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Day in Review (June 11, 2020)

Policy

Internet Archive Will End Its Program for Free E-Books
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/11/books/internet-archive-national-emergency-library-coronavirus.html

“Internet Archive received additional scrutiny this week from the
office of Senator Thom Tillis, a North Carolina Republican and the
chairman of the intellectual property subcommittee on the Senate
Judiciary Committee. Mr. Tillis sent a letter to the organization
Wednesday questioning its plan to digitize and publish 500,000 sound
recordings from Bop Street Records, a store in Seattle. His office
also raised concerns about the National Emergency Library in April.

“I recognize the value in preserving culture and ensuring that it is
accessible by future generations,” Mr. Tillis wrote in the letter
Wednesday. “But I am concerned that the Internet Archive thinks that
it—not Congress—gets to determine the scope of copyright law.”

 

Members

Librarian of Congress Appoints Joe Cappello to Serve as Chief Human Capital Officer
https://www.loc.gov/item/prn-20-041/

UC Santa Barbara 2018–2020 Library Impact Report Released
https://www.library.ucsb.edu/news/2018-20-library-impact-report-released

 

Resource

National Academies Release COVID-19 Data Guide for Decision-Makers,
Interactive Web-Based Resource Also Available
https://www.infodocket.com/2020/06/11/national-academies-release-covid-19-data-guide-for-decision-makers/

 

Higher Ed

State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO) Statement in Support of the Black Community
https://sheeo.org/sheeo-statement-in-support-of-the-black-community/

From SHLB and Others: Over 1,900 Americans Ask Congress to Support Remote Learning Initiative Amid Pandemic
https://www.shlb.org/news/shlb/2020/06/Over-1900-Americans-Ask-Congress-to-Support-Remote-Learning-Initiative-Amid-Pandemic/

 

Libraries and Tech

ALA Statement Condemning Police Violence Against BIPOC, Protesters, and Journalists
http://www.ala.org/news/press-releases/2020/06/ala-statement-condemning-police-violence-against-bipoc-protesters-and

Knight Foundation Invests $1 Million in Projects That Make Data More Useful for American Cities
https://knightfoundation.org/press/releases/knight-foundation-invests-1-million-in-projects-that-make-data-more-useful-for-american-cities/

OCLC Launches Shared Print Infrastructure Enhancements
https://cdlib.org/cdlinfo/2020/06/11/oclc-launches-shared-print-infrastructure-enhancements/

New Europeana Strategy 2020–2025 Imagines a Cultural Sector Powered by Digital
https://www.infodocket.com/2020/06/03/new-europeana-strategy-2020-2025-imagines-a-cultural-sector-powered-by-digital/

OpenAI to Sell Its Headline-Grabbing Text Generator as an API
https://thenextweb.com/neural/2020/06/11/openai-to-sell-its-headline-grabbing-text-generator-as-an-api/

OpenAI will Start Selling Its Text-Generation Tech, and the First Customers Include Reddit
https://www.theverge.com/2020/6/11/21287966/openai-commercial-product-text-generation-gpt-3-api-customers

Association of American Publishers (AAP) April 2020 StatShot Report: Publishing Industry Declines 3.5% for Month, Flat Year-To-Date
https://publishers.org/news/aap-april-2020-statshot-report-publishing-industry-declines-3-5-for-month-flat-year-to-date/

 

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

http://infoDOCKET.com
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