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Day in Review (July 19–22)

Last Updated on July 9, 2022, 9:44 am ET

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Monday, July 19

Top o’ the Review

2020 AAAS Annual Report: Science by All, for All
(American Association for the Advancement of Science)

AAUP Report Highlights Need for Action on Crisis Exacerbated by Pandemic
(American Association of University Professors)

Coalition of Over 500 Presidents and Chancellors Urges Congress to Act Immediately to Protect Dreamers in Light of Texas Decision Partially Suspending DACA
(Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration)

New Frontiers of Digital Access: The Development and Delivery of Virtual Reading Rooms and Virtual Teaching Spaces amongst Collection-Holding Institutions
(Research Libraries UK)

Two Metadata Directions


ARL Member Libraries

Big Ten Academic Alliance Joins Open Library of Humanities
(Big Ten Academic Alliance)

LYRASIS Grant to Fund Exploration of Wayfinding Technology
(University of Virginia Library)

Michelle Light Appointed Assoc. University Librarian for Special Collections and Beinecke Library Director
(Yale University Library)

Retiring Library Directors Have Been through Dramatic Changes
(University Times, University of Pittsburgh)

University Librarian, Russell Director Appointed to State Advisory Council
(University of Georgia Libraries)

University of Illinois Library Announces New Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility
(University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Library)


Higher Ed—Members

Historically Black Colleges Finally Get the Spotlight
(The New York Times)


Advocacy & Public Policy

Education Dept. Shows Limits of Pandemic Relief by Fighting Borrowers in Bankruptcy
(Washington Post)

HACU Calls for Congress to Take Action on DACA and Legislation for Dreamers
(Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities)


Scholars & Scholarship

Accountability in Open Infrastructure: Recap, Recording, and How to Join Us
(Invest in Open Infrastructure)

Open Access Journals and Article Processing Charges 2011–2021
(uO Research, University of Ottawa)


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


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Tuesday, July 20

Top o’ the Review

18 New Publishers, Including 17 OA, Join Portico

COAR Launches Strategy to Modernize the Global Repository Network
(Confederation of Open Access Repositories)

Growth of OASPA Members Book Output: We See Different Patterns between Books and Journals
(Open Access Scholarly Publishing Association)

Leadership in Libraries: Promoting Diverse, Equitable & Inclusive Environments
(Medical Library Association)

Making Streaming Media Sustainable for Academic Libraries: Launching a New Cohort-Based Collaborative Project
(Ithaka S+R)


ARL Member Libraries

Brown Library Publishes “Race &” in America Digital Book Series
(Brown University Library News)

CDL, CRL & HathiTrust Collaboration Update
(California Digital Library)

Copyright Office Announces Appointments of Copyright Claims Board Officers
(US Library of Congress)
Also see: Public Knowledge Responds to Copyright Claims Board Officer Appointments

Cornell University Library Launches Future with FOLIO
(Cornell University Library)

Emory Libraries Preservation Office Receives Equipment Donation from Georgia Pacific
(Emory University Libraries)

US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) RFI Seeks Help on Presidential Social Media Archives



Conference Proceedings—What Librarians Have Told Us  


Higher Ed—Members

How One App Is Making Space for All Students in Higher Ed

#RealCollege 2021: Basic Needs Insecurity among University of Hawai’i Students during the Ongoing Pandemic
(The Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice, Temple University)


Higher Ed—Other

DACA in the Courts: Fact Sheet
(Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration and Center for Immigrants’ Rights Clinic at Penn State Law)


Advocacy & Public Policy

Idaho Journalists Take State’s Lieutenant Governor to Court over Public Records
(Courthouse News Service)


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


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Wednesday, July 21

Top o’ the Review

Dismantling the Information-Evaluation Framework
(In the Library with the Lead Pipe)

Identifying Credible Sources of Health Information in Social Media: Discussion Paper Offers Guidance
(US National Academy of Medicine)

Knight Announces Open Call to Fund New Research into Combatting Disinformation in Communities of Color
(Knight Foundation)

Reflections as the Internet Archive Turns 25
(Internet Archive Blog)

RFP: Help Evaluate the Reach and Effects of Metadata—Deadline September 1


ARL Member Libraries

2021 Ontario Library Association (OLA) Library Architectural and Design Transformation Award Winners Announced: U Toronto, Windsor Public, and Clearview Public
(Canadian Architect)

Notre Dame Launches Platform for Online Access to Library, Museum Holdings
(University of Notre Dame)

QR Code Feature Added to Catalog
(Jean & Alexander Heard Libraries, Vanderbilt University)

Tomorrow, July 22: Copyright Public Modernization Committee Public Forum
(US Library of Congress)

University Libraries Documenting the Black Student Alumni Experience
(Penn State)



IIIF Annual Conference Summary and Recordings
(International Image Interoperability Framework)

Library Publishing Coalition Quarterly Update (July 2021) Now Online
(Library Publishing Coalition)


Higher Ed

Many Student Loan Borrowers Will Need Help When Federal Pause Ends, Survey Shows
(The Pew Charitable Trusts)


Scholars & Scholarship

Japan Data Catalog for the Humanities and Social Sciences Launches
(National Institute of Informatics, Japan)


In Other News

Can AI Grade Your Next Test?
(New York Times)
See also: this preprint about the research

Expanding American Sign Language’s Scientific Vocabulary
(Chemical & Engineering News)


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


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Thursday, July 22

Top o’ the Review

Copy Theory (abstract only)
(Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology)

Inside TikTok’s Algorithm: A WSJ Video Investigation
(Wall Street Journal)

Mellon Foundation Names Carter Stewart Executive Vice President for Programs
(The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation)

Next Steps in Office for Civil Rights (OCR) Comprehensive Review of Title IX Actions: Q&A and Public Hearing Transcript
(US Department of Education)

OECD Directorate for Science, Technology, and Innovation Publishes Open Science Information and Resources Webpage
(Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development)


ARL Member Libraries

Big Ten Academic Alliance Joins Direct to Open from MIT Press
(Big Ten Academic Alliance)

Librarian Translated and Edited 18th-Century Manuscript
(Ohio University Libraries)



Crowdsourcing COVID-19: A Brief Analysis of Librarian Posts on Reddit
(Chandos Digital Information Review)

Library Research Data Management (RDM) Services: Where Are We Now? (webinar video and slides)
(International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) IT Division)

Paper Trails: The Social Life of Archives and Collections (open access book)
(UCL Press)


Higher Ed—Members

Opinion: A Lack of Diversity in Research and Analytics Is Not Just Unethical—It Is Dangerous
(Hechinger Report)

UNC System President on UNC Press Controversy: “I’d Certainly Like to Resolve the Issue Soon.”
(Progressive Pulse, NC Policy Watch)
See also: Statement from Lisa Levenstein, Vice Chair of the UNC Press Board, and John Sherer, Director of The University of North Carolina Press


Data & Analytics

VOSviewer Goes Online: Part 1 and Part 2
(Leiden Madtrics)


Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Recap: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Library and Information Science


Scholars & Scholarship

Curating a Public Conversation about Annotation



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