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Day in Review (September 20–23)

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Monday, September 20

Top o’ the Review

Expanding the Open Access Community Investment Program
(Transitioning Society Publications to OA)

NISO Awarded Mellon Funding for Controlled Digital Lending Project
(National Information Standards Organization)

Senators Call for Historic FTC Rulemaking on Consumer Privacy, Civil Rights, and Cyber Security Safeguards
(Senator Ed Markey)

SPARC Releases Results of Survey on the Impact of COVID
(SPARC)

Webinar Recording and Slides: “The Academic Library and Artificial Intelligence: Some Possible Futures”
(Research Libraries UK)

 

ARL Member Libraries

Libraries’ WikiProject Surpasses Editing 1,000 Items
(University of Maryland Libraries)

Lou Holtz Honors Memory of Wife, Beth, with Gift to Hesburgh Library
(University of Notre Dame)

McGill University to Require Vaccine Passport for Libraries, But Many Still Want It to Be Mandatory for Classes
(CTV News Montreal)

Taking the Library of Congress CIP Program into the Future with PrePub Book Link
(JLIS.it—Italian Journal of Library, Archives, and Information Science)

 

Libraries—Other

New EuropeanaTech Task Force Report Explores AI in Relation to GLAMs
(Europeana)

Retrospective Accessioning
(OCLC Research)

 

Higher Ed—Members

Three UVA Alums Mapping the Green Books’ Legacy
(University of Virginia)

Washington University Reaps “Game-Changing” 65% Endowment Gain
(Bloomberg)

 

Higher Ed—Other

Cash Boost Looms for Historically Black US Colleges and Universities
(Nature)

The Adjacent Possible for Higher Education: The Digital Transformation of Faculty
(EDUCAUSE Review)

 

Data & Analytics

National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Releases New Version of DataLab and PowerStats
(infoDOCKET)

 

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

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Tuesday, September 21

Top o’ the Review

2021 Winners of CARL’s Research in Librarianship Grant
(Canadian Association of Research Libraries)

Final Report from the “New Shape of Sharing” Online Forum
(Center for Research Libraries)

Internet Freedom around the World Declines for 11th Consecutive Year, Freedom on the Net 2021 Released
(Freedom House)

New Book Alert: Along Came Google: A History of Library Digitization by Deanna Marcum and Roger Schonfeld
(Princeton University Press)

Open Reviewers Toolkit Is Now Openly Available
(PREreview)

 

ARL Member Libraries

Civil War Maps from the Army Corps of Engineers Now Digitized
(US National Archives and Records Administration)

How the COPIM Project and the UCSB Library Are “Scaling Small” toward an Open Monograph Future
(Office of Scholarly Communication, University of California)

KISS Collection Comes to University Libraries
(University of South Carolina)

New Directories and File Packages for Bulk Retrieval of the PMC Article Datasets
(US National Library of Medicine)

 

Higher Ed—Members

University of Texas Hits Record Undergraduate Hispanic Student Enrollment
(Austin American-Statesman)

 

Higher Ed—Other

Directory of Afghanistan Advocacy and Resources
(Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration)

Higher Education: Office of Federal Student Aid Is Beginning to Identify and Address Its Workforce Needs
(US Government Accountability Office)

JPMorgan Chase Is Buying College Financial Aid Platform Frank to Deepen Ties with Students
(CNBC)

 

Advocacy & Public Policy

Examining NIST’s Latest Approach to Managing Bias in AI
(Center for Democracy & Technology)

 

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

New AAMC Center for Health Justice to Address Health Inequities, Improve Community Health
(Association of American Medical Colleges)

 

Scholars & Scholarship

Product Ownership of a Legacy Institutional Repository: A Case Study on Revitalizing an Aging Service
(Information Technology and Libraries)

 

In Other News

New Experimental Prototype Tool from the Allen Institute for AI: Paper to HTML Converter
(infoDOCKET)

 

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

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Wednesday, September 22

Top o’ the Review

Electronic Resource Management in a Post–Plan S World
(Insights: The UKSG Journal)

New Report on Effects of COVID-19 Pandemic on Undergraduate Experiences in Spring 2020
(NCES Blog, US National Center for Education Statistics)

