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Day in Review (June 21–22)

Last Updated on July 9, 2022, 9:40 am ET

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Tuesday, June 21

Top o’ the Review

5G to Top One Billion Subscriptions in 2022 and 4.4 Billion in 2027 according to Latest Ericsson Mobility Report

CRKN Launches Perpetual Access Rights Tracking Project
(Canadian Research Knowledge Network)

NISO’s Recommended Practice for Video and Audio Metadata Now Available for Public Comment
(National Information Standards Organization)

Paper Mills Research
(Committee on Publications Ethics)

Publishers and Market Consolidation–Part 1 of 2
(Delta Think)


ARL Member Libraries

Borealis: A New Name for Scholars Portal Dataverse
(University of Guelph Library)

Brown Library, Together with Emory University, Releases Report on Digital Scholarly Publishing
(Brown University Library)

Launching the Digital Preservation Assessment
(University of Michigan Library)

Unearthing Dead Languages in Wilson Library’s Rare Book Collection
(UNC University Libraries)



FIM4L Working Group in Talks with Elsevier—Towards Federated Access Best Practices
(Ligue des Bibliothèques Européennes de Recherche)

New Partners, New Projects, and a New Nonprofit: RoRI Embarks on Its Next Five Years of Research on Research
(Research on Research Institute)

What Do Researchers Think about Paying to Publish Open Access–Findings from a Global Survey
(LSE Impact Blog)


Higher Ed—Members

Arsenic and Old Books
(University of Delaware)

Dartmouth to Eliminate Loans for Undergraduate Students
(The Associated Press)

University System of Maryland Drops SAT/ACT Requirement
(The Daily Record)


Higher Ed—Other

AAUP Will Affiliate with the American Federation of Teachers
(American Association of University Professors)

The Private Side of Public Universities: Third-Party Providers and Platform Capitalism
(Center for Studies in Higher Education, UC Berkeley)


In Other News

Americans Have Close but Wary Bond with Their Smartphone


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


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Wednesday, June 22

Top o’ the Review

AAUP Report Documents the Largest Decrease in Real Wages on Record
(American Association of University Professors)

Integrity and Security in the Global Research Ecosystem
(OECD: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development)

Report from US Library Outreach Workshop: The Open Book Collective Meets with US Librarians
(COPIM: Community-led Open Publication Infrastructures for Monographs)

Undergraduate Degree Earners Report, Academic Year 2020–21
(National Student Clearinghouse Research Center)


ARL Member Libraries

Charles Watkinson, University of Michigan Press Director, Takes Office as AUPresses President
(Association of University Presses)
Also: Wendy Queen Joins the Association of University Presses Board (via Project MUSE)

Indigenous Musicians from Canada
(University of Alberta)

Latin Americanists Worldwide Unite to Decipher the Benson’s Spanish Colonial Archive
(University of Texas Libraries)

Librarian of Congress Appoints Jennifer Meehan Director of Special Collections
(Library of Congress)

Libraries Support OA Book Publisher Punctum Books
(The University of Iowa Libraries)

Library of Congress to Award Kluge Prize for Achievement in the Study of Humanity to Historian of LGBTQ+ Life George Chauncey
(Library of Congress)

Rarely Analyzed: The Relationship between Digital and Physical Rare Books Collections
(Information Technology and Libraries)

Smithsonian Libraries and Archives and the Smithsonian’s Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage Unveil “Music HerStory”
(Smithsonian Institution)


Higher Ed

ACE Launches New Mentoring Program for Women Leaders in Higher Ed
(American Council on Education)

Charting Pathways of Intellectual Leadership: An Initiative for Transformative Personal and Institutional Change
(Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning)

Facts in Hand: Students of Color and Degree Attainment
(American Council on Education)

Take This Job and (Change) It: The Great Resignation in Higher Education
(NASPA: Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education)


Advocacy & Public Policy

President Biden to Nominate Arati Prabhakar to Lead Office of Science and Technology Policy
(The White House)


Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Citizen Science Volunteers Are Almost Entirely White
(The Conversation)


Scholars & Scholarship

Analyzing Academic Paper Ranking Algorithms Using Test Data and Benchmarks: An Investigation


In Other News

Building Transparency into AI Projects
(Harvard Business Review)

Open-Source Language AI Challenges Big Tech’s Models


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