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Day in Review (November 16–20, 2020)

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Monday, November 16

Top o’ the Review

Comparing Public Institution-Level Data on Students’ Family Income and Financial Aid
(Ithaka S+R)

Grand Challenges for Assessment in Higher Education
(Research & Practice in Assessment)

IMLS Releases FY 2020 Annual Financial Report
(Institute of Museum and Library Services)

United States Hosts Over 1 Million International Students for the Fifth Consecutive Year (2020 Open Doors Report)
(Institute of International Education)

 

ARL Member Libraries

Brown Is First Non-HBCU Invited to Join National HBCU Library Alliance
(Brown University)

Film & Media Archive Receives Gift of Archival Materials from Kartemquin Films
(Washington University in St. Louis University Libraries)

Tracing Race at Iowa State University
(Iowa State University Library)

 

Libraries—Other

The Role of Libraries in Misinformation Programming: A Research Agenda
(Journal of Librarianship and Information Science)

 

Higher Ed—Members

Disaster Apps Share Personal Data in Violation of Their Privacy Policies
(Illinois News Bureau)

Inequality across Networks
(MIT News)

 

Higher Ed—Other

Prioritizing Strategies for a Better Transition to Remote Instruction
(EDUCAUSE Review)

UK: Universities Determined to Review and Prove Value of Degrees
(Universities UK)

 

Data & Analytics

Heavy-Tailed Distribution of the Number of Publications within Scientific Journals (Preprint)
(arXiv)

 

Scholars & Scholarship

Dear Colleague Letter: Career-Life Balance (CLB) Supplemental Funding Requests  
(National Science Foundation)

 

In Other News

Zoom Releases Two New Security Features to Remove and Report Disruptive Meeting Participants
(Zoom Blog)

 

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, November 17

Top o’ the Review

Data Sets Are Foundational to Research. Why Don’t We Cite Them?
(American Geophysical Union)

No Tickets for Women in the COVID-19 Race? A Study on Manuscript Submissions and Reviews in 2,347 Elsevier Journals during the Pandemic
(SSRN)

Software Must Be Recognised as an Important Output of Scholarly Research
(arXiv)

What Does DOAJ Define as Open Access?
(Directory of Open Access Journals)

 

ARL Member Libraries

Price Science Commons Conduct Mass Collection Review
(University of Oregon Libraries)

“Words Matter”: Why the UC Berkeley Library Is Embracing Another Term for “Illegal Aliens”
(UC Berkeley Library)

 

Libraries—Other

Nominations Open for the 2021 Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Library Publishing
(Library Publishing Coalition)

NISO Voting Members Approve Work to Update Journal Article Versions (JAV)
(National Information Standards Organization)

 

Higher Ed—Members

University of California Advances Equality, Inclusion by Implementing Nonbinary Gender Identification
(University of California Office of the President)

Library and Archives Canada and University of Ottawa Sign Collaboration Agreement
(Library and Archives Canada)

OCLC, Washington State University Are Creating Digital Stewardship Training Courses for Tribal Libraries, Archives, Museums, and Small Public Libraries
(OCLC)

 

Higher Ed—Other

2020 APLU Virtual Annual Meeting Recap
(Association of Public and Land-grant Universities)

 

Advocacy & Public Policy

Support for NHPRC Funding in FY 2021
(Society of American Archivists)

Privacy Concerns Translate to Ballot Measures in 2020
(National Conference of State Legislatures)

 

In Other News

Museums Losing Millions, Job Losses Mount as COVID-19 Cases Surge
(American Alliance of Museums)

 

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

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Wednesday, November 18

Top o’ the Review

Announcing the JROST Rapid Response Fund
(Invest in Open Infrastructure)

Counting Research Data Services
(Ithaka S+R Blog)

Dr. Kathleen DeLong Honoured with CARL Award for Distinguished Service to Research Librarianship
(Canadian Association of Research Libraries)

The Impacts of Racism and Bias on Black People Pursuing Careers in Science, Engineering, and Medicine—Proceedings of a Workshop
(National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine)

Video: How Covid-19 Has Accelerated Education Reform: A Discussion with Sal Khan (Khan Academy) & Christina Paxson (President, Brown University)
(Google Zeitgeist via YouTube)

 

ARL Member Libraries

Librarians Provide Little Free Libraries in Okeechobee County to Improve Access to Health Information
(University of Florida Libraries)

The Four Continents: What to Do with ‘Problematic’ Public Art
(US National Archives and Records Administration)

 

Libraries—Other

cOAlition S Releases the Journal Checker Tool, a Search Engine That Checks Plan S Compliance
(cOAlition S)

