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Day in Review (March 29–April 2, 2021)

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Monday, March 29

Top o’ the Review

cOAlition S Welcomes ARL’s Alignment with Plan S Principles
(cOAlition S)

Elsevier Launches a Trans-Inclusive Name Change Policy
(Elsevier)

FAFSA Verification Reduced Enrollment, Harmed Underrepresented Students Most
(National College Attainment Network)

MIT Study Finds “Systematic” Labeling Errors in Popular AI Benchmark Data Sets
(VentureBeat)

What Happens When a Journal Converts to Open Access? A Bibliometric Analysis (preprint)
(arXiv)

 

ARL Member Libraries

Bud Barton on Bringing Library of Congress IT Up to Date
(Library Journal)

CRL Appoints Samantha Abrams as Collections & Partnerships Coordinator
(Center for Research Libraries)

Linguistic Diversity at Emory Libraries: A New Focus on Telugu for Our South Asia Collection
(Emory Libraries)

Local “Monticello” Bricks Found in Alderman Library Renovation
(University of Virginia)

Study Spaces, Digital Learning, and Human Connection: A Year of Pandemic Academics at the Libraries
(Colorado State University)

 

Libraries—Other

The Open Access Books Network: Voices from the OA Books Community
(Open Access Scholarly Publishing Association)

 

Higher Ed

Education Department Announces Relief for Student Loan Borrowers with Total and Permanent Disabilities during the COVID-19 Emergency
(US Department of Education)

US House Science Committee Makes Counterproposal to Endless Frontier Act
(American Institute of Physics)

 

Advocacy & Public Policy

Principles and Practices for a Federal Statistical Agency—New Report
(National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine)

 

In Other News

OpenAI’s Text-Generating System GPT-3 Is Now Spewing Out 4.5 Billion Words a Day
(The Verge)

 

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

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Tuesday, March 30

Top o’ the Review

ACRL IS: Frameworks and Organization Models to Guide Leaders Toward Building Equitable Environments (video)
(Association of College & Research Libraries)

Educopia Releases First in a Series of Community Cultivation Resources
(Educopia Institute)

Jisc/CNI Virtual Meeting on Future of Research, July 2021, Program and Registration Information
(Coalition for Networked Information)

Joint Response to Consultation on Copyright Term Extension
(Canadian Association of Research Libraries)

OCLC to Convene a Diverse Group to “Reimagine Descriptive Workflows” in Libraries, Archives
(OCLC)

 

ARL Member Libraries

Science Fiction’s Forgotten Femfanzines
(The University of Iowa Libraries)

New Open Access Publications from the University of Minnesota Libraries
(University of Minnesota Libraries)

Releasing Your Creative Voice” Course Aims to Help Students Look at Things from a Different Perspective
(McMaster University Libraries)

University Libraries Establishes Unique Center for Systematic Reviews
(Texas A&M University Libraries)

Upcoming Book Talk: Design Justice: Community-Led Practices to Build the Worlds We Need
(Georgia Tech Library)

 

Libraries—Other

COVID-19 as a Driver for Change in Audiovisual Archives
(The International Federation of Television Archives (FIAT/IFTA))

 

Higher Ed

INOS Workshop Outcomes–Open and Citizen Science in Higher Education: Co-creating a Shared Vision
(LIBER)

Scammers Target Universities in Ongoing IRS Phishing Attacks
(Bleeping Computer)

 

Advocacy & Public Policy

AAUP Addresses Opposition to Copyright Exemption for Researchers
(American Association of University Professors)

 

Scholars & Scholarship

Open Access: How Is Canada Doing? (video)
(Centre for Journalology)

 

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Co-Founder and Editor, Library Journal’s infoDOCKET
Information Industry Analyst
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Wednesday, March 31

Top o’ the Review

CLIR Announces 2020 Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives Awards
(Council on Library and Information Resources)

Data Together: Fostering Cooperation among Open Science Platforms
(CODATA)

NISO Announces Invigorated Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
(National Information Standards Organization)

Openness Profile: Modeling Research Evaluation for Open Scholarship
(Knowledge Exchange)

The Disproportionate Impact of the Pandemic on Women and Caregivers in Academia
(Ithaka S+R)

 

ARL Member Libraries

Celebrating the Life of Deputy Librarian for Library Collections and Services and Law Librarian of Congress Jane Sánchez
(US Library of Congress)

Digital Comics: The New Internet Revolution?
(New University, UC Irvine)

Food for Fines Project Helps Food-Insecure Students and Those with Library Fines
(VCU Libraries)

MIT Press Launches New Open Access Collection of 34 Classic Architecture and Urban Studies Titles
(MIT Press)

Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy Could Help People Battling Mental Illness
(WLNS, Lansing, Michigan)

 

Libraries—Other

Calls Intensify to Allow Libraries to Narrow Digital Divide
(Internet Archive Blog)

 

Higher Ed

Busy with Purpose: Lessons for Education and Policy Leaders from Returning Student Parents
(Institute for Women’s Policy Research)

Research: Video Learning May Be More Effective Than In-person Lectures
(Tech & Learning)

The Future of International Exchanges in a Post-pandemic World
(American Council on Education and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung)

 

Advocacy & Public Policy

Biden Promises Broadband for All in $2 Trillion Infrastructure Plan
(CNET)

Federal “Brain Drain” Examined by US House Science Committee
(American Institute of Physics)

 

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Information Industry Analyst
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Thursday, April 1

Top o’ the Review

Academia Is Often a Family Business—That’s a Barrier for Increasing Diversity
(Science)

Portage Network Joins NDRIO to Continue Advancing RDM in Canada
(Canadian Association of Research Libraries)

Project Rewrite: A Conversation on Education, Equality, and Opportunity with Mercedes Mateo Díaz
(Down the Rabbit Hole, Wikimedia Foundation)

Science Academies of G-7 Nations Call for Action to Reach Net-Zero Emissions, Reverse Declines in Biodiversity, and Improve Data-Sharing to Prepare for Future Health Emergencies
(US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine)

Stop Calling Everything AI, Machine-Learning Pioneer Says
(IEEE Spectrum)

 

ARL Member Libraries

Demography Journal Now Open Access—with Penn Libraries Support
(Penn Libraries)

NARA Gauging Agencies’ Confidence to Meet 2022 E-records Deadline after COVID-19 Delays
(Federal News Network)

University Librarian Gerald Beasley to Depart in 2022
(Cornell University)

 

Libraries—Other

A Brief Saga about Open Access Books
(Nordic Perspectives on Open Science)

SSHOC Webinar Notes: Best Practices for Preserving Oral Archives
(Social Sciences & Humanities Open Cloud)

Update on Theses Canada for Universities and Students
(Library and Archives Canada)

 

Higher Ed

COVID-19 and the Abrupt Shift to Remote Learning: Impact on Grades and Perceived Learning for Undergraduate Biology Students (preprint)
(bioRxiv)

Education Firm Coursera Climbs in Debut after $519 Million IPO
(Bloomberg)

 

Advocacy & Public Policy

APLU Statement on President Biden’s Infrastructure Proposal
(Association of Public and Land-grant Universities)

 

Scholars & Scholarship

RePEc Rankings for Economists to Add New Criterion: Forecasting Prowess
(RePEc Blog: Information about Research Papers in Economics)

The Evolution and Shift of Research Topics and Methods in Library and Information Science (abstract only)
(Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology)

 

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Co-Founder and Editor, Library Journal’s infoDOCKET
Information Industry Analyst
Librarian

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Friday, April 2

Top o’ the Review

Engaging Students by Design
(EDUCAUSE Review)

Filecoin Foundation Grants 50,000 FIL to the Internet Archive
(Internet Archive)

Joint Position Statement on “Data Repository Selection–Criteria That Matter”
(Confederation of Open Access Repositories)

Trends for Graduate Student Enrollment and Postdoctoral Appointments in Science, Engineering, and Health Fields at US Academic Institutions between 2017 and 2019
Note: Data tables are also available.
(US National Science Foundation)

With 50% Cut, Virginia Research Libraries Recalibrate Relationship with Elsevier
(SPARC)

 

ARL Member Libraries

Finding “Exquisite Hope” in Community and Poetry
(University of Colorado Boulder Libraries)

Seeding Knowledge for Biodiversity
(Arizona State University Library)

What Students Are Telling Us about How They Use the Libraries
(University of Louisville Libraries)

 

Libraries—Other

A Process of Engagement: Using Government Documents in Open Pedagogy (abstract only)
(Journal of Academic Librarianship)

A Retrospective with the Archives Unleashed Project
(International Internet Preservation Consortium)

 

Higher Ed

A Rising or Ebbing Tide: Do Chinese Students Still Want to Study in the US?
(Institute of International Education)

Smithsonian Establishes Consortium of Five HBCUs to Support University Museums and Archives
(Smithsonian Institution)

 

Advocacy & Public Policy

A Framework for Action: Public Higher Education Systems and Accreditation
(Council for Higher Education Accreditation)

 

Scholars & Scholarship

Researchers at University of Toronto and LG Develop “Explainable” Artificial Intelligence Algorithm
(University of Toronto)

 

In Other News

New Tool Strips Manipulative “Dark Patterns” from Mobile Apps
(IEEE Spectrum)

 

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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