NISO Voting Members Approve Work on Recommended Practice for Retracted Research
(US National Information Standards Organization)

NSF Invests $21 Million to Tackle 2 Complex Societal Challenges: Networked Blue Economy and Trust & Authenticity in Communication Systems
(US National Science Foundation)

President Biden Announces Members of President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST)
(The White House)
Also available: video recording of the announcement

 

ARL Member Libraries

BYU Library Connects Ancestors to Living Descendants in Honor of Late Pioneer Book Store Owner
(Daily Universe)

CU Boulder Librarian Expands Inclusive Collections
(9 News)

GALILEO Initiative Joins Project ReShare
(Project ReShare)

PBS’s Brass Sisters Donate 6,500 Cookbooks to Michigan State University, Many One of a Kind
(Fox 47 News)

 

Libraries—Other

Available Now: 2nd Edition of UNESCO/PERSIST Guidelines for Selection of Digital Heritage for Long-Term Preservation
(International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions)

Digitize Your Yearbooks: Creating Digital Access While Considering Student Privacy and Other Legal Issues
(Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies)

 

Higher Ed

NIH Funds New Consortium Aimed at Advancing Health Equity and Researcher Diversity
(Office of Data Science Strategy, US National Institutes of Health)

Opinion: Far Too Many College Students Go Hungry. Here’s How Colleges and Policy-Makers Can Help
(Hechinger Report)

 

Advocacy & Public Policy

US Senate Subcommittee Hearing on Big Data, Big Questions: Implications for Competition and Consumers (video and prepared statements)
(Subcommittee on Competition Policy, Antitrust, and Consumer Rights, US Senate Committee on the Judiciary)

 

In Other News

Spotify for Readers: How Tech Is Inventing Better Ways to Read the Internet
(Protocol)

Wikimedia Endowment Reaches $100 Million Milestone and Welcomes Three New Members to Its Board: More on What These Developments Mean for the Projects and Movement
(Diff blog, Wikimedia Foundation)

 

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

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Thursday, September 23

Top o’ the Review

“Excellence” in the Research Ecosystem: A Literature Review
(Research on Research Institute)

New UK/US College Leaders’ Report Finds Common Ground for “the Next Normal”
(Jisc/EDUCAUSE)

Principles for Evaluating Conflict of Commitment Concerns in Academic Research (Version 2.0)
(Council on Governmental Relations)

SPARC Releases 2021 Update to Landscape Analysis & Roadmap for Action
(SPARC)

US Department of Education Announces Fiscal Year 2021 Grant Awards to Showcase Commitment to Equity, Excellence, and Opportunity
(US Department of Education)

 

ARL Member Libraries

Embedded Librarians Increase Access to Help for World Campus Students
(Penn State University)

Upcoming Event (October 26): Copyright Law and Machine Learning for AI: Where Are We and Where Are We Going?
(US Copyright Office)

Yale Film Archive Opens in Sterling Memorial Library
(Yale Daily News)

 

Libraries—Other

Knowledge Rights 21: 21st Century Access to Culture, Learning, and Research in Europe
(International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions)

New eCFR Website
(US Federal Depository Library Program)

Physical Review Journals Announce Inclusive Name-Change Policy
(American Physical Society)

Susan Skomal to Retire from BioOne
(Society for Scholarly Publishing)

 

Higher Ed—Members

Raising Graduation Rates while Maintaining Racial-Ethnic Equity in Graduation: The UC Riverside Recipe
(Center for Studies in Higher Education, UC Berkeley)

 

Higher Ed—Other

Tracking Transfer: Measures of Effectiveness in Helping Community College Students to Complete Bachelor’s Degrees (2021 Update)
(National Student Clearinghouse Research Center)

 

Advocacy & Public Policy

A New Day in Canada
(Internet Archive Blog)

 

Scholars & Scholarship

Toward Reusable Science with Readable Code and Reproducibility (Preprint)
(arXiv)

 

In Other News

NSA and CIA Use Ad Blockers Because Online Advertising Is So Dangerous
(Motherboard)

 

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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