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News and Resources about Scholars & Scholarship

This page is an archive of news and resources shared on ARL’s Scholars & Scholarship landing page.

September 2020

Industry Report Reveals Challenges among Researchers and Research Office Leaders during COVID-19

Introducing the Publishing and the Publicly Engaged Humanities Working Group
(National Humanities Alliance)

Knowledge Infrastructure and the Role of the University

New Report Released: Revenue Models for OA Monographs 2020
(Community-led Open Publication Infrastructures for Monographs)

New Website Demystifies University Press Publishing
(Association of University Presses)

Nominations Sought for the US Federal Government Domain End of Term 2020 Web Archive
(Free Government Information)

Open Is Not Forever: A Study of Vanished Open Access Journals

Report from the AGU Hydrology Section Open Access Task Force
(American Geophysical Union Hydrology Section Newsletter)

(Inside Higher Ed)

August 2020

Diamond Open Access Study Commissioned by cOAlition S
(DOAJ Blog)

Integrating FAIR Data Science Competences in Higher Education Curricula: The Role of Academic and Research Libraries

Library Pandemic Restrictions Showcase the Importance of Digital Collections and the Advantages of Open Access
(Australian National University via Phys.org)

Our Knowledge of Knowledge Infrastructures: Lessons Learned and Future Directions
(UCLA Center for Knowledge Infrastructures)

Social Interoperability in Research Support: Cross-campus Partnerships and the University Research Enterprise

The State of Journal Production and Access 2020: Report on Survey of Society and University Publishers

Ten Takeaways from Ten Years at Retraction Watch
(Retraction Watch)

Universities Will Cancel Publisher Deals If They Don’t Respond to Current Financial Pressures Warn Major Sector Bodies
(Research Libraries UK)

Why cOAlition S’ Rights Retention Strategy Protects Researchers
(Creative Commons)

July 2020

Covid-19 and the Digital Shift in Action
(Research Libraries UK)

Ethics and Responsibilities of Open Access. Lessons Learned from the Wikipedia Project of the Atikamekw First Nation
(Nastasia Herold and Thérèse Ottawa, Digital Humanities 2020 Conference)

“Exclusive: US National Science Foundation Reveals First Details on Foreign-influence Investigations”

“Labour of Love: An Open Access Manifesto for Freedom, Integrity, and Creativity in the Humanities and Interpretive Social Sciences”

Mellon Foundation Announces Transformation of its Strategic Direction and New Focus on Social Justice
(Andrew W. Mellon Foundation)

National Archives Releases Digital Preservation Framework
(US National Archives and Records Administration)

OpenAPC and Knowledge Unlatched Launch Public Dataset on Book Processing Charges
(Knowledge Unlatched)

“Recommendations for Services in a FAIR Data Ecosystem”

Research Data Canada Endorses TRUST Principles for Trustworthy Digital Data Repositories
(Research Data Canada)

“This Tool Is Saving Universities Millions of Dollars in Journal Subscriptions”

“What Do Libraries Keep When They Cancel the Big Deal?”
(The Scholarly Kitchen)

June 2020

“2020 Top Trends in Academic Libraries”
(College & Research Libraries News)

“Call to Action: Archiving State-Sanctioned Violence Against Black People”
(Zakiya Collier on Medium)

Cultural Institutions at Times of Social Unrest
(Carla Hayden, Library of Congress, and Lonnie Bunch, Smithsonian Institution)

“Faculty Are Concerned about Research Assessment in the Wake of COVID-19”
(Declaration on Research Assessment blog)

Forecasting Costs for Preserving, Archiving, and Promoting Access to Biomedical Data
(National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine)

LIBER 2020 Conference Program

LYRASIS 2020 Open Content Survey Report: Understanding the Landscape of Open Content Activities in United States Libraries

The MIT Press and UC Berkeley Launch Rapid Reviews: COVID-19
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

New Report—How COVID-19 Is Changing Research Culture
(Digital Science News Blog)

