaka S+R)

Enhancing Social Capital in Our Stakeholder Networks
(Insights: The UKSG Journal)

Japanese Libraries Hope UV Machine Gives Visitors Peace of Mind
(Reuters)

Nature Index Artificial Intelligence (AI) Supplement Investigates Emerging Trends in AI Research Output alongside an Experiment in AI-Powered Curation
(Springer Nature)

 

ARL Member Libraries

Boosting Georgia Tech’s Stellar Science Fiction Collection
(Georgia Tech Library)

Inside Marquand Library: A Century of Collecting Harlem Renaissance Art
(Princeton University Library)

Office of the Inspector General Semiannual Report to Congress: September 2020
(US Library of Congress)

 

Libraries—Other

CRKN and NISO Announce Canadian Consortium Agreement
(Canadian Research Knowledge Network and National Information Standards Organization)

Scopus Adds New Open Access Filters
(Scopus)

 

Higher Ed—Members

Andrew G. Campbell of Brown University to Serve as Chair of CGS Board
(Council of Graduate Schools)

 

Higher Ed—Other

College Student Meaning Making and Interest Maintenance during COVID-19: From Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CUREs) to Science Learning Being Off-Campus and Online
(Frontiers in Education)

Data Snapshot: Full-Time Women Faculty and Faculty of Color
(American Association of University Professors)

 

Advocacy & Public Policy

48 States and US Sue Facebook Seeking to End Illegal Monopoly
(Electronic Privacy Information Center)

NARA Seeking Comment on Rule for Permanent Public Record Digitalization
(MeriTalk)

 

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

I’ve Been There—Fighting Stereotypes in the World of Science
(Science Matters, US National Science Foundation)

 

 

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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, December 10

Top o’ the Review

Can Scholarly Pirate Libraries Bridge the Knowledge Access Gap? An Empirical Study on the Structural Conditions of Book Piracy in Global and European Academia
(PLOS ONE)

CARL Releases Strategies and Practices for Hiring and Retaining Diverse Talent
(Canadian Association of Research Libraries)

Oxford University Press Joins Initiative for Open Abstracts (I4OA)
(Oxford University Press)

Papers with Code Is Expanding to More Sciences
(Papers with Code)
See Also: Instant Access to Code, for Any arXiv Paper (via arXiv)

The Community-Led Open Publication Infrastructures for Monographs (COPIM) Project
(College & Research Libraries News)

ARL Member Libraries

Diversity in the Stacks: Indigenous Languages, Indigenous Voices
(Penn Libraries)

The Hill Library Innovation Studio Is Open!
(NC State University Libraries)

IMLS Awards Joint Grant to Three University Libraries to Study Curation of Interdisciplinary Data and Collaborative Research
(Virginia Tech University Libraries, Indiana University Libraries, and University of Colorado Boulder Libraries)

Tulane’s Latin American Library Acquires Papers of Leading Nicaraguan Family
(Tulane University)

 

Libraries—Other

LD4 Community Launches
(LD4)

Nature’s New Open Access Option: A Dinosaur Lurches toward the Future
(David Lewis, IUPUI ScholarWorks)

 

Higher Ed—Members

Combinatorial Theory Journal Launches on UC’s eScholarship Publishing Platform with Innovative Open Access Funding Model
(University of California Office of Scholarly Communication)

 

Higher Ed—Other    

Reimagining the Future of Higher Education Funding
(Ithaka S+R)

High School Benchmarks with a COVID-19 Special Analysis
(National Student Clearinghouse)

 

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

APLU Announces Grants for Public Universities to Support STEM Faculty Diversity and Inclusion
(Association of Public and Land-grant 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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Friday, December 11

Top o’ the Review

EDUCAUSE QuickPoll Results: Academic Research
(EDUCAUSE Review)

New Pulse Point Survey of College Presidents Shows Increase in Mental Health Concerns, Ongoing Impact of COVID-19
(American Council on Education)

OASPA Hosts Open Discussion on Blog, Today Guest Posts from cOAlition S, COAR, Jisc
(Open Access Scholarly Publishing Association)

Reimagining Academic Career Assessment: Building a Repository for Stories of Innovation and Change
(DORA, Declaration on Research Assessment)

New Publication Format Pilot: Brill and Max Planck Institute for the History of Science Sign Agreement on Digital Concordances
(Brill)

Why Is Publishing So White?
(New York Times)

 

ARL Member Libraries

Stitching the Curve Update—December 2020
(University of Alberta Library)

Students and University Library Help to Write Yale’s History
(Yale University Office of the President)

UW Libraries Subscription Review Update: Principles and Timeline
(University of Washington Libraries)

 

Advocacy & Public Policy

Democrats Urge Biden to Address “Infodemic” of COVID-19 Disinformation, Misinformation
(The Hill)

Senators Express Privacy Concerns over Proctoring Apps
(Electronic Frontier Foundation)

 

Data & Analytics

Counting Methods Introduced into Bibliometric Research Literature 1970–2018: A Review
(arXiv)

New ACRL Framework for Impactful Scholarship and Metrics
(ACRL Insider)

US Census Bureau Releases New American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates, Interactive Data-Visualization Tools, Education-Related Findings
(United States Census Bureau)

 

Scholars & Scholarship

How I Started a Journal for Postdoctoral Researchers
(Nature)

Library Trends Issue Explores Digital Humanities in China
(University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign School of Information Sciences)

 

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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