January 27, 2022

NIH Office of Data Science Strategy Announces GREI (Generalist Repository Ecosystem Initiative) to Improve Access to NIH-Funded Data

From the Office of Data Strategy, National Institutes of Health: GREI [Generalist Repository Ecosystem Initiative] is intended to supplement the domain-specific data repositories that are critical components of the NIH biomedical data ecosystem for data sharing. The GREI builds on the findings from the 2019-2020 NIH Figshare pilot and the NIH Workshop on the Role […]

GPO Director Appoints Task Force to Study Making GPO Library Program All-Digital

From the Government Publishing Office: The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) Director Hugh Nathanial Halpern appointed a task force to study the feasibility of an all-digital Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP). As 97 percent of Federal publications are born digital, Director Halpern is charging the Task Force on a Digital Federal Depository Library Program (“Task […]

“Decolonizing Canadiana Metadata: An Overdue Step in Removing Harmful Subject Headings”

From the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) Blog Post: When CRKN became the stewards of the Canadiana collections in 2018, our first promise to the community was to remove the paywall to the 60 million pages of digitized documentary heritage found in the collections, ensuring access to all. Our second promise, one that is long […]

New Online: MIT Press IDEA Plan for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility

From MIT Press (via E-Mail): Dear Colleagues – I’m delighted to share with you the MIT Press IDEA Plan for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility. This roadmap supports our commitment to “be a diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization in how we hire and promote, how we work, and what and who we publish,” with the […]

Congressional Pictorial Directory (117th Congress) Now Available on GPO’s govinfo

From the Federal Depository Library Program (GPO) The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) makes available the Congressional Pictorial Directory: 117th Congress on GPO’s govinfo, the one-stop site to information published by the Federal Government. GPO teammates designed and produced the Pictorial Directory, which features a color photograph of each Member of the House of Representatives […]

Report: “Philadelphia Museum of Art Joins With Two International Institutions to Publish Massive Marcel Duchamp Archives Online”

From The Philadelphia Inquirer: The Philadelphia Museum of Art, which holds the largest collection of artworks by Marcel Duchamp in the world, has joined with the Centre Pompidou and Association Marcel Duchamp in Paris to combine all of their archival holdings online and make them freely available to the public. The Duchamp Research Portal, which […]

Roundup (January 25, 2022)

Amazon Buys Exclusive Rights to ‘My Favorite Murder’ Podcast (via Seattle Times) Association of American Publishers Announces Finalists and Category Winners for 2022 Prose Awards (via AAP) Google Will Introduce a New System for Tracking Chrome Browser Users (via NY Times) Explore 1950 Census Resources on New Archives.gov Page (via NARA) Jennifer Osorio to Lead […]

Creative Commons Receives $1M Grant from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to Advance Better Sharing

From a CC Blog Post: recently allocated $1M to Creative Commons (CC) in honor of CC’s 20th Anniversary. This three-year, general operating support will help foster CC’s commitment to Better Sharing by addressing equity gaps and unequal balances of power in the open ecosystem. The internet has global ownership with people sharing more information and […]

3000 Cookbooks, a Wok, and More: Chef Martin Yan and Wife Donate Archive to UC Davis

From the University of California Davis Library: World-renowned celebrity chef Martin Yan’s collection of nearly 3,000 cookbooks, his first wok, thousands of photographs and other media will be the main ingredients in an archive to be established in his name at the University of California, Davis. Yan and his wife, Susan, both UC Davis graduates, […]

ALA Announces Winners of 2022 Youth Media Awards (Complete List)

Note: The list of winners is available as a PDF. Note: A video recording of the announcement event is available (also embedded below). From ALA: The American Library Association (ALA) today announced the top books, digital media, video and audio books for children and young adults – including the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery and […]