Race in American Public Policy
(Brookings Institution)

SCOAP3 for Books Pilot Project Started
(SCOAP3–Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics)

Strengthening Pathways to Faculty Careers in STEM: Recommendations for Systemic Change to Support Underrepresented Groups
(Association of Public and Land-grant Universities)

“University Journals. Consolidating Institutional Repositories in a Digital, Free, Open Access Publication Platform for All Scholarly Output?”
(LIBER Quarterly)

University of Hawaiʻi Press Publishes First Digital OA Monograph
(University of Hawaiʻi)

May 2020

2020 NDSA Agenda for Digital Stewardship Released
(Digital Library Federation)

2020 Virtual Library Publishing Forum
(Library Publishing Coalition)

CARL Announces Release of Its Institutional Open Access Policy Template and Accompanying Toolkit
(Canadian Association of Research Libraries)

cOAlition S Announces Price Transparency Requirements
(cOAlition S)

COPIM Community Governance Workshop Recap: Part 1
(Community-led Open Publication Infrastructures for Monographs)

Covid-19 and the Social Sciences
(Social Science Research Council)

Developing a Persistent Identifier Roadmap for Open Access to UK Research (Updated Report)

“In Pursuit of Open Science, Open Access Is Not Enough”

New Report from the Open Repositories Working Group: Advancing Open: Views from Scholarly Communications Practitioners
(Canadian Association of Research Libraries)

New Working Paper: “Text and Data Mining in Intellectual Property Law: Towards an Autonomous Classification of Computational Legal Methods”
(CREATe—UK Copyright and Creative Economy Centre)

“On Business Model Generation for Open Access Monographs”
(Martin Paul Eve)

Online Searches for Coronavirus Spiked after First Case Reports, Dwindled Shortly After
(Indiana University)

“Preprinting a Pandemic: The Role of Preprints in the COVID-19 Pandemic”

A Profile of Humanities Departments Pre-Covid
(American Academy of Arts & Sciences)

ResearchGate and Wiley Announce Cooperation Agreement

Why Open Science Is Critical to Combatting Covid-19
(Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development)

April 2020

Announcing the Library Publishing Competencies
(Library Publishing Coalition)

Announcing the Library Publishing Research Agenda
(Library Publishing Coalition)

“Big Data Gets Big Help: Law and Policy Literacies for Text Data Mining”
(College & Research Libraries News)

“The Citation Advantage of Linking Publications to Research Data”

COAPI Responds to 2020 US Office of Science and Technology Policy RFI on Public Access to Scholarly Information
(Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions)

Cooperation and the Creation of a National Emergency Library
(UNC Press Blog)

David Porter on the Benefits of Open Educational Resources as Millions Shift to Online Learning
(Law Bytes Podcast)

DORA’s First Funder Discussion: Updates From Swiss National Science Foundation, Wellcome Trust, and the Dutch Research Council
(Declaration on Research Assessment)

Effects of COVID-19 on the Federal Research and Development Enterprise
(Congressional Research Service)

Free Public Data File of 112+ Million Crossref Records Now Available

Help Advance Library Publishing Infrastructure with Your Ideas: A Quick Survey
(Next Generation Library Publishing)

Ithaka S+R US Library Survey 2019
(Ithaka S+R)

Mapping the Current Landscape of Research Library Engagement with Emerging Technologies in Research and Learning
(Association of Research Libraries, Coalition for Networked Information, and EDUCAUSE)

NISO Launches Work on Contributor Role Taxonomy (CRediT) Initiative
(National Information Standards Organization)

Plenary Videos: Cultural Heritage Research Data & Designing Digital Scholarship
(Coalition for Networked Information)

RDA FAIR Data Maturity Model Ready for Public Review
(FAIRsFAIR—Fostering Fair Data Practices in Europe)

Scholarly Publishers Are Working Together to Maximize Efficiency during COVID-19 Pandemic
(Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association)

