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New Exemplar Data Management Plans! (Portage, October 26)
Nouveaux modèles de plan de gestion des données! (Portage, 26 octobre)
These Exemplars cover a range of disciplines and research methods, highlight best practices for DMPs in those disciplines, and provide a reference point for researchers writing their own DMPs. // Ces modèles couvrent un éventail de disciplines et de méthodes de recherche et mettent en relief les pratiques éprouvées en ce qui a trait aux PGD dans ces disciplines. Read more Lire la suite

New Downtown Eastside Research Access Portal Takes Collaborative Approach to Open Access (A. Moorhouse, UBC Libraries, October 22) 
This article profiles the Downtown Eastside Research Access Portal (DTES RAP), a research project led by the UBC Learning Exchange in partnership with UBC Library’s Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, which aims to ensure the participating community central to this research has access to the results of the project’s research. The project makes innovative use of UBC’s open access digital repository, cIRcle. Read more

Fluevog Shoes and Canadian Librarians – Introducing Florence (, October 23)
Fluevog Shoes has "introduced a new series of shoes called The Biblio Family that pay tribute to notable and groundbreaking librarians. Among the new shoes is Florence," which "pays tribute to Marianne Florence Scott, a Canadian librarian and educator who made history when she became the third ever and first female National Librarian of Canada!"  Read more
@LibrarianshipCA @Fluevog

IFLA Signs Joint Statement with IATUL on Publisher Pricing (IFLA, October 23)
IFLA and the International Association of University Libraries have signed a statement "calling for publishers to recognise pressures on library funding, and reduce prices in 2021, in order to avoid a significant drop in the information available to students and researchers." Read more

UN Agency Chiefs Appeal for ‘Open Science’ beyond COVID-19, Citing Dangers of Secrecy and Denial (UN News, October 27)
The heads of UN agencies UNESCO, WHO, and OHCHR “joined forces on Tuesday to appeal for a global push towards ‘open science’, citing the value of cooperation in the response to COVID-19 and the dangers of treating evidence-based knowledge as an exclusive asset, or simple matter of opinion.” Read more

Statement on Final NIH Policy for Data Management and Sharing (NIH, October 29)
NIH has released a revision to their Policy for Data Management and Sharing. “This policy requires researchers to plan prospectively for managing and sharing scientific data generated with NIH funds. This policy also establishes the baseline expectation that data sharing is a fundamental component of the research process, which is in line with NIH’s longstanding commitment to making the research it funds available to the public.” Read more

Test 6 Underway and Toolkit Materials Available (OCLC REALM Project, October 22)
This post describes the focus of the REALM Project’s sixth set of tests, which focus on testing how long the SARS-CoV-2 virus can survive on five materials commonly found in furnishings and exhibits of archives, libraries, and museums: marble, powder-coated steel, laminate, brass, and glass. Read more
@OCLC #REALMproject

Articles & Reports | Articles et rapports

New Report: Looking at the Impacts of COVID-19 on the Research Enterprise (J. Radecki & R. C. Schonfeld, ITHAKA S+R, October 26)
This landscape review focuses “on the impact of COVID-19 on scientific research at large research universities in the US,” focusing on the following “three broad areas: Financial Impacts on Universities, The Impacts on Scientific Research Activities, Human Impacts.” Read more
@IthakaSR @rschon

Fostering Change: A Team-Based Guide (B. Marshall, D. Brecher Cook, & C. Ippoliti, ACRL, October 22)
“Developed over the course of a year with leadership from ACRL’s New Roles and Changing Landscapes Committee, this open access guide is a practical tool for teams immersed in the labor of leading change in the library and on campus” (from the press release). Read more

Research Article (Preprint): Delivering Bad News: Crisis Communication Methods in Academic Libraries (B. O’Neill & R. Kelley)
“This exploratory study analyzed the specific crisis communication methods of academic libraries” and found that respondents were more likely to communicate quickly when faced with minor crises “but were more hesitant for crises that may have presented the potential for reputational harm.” The authors recommend that academic libraries should consider proactively developing crisis communication plans. Read more

