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Day in Review (May 3–7, 2021)

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Monday, May 3

Top o’ the Review

College Affordability Gap Grows for Students from Low-Income Backgrounds
(National College Attainment Network)

Improving the Wikipedia Desktop Experience: What Have We Been Doing for the Last Six Months?
(Diff, Wikimedia Foundation)

OhioLINK Adds Alternative Subject Headings to Central Catalog MARC Records
(OhioLINK)

Will the US State Department Be Prepared to Welcome International Students to the United States?
(Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration)

 

ARL Member Libraries

Closing the Transactional Distance in an Online Graduate Course through the Practice of Embedded Librarianship at Rutgers
(College & Research Libraries)

Irene Herold Named Dean of VCU Libraries and University Librarian, to Assume Role August 1
(VCU Libraries)

Patrons, Vendors, and Delivery: Demand-Driven Print Acquisitions at the University of Kansas (abstract only)
(Technical Services Quarterly)

University Library the New Home to Canadian Hub for Applied and Social Research (CHASR)
(University of Saskatchewan University Library)

Waterfall Sculpture Splashes Down in Price Science Commons
(University of Oregon)

 

Higher Ed—Members

Cynthia Barnhart to Step Down as MIT’s Chancellor
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Johns Hopkins Launches Effort to Honor Its Diverse History through Named Buildings, Programs
(Johns Hopkins University)

Meet New University of Iowa President Barbara Wilson, a “Midwesterner by Heart”
(Iowa City Press-Citizen)

University of Maryland Names Jennifer King Rice as Senior Vice President and Provost
(University of Maryland)

 

Advocacy & Public Policy

APLU, 350 Agricultural Organizations Call on Congress to Invest $11.5 Billion to Address Ag Research Infrastructure Needs
(Association of Public and Land-grant Universities)

 

Scholars & Scholarship

Domestic Researchers with Longer Careers Generate Higher Average Citation Impact but It Does Not Increase over Time
(Quantitative Science Studies)

 

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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Tuesday, May 4

Top o’ the Review

APLU Co-led Aspire Alliance Releases New Resources for Advancing DEI on Campus
(Association of Public and Land-grant Universities)

Artificial Intelligence and COVID-19: Applications and Impact Assessment
(American Association for the Advancement of Science)

Internet2 Next Generation Infrastructure Update: Testing Underway; Network Successfully Carries 400 Gbps of Traffic Coast-to-Coast
(Internet2)

Launching STM Trends 2025: Let’s Go Upstream–Seeking the Source of Trust and Truth
(STM)
Note: A slide deck from the launch event is also available.

The Promise of Collaboration: Collective Funding Models and the Integration of Open Access Books into Libraries
(COPIM: Community-led Open Publication Infrastructures for Monographs)
Note: An introductory blog post is also available.

 

ARL Member Libraries

A Center for Boosting Digital Literacy
(The Well, University of North Carolina)

Africana Library Exhibit Explores MLK’s Labor Activism
(Cornell University)

Exploring Rural Cooking in Canada with New Online Exhibit
(University of Guelph Library)

Newman Library Group Study Tables Now Available Thanks to Architecture Students’ Work and Creativity
(Virginia Tech)

Spring 2021 Issue of Wordgathering, a Digital Open Access Journal of Work from Disabled Writers and Artists, Now Live
(Syracuse University Libraries)

 

Libraries—Other

Springer Nature Offers a New Book Format with AI-Based Literature Overviews
(Springer)

A Look Back at the Failed Cengage/McGraw-Hill Merger: One Year Later
(SPARC)

Knowledge Unlatched Launches the 2021 Open Access Funding Round, Introducing New Partnerships and Pledging Options for Libraries
(Knowledge Unlatched)

 

Higher Ed—Members

A Growing Problem of “Deepfake Geography”: How AI Falsifies Satellite Images
(University of Washington)

An Update on Princeton’s Ongoing Efforts to Address Systemic Racism
(Princeton University)

Higher Ed—Other

A State-by-State Snapshot of Stranded Credits Data and Policy
(Ithaka S+R)

 

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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Wednesday, May 5

Top o’ the Review

Archives and AI: An Overview of Current Debates and Future Perspectives (preprint)
(arXiv)

COVID-19 Misinformation Newsletter, May 5, 2021
(Oxford Internet Institute)

New Ways to Engage with the Library Publishing Curriculum
(Library Publishing Coalition, Wayne State University Library System, and Public Knowledge Project)

Science as a Public Good: Public Use and Funding of Science (preprint)
(arXiv)

Why We Remember More by Reading—Especially Print—Than from Audio or Video
(The Conversation)

 

ARL Member Libraries

$2 Million Gift Advances Mission of UCLA Library’s Biomedical Library
(UCLA Library)

