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Canadians Need Unfettered Access To Government Publications In Face Of COVID-19 (CARL, October 1)
Les Canadiens ont besoin d’un accès sans entrave aux publications gouvernementales face à la COVID-19 (ABRC, 1er octobre)
CFLA and CARL are calling on federal and provincial governments to make official publications more accessible to Canadians by assigning a Creative Commons Attribution Licence (CC BY) to publicly available government information. // La FCAB et l’ABRC demandent au gouvernement fédéral et aux gouvernements provinciaux de faire en sorte que leurs publications officielles soient plus accessibles aux Canadiens en attribuant une licence CC-BY à l’information gouvernementale accessible au public. Read more Lire la suite 
@carlabrc @CFLAFCAB

UBC Library Works With FRDR to Make Statistics Canada Data More Discoverable (Portage, October 2)
La bibliothèque de l’UBC collabore avec le DFDR afin de faciliter la recherche des données de Statistique Canada (Portage, 2 octobre)
The Statistics Canada Open License Dataverse, which includes more than 1,000 public use microdata data files (PUMFs) as well as additional datasets that are not currently part of the federal Open Government Portal, has now been added to the Federated Research Data Repository (FRDR) Discovery Service. // Le service Dataverse de données de licence ouverte de Statistique Canada, qui comprend plus de 1 000 fichiers de microdonnées à grande diffusion (FMGD) en plus d’autres ensembles de données qui ne font pas actuellement partie du Portail du gouvernement ouvert du gouvernement fédéral, vient d’être ajouté au service de recherche du Dépôt fédéré de données de recherche (DFDR). Read more Lire la suite
@portageCARLABRC @ubclibrary

New Open Data Collections Added to the FRDR Discovery Service! (Portage, October 6)
Nouvelles collections de données ouvertes ajoutées au service de découverte du DFDR! (Portage, 6 octobre)
Portage is pleased to announce the addition of the following new open data collections to the FRDR Discovery Service: Abacus Open Data, City of Toronto Open Data Portal, City of Vancouver Open Data Portal, and City of Winnipeg Open Data Portal. // Portage est heureux d’annoncer l’ajout de plusieurs nouvelles collections de données ouvertes au service de recherche du DFDR : Abacus Open Data, Portail de données ouvertes de la Ville de Toronto, Portail de données ouvertes de la Ville de Vancouver, et Portail de données ouvertes de la Ville de Winnipeg. Read more Lire la suite

Library and Archives Canada Provides Funding to Support First Nations, Inuit and Métis Nation Culture and Language Recordings (Library and Archives Canada, October 1)
Bibliothèque et Archives Canada offre un financement pour les enregistrements en langue autochtone et propres à la culture des Premières Nations, des Inuits et de la Nation métisse (Bibliothèque et Archives Canada, 1er octobre)
"Through its Listen, Hear Our Voices (LHOV) initiative, LAC is providing up to $60,000 per project to eligible First Nations, Inuit and Métis Nation organizations to support their efforts to identify, digitize and preserve Indigenous language recordings, and build digitization and preservation capacity in their communities." // « BAC, au moyen de l’initiative Écoutez pour entendre nos voix, fournit jusqu’à 60 000 $ aux projets admissibles menés par des Premières Nations, des Inuits et la Nation métisse. Ce financement appuie leurs efforts visant à repérer, numériser et préserver les enregistrements en langue autochtone et à renforcer leur capacité de numérisation et de préservation. » Read more Lire la suite
@LibraryArchives @BiblioArchives

Tri-Agency Announcement: Membership of the Reference Group for the Appropriate Review of Indigenous Research (Try-Agency, September 30)
Annonce des trois agences : Membres du Groupe de référence sur les bonnes pratiques d’évaluation par les pairs pour la recherche autochtone (trois agences, 30 septembre)
"Eighteen individuals have been selected to provide advice and guidance on the development and implementation of culturally appropriate review approaches and practices for research conducted by and with First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples." // « Dix-huit personnes ont été sélectionnées afin de fournir des conseils sur l’élaboration et l’introduction de pratiques et d’approches d’évaluation culturellement adaptées pour la recherche réalisée par ou avec des membres des Premières Nations, des Inuits ou des Métis. » Read more Lire la suite

Articles & Reports | Articles et rapports

Looking Back on COVID-19: How University Archives Are Preserving This Moment in History (E. Baron Cadloff, University Affairs, September 25)
Retour sur la COVID-19 : comment les universités archivent-elles ce moment historique (E. Baron Cadloff, Affaires universitaires, 25 septembre)
This article describes how, “from partnerships with heritage organizations to web crawlers, university archivists, librarians and historians are using a range of tools to capture life in the pandemic.” // Cet article décrit comment, en tirant parti « des partenariats patrimoniaux aux robots d’indexation, les archivistes, bibliothécaires et historiens universitaires utilisent une foule d’outils pour capter la réalité de la pandémie. » Read more Lire la suite

