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Day in Review (July 13–17, 2020)

Last Updated on July 23, 2020, 4:23 pm ET

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Monday, July 13

Top o’ the Review

Our Commitment to Anti-racism, Diversity, Equity, Opportunity, and Inclusion
(Library Publishing Coalition)

NEH Awards $1 Million in CARES Act Grants to University Presses
(National Endowment for the Humanities)

ACE, Higher Education Groups File Brief in Support Of Challenge to Ice Directive on International Students
(American Council on Education)

Urgent Deadline Approaches for International College Students Fighting to Stay In US
(Los Angeles Times)

NOTE: For direct links to key primary documents filed June 13 in the Harvard/MIT lawsuit along with complaints and links to dockets for four other lawsuits, please see Higher Education: Key Documents and Resources in the Harvard/MIT v. DHS Lawsuit re: International Students on infoDOCKET.com.

ARL Member Libraries

Penn State University: University Libraries, Monash University Team Up for Great Rare Books Bake Off
(Penn State University)

FOLIO Libraries Announcing Implementations and Timelines as the Open Source Library Platform Nears Significant Milestone

Indigenous Language Archive Opens Unique Amazonian Collection
(University of Texas)

WSU Joins ACM Open-Access Publishing Model
(Washington State University)


APS and Max Planck Society Partner on “Read and Publish” Open Access Pilot
(American Physical Society)

CLIR Names 2020 Postdoctoral Fellows
(Council on Library and Information Resources)

Institutional ORCID Endorsements by Stanford and Cal State System

Results of OASPA Board of Directors Election 2020
(Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association)

Higher Ed—Member Institutions

Comparing ‘U’ Tuition Increase to Other Public Universities’ COVID-19 Responses
(Michigan Daily)

Peace Corps, Arizona State University Partner to Provide Digital Libraries across the Globe
(Peace Corps)

UK Tuition, Mandatory Fees Capped for Fall 2020 to Ensure Fairness, Consistency
(University of Kentucky)

Higher Ed—Other

Analysis from Federal Reserve of New York: Delaying College during the Pandemic Can Be Costly
(Liberty Street Economics)

Controversy Erupts over Final International Baccalaureate Results
(Times Higher Education)

5 Ways Higher Education Can Be Seen as Hostile to Women of Color
(The Conversation)

University Group Seeks EU Support for Blended Learning
(Research Professional News)

Why Colleges Are Launching Virtual Gap Years
(University Business)

Advocacy & Public Policy

DeepMind Researchers Propose Rebuilding the AI Industry on a Base of Anticolonialism

House Members Renew Calls for Privacy Bill after Pandemic Pause
(MeriTalk State & Local)

Nevada System of Higher Education, Tennessee Board of Regents, College Presidents in 34 States Endorse Rosen and Blackburn’s Bipartisan Advanced Manufacturing Jobs in America Act
(US Senator Jacky Rosen)

Data & Analytics

FAIRsFAIR Data Object Assessment Metrics v.0.3
(FAIRsFAIR via Zenodo)

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

HACU Statement on Improving Access to Post-Secondary Educational Opportunities for Hispanic Students
(Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities)

Scholars & Scholarship

Publishing during Pandemic: Innovation, Collaboration, and Change
(Learned Publishing)

Research Paper: A Dataset Describing Data Discovery and Reuse Practices in Research
(Scientific Data)

“Stunned, Very Confused”: Two More Journals Push Back against Impact Factor Suppression
(Retraction Watch)


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


Tuesday, July 14

Top o’ the Review

Announcing the Launch of the Social Science Prediction Platform
(World Bank)

Open Science Practices in Africa

TikTok Banned by More US Organizations
(Media Post)

World’s First Collaborative Fund to Correct Gaps and Biases in Data for Artificial Intelligence Launches
(Lacuna Fund)

ARL Member Libraries

A Fun To-Do List: The Summer Bucket List Quaran-zine
(Duke University Libraries)

Election Insights: A New Archive Has Been Launched by a Researcher with Long-Term Libraries Support
(University of Minnesota Libraries)

Marian Anderson Collection, Newly Digitized by the Penn Libraries, Now Accessible Online
(Penn Libraries)

New Program Gives Library Resource Access to CU Anschutz Alumni
(University of Colorado)

University of Oregon Libraries Promises to Cover Racist Murals in Knight Library
(The Daily Emerald)


AAP May 2020 Statshot Report: Overall Publishing Industry Revenues Decline 12.1% for May 2020; University Presses Down 5.4% (vs. May 2019)
(Association of American Publishers)

Beyond Zoom: The Future of Virtual Meetings

Does Presence of Social Media Plugins in a Journal Website Result in Higher Social Media Attention of Its Research Publications?
(Scientometrics via arXiv)

