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Day in Review (May 17–20, 2021)

Last Updated on July 9, 2022, 9:45 am ET

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Monday, May 17

Top o’ the Review

Announcing the NDSA Excellence Awards
(Digital Library Federation)

Clarivate to Acquire ProQuest for $5.3 Billion
Also available from Clarivate: FAQs and a recording of a conference call with leadership from Clarivate and ProQuest

Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights Announces Virtual Public Hearing to Gather Information for Improving Enforcement of Title IX
(US Department of Education)

Less Money, Less Children, and Less Prestige: Differences between Male and Female Academic Librarians (abstract only)
(Journal of Academic Librarianship)

Senate Taking Endless Frontier Act Dispute into Floor Debate
(FYI: Science Policy News From AIP)


ARL Member Libraries

At-Risk: Preserving Access through Reformatting
(Guardians of Memory blog, US Library of Congress)

Now Online: 30-Plus Years of Sri Lankan Activism
(Princeton University Library)

Participatory Community Archiving: The South Asian American Digital Archive
(Tex Libris, University of Texas Libraries)

UMD Libraries Contributing National AFL-CIO Records to Digitization of Historical Labor and Civil Rights Materials
(University of Maryland Libraries)

University Libraries Student Internship Focuses on Diversity
(Ohio University Libraries)



Big Ten Academic Alliance, Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB), OAPEN Library and Publication Platform Announce Three-Year Collective Action Agreement
(Big Ten Academic Alliance)

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Higher Ed

Online Learning Increases College Access for Underserved Native American Students
(EdTech: Focus on Higher Education)

Racist Attacks Revive Asian American Studies Program Demand
(Associated Press)


Advocacy & Public Policy

UN Report on Disinformation: A Role for Privacy
(Privacy International)


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


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Tuesday, May 18

Top o’ the Review

AAMC Launches Principles of Trustworthiness to Help Build Community Connections
(Association of American Medical Colleges)

APLU Releases White Paper on Data Analytics Use and Challenges on Campus
(Association of Public and Land-grant Universities)

Building a Transatlantic Digital Scholarship Skills Exchange for Research Libraries
(Research Libraries UK and Digital Library Federation)

Data Tracking in Research: Aggregation and Use or Sale of Usage Data by Academic Publishers
(Committee on Scientific Library Services and Information Systems of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, German Research Foundation)

Investing in the Open Access Book Infrastructure—A Call for Action
(Knowledge Exchange)


ARL Member Libraries

MSU Press Merges with MSU Libraries to Optimize Resources and Expand Access
(Michigan State University Libraries)

Reference Revamp: A 1-2 Model for Training and Tiered Services (abstract only)
(Medical Reference Services Quarterly)



Multilingualism within Scholarly Communication in SSH. A Literature Review

With $21M in Funding, Code Ocean Aims to Help Researchers Replicate Data-Heavy Science


Higher Ed—Members

University of Toronto Mississauga Researcher Leads New Critical Digital Humanities Initiative
(University of Toronto)


Higher Ed—Other

New Canadian Higher Education Data

Despite Crippling Student Loan Debt, Government Rarely Sues to Recover Defaulted Federal Loans
(Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse)

International Student Inclusion and Success: Public Attitudes, Policy Imperatives, and Practical Strategies
(American Council on Education)


Advocacy & Public Policy

University Innovation: A Transformative Force for Canada’s Post-Pandemic Economy
(Universities Canada)


Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement
(Council for Higher Education Accreditation)


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Wednesday, May 19

Top o’ the Review

Breaking Down Barriers: The Impact of State Authorization Reciprocity on Online Enrollment
(Ithaka S+R)

CAUT to Argue on Fair Dealing, Copyright Tariffs before Supreme Court
(Canadian Association of University Teachers, CAUT)

Initiative on US Education Pathways for Refugee Students
(Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration)

New Analysis Finds That You Get What You Pay For: State Higher Education Funding Directly Impacts Student Success
(State Higher Education Executive Officers Association, SHEEO)

Represent: Building Diverse Library Collections in Collaboration with Library Users
(Insights: The UKSG Journal)


ARL Member Libraries

“A Long Journey”: Richly Detailed, Fully Searchable Chinese Treasures Will Be Made Available for Free Online
(University of California, Berkeley Library)

“Gebetsanliegen” in the Catalog: A Metadata Mystery
(Columbia University Libraries)

Larry Alford, University of Toronto’s Chief Librarian, Honored with CARL Award for Distinguished Service to Research Librarianship
(Canadian Association of Research Libraries)

“Mr. North Carolina,” Bob Anthony, Closes the Book after a 40-Year Career
(UNC University Libraries)

Schomburg Center’s Annual Literary Festival Opens June 14, Celebrating Black History and Culture with Virtual Programs Featuring Acclaimed Authors and Artists
(Schomburg Center, New York Public Library)


Higher Ed

Private College Tuition Discounting Continued Upward Trend during COVID-19 Pandemic
(National Association of College and University Business Officers, NACUBO)

Report Analyzes Effects of COVID-19 on Texas Students’ Mental Health, Employment, and Basic Needs Insecurity
(Diverse: Issues in Higher Education)


Scholars & Scholarship

Panel Discussion on “Open Science in a Time of Global Crises” (video)
(Open Science Conference 2021, ZBW Leibniz Information Centre for Economics YouTube channel)


In Other News

Embracing the Rapid Pace of AI
(MIT Technology Review)
See also findings from the KPMG report mentioned in the transcript/podcast

Zoom’s New Event Product Aims to Recreate In-Person Conferences


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Thursday, May 20

Top o’ the Review

Bots and Misinformation Spread on Social Media: Implications for COVID-19
(Journal of Medical Internet Research)

Leveraging Data Communities to Advance Open Science
(Ithaka S+R)

NIST Proposes Method for Evaluating User Trust in Artificial Intelligence Systems
(National Institute of Standards and Technology)

Senators Roll Out Bipartisan Data Privacy Bill
(The Verge)

Upcoming Webinar: ACRL Presents: Regenerating the Academic Library
(Association of College & Research Libraries)


ARL Member Libraries

Associate Dean for Special Collections, Gregory Thompson, to Retire after Five Decades of Service
(University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Library)

Library of Congress to Reopen Four Reading Rooms in June
(US Library of Congress)

National Archives Awards $3.9 Million in Grants for Documentary Editing and Archival Projects
(US National Archives and Records Administration)

Shields Library Receives LEED Gold Certification
(UC Davis Library)



A Scoping Review on Biomedical Journal Peer Review Guides for Reviewers

Employment Negotiation Behaviours of Canadian Academic Librarians: An Exploratory Study
(Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research)

Halt the H-index
(Leiden Madtrics)


Advocacy & Public Policy

A “Horizon Strategy” Framework for Science and Technology Policy for the US Innovation Economy and America’s Competitive Success

Endless Frontier Act Gets New Name as Tech Bill Expands
(Government Technology)


Scholars & Scholarship

Beyond Verification: Algorithmic Authenticity and Polarizing Trust
(Items, Social Science Research Council)

New Study Explores Digitally Native, but Technologically Illiterate Students
(The University of Toledo)


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