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Day in Review (June 30, 2020)

Top of the Review

Mellon Foundation Announces Transformation of Its Strategic Direction and New Focus on Social Justice
https://mellon.org/news-blog/articles/mellon-foundation-announces-transformation-its-strategic-direction-and-new-focus-social-justice/

Mellon Foundation Announces $5.25 Million Grant for “Million Book Project, Brings Literature to 1,000 US Prisons”
https://www.infodocket.com/2020/06/30/mellon-foundation-announces-5-25-million-grant-for-the-million-book-project-brings-literature-to-1000-us-prisons/

National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) Releases Digital Preservation Framework
https://www.archives.gov/press/press-releases/2020/nr20-58

New York Times Will Start Using Uppercase “Black” to Describe People and Cultures of African Origin, Both in the US and Elsewhere
https://www.nytco.com/press/uppercasing-black/

 

ARL Member Libraries

A Brave New World of Scholarship: Rochester Librarians Are Pushing for a Shift in Scholarly Publishing
https://www.library.rochester.edu/about/news/brave-new-world-scholarship

CRL Awarded MacArthur Foundation Grant to Support Repository of Documentation on Disappearances of Persons in Mexico
https://www.crl.edu/news/crl-awarded-macarthur-foundation-grant-support-repository-documentation-disappearances-persons

Emprunter jusqu’à 100 documents, maintenant possible à la Bibliothèque de l’Université Laval
https://www5.bibl.ulaval.ca/actualites/emprunter-jusqua-100-documents-maintenant-possible-a-la-bibliotheque-de-luniversite-laval

Google Translate: Borrow up to 100 Documents, Now Possible at the Laval University Library
https://translate.google.com/#view=home&op=translate&sl=auto&tl=en&text=Empruntejusqu’à%20100%20documents%2C%20maintenant%20possible%20à%20la%20Bibliothèque%20de%20l’Université%20Laval!

Digital Preservation, Web Archives, U of Minnesota “Capturing a Shifting Reality”
https://www.continuum.umn.edu/2020/06/capturing-a-shifting-reality/

Penn Libraries: Judaica Digital Humanities Launches the Digital Second Edition of Judaica Americana
https://www.library.upenn.edu/blogs/libraries-news/judaica-digital-humanities-launches-digital-second-edition-judaica-americana

William and Shelby Conti Donate Original Musical Scores to Be Held in LSU Libraries Special Collections
http://news.blogs.lib.lsu.edu/2020/06/30/william-and-shelby-conti-donate-original-musical-scores-to-be-held-in-lsu-libraries-special-collections/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=william-and-shelby-conti-donate-original-musical-scores-to-be-held-in-lsu-libraries-special-collections

 

Libraries—Other

Nationwide Alliance Launches New Video to Highlight Value of Library Print Collections during Time of Pandemic
http://www.aserl.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/2020_06_NEWS__New_Video__Value_Shared_Print_During_Pandemic.pdf
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ie8qm_idkDU&feature=youtu.be

Notes from the Summer WEST Members’ Meeting
https://cdlib.org/cdlinfo/2020/06/30/notes-from-the-summer-west-members-meeting/

OpenAPC and Knowledge Unlatched Launch Public Dataset on Book Processing Charges
https://www.knowledgeunlatched.org/2020/06/openapc-and-knowledge-unlatched-launch-public-dataset-on-book-processing-charges/

Scholarly Communication & COVID-19: Closing the Loop for Effective Peer Review—Key Takeaways and Answers to Attendee Questions (Slides and Summary from OASPA Webinar)
https://oaspa.org/oaspa-webinar-scholarly-communication-covid-19-closing-the-loop-for-effective-peer-review-key-takeaways-and-answers-to-attendee-questions/

 

Higher Education—Member Institutions

Architect Paul Williams’s Archive, Thought Lost to Fire, Is Safe
https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2020-06-30/architect-paul-williams-archive-was-thought-lost-in-a-fire-it

Washington State University: Board of Regents Increases Tuition; WSU Athletics Faces $99 Million Deficit
https://dailyevergreen.com/82075/news/board-of-regents-increases-tuition-wsu-athletics-faces-99-million-deficit/

 

Policy and Statements

ACM US Technology Policy Committee Urges Suspension of Private and Governmental Use of Facial Recognition Technologies
https://www.acm.org/media-center/2020/june/ustpc-issues-statement-on-facial-recognition-technologies

 

Articles, Data, Reports, and Tools

Building a PubMed Knowledge Graph
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41597-020-0543-2

EPA Needs to Improve Oversight of Research Assistance (via EPA OIG)
https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2020-06/documents/_epaoig_20200630-20-p-0204.pdf

How Should Journal Editors Address Accusations of Racism?
https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/how-should-journal-editors-address-accusations-racism

General Data Protection Regulation: Analysis and Guidance for US Higher Education Institutions
https://fpf.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/FPF_GDPR-Report-Final.pdf

Just Launched: Muftiships Web Archive
https://blogs.cul.columbia.edu/spotlights/2020/06/25/muftiships-web-archive/

New Research Center Report Shows COVID-19 Effects on Postsecondary Enrollment
https://www.studentclearinghouse.org/nscblog/new-research-center-report-shows-covid-19-effects-on-postsecondary-enrollment/

Full-Text Report: https://nscresearchcenter.org/current-term-enrollment-estimates/

Preprint: The Sci-hub Effect: Sci-hub Downloads Lead to More Article Citations. (arXiv:2006.14979v1 [cs.DL])
https://arxiv.org/abs/2006.14979

Teaching with OER During Pandemics and Beyond
https://doi.org/10.1108/JME-04-2020-0027

When Speech Assistants Listen Even Though They Shouldn’t
https://news.rub.de/english/2020-06-30-it-security-when-speech-assistants-listen-even-though-they-shouldnt

Why Openly Available Abstracts Are Important — Overview of the Current State of Affairs
https://101innovations.wordpress.com/2020/06/30/why-openly-available-abstracts-are-important-overview-of-the-current-state-of-affairs/

 

Other Items

Canada: Google Acquires Smart Glasses Company North, Whose Focals 2.0 Won’t Ship
https://techcrunch.com/2020/06/30/google-acquires-smart-glasses-company-north-whose-focals-2-0-wont-ship/

Knight Foundation Announces A Wide Range of New Grants to Support Research on Internet Governance
https://knightfoundation.org/press/releases/knight-foundation-announces-a-wide-range-of-new-grants-to-support-research-on-internet-governance/

iOS 14 Flags TikTok, 53 Other Apps Spying on iPhone Clipboards
https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2020/06/30/ios-14-flags-tiktok-53-other-apps-spying-on-iphone-clipboards/

TikTok and Other Apps From China Banned in India
https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/30/tech/tiktok-india-ban-intl-hnk/index.html

 

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

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