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Day in Review (September 26–27)

Last Updated on September 27, 2022, 3:31 pm ET

Note: Day in Review will be on hiatus Wednesday & Thursday, September 28 & 29, returning on Monday, October 3.

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Monday, September 26

Top o’ the Review

As Attempts to Ban Books across the Country Increase, Chicago Establishes “Book Sanctuaries”: “Encouraging and Alarming”
(Chicago Tribune)

Censorship and the Right to Information during the Pandemic—September 29 Webinar
(International Science Council)

DeepMind’s New Chatbot Uses Google Searches Plus Humans to Give Better Answers
(MIT Technology Review)

International Sprint Relay Symposium: Creating a Community-Driven Toolkit for the Development and Delivery of Virtual Reading Room Services—October 25 Online Event
(IARLA: International Alliance of Research Library Associations)

Press Statements in Response to Media Queries about Presidential Records
(NARA: US National Archives and Records Administration)


ARL Member Libraries

H2O Usability Study: Do Students Want Physical Casebooks?
(Library Innovation Lab, Harvard Law School Library)

Libraries’ Hemingway Research Potential Grows through New Bruce Collection
(Penn State)

Public History Project: Sifting & Reckoning: UW–Madison’s History of Exclusion and Resistance
(University of Wisconsin–Madison Libraries)

Stephen Sherry Selected as Director, National Center for Biotechnology Information, and NLM Associate Director for Scientific Data Resources
(NLM: US National Library of Medicine)

University of Texas Alumna, Art Historian Establishes Endowments for LLILAS Benson
(University of Texas Libraries)



Video: Community Hubs for Citizen Science: Building Capacity for Libraries—SciStarter and LIBER Webinar
(LIBER: Association of European Research Libraries)


Higher Ed—Members

Canada’s Universities Urge Parliament to Take Action to Keep Canada Competitive
(Universities Canada)


Higher Ed—Other

Baccalaureate and Beyond (B&B:16/20): A First Look at the 2020 Experiences of 2015–16 College Graduates during the COVID-19 Pandemic
(NCES: US National Center for Education Statistics)


Scholars & Scholarship

Developing Core Scholarly Infrastructure: Co-leading an International Team for Open Access (OA) Book–Usage Data Sharing


In Other News

Podcast: The Federal Government Collects Large Amounts of Personal Data. But How Is It Protected?
(GAO: US Government Accountability Office)


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

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Tuesday, September 27

Top o’ the Review

Best-Selling Author James Patterson Donates $2 Million to Help PEN America Raise Its Reach, Voice, and Influence
(PEN America)

Inclusive Collections, Inclusive Libraries #RLUKICIL—First Event in Virtual Series Will Be October 18
(RLUK: Research Libraries UK)

Lawsuit Aims to Stop Biden’s Student Loan Forgiveness Plan
(Washington Post)

States Return Indigenous Oral Histories to Tribal Control

White House: Make Public Access to Research Immediate
(Library Journal)


ARL Member Libraries

Courier Journal, Bingham Family Create and Support Photo Collection at University of Louisville
(University of Louisville News)

NLM Invests $8 Million to Develop Diverse Biomedical Informatics, Data Science Training Programs
(NLM: US National Library of Medicine)

North Carolina Digital Heritage Center Extends Operations with $600,000 Grant
(UNC University Libraries)

Updated Online Collection: Remembering the Children for Truth and Reconciliation Day
(University of Guelph Library)

UT Libraries Unveils Digital Membership Card for Donors
(The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Libraries)



Community Webs Collections Now Available in Digital Public Library of America
(Internet Archive)

JRNL Pilot Project—Expanding Access to Facilitate Gap Filling
(CDL: California Digital Library)

New NDSA Code of Conduct Website
(DLF: Digital Library Federation)


Higher Ed—Members

US Department of Education Awards Over $60 Million to Strengthen the Teacher Pipeline, Increase Educator Leadership, and Support Quality Teaching and Learning to Further Address Teacher Shortage
(US Department of Education)


Higher Ed—Other

Digital Transformation in Higher Education: 7 Areas for Enhancing Digital Learning

Mellon Foundation Grant Will Support Rethinking of Humanities Centers
(Brandeis University)


Advocacy & Public Policy

Access to Public Records
(NAGARA: National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators)


Scholars & Scholarship

Digging Into DPIs (Digital Persistent Identifiers): September 23 Webinar Materials
(COGR: Council on Governmental Relations)

Fostering Data Literacy: Teaching with Quantitative Data in the Social Sciences
(Ithaka S+R)

Preprints as a Driver of Open Science: Opportunities for Southeast Asia
(Frontiers in Research Metrics and Analytics)

What Is Our Role in Preserving the Integrity of the Scholarly Record?


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