New Issue: Table of Contents: Journal of Scholarly Publishing (Vol. 51, No. 4)
(University of Toronto Press)

Racial Pay Gap: An Analysis of CARL Libraries
(College & Research Libraries via Scholar Commons at Laurier)

Slides, Videos from 2020 Library Publishing Forum Round-up Now Available Online
(Library Publishing Coalition)

Higher Ed—Member Institutions

Faculty Members Propose an Anti-Racism Agenda
(Princeton Alumni Weekly)

Tennessee Should Do More to Support Students to Complete Postsecondary Education, Economic Report Finds
(University of Tennessee)

University of Hawaiʻi  Provides Indigenous Perspectives on AI Guidance
(University of Hawaiʻi)

Higher Ed—Other

Board of Regents Acts on Fourth Series of Emergency Regulations to Ease Burdens on Educators, Students and Professionals in the Wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic
(New York State Department of Education)

CAUT Condemns Arrest of Beijing Professor
(Canadian Association of University Teachers)

How Universities and Colleges Are Handling Move-in Days
(University Business)

Medical Schools Need to Do Much More to Protect Students of Color from Racism
(Association of American Medical Colleges)

Microsoft Backs a Start-Up Looking to Challenge Google in the ‘Edtech’ Market

Reimagining the “First-Year Experience” for Online, Adult Learners

University Associations Unite to Urge EU Policy Makers to Invest in Education, Research
(European University Association)

Scholars & Scholarship

Australia Stands Out as Leaving Research Elite to Bear Virus Burden
(Times Higher Education)

Elsevier Endorses Leiden Manifesto to Guide Its Development of Improved Research Evaluation

Google Scholar Reveals Its Most Influential Papers for 2020
(Nature Index)

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Coronavirus Pandemic Spotlights Problems with Online Learning

Advocacy & Public Policy

US House: Subcommittee on National Security Sends Letters to Apple and Google CEOs with Questions re: Foreign Developers, Entities, Governments
(US House of Representatives)

Apple Letter

Google Letter


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


Wednesday, July 15

Top o’ the Review

Community Attachment: Landmark Study Reveals Value of the Arts in Communities Nationwide
(Knight Foundation)

New OpenJournals.nl Platform Offers Open Access Refuge for Dutch Academic Journals, Based on “Diamond” OA Model

Read & Publish Contracts in the Context of a Dynamic Scholarly Publishing System: A Study on Future Scenarios for the Scholarly Publishing System
(European University Association)

ARL Member Libraries

An Examination of Seed Libraries across Two Academic Institutions
(Urban Library Journal)

Best Practices for Student-led Publishing
(Dartmouth Library Staff Publications)

Law Librarian’s Research Guide Instrumental in Passing COVID-19 Anti-Racism Legislation
(Vanderbilt University)

UC San Diego Receives Top Honors for Innovative Applications of GIS Technology
(UC San Diego)


Bodleian Libraries One of the Most Visited Attractions in the UK
(Bodleian Libraries)

cOAlition S Releases ‘Rights Retention Strategy’ to Safeguard Researchers’ Intellectual Ownership Rights and Suppress Unreasonable Embargo Periods”
(cOAlition S)

JSTOR Offers $4 Million Fee Relief for Libraries and Guarantees Revenue for Publishers; Holds Pricing Flat through 2023

Supporting Scholarly Research: Current and New Opportunities for Academic Libraries

Higher Ed—Member Institutions

Thousands of Students Sign Petition for UT to Lower Tuition Prices
(The Daily Texan)

UNC Ties Up with Google to Launch Mental Health App for Front-Line Workers (via Fierce Healthcare)
(FIERCE Healthcare)

University of California Health Creates Centralized Data Set to Accelerate COVID-19 Research
(University of California)

Higher Ed—Other

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Releases Online Tool to Help College Students Determine How to Pay For College
(Consumer Financial Protection Bureau)

Historically Black Colleges and Universities Take Center Stage as the Nation Responds to COVID-19 and Systemic Racism
(National Academies)

How Higher Education May Go Best of Breed, Be Disassembled Amid Online Learning

Presidents’ Alliance Applauds Government Decision to Yield and Rescind July 6th ICE Guidance
(Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration)

Scholars & Scholarship

Open Textbook Network Changing Name to Open Education Network
(Open Textbook Library)

Research Call on the Future of Skills and Work in a Digital Economy
(Social Sciences And Humanities Research Council, Canada)

Advocacy & Public Policy

“Atlas of Surveillance” Features Data on the Deployment of Cameras, Drones, and Other Technologies Used Police Departments and Sheriffs’ Offices Nationwide
(Electronic Frontier Foundation)

Rep. Donna Shalala Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Limit Chinese Government Influence in Higher Education
(Congresswoman Donna Shalala)