Elsevier and Japan Alliance of University Library Consortia for E-Resources Agree on Proposal for Subscription Framework with Measures to Support Open Access Goals
(Elsevier)

 

Higher Ed—Members

New Test Reveals AI Still Lacks Common Sense
(USC Viterbi School of Engineering)

 

Higher Ed—Other

AAMC Leaders Challenge Academic Medicine: Do More, Right Now, to Help the Nation Heal
(Association of American Medical Colleges)

Engaging Faculty to Connect with Online Learners in Real Time
(EDUCAUSE Review)

 

Data & Analytics

Study: Labour Market Outcomes of Postsecondary Graduates, Class of 2015
(Statistics Canada)

 

In Other News

The Way We Train AI Is Fundamentally Flawed
(MIT Technology Review)

Google Will Soon Let You Opt Out of Gmail’s Data-Hungry Smart Features Entirely
(The Verge)

 

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

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Thursday, November 19

Top o’ the Review

Data Access Restrictions Reduce Diversity in Scientific Research, Study Finds
(Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley)

Pearson Creates New Direct-to-Consumer Division
(Pearson)

REALM Project Releases Results from Latest Tests of Coronavirus on Five Common Building Materials
(OCLC)

Semantic Scholar’s New “TLDR” (Beta) Feature Uses NLP to Place “Single-Sentence, Automatically Generated Paper Summaries” on Search Results Pages
(infoDOCKET)

 

ARL Member Libraries

UBC Library Digital Initiatives 2019/2020 Impact & Activity Reports Online Now
(The University of British Columbia Library)

Columbia University Libraries Announces Studio Remote
(Columbia University Libraries)

Opportunity in Crisis to Build on the Platform
(University of Texas Libraries)

 

Libraries—Other

Jisc Partners with Wiley to Bring Together a History of Science Archive
(Jisc)

 

Higher Ed

An Accreditor’s View of Assessment from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education
(Association of American Colleges and Universities)

Report Examines Basic Needs Insecurities of Instructional Staff at Colleges and Universities
(The Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice)

The Closure of Institutions of Higher Education: Student Options, Borrower Relief, and Other Implications
(US Congressional Research Service)

Updated Program Solicitation: Campus Cyberinfrastructure
(US National Science Foundation)

 

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Vast Majority of Employers Have Diversity Recruiting Strategy for Class of 2021
(National Association of Colleges and Employers)

 

Scholars & Scholarship

On the Agreement between Bibliometrics and Peer Review: Evidence from the Italian Research Assessment Exercises
(PLOS ONE)

 

In Other News

Find Out How Ad Trackers Follow You on the Web with EFF’s “Cover Your Tracks” Tool
(Electronic Frontier Foundation)

 

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

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Friday, November 20

Top o’ the Review

ACE, Associations Send List of Priorities for Higher Education to President-Elect Biden
(American Council on Education)

HBCU Library Alliance and CLIR Receive Grant to Study Feasibility for Large-Scale Survey of HBCU Archives
(Council on Library and Information Resources)

Milestones: 10M ORCID iDs!
(ORCID)

Perceptions of Artificial Intelligence: A Survey of Academic Librarians in Canada and the United States
(The Journal of Academic Librarianship)

State of Open Monograph Series: Author Attitudes toward Open Access
(Digital Science)

 

ARL Member Libraries

Library Exhibit Explores the Objectivity of Books
(Arizona State University Library)

Providing Robust Research Support Services at Syracuse University through Cross-Campus Partnerships
(OCLC Research via YouTube)

UC Davis Library Releases Fall 2020 Library User Survey Results
(UC Davis Library)

 

Libraries—Other

Research Data Alliance Releases 20202023 Strategic Plan
(Research Data Alliance)

 

Higher Ed—Members

Jobs That Pay Well Require More Than Degrees: Communication, Teamwork, Sales/Customer Service, Leadership, and Problem Solving/Complex Thinking Are the 5 Most In-Demand Competencies, Georgetown University Report Says
(Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce)

 

Higher Ed—Other

Dear Colleague Letter: Broadening Participation in STEM Entrepreneurship and Innovation (BPINNOVATE)
(US National Science Foundation)

Data & Analytics

Social Media Junk News around Electoral Fraud in the US Election
(Computational Propaganda Project, Oxford Internet Institute)

 

Scholars & Scholarship

Free to Think 2020: Report of the Scholars at Risk Academic Freedom Monitoring Project
(Scholars at Risk Network)

 

In Other News

Clarivate Identifies Global Scientific Pioneers with Annual Highly Cited Researchers List
(Clarivate)

 

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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