13th Annual Labriola Book Award Winners Announced
(Arizona State University Library)

Hey Architecture Lovers—the Libraries Has a Walking Tour and VR Exhibit for You!
(NC State University Libraries)

Inside PUL: Preservation and Conservation Gives New Life to Well-Worn Items
(Princeton University Library)

The Library Acquires the Archive of Ruth Ellen Church, Longtime Food and Wine Writer and Critic at the Chicago Tribune
(UC Davis Library)

 

Libraries—Other

Emulation Practices for Software Preservation in Libraries, Archives, and Museums
(Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology)

 

Higher Ed

Defining Postdocs in the Survey of Graduate Students and Postdocs (GSS): Institution Responses to Postdoc Definitional Questions in GSS 2010–16
(US National Science Foundation)

 

Advocacy & Public Policy

National Endowment for the Humanities Appoints Briann G. Greenfield as Director of Preservation and Access
(US National Endowment for the Humanities)

Washington Update
(Association of Public and Land-grant Universities)

 

Scholars & Scholarship

A Growing Problem of “Deepfake Geography”: How AI Falsifies Satellite Images
(University of Washington)

 

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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Thursday, May 6

Top o’ the Review

An Analysis of Form and Function of a Research Article between and within Publishers and Journals
(Quantitative Science Studies)

Dryad Welcomes Interim Executive Director Patricia Cruse
(Dryad)

Exploring Models for Community Governance
(COPIM: Community-led Open Publication Infrastructures for Monographs)

RLUK Digital Shift Forum: Libraries, Readers, and Digital Distraction (video)
(Research Libraries UK)

SPARC Launches Automatic Textbook Billing Contract Library
(SPARC)

ARL Member Libraries

Historic Collection from the Klondike Gold Rush Gifted to UBC in $2.5M Donation
(University of British Columbia)

Iowa State Names Hilary Seo Dean of Library Services
(Iowa State University Libraries)

Meet Alexia Hudson-Ward: A Q&A with the Libraries’ New Associate Director for Research and Learning
(MIT Libraries)

Read, Hot & Digitized: Visualizing Wikipedia’s Gender Gap
(Tex Libris, University of Texas Libraries)

University of Maryland Libraries Becomes the Institutional Home of SocArXiv
(University of Maryland Libraries)

 

Libraries—Other

2021 Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) Annual Meeting—Global and Virtual
(Biodiversity Heritage Library, Smithsonian Libraries and Archives)

Cultural Heritage Informatics Initiative Launches Eight New Online Projects
(Cultural Heritage Informatics Initiative)

 

Higher Ed

5G on the Higher Ed Horizon
(EdTech)

 

Advocacy & Public Policy

A Commitment to Building a Global Generation: The Five-Year Impact of IIE’s Generation Study Abroad Initiative
(Institute of International Education)

 

Data & Analytics

WHO, Germany Launch New Global Hub for Pandemic and Epidemic Intelligence
(World Health Organization)

 

Scholars & Scholarship

Toward a Better Understanding of “Fake News”
(University of Pennsylvania)

 

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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Friday, May 7

Top o’ the Review

Enrollment and Internationalization in the US and UK: Present Impacts and Future Implications of COVID-19
(American Council on Education and Universities UK International)

Microsoft Is Shutting Down Microsoft Academic Search and Related Services
(infoDOCKET)

Perlmutter Addresses Copyright Issues at First House Oversight Hearing
(Reuters)

Reconciling with the Past: Addressing Institutional Connections with Slavery
(Ithaka S+R Blog)

Reimagining Description for Libraries, Archives, and Special Collections: An Anti-racist Approach (video)
(OCLC YouTube channel)

 

ARL Member Libraries

Courtney Chartier Named as Director of the Rare Book & Manuscript Library
(Columbia University Libraries)

Intersections: Not Quite a Librarian, Not Quite a Publisher: What It’s Like to Work for a Library and a University Press
(Library Publishing Coalition Blog)

Iowa State University Digital Press Selected as New Publisher for Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication
(Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication)

Special Collections Displays Life, Legacy of Ted Turner
(University of Georgia)

The Hill Library’s Innovation Studio Wins a MUSE Creative Award
(NC State University Libraries)

The Rose Library Acquires the Papers of Atlanta LGBTQ+ Rights Activist Winston Johnson
(Emory Libraries)

 

Libraries—Other

The Fake News Wave: Academic Libraries’ Battle against Misinformation during COVID-19
(Journal of Academic Librarianship)

 

Higher Ed

DOE Awards $17.3 Million for Student and Faculty Research Opportunities and to Foster Workforce Diversity
(US Department of Energy)

 

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Laura Castillo-Page Named National Academies’ Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer
(US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine)

 

Scholars & Scholarship

The Science behind How Literature Improves Our Lives
(Ohio State University)

 

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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