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Canadian Association of Research Libraries Releases Copyright Resources for Universities (CARL, December 17)
L’Association des bibliothèques de recherche du Canada lance une ressource en matière de droit d’auteur pour les universités (ABRC, 17 décembre)
CARL has released a new Open Educational Resource on copyright for university faculty and staff, which is made up of seven short self-directed modules. University employees are guided through instructional videos and brief quizzes that will help them navigate the complexities of copyright law in Canada. // L’ABRC a lancé une nouvelle ressource éducative libre sur le droit d’auteur pour le personnel universitaire. Dans une série de sept courts modules en format d’apprentissage autonome, des vidéos didactiques et des jeux-questionnaires renseignent les employés des universités sur les questions complexes de droit d’auteur au Canada. Read more Lire la suite

Indigenous Storyteller-in-Residence Program Introduced at USask’s University Library (University of Saskatchewan, December 15)
“The first position of its kind at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) and unique in the province, the Indigenous Storyteller-in-Residence program at the University Library is slated to begin as a six-week pilot on Jan. 4, 2021. [...] Lindsay Knight, a PhD student in the Department of Indigenous Studies at USask, will serve as the first Storyteller-in-Residence at USask. Knight, also known as Eekwol, is an award-winning hip-hop artist with nine album releases to her credit." Read more

Governor General Announces 61 New Appointments to the Order of Canada (December 30)
La gouverneure générale annonce 61 nouvelles nominations au sein de l’Ordre du Canada (30 décembre)
Sincere congratulations to Guy Berthiaume, Librarian and Archivist of Canada Emeritus, who has just been appointed to the Order of Canada. // Félicitations à Guy Berthiaume, Bibliothécaire et Archiviste du Canada émérite, qui vient d’être nommé à l’Ordre du Canada. Read more Lire la suite

New State Funding for Social Movements Database 
The State Funding for Social Movements database ( is a new digital tool for teaching or research related to Canada’s nonprofit sector. The database provides information on government grants to over 13,000 NGOs in Canada since the 1960s. The University of Alberta Library provides a template for listing the database in library catalogues. Read more
@HistoryOfRights @uofalibrary

Wiley Announces the Acquisition of Hindawi (Wiley, January 5)
Not entirely surprisingly, 2021 brings even more consolidation to the world of open access, with this announcement of the merger of two of the largest OA publishers. Read more
@WileyGlobal @Hindawi

Advancing Responsible Research Assessment (Elsevier, December 16)
In this press release, Elsevier announces that it has signed the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA) and is making the reference lists for all its articles openly available via Crossref, which will allow for inclusion in the Initiative for Open Citations. Read more

Articles & Reports | Articles et rapports

2020 – Year in Review (Portage, December 17)
2020 – Revue de l’année (Portage, 17 décembre)
This post presents highlights of Portage’s work throughout 2020 in support of Canadian research, national data management, and effective data stewardship. // Cet article présente les faits saillants du travail de Portage tout au long de 2020 à l'appui de la recherche canadienne, de la gestion nationale des données et de la gestion efficace des données. Read more Lire la suite

Visions of Success: Academic Libraries in a Post COVID-19 World (C. Cox & E. Felix, Library Journal, December 16)
“How will COVID-19 change how libraries offer their collections and services in the long term? How will it change the nature of our work? This article provides a vision of the future in which libraries become true connectors of people and catalysts for discovery.” Read more
@chriscoxlibrar1 @elliotfelix @LibraryJournal

2020 Canadian Higher Education in Review (Academica, January 3)
This post features Academica’s selection of “top stories in higher education for 2020.” Read more

We Must Tear Down the Barriers That Impede Scientific Progress (M. M. Crow, G. Tananbaum, Scientific American, December 18)
This opinion piece by the president of Arizona State University and the director of the Open Research Funders Group argues strenuously for open science, suggesting that “we can align the incentive structures of research production and consumption with our values, and catalyze the scientific progress our society so desperately needs.” Read more
@sciam  @michaelcrow  @gtananbaum

