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Day in Review (February 16–19, 2021)

Last Updated on July 9, 2022, 10:02 am ET

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Tuesday, February 16

Top o’ the Review

CARL Members Release 2019–2020 Journal Subscription Cost Data and Earlier Data
(Canadian Association of Research Libraries)

COPE Collaboration with FORCE11 Working Group: Developing Resources for Research Data Publishing Ethics
(Committee on Publication Ethics)

Hylke Koers Appointed as CIO for New STM Solutions Initiative

International Collaboration during the Covid-19 Crisis: Autumn 2020 Developments

Report Highlights Struggling Education Sector, Makes Urgent Call for National Strategy
(Canadian Association of University Teachers)

Big Ten Academic Alliance Announces Collective Action Agreement with DOAJ
(Big Ten Academic Alliance)


ARL Member Libraries

Carnegie Mellon Associate Dean Chosen to Lead University of Oregon Libraries
(University of Oregon)

Exploring the Public Evidence on Open Access Monographs
(MIT Libraries)

Florida State University Libraries, School of Communication Form Partnership with West Tallahatchie School District
(Florida State University)

Judge Blocks Sale and Closure of National Archives in Seattle; Notes “Public Relations Disaster” by Feds
(Seattle Times)

Toni Morrison Quilting Project, to Weave Communities Together, Launches Feb. 22
(Cornell University Library)

Uniquely USask: Adaskin Collection Gives Insight into Canadian Composer
(University of Saskatchewan Library)



GPO Releases State of the Federal Depository Library Program, 2018-2019
(US Government Publishing Office)


Higher Ed—Members

Four-University Study Focuses on Student Well-Being during the Pandemic
(NC State University)

UVA School of Data Science Sets Example for Campus on Open Access


Higher Ed—Other

Socially Responsive Leadership for Post-pandemic International Higher Education: Theoretical Considerations and Practical Implications
(Institute of International Education)

Untapped Opportunity: Understanding and Advancing Prospects for Californians without a College Degree
(California Competes)

Proposed Free Speech Law Will Make English Universities Liable for Breaches
(The Guardian)


Advocacy & Public Policy

OTG Coalition, Former Government Ethics Chief Call on White House to Release Virtual Visitor Logs
(Open the Government)

Presidential Libraries, Preservation, and Authorship
(Authors Alliance)


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


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Wednesday, February 17

Top o’ the Review

Analyzing the Requirements for an Open Research Knowledge Graph: Use Cases, Quality Requirements, and Construction Strategies

Mellon Foundation Funds CLIR’s Digitizing Hidden Collections and Archives: Amplifying Unheard Voices
(Council on Library and Information Resources)

Much More Than a Mere Technology: A Systematic Review of Wikidata in Libraries
(Journal of Academic Librarianship)

Obstacles Resulting in Delayed Degrees for Graduate and Professional Students during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Study: Including Videos in College Teaching May Improve Student Learning
(American Educational Research Association)


ARL Member Libraries

$2 Million Gift to Benefit Library during Renovation
(University of Virginia)

Big Ten Academic Alliance Announces Publishing Deal with Cambridge University Press
(Big Ten Academic Alliance)
Note: Colorado State University Also Recently Signed a Deal with CUP

Gathering around “The Round House”
(Arizona State University Library)

Kresge, Paddock Libraries to Close Permanently
(The Dartmouth)

Textbook Task Force Takes on the High Costs of Learning Materials
(Temple University)

UC Library Search: New Systemwide Library Discovery Tool to Launch Summer 2021
(UC San Diego Library)



Call for Participation in NISO’s New “Content Profile / Linked Document” Working Group
(National Information Standards Organization)

February 24 Webinar: Open Book Metadata
(Open Access Scholarly Publishing Association)

Giving “Last Chance Books” New Life through Digitization
(Internet Archive Blog)


Higher Ed—Members

Researchers to Build Mentoring Platform Leveraging AI to Increase Participation in STEM
(USC Institute for Creative Technologies)


Scholars & Scholarship

Publisher Retracting Five Papers Because of “Clear Evidence” That They Were “Computer Generated”
(Retraction Watch)


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


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Thursday, February 18

Top o’ the Review

After Increase in Application Rates, First-Time International Graduate Student Enrollment Takes a Big Hit in Fall 2020
(Council of Graduate Schools)

Indigenous Librarianship: Theory, Practices, and Means of Social Action
(IFLA Journal)

Law Students’ Mental Health during the COVID-19 Pandemic

NSF Director Lays Out Vision for Future of US Science
(American Association for the Advancement of Science)


ARL Member Libraries

BIPOC in the Built Wikipedia Edit-a-thon: Cultural Preservation + Environmental Justice
(Yale University Library and MIT Libraries)

Digital Experimentation and the Black, Indigenous, and Minority Americans Digital Futures Initiative
(US Library of Congress)

Histories of Black-Owned Businesses in Los Angeles Preserved by UCLA Library

New Environmental History Collection Comes to University Libraries
(Virginia Tech Daily)

Rare Historic Footage Discovered in Home Movies: University of Georgia Libraries Preserves Film of Augusta’s African American Community
(University of Georgia)

University Libraries Launches Open-Access Penn State Journal of Medicine
(Penn State University)

University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) Is First Consortium to Join CRL Under New Consortium Membership Model
(Center for Research Libraries)



Inside “The Historymakers,” the Nation’s Largest African American Video Oral History Archive


Higher Ed

A Systematic Review of Cybersecurity Risks in Higher Education
(Future Internet)

The In-School Push to Fight Misinformation from the Outside World
(The Hechinger Report)


Data & Analytics

The Pandemic Made Open Data Bigger Than Ever. But It’s Still Pretty Messy.


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Information Industry Analyst


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Friday, February 19

Top o’ the Review

Economic Impact Assessment of Open Access Policy Proposed by UK Research and Innovation
(Publishers Association)
See also: UK Publishers Association Warns of Huge Financial Hit from Proposed Open Access Policy
(The Bookseller)

In Year Punctured by Pandemic, Higher Education Endowments Provide More Than $23 Billion to Support Students, Mission
(National Association of College and University Business Officers)

Is Preprint the Future of Science? A Thirty-Year Journey of Online Preprint Services

Racial and Social Justice: A Blueprint for Constructive Conversations
(Next blog, OCLC)

RLUK and AHRC Launch Major Cross-Sector Survey into Research Partnerships
(Research Libraries UK and Arts & Humanities Research Council)

#SheSaid Amplifies Women’s Voices via WikiQuote
(Diff blog, Wikimedia Foundation)


ARL Member Libraries

Check Out the New Digital Collection: Dispatches from the Poetry Wars
(Simon Fraser University Library)

UC San Diego Library Launches New Art of Science Contest
(UC San Diego Library)

UI Libraries Launches a New Podcast Series: Loud in the Library
(The University of Iowa Libraries)

Vanderbilt University Special Collections Acquires New Lawson Photographs
(Vanderbilt University)

Your Very Own Personal Librarian? No Way!
(NC State University Libraries)



ACS Publications Signs DORA
(American Chemical Society)

JSTOR Creates Free Companion to the Schomburg Center’s Black Liberation Reading List


Higher Ed

As Admissions Season Descends, Warning Signs Appear for Low-Income Applicants
(Washington Post)


Advocacy & Public Policy

APLU Applauds Introduction of Immigration Reform Bill
(Association of Public and Land-grant Universities)

Coalition of University and College Presidents’ Statement on Introduction of US Citizenship Act
(Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration)


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