“Teaching COVID-19: An Anthropology Syllabus Project”
(Teaching Anthropology)

March 2020

2020 EDUCAUSE Horizon Report | Teaching and Learning Edition

2020 Strategic Priorities for Services and Infrastructure

Call to Action to the Tech Community on New Machine Readable COVID-19 Dataset
(US Office of Science and Technology Policy)

“China Bans Cash Rewards for Publishing Papers”

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Information for NIH Applicants and Recipients
(National Institutes of Health)

(Social Science Research Council, MediaWell)

“Data Sharing, Management, Use, and Reuse: Practices and Perceptions of Scientists Worldwide”
(PLOS One)

Dear Colleague Letter on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
(National Science Foundation)

Exploring Collaborative Non-commercial Publishing Models for Open Access: Apply To Perform a Study
(cOAlition S)

IFLA-ICA Statement on Privacy Legislation and Archiving
(International Council on Archives)

LIBER’s Open Access Commitment: Achievements and a Renewed Call to Action

“Libraries and Research in a COVID-19 World—Resource List and Some Thoughts”
(Aaron Tay, Musings about Librarianship)

NSF Dear Colleague Letter: Open Science for Research Data
(National Science Foundation)

OSTP Extends Deadline to May 6 for Comments on Public Access to Peer-Reviewed Scholarly Publications, Data, and Code Resulting from Federally Funded Research
(US Office of Science and Technology Policy)

Public Statement of Library Copyright Specialists: Fair Use & Emergency Remote Teaching & Research
(ARL-endorsed Statement)

“A Realistic Guide to Making Data Available Alongside Code to Improve Reproducibility”

Shaping Europe’s Digital Future: Commission Presents Strategies for Data and Artificial Intelligence
(European Commission)

The Stability of Twitter Metrics: A Study on Unavailable Twitter Mentions of Scientific Publications”
(Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology)

“State of Open Access Penetration in Universities Worldwide”

Statement on the Global COVID-19 Pandemic and Its Impact on Library Services and Resources
(International Coalition of Library Consortia)

Update on COVID-19 and Impact on Policies, Programs, and Operations
(Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada)

February 2020

2019 Recap: OSF Growth and Open Knowledge Exchange
(Center for Open Science)

2019 WEST Assessment – Deselection Study
(Western Regional Storage Trust)

“ACRL Endorses Protocols for Native American Materials”
(ACRL Insider)

ACS Publications Signs Agreement with ORCID To Recognize ACS Reviewers
(American Chemical Society)

COAR Meeting Participants Agree To Work Together on a Technical Architecture for Distributed Peer Review on Repository Resources
(Confederation of Open Access Repositories)

Copyright Education in Libraries, Archives and Museums: A 21st Century Approach
(Columbia University Libraries and Ithaka S+R)

Curated Archiving of Research Software Artifacts: Lessons Learned from the French Open Archive (HAL)
(Le Centre pour la Communication Scientifique Directe)

GPO’s New Director Used To Be Frequent Customer [Video]
(Federal News Network)

IFLA Submits Comments on WIPO Artificial Intelligence Issues Paper
(International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions)

Joint Comment to WIPO on Copyright and Articifial Intelligence

Library Publishing Directory 2020 Now Available
(Library Publishing Coalition)

Linked Open Data: Impressions & Challenges among Europe’s Research Libraries

“Open Data Repositories: Current Risks and Opportunities”
(College & Research Libraries News)

Openness Profile: Defining the Concepts
(Knowledge Exchange)

Post-publication Open Peer Review Experiment
(OPERAS—Open Scholarly Communication in the European Research Area for Social Sciences and Humanities)

Proceedings of the “Critical Roles for Libraries in Today’s Research Enterprise” Symposium
(University of Calgary Libraries)

ResearchGate Receives US Patent For “Enhanced Online User-Interaction Tracking and Document Rendition”

Sorbonne Declaration on Research Data Rights
(SciELO in Perspective)

