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Day in Review (May 2–5)

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Monday, May 2

Top o’ the Review

COVID-19, Copyright, and Libraries Report: Executive Summary Released
(International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions)

German Library Service Struggling to Recover from Ransomware Attack
(The Record)

Researching Factors Influencing Faculty Engagement with Open Practices
(VCU Scholars Compass)

State of the Humanities 2022: From Graduate Education to the Workforce
(American Academy of Arts and Sciences)

SWC’s 2022 Digital Hate Report Exposes Widespread Russian Disinformation
(Simon Wiesenthal Center)


ARL Member Libraries

ASU’s Archival Collections Highlight Histories of Latine and Chicano History
(State Press)

Brown Library Announces 2022 Cohort for NEH Institute on Digital Publishing
(Brown University Library)

Digitizing Rare Collections with the Shirley
(Washington University in St. Louis University Libraries)

Eight Projects Receive Library Collections Enhancement Initiative Awards
(University of Wisconsin–Madison)

LSU Digital Commons Surpasses 8 Million Downloads of University Scholarship
(LSU Libraries)

New Dean of Libraries Starts August 1
(University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries)

Preserving Endangered Languages
(University of Texas Libraries)

UBC Library Opens  New Conservation Space in Irving K. Barber Learning Centre
(The University of British Columbia)

University Libraries Iconic Modern Chair Collection Adds Enzo Mari Sedia 1 Chair
(Penn State University Libraries)

UW Faculty Senate Votes to Support the UW Libraries’ Principles in Licensing Scholarly Resources
(University of Washington Libraries)

YorkU Libraries to Host Symposium May 3–4: Navigating Information and Race in the Era of COVID-19
(York University Libraries)



10 Years of BHL Growth and Transformation While Program Director
(Biodiversity Heritage Library Blog)

Library Instruction and Wikipedia: Investigating Students’ Perceived Information Literacy, Lifelong Learning, and Social Responsibility through Wikipedia Editing
(Journal of the Medical Library Association)

Longleaf Services: Building Consortial Journal Publishing Models That Empower Libraries as an NGLP Pilot Partner
(Educopia Institute)

Reveal Digital Announces New Publishing Program: Behind the Scenes of the Civil Rights Movements

What Can Academic Librarians Do about Material Challenges?
(Charleston Hub)


Higher Ed

College Grads Can Expect Overall Hiring Process to Take About 40 Days
(National Association of Colleges and Employers)

Number and Salaries of Full-Time Teaching Staff at Canadian Universities (Partial), 2021/2022
(Statistics Canada)

Use of Supports among Students with Disabilities and Special Needs in College
(US National Center for Education Statistics)

Who Are the Federal Student Loan Borrowers and Who Benefits from Forgiveness?
(Liberty Street Economics)


Advocacy & Public Policy

Annual Statistical Transparency Report: Calendar Year 2021
(Office of the US Director of National Intelligence)

Internet Shutdowns in 2021 Report: Resistance in the Face of Blackouts in Africa
(Access Now)

(un)SMART Copyright Action: 2,987 Creators Oppose Bill That Would Expand Online Censorship
(Fight for the Future)


Data & Analytics

Show US the Data
(Harvard Data Science Review)


Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Canada Is the First Country to Provide Census Data on Transgender and Nonbinary People
(Statistics Canada)


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Tuesday, May 3

Top o’ the Review

British Columbia Becomes First in North America to Introduce Anti-Racism Data Act
(Global News)

COVID-19: Transfer, Mobility, and Progress
(National Student Clearinghouse Research Center)

“Lighting the Path” to Promote Equity in Postsecondary Attainment by Identifying Barriers to Completion and Reengaging Stopped-Out Students
(Institute for Higher Education Policy)

New COPIM Report on Community Governance of Open Infrastructures
(COPIM: Community-led Open Publication Infrastructures for Monographs)

Preparing Graduate Students for the Ethical Challenges of Big Data
(Council of Graduate Schools)

RSF’s 2022 World Press Freedom Index: A New Era of Polarisation
(Reporters Without Borders)


ARL Member Libraries

Digital Project Captures Nebraska’s Holocaust Stories
(University of Nebraska–Lincoln)

Diverse Voices in STEM: Year Recap
(Florida State University Libraries)

Library Acquires First Book on Wine Written in French
(UC Davis Library)

Library of Congress Plans New Cloud Office

Library Organizations, Others Thank Archivist of the United States David Ferriero upon His Retirement
(Governing Digital)

Northwestern Students Mark Arab-American Heritage Month with Library Exhibit
(CBS News Chicago)

Origami Mystery Unfolding at Western University Libraries
(CBC News)

Pandemic Children’s Collection Helps Prepare for Health Education Post-COVID
(University of Virginia Library)

Rare Chinese Photobooks Enrich Collections
(UCLA Library)

Student-Librarian Partnership Makes History
(Cornell University)

Virtual Exhibit Becomes Educational Tool for Local Schools
(Virginia Tech)



