May 17, 2022

Archives for November 2021

Direct to Open Enables MIT Press to Publish Its Full List Of Spring 2022 Monographs and Edited Collections Open Access

From MIT Press: The Direct to Open model reaches the 50% participation threshold against its three-year target, with over 160 libraries committing to making knowledge more open and equitable. The MIT Press today announced that it has reached the fifty percent threshold for participation in the Direct to Open (D2O) initiative, an innovative sustainable framework […]

Statement: American Library Association Opposes Widespread Efforts to Censor Books in U.S. Schools and Libraries

From the American Library Association: Due to a dramatic uptick in book challenges and outright removal of books from libraries, ALA’s Executive Board and the Boards of Directors for all of ALA’s eight divisions have released the following joint statement regarding attempts to remove materials that focus on LGBTQIA+ issues and books by Black authors […]

Library of Congress: LC Labs Releases Report on Humans-in-the-Loop Machine Learning Research Framework

From the Library of Congress: Library of Congress innovation specialists examining the role of human expertise and experience in developing machine-powered research tools today released a report detailing their findings. The “Humans in the Loop” recommendation report from LC Labs details the potential and responsibility of the Library of Congress in its ongoing work to […]

“The State of Open Data 2021 – Global Attitudes Towards Open Data” Published Today

From Digital Science: Figshare, Digital Science, and Springer Nature’s annual State of Open Data report finds increasing concern among researchers about misuse of data as well as a lack of credit and acknowledgement for those who do openly share their data. The State of Open Data report is in its sixth year, and more than […]

Report: “Open Education in European Libraries of Higher Education” (2021 Version)

From SPARC Europe: SPARC Europe has just released a long-awaited report Open Education in European Libraries of Higher Education. This report is the 2021 version of the 2020 report under the same title, which was the first of its kind. The 2021 report is framed by the UNESCO Recommendation on OER. The report, authored by […]

Roundup (November 30, 2021)

FBI Document Says the Feds Can Get Your WhatsApp Data — in Real Time (via Rolling Stone) Three New Members Join Project ReShare Steering Committee Twitter No Longer Allowing Users to Share Photos, Videos of Another Person Without Permission (via The Hill) & Additional Details (via Twitter)

Research Article: “A Role for the Library in Public Research: The Global COVID-19 Dashboard” (Preprint)

The article (preprint) linked below was recently made available by portal: Libraries and the Academy published by Johns Hopkins University Press. Title A Role for the Library in Public Research: The Global COVID-19 Dashboard Authors Mara Blake North Carolina State University Libraries Sheridan Libraries and Museums at Johns Hopkins University Reina Chano Murray Sheridan Libraries […]

Merriam-Webster Announces “Vaccine” as 2021 Word of the Year

From Merriam-Webster: Today Merriam-Webster announced its Word of the Year: Vaccine. While this may seem like an obvious selection for 2021, the data from the dictionary’s website tells a complex story. “Vaccine lookups increased 600%, and the story is about much more than medicine,” says Peter Sokolowski, Merriam-Webster’s Editor at Large. “It was at the […]

This Thursday (December 3, 2021): “Along Came Google: Authors Deanna Marcum & Roger C. Schonfeld in Conversation with Brewster Kahle”

From The Internet Archive: The Internet Archive invites you to a virtual book talk with authors Deanna Marcum and Roger C. Schonfeld about their new book, “Along Came Google: A History of Library Digitization.” Deanna and Roger will be joined in conversation by Brewster Kahle, the founder and digital librarian of the Internet Archive, as […]

Roundup (November 29, 2021)

arXiv founder Ginsparg Wins Einstein Foundation Berlin Award (via Cornell University) Chegg to Enter Digital Language Learning Market with Acquisition of Busuu Elsevier Acquires, a Digital Health Education Platform National Library of New Zealand Hits Pause on Internet Archive Deal Days Before Deadline (via Stuff) NISO Publishes Updated Access & License Indicators (ALI) Recommended […]