Gary Price, Infodocket, has a warm spot in his huge heart – and a deep respect – for Canadian infopros. He gives us regular updates for Canadian librarians to be their organization’s intelligence officers. His May video is here. Register to talk with him on September 10, 2020. His explanation of ‘what’s the scoop on Tik Tok’ is here.


5000 Rare And Unique Maps are Now Available Online From Australian

National University

LC for Robots: Library of Congress Launching a Series of Jupyter Notebooks

Library of Congress Announces Release of North Korean Serials Digital Collection

New From CSAIL: Introdcing scrAPIr: “Searching Websites the Way You Want”;

University of Toronto’s Myanmar Manuscript Digital Library Brings Rare

Manuscripts and Artefacts to Scholars Around the World

“U.S. Women’s and Girls’ Magazines Web Archive”


Webinar: “OER Discoverability and Sharing”

Webinar: “Plan S: Taking Stock of the Current Situation and New Developments”


“A Bibliographic Scan of Digital Scholarly Communication Infrastructure”

“A Practical Guide to Performing a Library User Data Risk Assessment

in Library-Built Systems”

Are Women Publishing Less During the Pandemic? Here’s What the Data Say”

Concept Annotation for Intelligent Textbooks

DMCA: U.S. Copyright Office Releases Section 512 Report

Higher Education: “A Profile of Humanities Departments Pre-Pandemic”

“How COVID-19 is Changing the World: A Statistical Perspective”

“Large-Scale Comparison of Bibliographic Data Sources: Scopus, Web of

Science, Dimensions, Crossref, and Microsoft Academic” (Preprint)

“Requirements Analysis for an Open Research Knowledge Graph” (Preprint)

“The Condition of Education in the United States 2020”

“Toward Easy Deposit: Lowering the Barriers of Green Open Access with

Data Integration and Automation”

“The TRUST Principles for Digital Repositories”

UC Berkeley Library Makes it Easier to Digitize Collections

Responsibly with Release of “Responsible Access Workflows” Document


cOAlition S Announces Price Transparency Requirements

DORA Announces 5 Design Principles to Help Institutions Improve

Research Assessment Practices

EarthArXiv Announces New Partnership with California Digital Library

to Host Earth Sciences Preprint Service

IFLA Signs on to ICOLC Statement on Resource Access During COVID-19,

Shares Principles for Associations in Negotiations

Ithaka S+R is Launching Two Projects on Supporting Data Work

Milestones: Open Citations Index (COCI) Passes 700 Million Citations

Netherlands: Dutch Research Institutions and Elsevier Announce

National “Open Science” Deal that Includes OA Publishing and Reading


Preprints and the Media: A Change to How PLOS Handles Press For Papers

Previously Posted as Preprints

Project MUSE Will Freeze Journal Collection Prices for 2021

Springer Nature Becomes Largest Research Publisher to Sign DORA Principles

Springer Nature Publishes 1000th Open Access Book

Switzerland: Swiss Universities and Elsevier Announce a Transformative

Pilot Agreement Combining Reading and Publishing

University of Arizona Libraries Receives $750,000 Mellon Grant to

“Support Research and Storytelling on U.S.-Mexico Border”

Webinar Report: RLUK Launches a Manifesto For The Digital Shift In

Research Libraries

“Wikipedia Sets New Rule to Combat ‘Toxic Behaviour’”

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