Native American Student Experiences of the Academic Library
(College & Research Libraries)

New Issue of “Weave: Journal of Library User Experience” Now Available Online
(Weave: Journal of Library User Experience)


Higher Ed—Members

Howard University Announces $2 Million Grant from The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation to Support GRACE Grant Program
(Howard University)

New Scholarly Database Documents the Rise in Publicly Identifying LGBTQI+ Elected Officials across the Globe
(Princeton University)


Higher Ed—Other

CAUT Welcomes New Leadership
(Canadian Association of University Teachers)


Advocacy & Public Policy

Addressing Food Insecurity Will Pay Off for States
(Ithaka S+R)


Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

How COVID Is Helping Us Move Away from White-Centered Clinical Trials to Reach More Patients
(The Philadelphia Inquirer)


Scholars & Scholarship

T32 Training Is Associated with Increased Likelihood of Obtaining an Academic Research Faculty Position: A Cross-Sectional Study


In Other News

Applied for Student Aid Online? Facebook Saw You
(The Markup)


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Wednesday, May 4

Top o’ the Review

ALA Announces Ukraine Library Relief Fund
(American Library Association)

Impact of Public Health Guidance Is Focus of New NSF Partnership with Social Science Research Council
(US National Science Foundation)

Research Report: How Well Did Copyright Laws Serve Libraries during COVID-19 (full report)
(International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions)

Rethinking Research Assessment for the Greater Good: Findings from the RPT Project

Video: Online Information Meeting on the Implementation of the UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science
(United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization)


ARL Member Libraries

Digitizing 133 Years of Salt Lake Tribune Newspapers
(The University of Utah)

Emory’s Rose Library Receives NEH Grant for Black Print Culture Project
(Emory University Libraries)

IVMF Digital Library Launched
(Syracuse University Libraries)

TRLN IDEA Funding Awarded to UNC Black Faculty Vanguard Project
(Triangle Research Libraries Network)

UCSB Library Launches Early Recordings Initiative
(UC Santa Barbara Library)

University of California Signs Up to Opening the Future Program
(COPIM: Community-led Open Publication Infrastructures for Monographs)

VCU Libraries’ Quest-Funded Project Shares Initial Results
(VCU Libraries)

Video: About Data Librarianship
(Network of the National Library of Medicine)



Study on Quality in 3D Digitization of Tangible Cultural Heritage
(European Commission)


Higher Ed

Few Say Quality, Affordable US Higher Ed Widely Available

The Persistent Value of an HBCU Education: An Interview with Roslyn Clark Artis

US Public Continues to View Grades, Test Scores as Top Factors in College Admissions
(Pew Research Center)


Advocacy & Public Policy

Census Agency Aims for a Better Statistical Snapshot of the US


Scholars & Scholarship

Advancing Open Science in Africa—Three Organizations Collaborate to Implement Open Science Principles in Seven Partner States
(Official PLOS Blog, Public Library of Science)

The Rise of Platinum Open Access Journals with Both Impact Factors and Zero Article Processing Charges


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Thursday, May 5

Top o’ the Review

C4DISC Receives Council of Science Editors Award for Meritorious Achievement
(Coalition for Diversity and Inclusion in Scholarly Communications)

Call for Applications–CARL Research in Librarianship Grant for Practicing Librarians
(Canadian Association of Research Libraries)

Conference Video:  Against the Grain: Recognizing and Countering Bias in Scholarly Research
(University of Illinois Press)

Downstream Retraction of Preprinted Research in the Life and Medical Sciences

Majority of American Adults Hold Positive View of Science and Scientists
(US National Science Foundation)


ARL Member Libraries

A Notice on Harmful, Offensive, or Misrepresentative Archival Description and Language
(University of Pittsburgh University Library System)

By Day, He’s an Auburn Researcher and Librarian, but on Tuesday Nights He’s Dr. Hepcat
(Opelika-Auburn News)

Dracine Hodges Appointed Interim University Librarian
(Duke University)

Library Event Takes Flight
(Tulane University)

Library of Congress Awards More than $250,000 to Inaugural Projects Highlighting Uses of Digital Collections
(US Library of Congress)

Maria R. Estorino to Be Interim UNC Library Leader
(UNC University Libraries)



“Bundle of Sticks” and the Value of Interdependence: Building a Tools and Services Collective
(Journal of Electronic Publishing)

New Podcast Alert! Listen Now to “Hispanic/Latinx Inclusive Terminologies Project”
(Medical Library Association)


Higher Ed

Spring 2022 Issue of Academe Is Now Available Online
(American Association of University Professors)


Advocacy & Public Policy

AAAS CEO Sudip Parikh Testifies on the Economic Importance of Scientific Innovation
(American Association for the Advancement of Science)


Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Fighting Hate Speech and Misinformation Online
(Nature Computational Science)

Insights: Ethnic Diversity in STEM in the United States
(Institute for Scientific Information)

When Your Efforts to Be Inclusive Misfire
(Harvard Business Review)


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