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Day in Review (January 18–20)

Last Updated on July 9, 2022, 9:43 am ET

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Tuesday, January 18

Top o’ the Review

Breaking Out Open-Access License Types
(Delta Think)

Elsevier’s ScienceDirect as Content or Supercontinent?
(Scholarly Kitchen)
See also: the Elsevier announcement

Pulse Point Survey Explores Presidents’ Views of Enrollment Trends and Pell Grants
(American Council on Education)

Scopus 1900–2020: Growth in Articles, Abstracts, Countries, Fields, and Journals
(Quantitative Science Studies)

The State of US Science and Engineering 2022 Published Today
(US National Science Foundation)


ARL Member Libraries

A Library the Internet Can’t Get Enough Of
(New York Times)

Guiding Principles for Reparative Description
(US National Archives AOTUS Blog)

New Year Brings Brighter Outlook for Library Collections at Carolina
(UNC University Libraries)

USMAI Issues Statement of Support for Maryland Attorney General’s Defense of New Law Ensuring Equal Access to E-books for Public Libraries
(University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions)

Video: NLM Intramural Research Program Overview
(US National Library of Medicine)


Higher Ed—Members

Rice Wins NEH Grant to Create Digital Database of Atlantic Slave Trade
(Rice University)

UIC Chancellor Amiridis Named President of the University of South Carolina
(University of Illinois System)


Higher Ed—Other

Universities UK Publishes Framework to Assess Value of University Courses to Students and Society
(Universities UK)


Advocacy & Public Policy

New Bill Would Require Sites to Summarize Data Practices


Scholars & Scholarship

Citation Needed? Wikipedia Bibliometrics during the First Wave of the COVID-19 Pandemic

DataCite and IGSN Enter Next Phase of Partnership with Grant from Sloan Foundation for IGSN 2040 Vision to Execution

Who’s Afraid of Green? Market Forces and the Rights Retention Strategy
(cOAlition S)


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


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Wednesday, January 19

Top o’ the Review

ALA/ARL Seek Feedback on Draft Cultural Proficiencies for Racial Equity Framework
(American Library Association and Association of Research Libraries)

Call for Sessions at SciDataCon, Part of International Data Week 2022
(CODATA—Committee on Data, International Science Council)

Celebration of Sound: Public Domain Day *Virtual* Celebration—Tomorrow, January 20
(Internet Archive)

NACAC, NASFAA Recommend Framework for Equity in College Admission and Financial Aid
(National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) and National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA))

The MIT Press Releases White Paper on Its Open Monograph Model: Direct to Open
(MIT Press)


ARL Member Libraries

Grant Will Expand University Libraries’ Use of Machine Learning to Identify Historically Racist Laws
(UNC University Libraries)

Introducing Digital Preservation Leadership and Thanking Past Members of the Working Group
(California Digital Library)

Smithsonian Libraries and Archives & Wikidata: Using Linked Open Data to Connect Smithsonian Information
(Unbound, Smithsonian Libraries and Archives)

The Classic Era of Video Game Consoles: 1972–1984 Exhibit Opens at RBD Library
(Auburn University)



Davis Educational Foundation Award Accelerates Boston Library Consortium’s Controlled Digital Lending Implementation
(Boston Library Consortium)

Learn Best Practices for Academic Interviews with New Core Report
(Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures)


Higher Ed

COVID-19: Transfer, Mobility, and Progress
(National Student Clearinghouse Research Center)

Why So Few, Still? Challenges to Attracting, Advancing, and Keeping Women Faculty of Color in Academia
(Frontiers in Sociology)


Advocacy & Public Policy

Democrats Propose a Law to Ban “Surveillance Advertising”


Scholars & Scholarship

Continued Use of Retracted Publications: Implications for Information Systems and Scientific Publishing
(TRACE—Tennessee Research and Creative Exchange, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville)

Webinar Recording: So Can Publishing Respond to a Crisis? An Evidence-Informed Approach
(OASPA—Open Access Scholarly Publishing Association)


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


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Thursday, January 20

Top o’ the Review

A Closer Look at Open Access to Research Publications in European Universities: Follow-up to the 2020–21 EUA Open Science Survey
(European University Association)

Delving Deeper into Preprints in Institutional and Generalist Repositories
(Confederation of Open Access Repositories)

New Interactive Map Supporting US Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation Movement
(Bridging Divides Initiative, Princeton University)

Updated Guidance on COVID-19 Management on Campus
(American College Health Association)

US Copyright Office Announces 2022–2026 Strategic Plan: Fostering Creativity and Enriching Culture
(US Copyright Office)


ARL Member Libraries

J. Eugene Grigsby Jr. Papers First to Join Recently Established Black Collections Initiative
(Arizona State University)

Launch of Linked Data Implementation Plan
(University of Alberta Library)

Museum of Art and Archaeology’s Move to Ellis Library Taking Shape
(Columbia Missourian)

New Gatherings Magazine Highlights the Lynn Johnson Collection
(Ohio University Libraries)

UC San Diego Breaks Ground on Interior Renovations at Geisel Library
(UC San Diego)



New Issue of JLIS.it: The Bibliographic Control in the Digital Ecosystem
(Italian Journal of Library, Archives and Information Science)

The Rise of the Guest Editor—Discontinuities of Editorship in Scholarly Publishing
(Frontiers in Research Metrics and Analytics)


Higher Ed

Basic Needs Insecurity at Historically Black Colleges and Universities: A #RealCollege HBCU Report
(The Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice)

Coalition of 500+ College and University Leaders Mark Progress and Room for Growth for Undocumented, Refugee, and International Students in the First Year of Biden Presidency
(Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration)


Advocacy & Public Policy

Time for Transparency from Digital Platforms, But What Does That Really Mean?

TLPC Files Amicus Brief on Behalf of Accessibility, Security, and Repair Fair Users Urging DC Circuit to Strike Down Controversial Copyright Law as Unconstitutional
(Samuelson-Glushko Technology Law & Policy Clinic)
Note: ARL has also signed on to the brief.


Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

AAAS Releases 2021 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Report
(American Association for the Advancement of Science)

Passed Our 100-Member Milestone for Adoptees of the Statement of Principles!
(Coalition for Diversity & Inclusion in Scholarly Communications)


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