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Day in Review (January 9–12)

Last Updated on January 12, 2023, 3:50 pm ET

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Monday, January 9

Top o’ the Review

Floods, Fires, and Humidity: How Climate Change Affects Book Preservation
(New York Times)

Indispensable, Interdependent, and Invisible: A Qualitative Inquiry into Library Systems Maintenance
(College & Research Libraries)

Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation Joins the Library Accessibility Alliance
(Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation)

Leaders in Open Data: Dryad Welcomes Nine New Institutions and Publishers

NASA Seeks Feedback on Open-Source Sharing of Scientific Data
(Executive Biz)

Summary of the IATUL Fall Seminar 2022
(IATUL: International Association of University Libraries)


ARL Member Libraries

Archives Alive Virtual Talk to Explore Digital Access and Indigenous Histories: Tuesday, January 17
(McMaster University Library)

Lisa Carter Named University Librarian, Dean of Libraries
(University of Michigan)
See also: Vice Provost for Libraries Lisa Carter Accepts Role at the University of Michigan (University of Wisconsin–Madison)

The Secret (Past) Lives of Library Books
(Library of Congress)

2022: IU Libraries Year in Review
(IU: Indiana University Bloomington Libraries)

University Archives Receives Volkoff Family Archives
(The University of British Columbia Library)



2023 New Year’s Message from IFLA President Barbara Lison
(IFLA: International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions)


Higher Ed

ACE to Lead Webinars on Improving Student Retention, Addressing Staff Burnout
(ACE: American Council on Education)

New Congress Could Seek to End Biden’s Pandemic Flexibilities, with Impacts for Higher Ed
(NASFAA: National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators)

Presidents’ Alliance Condemns Ban on Afghan Women’s Access to Higher Education
(Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration)


Scholars & Scholarship

Ten Reasons Why Research Collaborations Succeed—a Random Forest Approach


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Tuesday, January 10

Top o’ the Review

A Consumer Reports for AI Services
(Stanford University Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence)

Call for Letters of Inquiry: Institutional Support for Open-Source Software in Research
(Alfred P. Sloan Foundation)

Mellon Awards CLIR $4 Million to Extend Recordings at Risk Grant Program
(CLIR: Council on Library and Information Resources)

NEH Announces $28.1 Million for 204 Humanities Projects Nationwide
(NEH: US National Endowment for the Humanities)

Students’ Perceptions of Preprints Discovered in Google: A Window into Recognition and Evaluation
(C&RL: College & Research Libraries)

“The Code Word…Is Interoperability”
(Harvard Gazette)


ARL Member Libraries

Introducing the Refreshed I-Portal
(University of Saskatchewan University Library)

Libraries Begins Construction of Digital Scholars Lab
(University of Texas Libraries)

University of California to Research Expanded Access to Digitized Books: Mellon Foundation Providing $1.1M in Support
(University of California, Davis)



UK Distributed Print Book Collection (UKDPBC)
(RLUK: Research Libraries UK)


Higher Ed

New Jersey Poised to Become Ninth State to Ban Transcript Withholding—but Only Sometimes
(Ithaka S+R)

Social Science Research Council Celebrates 100 Years of Social and Behavioral Science
(Social Science Research Council)


Advocacy & Public Policy

New Proposed Regulations Would Transform Income-Driven Repayment by Cutting Undergraduate Loan Payments in Half and Preventing Unpaid Interest Accumulation
(US Department of Education)


Scholars & Scholarship

Open Access for Book Chapters: Event Summary


In Other News

Adobe Quietly Taps User Content to Train Its ML Tools
(AI Business)

Microsoft’s New AI Can Simulate Anyone’s Voice with 3 Seconds of Audio
(Ars Technica)


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Wednesday, January 11

Top o’ the Review

Amid Backlash, Stanford Pulls “Harmful Language” List
(Inside Higher Education)

Biden-⁠Harris Administration Announces New Actions to Advance Open and Equitable Research
(OSTP: Office of Science and Technology Policy, The White House)

Introducing Jot—a New Open-Source Tool to Help Researchers with Journal Selection
(Yale School of Public Health)

New Research Finds Higher Ed Institutions Are at Risk of Losing Supervisors to Other Employers
(CUPA-HR: College and University Professional Association for Human Resources)

