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Day in Review (February 1–5, 2021)

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Monday, February 1

Top o’ the Review

APLU Statement on Senate Republican Proposal for Smaller Pandemic Relief Package
(Association of Public and Land-grant Universities)

ArchivesSpace Diversity Partnership
(LYRASIS)

COSLA Offers Public Comment on Vaccine Prioritization of Librarians
(Chief Officers of State Library Agencies)

International Tensions and “Science Nationalism” in a Networked World: Strategies and Implications
(Coalition for Networked Information)

Women’s Rights Organizations Push for an Office of Gender Equity at the Education Department
(Diverse Issues in Higher Education)

 

ARL Member Libraries

Burst Pipe Closes Bass Library for Cleaning and Repairs
(Yale University Library)

California Digital Library, Center for Research Libraries, and HathiTrust Launch Free Collection Comparison Tool
(California Digital Library)

Teaching with Collections: “Reading Toni Morrison” in a Virtual World
(Princeton University Library)

Welcoming Dean Rhea Ballard-Thrower to UIC
(UIC University Library)

 

Libraries—Other

Springer Nature to Retract Chapter on Sign Language Critics Call “Unbelievably Insulting”
(Retraction Watch)

The Role of Academic and Research Libraries as Active Participants and Leaders in the Production of Scholarly Research
(Research Libraries UK)

 

Higher Ed—Members

UC Berkeley Deans Discuss Social Media Disinformation
(The Daily Californian)

 

Higher Ed—Other

Are Top School Students More Critical of Their Professors? Mining Comments on RateMyProfessor.com
(arXiv)

New Survey of Top STEM Graduate Programs Finds Innovations May Be Here to Stay
(NORC at the University of Chicago)

 

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Marrakesh Treaty Reaches Milestone of 100 Countries; 15 More Countries Joined the Treaty during 2020
(EIFL)

 

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

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Tuesday, February 2

Top o’ the Review

FTC Gives Final Approval to Settlement with Zoom over Allegations the Company Misled Consumers about Its Data Security Practices
(US Federal Trade Commission)

Google Will Pay $2.5M to Underpaid Female Engineers and Overlooked Asian Applicants
(The Verge)

Launching an Anti-racism Talent Management Audit
(Ithaka S+R with Binghamton University and University of Delaware)

Policymakers Call for Greater Speed in Getting Grants to Researchers as Horizon Europe Is Formally Launched
(Science|Business)

Statement on Why LawArXiv is No Longer Accepting Submissions
(infoDOCKET)

 

ARL Member Libraries

An Anti-racism Lens: A Guide for Researchers
(University of Minnesota Libraries)

CU Boulder Libraries Join Digital Public Library of America
(University of Colorado Boulder Libraries)

Historical Discography Series Launched
(UC Santa Barbara Library)

Open Access Publishing in PLOS Biology Free for NC State Authors
(NC State University Libraries)

UO Libraries to Partner in Mellon Institute for Racial and Climate Justice
(University of Oregon Libraries)

 

Higher Ed—Members

Anti-racism Project Uses Virtual Reality to Let People “Walk in Someone Else’s Shoes”
(The University of Arizona)

University of California Issues Revised Copyright Ownership Policy
(Office of Scholarly Communication, University of California)

 

Higher Ed—Other

IIE to Administer New One-Time China-US Scholars Program
(Institute of International Education)

 

Advocacy & Public Policy

AHA Posts to Federal Register Regarding Proposed NARA Digitization Policies
(American Historical Association)

Letter to Secretary of State Blinken on International Students
(Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration)

 

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

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Wednesday, February 3

Top o’ the Review

Exclusive: Wikipedia Launches New Global Rules to Combat Site Abuses
(Reuters)

Internet Archive’s Modern Book Collection Now Tops 2 Million Volumes
(Internet Archive)

“Lizard People in the Library” by Barbara Fister Is the Premier Essay in Project Information Literacy’s New “Provocation Series”
(infoDOCKET)

Study: Misinformation during the COVID-19 Pandemic
(Statistics Canada)

 

ARL Member Libraries

Library Exhibit Marks 15th Anniversary of Black Metropolis Research Consortium
(UChicago News)

The Libraries’ Good Deal: New Three-Year Contract with Publishing Giant Elsevier
(Colorado State University)

Research Database Centralizes Information about Penn State Faculty Scholarship
(Penn State News)

Who Tells Your Story? National Archives Start-Up Grants to Expand Cultural Narrative
(US National Archives and Records Administration)

 

Libraries—Other

Metadata during COVID-19
(Digital Library Federation)

