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Day in Review (January 11–15, 2021)

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Monday, January 11

Top o’ the Review

ALISE Publishes 2020 Report on Trends and Key Indicators in Library and Information Science Education
(Association for Library and Information Science Education)

“Dædalus” Now Open Access with New Issue “On The Novel”
(American Academy of Arts and Sciences)

NCAC Statement on Cancellation of Book by Josh Hawley
(National Coalition against Censorship)

Upcoming Webinar (Tomorrow, January 11): “Open Access and Libraries: Lessons from COVID-19 and Our Path towards the Future”
(International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions)          

 

ARL Member Libraries

Boston Public Library Announces Repairing America Initiative to “Help Bridge Gaps That Divide America”
(infoDOCKET)

Emmons Named Interim Dean of College of University Libraries & Learning Sciences
(University of New Mexico)

Library Commemorates MLK Day with “Kings at Yale” Online Exhibit
(Yale University Library)

Virginia Tech Collaboration Helps Equip Teachers with Tools and Resources for Virtual Learning
(Virginia Tech)

 

Libraries—Other

National Diet Library (Japan) and National Library of Korea Announce Launch of National Digital Library of East Asia
(National Diet Library)

 

Higher Ed

Tools, Webinar Address Equity Concerns and Faculty Workload
(American Council on Education)

 

Advocacy & Public Policy

Federal Update (January 11): Impact of Elections; Federal Aid to Higher Education
(Council for Higher Education Accreditation)

Legislative Recommendations regarding Immigrant Students, Higher Education Access, Federal Financial Aid, and Professional and Occupational Licensure
(Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration)

Final FY21 Appropriations: National Science Foundation
(American Institute of Physics)

 

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

New Report: Designing Learning Experiences with Attention to Students’ Backgrounds Can Attract Underrepresented Groups to Computing
(National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine)

 

Scholars & Scholarship

HathiTrust Research Center Awards Four SCWAReD Advanced Collaborative Support Projects
(HathiTrust)

 

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

http://infoDOCKET.com
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Tuesday, January 12

Top o’ the Review

Accessing Web Archives at Scale through a Cloud-Based Interface
(International Journal of Digital Humanities)

Higher Education’s Reopening Decisions Affected the Most Vulnerable Students
(Brookings)

More Colleges and Universities Outsource Services to For-profit Companies
(The Hechinger Report)

NASIG Statement in Support of Democracy, Peaceful Transition of Power
(NASIG)

National AI Initiative Office Launched by White House
(FedScoop)

 

ARL Member Libraries

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

NNLM’s Data Thesaurus Provides Key Tools for Data-Driven Exploration
(US National Library of Medicine)

 

Libraries—Other

Springer Nature CEO Calls for Greater Collaboration across the Research Community to Accelerate Open Science, Building on Lessons Learnt from COVID-19
(Springer Nature)

Wiley Acquires Hindawi: An Interview with Judy Verses and Liz Ferguson
(The Scholarly Kitchen)

 

Higher Ed

Chancellor Malatras Launches SUNY for All Campaign Promoting Free Online Training Center Designed to Create Pathway to College, Prepare New Yorkers for Post-COVID Careers
(SUNY, The State University of New York)

 

Advocacy & Public Policy

Closing the Divides: A Plan for Digital Equity and Inclusion (video)
(The Aspen Institute)

Deepfake Laws Emerge as Harassment, Security Threats Come into Focus
(CyberScoop)

The Federal Communications Commission in the Incoming Biden Administration: Issues and New Directions
(US Congressional Research Service)

 

Scholars & Scholarship

Are Female Scientists Less Inclined to Publish Alone? The Gender Solo Research Gap
(arXiv)

 

In Other News

Analysis: COVID-19’s Impacts on Arts and Culture
(COVID-19 RSFLG Data and Assessment Working Group, Argonne National Laboratory)

 

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

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Wednesday, January 13

Top o’ the Review

2021 Library Publishing Directory Is Now Available
(Library Publishing Coalition)

CAUT Signs the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA)
(Canadian Association of University Teachers)

Colleges and Universities Need Campuswide Culture Change to Better Support Students’ Well-Being and Address Mental Health Problems
(US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine)

New Study Suggests That College Campuses Are COVID-19 Superspreaders
(Taylor & Francis)

Current Market Rates for Scholarly Publishing Services
(F1000 Research)

 

ARL Member Libraries

Libraries & Museums Curators Gabrielle Dean and Joseph Plaster on Team That Wins $4.4 Million Mellon Grant
(Johns Hopkins Sheridan Libraries & University Museums)

 

Libraries—Other

Data Repository Platforms: A Primer
(Ithaka S+R)

GPO’s govinfo Becomes the Only ISO-Certified Trustworthy Digital Repository in the World
(US Government Publishing Office)