OpenAI Opens Waitlist for “Experimental” Paid Version of ChatGPT with Faster Answers
(The Verge)

Record Numbers of Public-Private Partnerships Propelled US Innovation in 2021, Survey Finds


ARL Member Libraries

Lockwood’s New Look
(University at Buffalo, SUNY, Libraries)

Making Community in the Libraries Makerspace
(NC State University Libraries)

Mellon Foundation Awards GBH $16 Million Grant to Support the American Archive of Public Broadcasting
(AAPB: American Archive of Public Broadcasting, Library of Congress and GBH)

Next Phase of the NIH Preprint Pilot Launching Soon
(US National Library of Medicine)



How Can I Persuade My Institution to Support Collective Funding for Open-Access Books? Part One & Part Two
(COPIM: Community-led Open Publication Infrastructures for Monographs)

The Fundamental Right to Education and Science: Constitutional Law vs. Copyright Law
(LIBER: Association of European Research Libraries)

The Library’s Role with Open Educational Resources: A Conversation with Librarians
(Ithaka S+R)

Updated Superintendent of Documents Letter: Libraries and Public Access
(FDLP: Federal Depository Library Program, US Government Publishing Office)


Higher Ed

Grad Students Push for More Funding after Nearly 20 Years without a Raise
(CBC News)


Scholars & Scholarship

Forecasting Potential Misuses of Language Models for Disinformation Campaigns—and How to Reduce Risk

How Data Scientists Review the Scholarly Literature (preprint)


In Other News

Presenting the GSV 150: The Most Transformational Growth Companies in Digital Learning and Workforce Skills in 2023
(ASU+GSV Summit: Arizona State University + Global Silicon Valley Summit)


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Thursday, January 12

Top o’ the Review

Abstracts Written by ChatGPT Fool Scientists

Checklist for Open-Access Publishers on Implementing the UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science
(UNESCO: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization with OASPA: Open Access Scholarly Publishing Association)

Incentivizing Collaborative Open Research (ICOR) Envisions a Culture That Rewards Open Science

Pirate Libraries Remain Popular among Academics, Research Finds

Principles for the Responsible Development of Remote Proctoring Software Issued by ACM US Technology Policy Committee: Equity, Privacy, Security, Accessibility, and Efficacy at Issue
(ACM: Association for Computing Machinery)


ARL Member Libraries

An Area Studies Pilot: Faculty Engagement, Public Space, and Reference Service
(Indiana University Bloomington Libraries via Journal of Creative Library Practice)

Joni Mitchell to Receive the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song
(Library of Congress)

Uncovering the Secrets of PUL Items through Spectral Imaging
(PUL: Princeton University Library)

What’s Fascism Got to Do with It? The Ideological Origins of the Holocaust—January 18 Hybrid Lecture Featuring Federico Finchelstein
(UC San Diego Library and Jewish Studies Program)



Online Reading Lists: A Mixed-Method Analysis of the Academic Perspective
(International Journal on Digital Libraries)

Open Science & Libraries 2023: 25 Tips for Conferences, Festivals & Co.
(ZBW MediaTalk)

Rebecca Crist Appointed ASERL’s New Program Coordinator for Shared Collection Resources
(ASERL: Association of Southeastern Research Libraries)


Higher Ed—Members

Ellen Granberg, PhD, to Serve as 19th President of the George Washington University
(The George Washington University)


Higher Ed—Other

During the Pandemic Many Americans Chose Not to Go to College, but High Schoolers Did
(NPR: National Public Radio)

HELIOS Collaborates on US Federal Government’s Year of Open Science
(HELIOS: Higher Education Leadership Initiative for Open Scholarship)

New Report Proposes Criteria the Department of Defense Could Use to Determine Whether a College or University That Hosts a Confucius Institute May Receive DOD Funding
(National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine)

Podcast: The Year in Higher Education Policy—2022 Wrap-Up
(ACE: American Council on Education)

Student Pathways through Postsecondary Education, 2011 to 2020
(Statistics Canada)


Advocacy & Public Policy

Congress and the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
(CRS: Congressional Research Service)


Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

What’s Your Specialty? New Data Show the Choices of America’s Doctors by Gender, Race, and Age
(AAMC: Association of American Medical Colleges)


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