Gary Price, Infodocket, provides regular updates for librarians and infopros 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.

MUST READ REPORTS

Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) Releases Environmental Scan of Open Education Service and Support in Canada

“New AI Project Captures Jane Austen’s Thoughts on Social Media”

(Simulated Hypothetical Correspondence with Historical Figures)

Report From OCLC Research: “Open Content Activities in Libraries: Same Direction, Different Trajectories — Findings from the 2018 OCLC Global Council Survey “

The Royal BC Museum Opens Up Thousands of Digitized Photos of Indigenous Communities Across BC to the Public

Switzerland’s SONAR Project Launching “Institutional Repository as a Service (IRaaS)” Soon

University of British Columbia: “One Decolonizing Change to Subject Headings at UBC Library”

EXPERIMENTS, TOOLS, RESOURCES

59 Episodes of the Historic Public Affairs Series “Black Journal” Now Available Online via the American Archive of Public Broadcasting

Higher Education: New Report Releases IPEDS Data on Postsecondary Tuition, Fees and Degrees

Introducing the PID (Persistent Identifier) Services Registry

New Experiment: LC Labs Testing Speech to Text Viewer

New From the British Library: Shakespeare’s Only Surviving Playscript Now Online

ARTICLES, PREPRINTS, REPORTS, and WORKING PAPERS

“A Case Study Exploring Associations Between Popular Media Attention of Scientific Research and Scientific Citations”

Chapter Preprint: “Library Discovery Directions” by Lorcan Dempsey

More Than 1/4 of the Newspapers Operating in U.S. 15 Years Ago are No Longer in Business

“Public Communication by Research Institutes Compared Across Countries and Sciences: Building Capacity For Engagement Or Competing For Visibility?”

Report From OCLC Research: “Open Content Activities in Libraries: Same Direction, Different Trajectories — Findings from the 2018 OCLC Global Council Survey “

“University Journals. Consolidating Institutional Repositories in a Digital, Free, Open Access Publication Platform For All Scholarly Output”

NEWS

ACM Adopts Goal of “Opening” ACM Digital Library in Next Five Years

Catherine Stihler is the New CEO at Creative Commons, Formerly CEO at Open Knowledge Foundation

Claremont School of Theology Donates 250,000 Research Volumes and Ancient Biblical Manuscripts Collection to Internet Archive’s Open Library

LYRASIS Announces the 2020 Catalyst Fund Recipients and Their Projects

Milestones: Affordable Learning Georgia Reaches 1 Million Downloads of Open Educational Resources

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

OpenCitations Index Adds 18 Million Citations

Penn State University Libraries Will Need to Reduce Spending on Library Collections by About $2.2 Million for 2020-21 Fiscal Year

“The Relationship Between bioRxiv Preprints, Citations and Altmetrics”

SCOAP3 for Books Pilot Project Started

University of Florida and Elsevier Announce New Open Access Pilot Agreement

Wikimedia Foundation Introduces First New Project in Seven Years:

Abstract Wikipedia

PRESENTATIONS and PANELS

Digital Preservation: Slides, Video Recordings, and Other Materials from OPFCON Now Available Online

Video Recordings and Slide Presentations From LIBER (Association of European Research Libraries) 2020 Online Conference Sessions Now Available

Op/Ed by Rebecca Lawrence, Managing Director, F1000 : “Could this be the start of a new era in scholarly communication?”

Profile: “A Librarian For Digital Times (Barbara Rockenbach Begins University Librarian Job at Yale)

Re-thinking Open Library’s Book Pages

Switzerland’s SONAR Project Launching “Institutional Repository as a Service (IRaaS)” Soon

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