July 11, 2020

Report: Monitoring the Effects of Plan S on Research and Scholarly Communication: An Update

From Plan S: Many possible impacts of Plan S were communicated in the 600 plus responses received as part of the consultation process for the Plan S Implementation Guidance[2]. Various challenges have been identified that need to be monitored and addressed, from disciplinary differences in publication cultures to global inequalities in access and funding for […]

Resource: “Georgia Coast Atlas: A Portal to Hidden Stories”

From Emory University: The Georgia Coast Atlas is a public, online gateway to the dynamic ecosystems and intriguing history of the state’s 100-mile-long coast and barrier islands. Emory University’s Department of Environmental Sciences and the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship launched the ambitious project. It showcases scholarship in science and the humanities, weaving together research, fieldwork and technology to create […]

Roundup (July 10, 2020)

ALISE Opposes the Enforcement of ICE Policy for International Students in the U.S. Fate of Seattle National Archives Facility Still in Limbo (via MyNorthwest.com) New CORE Repository Dashboard Released Singapore: National Library Board Reports E-book Loans Up by 150 Per Cent During Closure (via Straits Times) University of Kansas: KU Libraries Announce Changes For Spahr […]

National Library of Medicine (NLM) Releases New Welcome Video

Posted today on YouTube. Description Join Dr. Patti Brennan, the director of the National Library of Medicine, as she introduces you to the world’s largest biomedical library and talks about NLM’s exciting future!

University of Iowa Libraries is Preserving Images of Spray-Painting from Black Lives Matter Protests

From U. of Iowa: The University of Iowa is capturing and preserving images of spray-painting on campus during recent Black Lives Matter protests to ensure the messages are not forgotten and can help guide campus in its work to make meaningful changes. The photographs will become part of an institutional archive that will grow over […]

Interview: Dana Canedy on the Responsibilities of Book Publishers

From The New Yorker by Isaac Chotiner: Monday, Simon & Schuster announced that Dana Canedy, the administrator of the Pulitzer Prizes and a former reporter for the New York Times, will become its senior vice-president and the publisher of its flagship imprint. Canedy won a Pulitzer two decades ago, at the Times, for her work on the series “How Race […]

Research Resource: Johns Hopkins Launches Reopening Policy Tracker For K-12 Schools

From Johns Hopkins University: A multidisciplinary team of Johns Hopkins University researchers has launched a new website that provides a range of tools dedicated to assessing and guiding K-12 school reopening plans across the United States, including a School Reopening Policy Tracker that provides real-time analysis of the latest guidance documents from every state. According to researchers […]

REALM Project Update: Test Set 3 Announced

From WebJunction/OCLC: Battelle begins testing a third round of materials on July 10, 2020. For test set 3, five plastic-based items were selected for Battelle lab testing to examine the length of time the COVID-19 virus may live on materials commonly used in archives, libraries, and museums. The materials were provided to Battelle by Columbus […]

Conference Report: “NISO Plus 2020: Outputs and Next Steps”

From NISO (via figshare):​ NISO Plus conference took place in Baltimore, MD on February 23-25, 2020. Following the merger of NFAIS and NISO in 2019, our goal was to combine the thought leadership tradition of the former NFAIS conference with the hands-on practicality of NISO. The conference brought together around 250 professionals from across the […]

Canadian Federation of Library Associations (CFLA) Appoints Rebecca Raven as New Executive Director

From the Canadian Fed. of Library Associations: The Board of Directors of the Canadian Federation of Library Associations (CFLA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Rebecca Raven as the organization’s new Executive Director. CFLA is the voice of Canadian libraries. “The Canadian Federation of Library Associations is looking forward to advancing advocacy efforts and […]