Unprecedented Facebook URLs Dataset Now Available for Academic Research through Social Science One
(Social Science One)

January 2020

Attacks on Expert Knowledge and Higher Ed Institutions Threaten American Democracy
(American Association of University Professors)

“Business as Usual with Article Processing Charges in the Transition towards OA Publishing: A Case Study Based on Elsevier”

CARL Releases Report on Institutional Repository Statistics Tracking
(Canadian Association of Research Libraries)

Coming Soon: A New NIH Manuscript Submission (NIHMS) System!
(National Library of Medicine)

Council of State Archivists Statement on United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) Fee Increases
(Council of State Archivists)

Discussion Document: Predatory Publishing
(Committee on Publication Ethics)

Global Research Report: Multi-authorship and Research Analytics
(Institute for Scientific Information)

IFLA Trend Report 2019 Update
(International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions)

It’s Not What Libraries Hold; It’s Who Libraries Serve
(Ithaka S+R)

More than 624 Million Citations Now Available on OpenCitations Index of Crossref Open DOI-to-DOI Citations (COCI)

NSF Releases JASON Report on Research Security
(National Science Foundation)

Recommendations for Transparent Communication of Open Access Prices and Services
(Information Power)

The Research Data Alliance – The First Five Years
(Research Data Alliance)

Research Data Management in a Cultural Heritage Organisation
(International Journal of Digital Curation)

Science and Engineering Indicators 2020: Academic Research and Development
(National Science Board)

Software Searches Out Reproducibility Issues in Scientific Papers

Use Cases for Responsible Research and Innovation [Webinar recording]

December 2019

CARL Issues Final Report of Study on Digital Preservation Capacity in Canadian Institutions
(Canadian Association of Research Libraries)

COAR Publishes New Work Plan for 2020
(Confederation of Open Access Repositories)

A Discussion of Value Metrics for Data Repositories in Earth and Environmental Sciences
(Data Science Journal)

Federal Research: Additional Actions Needed to Improve Public Access to Research Results
(US Government Accountability Office)

LIBER Strategy Update: 2019 Year In Review

A Team Approach: Library Publishing Partnerships with Scholarly Societies
(Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication)

Three Open Science Infrastructure Services Have Been Selected by SCOSS for Their Second Funding Cycle
(SCOSS–Global Sustainability Coalition for Open Science Services)

November 2019

Academic Special Collections and the Myths of Copyright
(Journal of Copyright in Education and Librarianship)

Community Comments and Peer Review: A Preprint Commenting Pilot at PLOS
(PLOS Blogs)

DARIAH and OPERAS Join Forces to Make Open Science a Reality in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
(OPERAS—Open Scholarly Communication in the European Research Area for Social Sciences and Humanities)

Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost: Preservation in the Age of Shared Print and Withdrawal Projects
(College & Research Libraries)

Experiment & Innovate: ‘Open A GLAM Lab’ Book Launched

Generating Metadata With AI: Experience of the National Library of the Netherlands [Webinar recording]

‘Is the Library Open?’: Correlating Unaffiliated Access to Academic Libraries with Open Access Support
(LIBER Quarterly)

NDSA Announces the Levels of Digital Preservation 2.0
(National Digital Stewardship Alliance)

NIH Releases Draft Policy for Data Management and Sharing
(National Institutes of Health)

NIST Final ‘Big Data’ Framework Will Help Make Sense of Our Data-Drenched Age
(National Institute of Standards and Technology)

Presentations from the FORCE2019 Conference in Edinburgh, Scotland, October 16–17, 2019 [YouTube playlist]

SCOAP³ Extended until 2022
(SCOAP³–Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics)

Techniques for Electronic Resource Management: TERMS and the Transition to Open
(American Library Association)

October 2019

AUPresses Joins Statement Condemning Threat to Academic Freedom
(Association of University Presses)

Boost for Open Access Repositories in Universities in East Africa
(University World News)

CLIR Awards $405,353 for Recordings at Risk
(Council on Library and Information Resources)

