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CARL and Portage Response to “Data Repository Selection: Criteria That Matter” (CARL-Portage, January 25)
Réponse de l’ABRC et de Portage au document Data Repository Selection : Criteria That Matter (ABRC-Portage, 25 janvier)
CARL and Portage would like to express concerns about the Data Repository Selection: Criteria That Matter, recently proposed through the FAIR Sharing initiative. The proposed approach, developed primarily by a group of publishers, will have a negative effect on the development of Canada’s national infrastructure, on research equity, and on the rights of marginalized and under-served communities to fully participate in the scientific process. // L’ABRC et Portage souhaitent partager leurs préoccupations quant au document Data Repository Selection : Criteria That Matter, récemment mis de l’avant par l’initiative FAIR Sharing. L’approche proposée dans ce document, développée principalement par un groupe d’éditeurs, aura un effet négatif sur le développement de l’infrastructure nationale du Canada, sur l’équité en matière de recherche et sur les droits des communautés marginalisées et mal desservies pour participer pleinement au processus scientifique.  Read more Lire la suite
@carlabrc @portageCARLABRC

Ensuring a Sustainable Future for Libraries: Announcing Library Futures (Library Futures, January 25)
Library Futures is a new US-based not-for-profit organization “fighting for the technology-positive future of libraries” and committed to ensuring “a sustainable future for libraries in the modern digital environment where our users live, work, and learn.” Read more

IFLA Submits Comments on Draft UNESCO Open Science Recommendation (IFLA, January 21)
IFLA has submitted a response to UNESCO on its draft Open Science Recommendation. These comments focus on the importance of collaboration, openness, equity and inclusiveness, “as well as ensuring that other aspects, such as promoting copyright reform at the international level and the full range of roles that librarians can play, are properly recognised.” Read more

First Public Working Draft: W3C Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 3.0 (World Wide Web Consortium, January 21)
"The Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (AG WG) has published a First Public Working Draft of W3C Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 3.0. WCAG and supporting materials explain how to make web content, apps, and tools more accessible to people with disabilities. W3C Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 3 has several differences from Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2." Read more

Articles & Reports | Articles et rapports

These Archivists Documenting Muslims in Canada Are Collecting Everything from Grocery Lists to 8-tracks (A. Francis, Toronto Star, January 25)
This article details the work of researchers and archivists at the University of Toronto related to the Muslims in Canada Archive, a collection of personal stories and everyday paraphernalia meant to illustrate the experience of Muslim Canadians and “change the narrative and the negative perceptions people can have of Muslim communities.”  Read more
@IISUofT  @AnverEmon  @immergentx

Les bibliothécaires en lutte contre les « fake news » (M. -R. Sauvé, J.-M. Lapointe et A. Coutant, Le Devoir, 26 janvier)
Ce billet, tiré d’un article qui paraîtra dans la revue Documentation et bibliothèques, volume 67, no 1, décrit les résultats d’une recherche voulant mieux comprendre les préoccupations et activités professionnelles en matière de « fake news. » Lire la suite
@lapointejm @acoutant @LeDevoir 

Farewell Print Textbook Reserves: A COVID-19 Change to Embrace (S. Bell, Educause Review, January 14)
In this article, Bell advocates for libraries to abandon the practice of print textbook reserves and to transition to supporting digital access to textbooks, especially open ones. Read more

New Release: Communication Toolkit for Implementing Effective Data Practices (J. Aiwuyor, ARL, January 27)
The Association of Research Libraries (ARL), California Digital Library (CDL), Association of American Universities (AAU), and Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) have released this “communication toolkit for facilitating institutional communication and discussions around the broad adoption of persistent identifiers (PIDs) and machine-readable data management plans (maDMPs).” Read more

Open Access and Global South: It is More Than a Matter of Inclusion (H. Irfanullah, Scholarly Kitchen, January 28)
Irfanullah provides his perspective as a researcher in Bangladesh in terms of how to ensure that researchers in the Global South are able to participate in the global network of published research, and that their research is recognized and valued within this system. Read more
@hmirfanullah  @scholarlykitchn

Practical Guide to the International Alignment of Research Data Management - Extended Edition (Science Europe, January 27)
“This resource offers targeted guidance for organisations, scientific communities, as well as individual researchers, to organise research data and preserve it appropriately.” This is an updated and extended version of the guide, which was originally released in 2019, and features a new “rubric to facilitate the evaluation of a data management plan (DMP).” Read more

Announcements | Annonces

Portage Webinar – Introduction to FRDR Curation -- February 10, 1-2 pm ET
Webinaire Portage – Introduction à la curation du DFDR -- 10 février, 13h à 14h HE
This webinar will delve more deeply into the curation service provided by the Federated Research Data Repository (FRDR). We will define what we mean when we say ‘curation’ and we will briefly discuss the value the curation process can add to new data deposits. // Ce webinaire présentera plus en détail le service de conservation offert par le Dépôt fédéré de données de recherche (DFDR). Nous définirons ce que nous entendons par « curation » et nous discuterons brièvement de la valeur que le processus de curation peut apporter aux nouveaux dépôts de données. More information Détails

Les REL francophones – Deuxième appel “pause café” de la communauté de l’éducation ouverte du Canada -- 17 février, 15h à 16h HE
Francophone OER - Second Open Education Cross-Country Coffee Chat -- February 17, 3-4 pm ET
Le sous-comité sur les REL francophones du Groupe de travail sur l’éducation ouverte de l’ABRC vous invite à participer au deuxième appel “pause-café” pour discuter de la production de ressources éducatives libres en français au Canada. // The sub-committee on francophone OER of the CARL Open Education Working Group invites you to take part in the second “coffee chat” to discuss the production of French-language open educational resources in Canada. Détails More information
@carlabrc #OECCCC

ViMLoC Survey of Visible Minority Librarians in Canada - Redux
"The Visible Minority Librarians of Canada (ViMLoC) Network conducted the previous comprehensive survey on visible minority librarians in 2013. The Network would like to conduct this survey again to examine the changes in the library landscape regarding visible minority librarians in various librarian positions, including leadership." Survey closes February 28.  More information

ACRL Off-RoadShow Webcast Series on Scholarly Communication and OER -- Starting February 11
The Scholarly Communication series launches Thursday, February 11 with a session entitled “The Lay of the Land: Framing the Issues Impacting Scholarly Communication,” while the OER series launches February 24 with the session “Foundations of OER.” More information

Call for Applications for JLSC Managing Editor
"The Managing Editor is a two-year volunteer editorial position, with the potential to extend the role up to 6 months after the initial term. The Managing Editor supports the operations of the journal by ensuring manuscripts move smoothly through the submission process, maintaining contact with authors, and providing other support, as needed by the Editor(s)-in-Chief (EIC)." Application deadline: February 14. More information


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