Cher domaine public, nous ne t’oublions pas! (Café des savoirs libres, 1er janvier)
Les membres du Café des savoirs libres ont fait le travail acharné de trouver quels créateurs canadiens (et autres) sont morts en 1970 et dont l’oeuvre se retrouve donc maintenant dans le domaine public. La liste qu’ils ont dressée compte entre autres Lawren Harris, Maud Lewis, Marc-Aurèle Fortin, Bertrand Russell et Jean Giono. Lire la suite

How Teachers Are Sacrificing Student Privacy to Stop Cheating (S. Morrison & R. Heilweil, Vox, December 18)
This article features the subtitle “Surveillance software for remote learning is drawing criticism from privacy advocates and lawmakers.” Very good overview of principal concerns and both instructor and institutional positions on the topic. Read more

A Science Impact Framework to Measure Impact Beyond Journal Metrics (M. D. Ari, et al, PLOS One, December 22)
In response to declining faith in other metrics, the authors describe their proposed “science impact framework (SIF) for tracing and linking public health science to events and/or actions with recognized impact beyond journal metrics.” Read more

Data Privacy in Canada: A Look Back at 2020, Plus a Look Ahead to 2021 (H. Solomon, IT World Canada, December 29)
This article presents a summary of data privacy issues that were raised in 2020, as well as proposed legislation, while also suggesting how privacy questions may play out in Canada in the coming year. Read more

The Copyright Board Begins 2021 with Less Transparency and More Potentially Dysfunctional Delays (H. Knopf, Excess Copyright, January 6)
Knopf outlines his expectations regarding the Copyright Board in 2021 in light of imposed limits to their time limits that will take effect this year. Read more

Announcements | Annonces

Portage Webinar: Put Your Work Twenty Times Upon the Anvil: The Challenges of RDM Training -- January 13, 1 - 2 p.m. ET
Webinaire Portage: Cent fois sur le métier remettez votre ouvrage : les défis de la formation en GDR -- 12 janvier, 13 h à 14 h HE
This webinar will present the various ways used by three institutions from the Université du Québec network, what motivated this approach, and what are the next steps for training. // Le webinaire présentera les différentes avenues utilisées jusqu’à présent au sein de trois établissements du réseau de l’Université du Québec, qu’est-ce qui a motivé l’approche choisie et quelles seront les prochaines étapes en matière de formation. More information Détails

Registration Now Open: 2021 Library Assessment Conference Virtual Session on Measurement and Methods -- January 21 
"Register online for the fourth session of the virtual 2020–21 Library Assessment Conference, a January 21, 2021, half-day webinar on Measurement and Methods." More information

Call for Papers: International Digital Curation Conference -- 19 April, 2021, Edinburgh, Scotland
Organized by the Digital Curation Centre with the support of the Coalition for Network Information, the theme of this year's IDCC is “Data Quality and Data Limitations – working towards equality through data curation.” Submission deadline: January 18, 2021. More information
@cni_org @digitalcuration

Online Consultation for Indigenous People on the UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science -- 15 January 2021, 12:00 CET
"UNESCO is hosting an online consultation for Indigenous People on the UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science that will provide a platform for indigenous peoples to provide their views on opportunities, challenges, needs and ways forward for indigenous and local knowledge and open science."  More information

Call for Proposals: CALL/ACBD Virtual Conference -- May 26 - June 4, 2021
The Canadian Association of Law Libraries is now accepting applications to present at their Virtual Conference. This year’s theme is “Legal Information: Outside the Box”. You do not need to be a member of CALL/ACBD to submit a proposal. The deadline for proposals has been extended to Monday, January 25, 2021. More information

RDA's 17th Plenary Meeting -- 20-22 April 2021, Edinburgh, Scotland
"The deadline for the Call for Sessions for RDA's 17th Plenary Meeting has been extended to allow for more preparation time and to accommodate the holiday break. You can submit your Working and Interest Group Sessions, Joint Meetings (including multiple working and interest groups) and Birds of a Feather Sessions until 26 January 2021, 23:59 UTC."  More information


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