Sen. Tammy Baldwin Helps Introduce $430 Billion Coronavirus Relief Legislation to Address National Child Care and Education Crises as Democrats Urge Republicans to Act on Bold COVID-19 Relief
(Senator Tammy Baldwin)
Note: Includes $132 million for higher education

US District Court Dismisses Lomax v. Wikimedia Foundation
(Wikimedia Policy)


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


Thursday, July 16

Top o’ the Review

EU Court Ruling Strikes Hammer Blow to Transatlantic Data Flows: Ruling On Privacy Shield Is a Major Indictment of US Surveillance Powers
(Politico Europe)

YARD: A Tool for Curating Research Outputs
(Data Science Journal)


ACS Publications Announces New Open Science Resource Center
(American Chemical Society Publications)

Europeana Launches Guide to Organising Online Events

Nora Dethloff Appointed Program Officer for Scholarly Communication with GWLA
(Greater Western Library Alliance)

Open-access Plan S to Allow Publishing in Any Journal

Survey Finds Room for Improvement in Communications between IT & Library Staff

Higher Ed—Member Institutions

New Book Explores Maps as Tools of Political Power
(Cornell Chronicle)

From the article: “The maps used for the book are part of the Leuenberger Israel/Palestine Map Collection available through Cornell University Library.”

Partnership: University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, University of Chicago, and Northwestern University Launching Institute for Mathematical and Statistical Innovation
(University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign)

Journal of Information Policy Marks 10 Years of Quality, Open Access Research
(Penn State University)

UC Admission of California Students at All-Time Record High
(University of California)

University of Iowa Provost Steps Aside to Become ‘Special Assistant,’ per Settlement
(The Gazette)

Higher Ed—Other

Does the Federal Government’s “Naming and Shaming” of Colleges with Large Tuition Increases Make a Difference?
(American Educational Research Association)

Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2019
(US Bureau of Justice Statistics)

UK: Findings from 2020 National Student Survey (NSS) Released
(Office for Students)

Scholars & Scholarship

A Citation Study of Earth Science Projects in Citizen Science

Ex Libris Launches Funding Insights Dashboard, Providing Clarity into the Status of Global Research Funding
(Ex Libris)

Journal Citation Counts Increase Despite Discontinuation from Scopus
(The Publication Plan)

Advocacy & Public Policy

Wikimedia Transparency Report: July to December 2019
(Wikimedia Foundation)


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


Friday, July 17

Top o’ the Review

Library Return on Investment—Review of Evidence from the Last 10 Years
(International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions)

Testing, Tracing, and Supported Isolation:  A Synthesis of 57 Fall 2020 College Reopening Plans
(Ithaka S+R)

ARL Member Libraries

The Bridge, The Break, and Belonging: Libraries Media Recommendations
(University of Colorado Boulder)

Digital Stewardship Provides Failsafe Preservation for Archives
(The University of Texas at Austin)

The Marriott Library is Reopening
(The University of Utah)


Green OA: Publishers and Journals Allowing Zero Embargo and CC-BY
(101 Innovations)

Launch of the Online Technology Platform—2030 Connect

Research under Pressure: Impact of COVID-19 through a Librarian’s Eyes

ReShare Fall Roadmap Will Focus on CDL and Early Implementers
(Project ReShare)

Southern University Plans to Add 50 More Slave Narratives to Its Online Collection
(The Advocate)

Higher Ed—Member Institutions

Auburn to Conduct COVID-19 Screening Tests for All Students on Campus This Fall
(Auburn University)

Higher Ed—Other

College Student Travel Can Spark Campus COVID Outbreaks
(University Business)

Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Explores Integrating Universities
(KDKA CBS Pittsburgh)

Advocacy & Public Policy

Data Coalition Statement on Changes to COVID-19 Hospital Reporting Guidance
(Data Coalition)

DeLauro, Murray Call on Acting Inspector General Bruce to Investigate Department of Education’s Implementation of the CARES Act, Federal Coronavirus Relief Legislation
(Rep. Rosa DeLauro)

Does TikTok Really Pose a Risk to US National Security?

Pressley, Markey, Warren Lead Massachusetts Congressional Delegation in Call to Keep CARES Act Higher Education Funding in State
(Rep. Ayanna Pressley)

Report to Congress: Social Media Bots and Deceptive Advertising (PDF)
(US Federal Trade Commission)

Southern Tier Institutions of Higher Education Face Massive Budget Shortfalls and New Costs amid Ongoing COVID Crisis; Senator Schumer Pushes to Expand Support in Future Stimulus & Get Southern Tier Schools the Support They Need
(Sen. Charles Schumer)

Scholars & Scholarship

AAP, CLMP, NBF Join Forces to Provide $3.5 Million in Emergency Funds for Literary Organizations and Publishers
(National Book Foundation)

Meta-Research: Large-Scale Language Analysis of Peer Review Reports


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