 

Higher Ed—Members

At Ohio University, Bookstores Adapt to Pandemic, Increasing Digitization of Textbooks
(The Post)

 

Higher Ed—Other

COVID and Change-Adjustments: Can Higher Education Handle Deep Change?
(Council for Higher Education Accreditation)

Federal Research Grants: OMB Should Take Steps to Establish the Research Policy Board
(Government Accountability Office)

Statement by ACE President Ted Mitchell on the Senate Confirmation Hearing of Secretary of Education-Designate Miguel A. Cardona
(American Council on Education)

New Study Finds FAFSA Completion Campaigns Don’t Boost Enrollment
(Association of Public and Land-grant Universities)

 

Advocacy & Public Policy

Library of Congress Announces Copyright Public Modernization Committee
(Federal Register)

 

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Information Industry Analyst
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Thursday, February 4

Top o’ the Review

Coalition of University and College Presidents’ Statement on Introduction of Bipartisan Dream Act of 2021
(Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration)

Government of Canada Invests in Making Post-Secondary Education More Affordable to All
(Government of Canada)

Wikimedia Foundation CEO Katherine Maher Is Stepping Down
(Diff)

The Federated Research Data Repository (FRDR) Is Now in Full Production!
(Portage)

Universities without Walls: A Vision for 2030
(European University Association)

 

ARL Member Libraries

ACS and Tulane University Sign Agreement to Expand Open Access Publishing
(American Chemical Society)

Libraries Out Loud: University of Buffalo Libraries Launch a New Podcast
(University of Buffalo Libraries)

CORE and PubMed Collaborate for Further Full Text Dissemination
(Jisc Research Blog)

Federal Statistical Research Data Center to Open at Washington University
(Washington University in St. Louis University Libraries)

Video: Library as Key Partner in Open Pedagogy (Part 1)
(University of Rochester River Campus Libraries)

 

Libraries—Other

“Nepotistic Journals”: A Survey of Biomedical Journals
(bioRxiv)

 

Higher Ed—Members

Tracing Race at Iowa State University
(Iowa State University Digital Scholarship and Initiatives)

Ohio State President Makes Increasing Interdisciplinary Research and Diversity Her Priorities
(IEEE Spectrum)

 

Higher Ed—Other

COVID-19 Pandemic and Institutions of Higher Education: Contemporary Issues
(Congressional Research Service)

AAC&U Joins Higher Education Community Letters in Support of International Students and Foreign Scholars
(Association of American Colleges & Universities)

 

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

IMLS Releases Retrospective on 15 Years of African American History and Culture Grants
(Institute of Museum and Library Services)

 

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

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Friday, February 5

Top o’ the Review

Books Contain Multitudes: Exploring Experimental Publishing (A COPIM WP6 Research and Scoping Report)
(COPIM: Community-Led Open Publication Infrastructures for Monographs)

COAR Launches the “Notify Project”
(Confederation of Open Access Repositories)

Julia M. Gelfand Named 2021 ACRL Academic/Research Librarian of the Year
(American Library Association)

Newly Available: Video Recordings of Presentations/Panels at Print Archive Network (PAN) Forum ALA Midwinter 2021
(Center for Research Libraries)

Opening Up the Library: Transforming Our Policies, Practices and Structures
(LIBER Quarterly)

SCONUL and RLUK Issue an Open Letter to the Publishers Association to Review Their Support of UK Higher Education Institutions
(Research Libraries UK)

 

ARL Member Libraries

Columbia University Libraries and LYRASIS Present Online Copyright Classes
(Columbia University Libraries)

Congratulations to Our “Create Your Own Geisel” 50th Anniversary Contest Winners
(UC San Diego Library)

Emory’s  Raymond Danowski Poetry Library Changes Literary History
(Emory University Libraries)

Lilly Library Renovation Progress Update
(Indiana University Bloomington Libraries)

Podcast: Axel Borg Reflects on a Career Helping Cultivate the World’s Greatest Wine Library
(UC Davis Library)

 

Libraries—Other

cOAlition S Response to the STM Statement: The Rights Retention Strategy Restores Long-Standing Academic Freedoms
(cOAlition S)

New Bot Flags Scientific Studies That Cite Retracted Papers
(Nature Index)

Notes from WEST’s January 2021 Members’ Meeting
(California Digital Library News)

 

Higher Ed—Members

Graduate Student Combines Passion for Art and the Library
(University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

 

Advocacy & Public Policy

Social Media: Misinformation and Content Moderation Issues for Congress
(Congressional Research Service)

 

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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