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Day in Review (July 20–24, 2020)

Last Updated on July 27, 2020, 6:03 pm ET

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Monday, July 20

Top o’ the Review

European Research Council (ERC) Scientific Council Withdraws Support for cOAlition S
(European Research Council)

Media Coverage: ERC Scientific Council Withdraws Support for Plan S
(Research Professional News)

Opinion: The cOAlition S Rights Retention Strategy
(Johan Rooryck, Executive Director, cOAlition S)

National Security Commission on AI Recommends Digital Reserve Corps and Academy

Remembering John Lewis
(Georgia Tech Library)


ARL Member Libraries

Announcing New Features in the Duke Digital Repository
(Duke University Libraries)

Archives and Special Collections to Preserve Allen-Martin Studio Collection
(University of Louisville Libraries)

Conceptualizing Data Curation Activities within Two Academic Libraries (Duke University and UNC Chapel Hill)
(Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication)

Special Collections Registry 2020 Refresh
(The Ohio State University Libraries)

Stony Brook University Author Perspectives on Article Processing Charges
(Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication)

U of Toronto Libraries Online Search is Getting a Massive Upgrade in January 2021
(University of Toronto Libraries)



ALISE ’20 Virtual Conference Registration Now Open
(Association for Library and Information Science Education)

Europeana Foundation Restructures Its Governance

REALM Project Test 2 Results Available

Reminder: Call for Applications—CARL Research in Librarianship Grant for Practicing Librarians
(Canadian Association of Research Libraries)

Why Is Intra-Campus Collaboration So Hard?
(Hanging Together: The OCLC Research Blog)


Higher Ed—Members

Penn Museum to Remove Crania Collection from Public View
(Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities)

UMass Freezes In-State Tuition for 2020–21 Academic Year


Higher Ed—Other

COVID-19 and the Push to Online Learning: Reflections from 5 Countries
(Digital Culture & Education)

Nevada Lawmakers Pass Bill with Major Budget Cuts to Education
(Nevada Independent)

Public Higher Ed Groups Urge Congress to Extend Coronavirus Response Tax Relief to Public Institutions
(Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, American Association of Community Colleges, American Association of State Colleges and Universities)


Advocacy and Public Policy

House Sets Floor Vote on TikTok

IPA Concerned over Reports of Hong Kong Book Bans
(International Publishers Association)

Tackling the Misinformation Epidemic with “In Event of Moon Disaster”
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology)


Data & Analytics

The Most Personal Device: Researchers Probe How Much Psychological Data Smartphones Generate
(Medical Xpress)


Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

PLOS: Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
(The Official PLOS Blog)


Scholars & Scholarship

cOAlition S’s Rights Confiscation Strategy Continues
(Scholarly Kitchen)

COPAFS Statement on New COVID-19 Guidance for Hospital Reporting
(Council of Professional Associations on Federal Statistics)

STM Association Releases Draft of Peer Review Taxonomy

Using PubPub for Scholarly Output: Import, Collaboration, Citations, and Zotero
(COPIM: Community-led Open Publication Infrastructures for Monographs)


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Co-Founder and Editor, Library Journal’s infoDOCKET
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Tuesday, July 21

Top o’ the Review

cOAlition S Response to the ERC Scientific Council’s Statement on Open Access and Plan S
(cOAlition S)

Major Public Interest Group Launches Campaign to Let Libraries Fight Back
(Internet Archive)

NACAC Opposes Presidential Memorandum Aimed at Undocumented Immigrants
(National Association for College Admission Counseling)


ARL Member Libraries

Alexia Hudson-Ward Named Associate Director for Research and Learning
(MIT Libraries)

Brown Library’s Digital Publications Initiative’s First Born-Digital Scholarly Monograph Published by University of Virginia Press
(Brown University Library)

Julia Feerrar Guides Others to Their Best Digital Lives
(Virginia Tech)

Judaica Digital Humanities: Launching the Digital Second Edition of Judaica Americana
(University of Pennsylvania Almanac)

Library Combats Racial Injustice through Education
(University of Miami)

Mayors and Sheriffs of London Database Relaunched
(University of Toronto Libraries)

Niche Player: Scholars from around the Globe Access the U’s AgEcon Search
(University of Minnesota Libraries)

Rare Pamphlet Added to Library’s Hogarth Press Collection with Employee Bequest
(Washington State University)