EBSCO Releases Serials Price Projection Report for 2020

Examples of Changes to the EPA Website That Undermine Public Access to Scientific Information
(Environmental Data & Governance Initiative)

First Large-scale Survey on Grant Peer Review Published by Publons
(Clarivate Analytics)

The Future of OA: A Large-scale Analysis Projecting Open Access Publication and Readership

If You Share It, Will They Come? Quantifying and Characterizing Reuse of Biomedical Research Data [Webinar recording]
(National Library of Medicine)

Judy Chicago Research Portal Links Artist’s Collections Across 3 Institutions
(Penn State News)

Library of Congress and US Government Publishing Office Digitizing US Congressional Serial Set
(Library of Congress)

MoU between DataCite and FAIRsharing: Improving Criteria for the Recommendation of Data Repositories

New Dryad is Here

New Services: Say Hello to the Unpaywall Journals Dashboard
(Library Journal infoDOCKET)

The NIH Open Citation Collection: A Public Access, Broad Coverage Resource
(PLOS Biology)

Open Access Task Force Releases Final Recommendations
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Open Scholarship and the Need for Collective Action
(Knowledge Exchange)

Research 4.0: Research in the Age of Automation

Research Assessment in the Transition to Open Science: 2019 EUA Open Science and Access Survey Results
(European University Association)

RoRI Launches to Enable More Strategic, Open, Diverse, and Inclusive Research
(Research on Research Institute)

SPARC Releases Connect OER Report for 2018-2019

The US and Canadian Collective Print Book Collection: A 2019 Snapshot
(OCLC Research)

September 2019

An Analysis of Open Science Policies in Europe, v4
(SPARC Europe and Digital Curation Centre)

APLU Urges US Department of Justice to Block Proposed Merger of Cengage and McGraw-Hill Education
(Association of Public & Land-grant Universities)

Borrowing Latin American Materials in the Big Ten Academic Alliance: A Case Study for Consortial Data Analysis
(College & Research Libraries)

CANARIE Announces $2M in Funding to CARL Portage and Its Partners to Strengthen Research Data Management Ecosystem in Canada

Community and Collective Action: Comments from New CRL President Gregory Eow
(Center for Research Libraries)

‘Digital Divide’ Will Worsen Inequalities, Without Better Global Cooperation
(UN News)

National Archives Releases Digital Preservation Framework for Public Comment
(National Archives and Records Administration)

OASPA and the Initiative for Open Citations
(Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association)

A Plan S for Academic Books: Report on EASSH–OPERAS Roundtable
(OPERAS—Open Scholarly Communication in the European Research Area for Social Sciences and Humanities)

Progress in Research Data Services: An International Survey of University Libraries
(International Journal of Digital Curation)

Pubfair—A Framework for Sustainable, Distributed, Open Science Publishing Services
(Confederation of Open Access Repositories)

UBC Launches Scholarly Publication Fund
(University of British Columbia)

World Health Organization and TDR Join cOAlition S to Support Free and Immediate Access to Health Research
(cOAlition S)

August 2019

Big Deal Knowledge Base

The Canadian Open Neuroscience Platform: Catching Up to Plan S and Going Further

Creating Library Linked Data with Wikibase: Lessons Learned from Project Passage

Finding Aid Aggregation at a Crossroads
(California Digital Library)

Implementing Open Science Principles through Research Partnerships
(IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2019)

OA Monographs in Europe’s Research Libraries: Best-Practices, Opportunities & Challenges

PMC Tagging Guidance for Peer Review Documents Now Available
(National Library of Medicine)

The Push to Replace Journal Supplements with Repositories
(The Scientist)

Remaining Relevant: Critical Roles for Libraries in the Research Enterprise
(IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2019)

Research Data Management in Canada: A Backgrounder
(Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)

Universities and Knowledge Sharing: Evaluating Progress to Openness at the Institutional Level
(International Conference on Electronic Publishing)

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