The State of Digital Preservation in 2018: A Snapshot of Challenges and Gaps (O. Y. Rieger, ITHAKA S+R, October 29)
Based on conversations with 21 experts, “this paper aims to provide a snapshot of what is going through the minds of a selected group of individuals with expertise and responsibility in the related program areas. The primary goal of the interviews was to identify opportunities and needs, rather than to celebrate the successes of the community.” Read more
@IthakaSR @OyaRieger

Academic Librarians Examination of University Students’ and Faculty’s Perceptions of Open Educational Resources (L. Fischer, O. Belikov, T. K. Ikahihifo, J. Hilton III, D. Wiley, & M. Troy Martin, Open Praxis, Volume 12, Issue 3, July-Sept 2020)
This article reports on the findings of “a survey of 2,574 students and 1,157 faculty members across ten institutions of postsecondary education in the state of Utah” that aimed “to understand the influence of textbook costs on student academic behavior and the viability of faculty adopting open educational resources (OER) as a solution to the cost of textbooks and the possible need for librarian support of OER.” Read more

Announcements | Annonces

Portage – Global Water Futures Webinar: Using the Open Science Framework to Enhance Your Research Projects -- November 3, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET 
Webinaire Portage – Global Water Futures : Using the Open Science Framework to Enhance Your Research Projects -- 3 novembre, 13 h - 14 h HE 
In this webinar, attendees will learn about the many features of the OSF and develop strategies for using the tool within the context of their own research projects. // Ce webinaire permettra aux participants de se familiariser avec les nombreuses caractéristiques de l’OSF et de créer des stratégies pour utiliser de l’outil dans le cadre de leurs projets de recherche. More information Détails
@portageCARLABRC @GWFutures

Community Call for Sharing and Coordinating Canadian COVID-19 Web Archiving Efforts #2: A roundtable on collecting practices and scope, and the challenges of working with staff at a distance -- November 10, 10-11 a.m. PT (1-2 p.m. EST)
Appel communautaire sur le partage et la coordination des efforts canadiens d’archivage Web dans le contexte de la COVID-19 #2 : une table ronde sur les pratiques et la portée de la collecte, et les défis du travail à distance avec le personnel -- 10 novembre de 10h à 11h HP (13h à 14h HE)
The Canadian Web Archiving Coalition invites you to attend our second community call focused on our COVOID-19 efforts. Participants will have an opportunity to discuss their web archiving activities related to the pandemic, including what they’re collecting and the challenges they face when working from a distance.// La Coalition canadienne de l’archivage web vous invite à participer à notre deuxième appel communautaire portant sur nos efforts dans le cadre de la COVOID-19. Les participants auront l’occasion de discuter de leurs activités d’archivage web liées à la pandémie, notamment du matériel qu’ils collectent et des défis auxquels ils sont confrontés lorsqu’ils travaillent à distance. More information Détails
@carlabrc #CWACCAW

ACRL e-Learning Webcast Series: Research Process, Methods, and Relationships for Academic Librarians -- October 29 - November 19
"During this interactive three-part webcast series, the editors and authors of Reflections on Practitioner Research: A Practical Guide for Information Professionals (ACRL 2020) address the challenges of undertaking research as an information professional, and explore the research process from selecting a topic to qualitative and quantitative research methods to successfully collaborating with research partners." More information

Registration Now Open for 2020 Library Assessment Conference November 18 Virtual Session on Assessment Programs and Organizational Issues
"Register online for the second session of the virtual 2020–21 Library Assessment Conference, a November 18, 2020, half-day webinar on Assessment Programs and Organizational Issues." More information
@LA_Conference @ARLnews #LAC20

Call for Papers: DCDC2021 -- June 28 – July 2
This year's theme is "Catalysts for change: transforming our practices, collections, and communities through times of crisis". Submission deadline: January 22. More information
@UkNatArchives @RL_UK @Jisc


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