 

Higher Ed

APLU’s Personalized Learning Consortium Publishes Research on Implementing Adaptive Learning at Scale
(Association of Public and Land-grant Universities)

Psychological Impacts from COVID-19 among University Students: Risk Factors across Seven States in the United States
(PLOS ONE)

 

Advocacy & Public Policy

Annual Report to the Secretary, the President, and the Congress
(US Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights)

 

Data & Analytics

The State of Online Harassment
(Pew Research Center)

 

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Apple Launches Major New Racial Equity and Justice Initiative Projects to Challenge Systemic Racism, Advance Racial Equity Nationwide
(Apple)

Mellon Foundation Awards More Than $72 Million to Teams Led by Humanities Scholars to Ensure “Just Futures” and Expand National Cultural Narratives
(The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation)

 

In Other News

COVID-19 Triggered Unprecedented Collaboration in Research
(Science Business)

 

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

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Thursday, January 14

Top o’ the Review

Coalition of College and University Presidents Commends DHS Secretary Nominee Alejandro Mayorkas and His Record of Policies Impacting Immigrant and International Students
(Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration)

Join #1Lib1Ref 2021: Celebrating the Humans and Citations at the Heart of Wikipedia
(Diff)

Maximizing and Assessing Engagement with Virtual Library Space
(Ithaka S+R)

REALM Project Tests 7 and 8 Underway
(OCLC)

 

ARL Member Libraries

Center for Research Libraries Formally Joins Both the Partnership for Shared Book Collections and the Rosemont Alliance; Virginia’s Academic Library Consortium (VIVA) Joins the Partnership
(Center for Research Libraries)

Michigan State University Libraries Join Other Big Ten Libraries to Create Collection Available to All Big Ten University Faculty, Staff, and Students
(Michigan State University Libraries)

Updating Finding Aids during the 2020 COVID Shutdown
(Columbia University Libraries)

Wiley Signs Transitional Open Access Agreement with Iowa State University
(Iowa State University Library)

 

Libraries—Other

SPARC Africa Announces New Partnership with AfLIA to Expand Reach
(SPARC)

Taylor & Francis Joins the Sustainable Development Goals Publishers Compact
(Taylor & Francis)

Upcoming Webinar: Towards a US Research Data Framework
(DataCite and ORCID)

 

Data & Analytics

Can Open Data Increase Younger Generations’ Trust in Democratic Institutions? A Study in the European Union
(PLOS ONE)

Early Indicators of Scientific Impact: Predicting Citations with Altmetrics
(arXiv)

 

Scholars & Scholarship

Collaborative Processes in Science and Literature: An In-Depth Look at the Cases of CERN and SIC
(Frontiers in Research Metrics and Analytics)

 

In Other News

New Study, Browser Extension Help Users Understand Opt-Out Options
(Carnegie Mellon University)

Smithsonian Seeks to Create Visual Archive of Capitol Riot
(ARTnews)

 

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, January 15

Top o’ the Review

Higher Education Webinar: Planning for Vaccine Rollouts
(Council on Foreign Relations)

CLIR Receives $2.01 Million Mellon Foundation Grant to Extend Data Curation Fellowships in African American and African Studies
(Council on Library and Information Resources)

Focused on Author Choice & Research Quality, AAAS Announces New OA Policy
(American Association for the Advancement of Science)

Head of Pa.’s Public University System to Examine Historic Roots of Racism in State Schools
(Philadelphia Inquirer)

University of Minnesota Initiative to Examine School’s History with Tribes, Teach Residents about Racial Justice
(Star Tribune)

 

ARL Member Libraries

Boston Public Library Makes Historical Images Available for Use in Wikipedia
(Boston Public Library)

Explore the Library’s Campus Impact
(Georgia Tech Library)

Flickr Commons: A 13th Anniversary and the COVID-19 American Experiences
(US Library of Congress)

Introducing the Yale Film Archive
(Yale University Library)

UC Berkeley Faculty Lead Global Efforts to Increase Access to Research
(Daily Californian)

 

Libraries—Other

Many Scientists Citing Two Scandalous COVID-19 Papers Ignore Their Retractions
(Science)

 

Higher Ed—Members

Draft Policy on Research Data and Tangible Research Materials Currently under Review
(Office of Scholarly Communication, University of California)

 

Advocacy & Public Policy

APLU Statement on President-Elect Biden’s Proposed COVID-19 Relief Package
(Association of Public and Land-grant Universities)

Statement from SHEEO President Robert Anderson, PhD, on President-Elect Biden’s Proposed COVID-19 Relief Package
(State Higher Education Executive Officers Association)

 

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Where Is the Dream?
(Council for Higher Education Accreditation)

 

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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