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Day in Review (June 14–17, 2021)

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Monday, June 14

Top o’ the Review

Every Learner Everywhere Network Releases Two APLU Co-developed Resources to Provide Holistic Support to Students, Faculty as In-person Learning Returns
(Association of Public and Land-grant Universities)

Getty Images and Stand Together Announce Inaugural Grant to Preserve HBCUs’ Historical Archives
(Getty Images)

Justices Defer Harvard Case on Race in College Admissions
(Associated Press)

Microsoft Academic Graph (MAG) Replacement Update: Meet OpenAlex
(OurResearch Blog)

SPACE to Evolve Academic Assessment: A Rubric for Analyzing Institutional Conditions and Progress Indicators
(DORA Declaration on Research Assessment)

 

ARL Member Libraries

National Archives Releases Report, Recommendations from Internal Task Force on Racism
(US National Archives and Records Administration)

Penn Libraries Receive Gift for DEIA Lecture Series
(Penn Libraries, University of Pennsylvania)

 

Higher Ed—Members

Gretchen Ritter Named Syracuse University’s Next Vice Chancellor, Provost, Chief Academic Officer
(Syracuse University)

 

Higher Ed—Other

Department of Education Updates Series of Student Aid Quarterly Data Reports
(US Department of Education)

Humanities Degrees Declining Worldwide Except at US Community Colleges
(Humanities Indicators, American Academy of Arts & Sciences)

 

Advocacy & Public Policy

US Supreme Court Revives LinkedIn Bid to Shield Personal Data
(Reuters)

White House, NSF Launch National AI Research Resource Task Force
(MeriTalk)

 

Scholars & Scholarship

Communication across the Electronic Resources Life Cycle: A Survey of Academic Libraries (abstract only)
(Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship)

Growth in Federal Research Obligations for Life Sciences between 1970 and 2020
(National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, US National Science Foundation)

June 29 Webinar: Researcher Focus 1: Researcher Needs, Common Values and Practices
(Open Access Scholarly Publishing Association)

 

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

http://infoDOCKET.com
@infodocket


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Tuesday, June 15

Top o’ the Review

IFLA Signs the WikiLibrary Manifesto
(International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions)

Let Scientific Evidence Determine Origin of SARS-CoV-2, Urge Presidents of the National Academies
(National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine)

MacKenzie Scott Donates Millions to Another Surprising List of Colleges
(Washington Post)

The Most Important Door That Will Ever Open: Realizing the Mission of Higher Education through Equitable Recruitment, Admissions, and Enrollment Policies
(Institution for Higher Education Policy)

UNESCO Science Report: The Race Against Time for Smarter Development
(UNESCO)

 

ARL Member Libraries

Adaptive Digital Library Services: Emergency Access Digitization at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign during the COVID-19 Pandemic
(Code4Lib Journal)

Digital Scholarship and Initiatives Announces First Projects Selected for Tracing Race at ISU 
(Iowa State University Library)

Library Publishing Coalition Welcomes A New Member: The University of Oklahoma
(Library Publishing Coalition)

Preserving the Past for the Future: A Behind the Scenes Look at Moving a Historical Collection
(University of Minnesota Libraries)

With Digital Archive, a Time and a New Way to Understand Colonial History
(Harvard Gazette)

 

Libraries—Other

Registration Is Now Open for FORCE11 Scholarly Communication Institute (FSCI)
(FORCE11)

Medical Library Association Board Establishes Building a Better Future Strategic Goal Task Forces
(Medical Library Association)

Update on Updates. GigaByte’s New Article Type to Speed Up Science
(GIGA)Blog

 

Higher Ed—Members

UW Researchers Can Turn a Single Photo into a Video
(University of Washington)

 

Advocacy & Public Policy

Supporting a Pathway to Citizenship for Undocumented Students in 2021
(Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration)

 

Scholars & Scholarship

All the Research That’s Fit to Print: Open Access and the News Media
(Quantitative Science Studies)