Archives and Special Collections Linked Data: Navigating between Notes and Nodes
(OCLC Research)

CHORUS Forum on Open Access Policies and Compliance in a Global Context to Be Held July 30


Higher Ed—Members

Consolidation in a Crisis: Patterns of International Collaboration in Early COVID-19 Research

George Washington University Will Consider Renaming Marvin Center and Retiring “Colonials” Nickname

Michigan State University: A Look Into MSU’s Budget, Tuition Plans Following Student Petition to Lower Fall Rates
(State News)

UNC–Chapel Hill Sets Record Year for Research as New Grant Awards Top $1 Billion
(The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)


Higher Ed—Other

Academic Labs Are Opening Back Up—Still, Research Isn’t Exactly Back to Normal
(Association of American Medical Colleges)

American Freshman: National Norms Fall 2019
(Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA)

AUPresses Unveils Redesigned Website and New Collaboration Space
(Association of University Presses)

Comprehensiveness and Equity Considerations of Institutional Plans for Fall 2020 Reopening
(Ithaka S+R)

COVID Layoffs, Furloughs Begin Hitting Colleges Hard
(University Business)

Court Rules in FTC’s Favor against Student Debt Relief Scammers
(US Federal Trade Commission)

Ex-Google CEO Eric Schmidt Working to Launch University to Rival Stanford and MIT, Funnel Tech Workers into Government Work
(Business Insider)

Irene Mulvey Elected AAUP President
(American Association of University Professors)

Policies on Academic Freedom, Dismissal for Cause, Financial Exigency, Program Discontinuance
(American Association of University Professors)

Senior Research Officers: Evolving Portfolios and Strategic Priorities
(Ithaka S+R)

Universities Agree on Further Measures to Tackle Grade Inflation
(Universities UK)


Advocacy & Public Policy

Canada: CAUT Welcomes Federal “Restart” Plan for Recovery, but Education Left out
(Canadian Association of University Teachers)


Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

APLU Names Eugene Anderson Vice President for External Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
(Association of Public and Land-grant Universities)


In Other News

Finalists Named in Competition for $100 Million Grant
(MacArthur Foundation)

Lessons for Education: Q&A Webinar Series
(OECD Education and Skills Today)

US Justice Department Says Chinese Hackers Targeted Coronavirus Vaccine Research


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Wednesday, July 22

Top o’ the Review

CRL and East View Release Third Open Access Collection
(Center for Research Libraries)

Machine Learning + Libraries: A Report on the State of the Field
(Library of Congress)

New Book: Open Access in Theory and Practice
(Taylor & Francis)


ARL Member Libraries

Just Launched: Indian Citizenship Amendment Act Protest Movements Web Archive
(Penn Libraries)

Library Of Congress Wants to Try Adding Humans to Automated Processes

Library’s Linked-Data Project Gets New Grant
(Cornell Chronicle)



Investments in Open: Canadian Research Libraries’ Expenditures on Services, Staff, and Infrastructures in Support of Open Scholarship
(Canadian Association of Research Libraries)

Opinion: Publishers: Let Transgender Scholars Correct Their Names

Portico’s Stephanie Orphan Reelected to OASPA Board of Directors

Public Knowledge Project Publishes 2019 Annual Report
(Public Knowledge Project)

Seek and You Will (Probably) Find: Helping Mine COVID-19 Research Data
(National Institute of Standards and Technology)

Stanford Libraries Shares Values Statement
(Stanford Libraries)

The Never-Ending Story: The Long and Winding Journey of the Institutional Repository
(Research Information)

Training Matters: Student Employment and Learning in Academic Libraries
(In the Library with the Lead Pipe)


Higher Ed—Members

Interview: One on One With Dr. Wayne Frederick, President of Howard University

Interview with Jonathan Holloway, Rutgers University President

Washington State University: Letter from WSU Officials Updates Faculty, Staff about Upcoming Budget Cuts
(The Summer Evergreen)


Higher Ed—Other

Advancing University Engagement: University Engagement and Global League Tables
(Nous Group for King’s College London, the University of Chicago, and the University of Melbourne)

UK and Horizon Europe: EUA Signs Wellcome Trust Statement Calling for Full Association
(European University Association)


Advocacy & Public Policy

APDU Response to Memorandum on the Apportionment Base Following the 2020 Census
(Association of Public Data Uses)

Opinion: The Cost of Ending Fulbright in China
(The Diplomat)

Senate Homeland Security Committee Advances Bill to Ban TikTok from Government Devices
(The Hill)


In Other News

Consequences of the COVID-19 Crisis on the Book Market
(Federation of European Publishers)

Pew Research Survey Finding: Most Americans Say Social Media Companies Have Too Much Power, Influence in Politics
(Pew Research)


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Thursday, July 23

Top o’ the Review

European Research Council’s Rejection of Open Access Scheme “A Slap in the Face,” Says Plan S Architect

IMLS Awards 70 Grants Totaling $18,256,177
(Institute of Museum and Library Services)

Internet Archive to Publishers: Drop “Needless” Copyright Lawsuit and Work with Us
(Publishers Weekly)

Statement by Brewster Kahle: Libraries Have Been Bringing Older Books to Digital Learners: Four Publishers Sue to Stop It
(Internet Archive)


ARL Member Libraries

SEEMP Digitizes Ukrainian-American Catholic Newspaper “Ameryka”
(Center for Research Libraries)

UCLA Library’s Online Publishing of Music Scores Makes History



A Citation Analysis about Scholarship on Zines
(Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication)

Collaborating for Public Access to Scholarly Publications: A Case Study of the Partnership between the US Department of Energy and CHORUS
(Learned Information)

DORA Funder Discussion: Updates from Research England and the Open Research Funders Group

Elsevier Parent Company Profits Hit by Covid-19
(Research Professional News)

Open Research Europe: New Publishing Platform for H2020 Research

Open Research Europe Project Website
(European Union)

Reopening Library and Archives Canada
(Library and Archives Canada)


Higher Ed—Members

MIT Launches Website to Help with Captioning Media Content
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

UConn Update on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives
(University of Connecticut)

U of Florida Receives $50 Million from Nvidia to Build a 700-Petaflops AI Supercomputer

U of T’s Centre for Ethics Launches Oxford Handbook of Ethics of AI; Students Compile Open-Access Companion
(University of Toronto)

Vanderbilt, The Ohio State University Are Joint Founding Members of Satellite Mission “Twinkle” to Find Potentially Habitable Worlds around Nearby Stars
(Vanderbilt University)


Higher Ed—Other

Public Colleges Are the Workhorses of Middle-class Mobility
(Brookings Institution)


Advocacy & Public Policy

How the New York Times Thinks about Your Privacy
(NYT Open)

NY Lawmakers Vote to Pause Facial Recognition in Schools
(AP News)


In Other News

Sloan, Mozilla, Ford, Open Society Fund Open Source Digital Infrastructure Research; RFP Released Today
(Mozilla Foundation)

United States May Lose One-third of All Museums, New Survey Shows
American Alliance of Museums

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Friday, July 24

Top o’ the Review

Earnstein Dukes Named Dean of Texas Tech University Libraries
(Texas Tech University)

Annual Report of the Librarian of Congress FY 2019
(Library of Congress)

A Provisional System to Evaluate Journal Publishers Based on Partnership Practices and Values Shared with Academic Institutions and Libraries

Privacy Impact Assessments for Digital Repositories
(International Journal of Digital Curation)

Building on What We’ve Learned: Approaches to Library Publishing from Three Different Universities
(Library Faculty Publications and Presentations)



CRediT-NISO Collaboration Achieves Two More Milestones
(National Information Standards Organization)

Diamond Open Access Study Commissioned by cOAlition S
(DOAJ Blog)

The Economics of Open Access Monographs
(Digital Science News Blog)


Higher Ed—Members

Using Social Media, College Advisers Maintain Contact with Sequestered Students
(University of Virginia)


Higher Ed—Other

AHA Statement on Historical Research during COVID-19
(American Historical Association)

APLU Applauds Introduction of RISE Act
(Association of Public & Land-Grant Universities)

Higher Ed Associations Request Additional Guidance on International Students
(Association of American Colleges and Universities)

Segregation Forever?
(The Education Trust)


Advocacy & Public Policy

Facebook Adds $100 Million to Facial Recognition Settlement Payout


Scholars & Scholarship

Text Recycling Is Focus of July Issue of COPE Digest


In Other News

We’re in a Golden Age of UX—Why is Video Chat Still Stuck in the ’90s?
(Fast Company)

Pearson Q2 2020 Earnings Call Transcript
(Motley Fool)

RELX (Parent of Elsevier) Q1 2020 Earnings Call Transcript
(Motley Fool)


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