 

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Wednesday, June 16

Top o’ the Review

CARL’s Response to Ontario’s Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence (AI) Framework
(Canadian Association of Research Libraries)

eLife Announces New Approach to Publishing in Medicine
(eLife)

Final Report of Task Force on Linked Data for Canadian Libraries
(Canadian BIBFRAME Readiness Task Force, Canadian Federation of Library Associations)

Joint Statement on Efforts to Restrict Education about Racism
(American Association of University Professors)
See also: New York Times coverage of joint statement

US Department of Education Confirms Title IX Protects Students from Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
(US Department of Education)

 

ARL Member Libraries

Acceptable and Unacceptable Uses of Academic Library Search Data: An Interpretive Description of Undergraduate Student Perspectives from Virginia Commonwealth University
(Evidence Based Library & Information Practice)

Digital Library of Georgia Reaches Milestone of 2 Million Pages of Historic Georgia Newspaper Digitized Online
(University of Georgia Libraries)

Harvey Fierstein Donates $2.5 Million to New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
(Playbill)

Supporting Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at the University of Toronto Music Library
(Open Shelf)

 

Higher Ed

How the COVID Pandemic Is Changing Global Science Collaborations
(Nature)

 

Advocacy & Public Policy

APLU Statement on Congressional Proposal to Double Pell Grants
(Association of Public and Land-grant Universities)

US House Science Panel Firms Up Its Plan to Expand National Science Foundation
(Science)

 

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Celebrating Juneteenth with Data Resources from ICPSR
(Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research)

 

Scholars & Scholarship

Experts Doubt Ethical AI Design Will Be Broadly Adopted as the Norm within the Next Decade
(Pew Research Center)

FAIR Signposting: A KISS Approach to a Burning Issue
(Herbert Van de Sompel’s SlideShare from Dataverse Community Meeting 2021)

 

 

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Information Industry Analyst
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Thursday, June 17

Top o’ the Review

$50 Million for HBCUs to Address the Diversity Gap in Tech
(The Keyword Blog, Google)

2019–20 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study: First Look at the Impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic on Undergraduate Student Enrollment, Housing, and Finances (Preliminary Data)
(US Department of Education)

Apple Is Awarding $5 Million “Innovation Grants” to Four Historically Black Universities
(USA Today)

Enabling Smaller Independent Publishers to Participate in Open Access Transformative Arrangements: A Commitment from Key Stakeholders
(Plan S)

Potential Stickiness of Pandemic-Induced Behavior Changes in the United States
(Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America)

 

ARL Member Libraries

Online ILR Publications Open Up Wealth of Workplace Wisdom
(Cornell Chronicle)

New York Public Library Receives $12.5 Million Grant from Arcadia Fund for Open Access Project
(New York Public Library)

Renowned Digital Humanities Researchers Begin Computing Cultural Heritage in the Cloud
(US Library of Congress)

 

Libraries—Other

Announcing the NISO Board of Directors for 2021–22
(National Information Standards Organization)

 

Higher Ed—Members

Black Professors Push Penn State University to Diversify and Confront Racism
(Washington Post)

MSU, Facebook Develop Research Model to Fight Deepfakes
(Michigan State University)

 

Higher Ed—Other

Hourly Wage Rate for Interns Reaches Highest Mark Yet
(National Association of Colleges and Employers)

With Textbook Lawsuit Dismissed, Platinum Equity Inks $4.5B Deal to Buy McGraw Hill
(EdSurge)

 

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Efforts to Make Text-Based AI Less Racist and Terrible
(WIRED)

How Getty Archivists Support Racial Justice
(Iris Blog, J. Paul Getty Trust)

 

Scholars & Scholarship

Podcast: Communities, COVID and Credit: The State of Science Collaborations
(Nature)

Rethinking Staff Development Needs during COVID-19
(Evidence Based Library and Information Practice)

 

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

http://infoDOCKET.com
@infodocket

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