Concordia Undergrads Explore Montreal's Black History through the Negro Community Centre Archives (P. Lejtenyi, Concordia University News, September 29)
This article describes how, “under the direction of Alexandra Mills, Concordia’s special collections archivist, Steven High, professor of history in the Faculty of Arts and Science, and Désirée Rochat, a member of Concordia’s Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling (COHDS), students have been sifting through the archives [of the Negro Community Centre/Charles H. Este Cultural Centre Fonds] for an intermediate history course.” Read more

Understanding Library Tech Needs and Readiness: a new IFLA Briefing (IFLA, October 7)
“Drawing on the available literature on library technology planning, evaluation and assessment in the field, this new IFLA briefing offers an overview of some of the key topics and considerations for assessing library tech needs and readiness.” Read more

COAR Community Framework for Good Practices in Repositories - Public Version 1 (COAR, October 8)
“The purpose of the framework is to assist repositories to evaluate and improve their current operations based on a set of applicable and achievable good practices. [...] The aim of this work was to bring together relevant criteria into a global, multidimensional framework for assessing best practices that can be adopted and used by different types of repositories (publication, institutional, data, etc.) and in different geographical and thematic contexts.” COAR plans to update this framework annually. Read more

2020 Serials Price Projection Report (EBSCO Information Services, October 1)
“The 2020 Serials Price Projection Report from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is now available. [...] The report projects that the overall effective publisher price increases for academic and academic medical libraries are expected to be (before any currency impact) in the range of five to six percent for individual titles and four to five percent for e-journal packages.” Read more

Pandemic Amplifies Trouble with Restrictive Licensing and E-Textbooks (SPARC, October 2)
This post describes how limitations imposed by publishers on the availability of eBooks and eTextbooks to libraries is affecting cash-strapped students’ ability to access course materials, and advocates for a shift to open learning resources as a better solution. Read more

eLending Position Paper (ReadersFirst, October 2020)
This position paper, prepared by ReadersFirst and endorsed by Canadian Urban Libraries Council (CULC) members on October 5, proposes a model that allows for “improved flexibility which will help libraries better support the healthy culture of reading valued by both libraries and publishers, increased efficiency for libraries for whom each model creates incremental work, and no significant cost increase for libraries or revenue decrease for publishers.” Read more

The Wikipedia Research Conundrum: Is it Citable? (C. Cyr, OCLC, October 1)
This post reports on findings of a study examining students’ understanding of Wikipedia’s open contribution model and the eternal question of whether it should be considered citable – especially when the researcher has a good understanding of its strengths and limitations. Read more
@ChrisCyr19 @OCLC

Preliminary Report on the First Draft of the Recommendation on Open Science (UNESCO)
Rapport préliminaire sur l'avant-projet de recommandation de l'UNESCO sur une science ouverte (UNESCO)
Following months of work involving global consultations and review of many submissions, UNESCO has released a first draft Recommendation on Open Science. // Après des mois de travail impliquant des consultations mondiales et l'examen de nombreuses soumissions, l'UNESCO a publié un premier projet de recommandation sur la science ouverte. Read more Lire la suite

Announcements | Annonces

ABC Copyright 2020 Fall Speakers' Series - Register Now! – October 28 - December 2 (online)
"This series will include five presentations, drawn from the planned schedule for the ABC Copyright Conference 2020 that could not be held in May." More information
@ABCCopyright #abccopyright2020 

Virtual Open Programme 2020 (IFLA Special Interest Group on Library Publishing) – October 15 (online)
Library Publishing: A Catalyst for Change "will feature seven eight-minute presentations by Library Publishers from around the world."  More information

Artificial Intelligence for Data Discovery and Reuse (AIDR) Symposium 2020 – October 19 (online)
AIDR "aims to find innovative solutions to accelerate the dissemination and reuse of scientific data in the data revolution [...] The program will feature invited speakers and panel discussions from a variety of disciplines, including a focused session on COVID-19 data." Registration is free. More information

Online Event, Interactive Workshop, and Live Interactive Sessions: Equity in Action: Building Diverse Collections - October 20, October 27, and November 10, 2-4 PM ET
"In this course, you’ll learn from an outstanding group of experts as they explore key concepts essential to cultivating and promoting inclusive and equitable collections. You’ll conduct a diversity audit of your collections, and learn how to include diverse books, wider perspectives, #ownvoices, and how to be both more responsive to the community you serve and more reflective of the diversity of our world."  More information
@LibraryJournal @sljournal

The 3rd Carnegie Mellon University Open Science Symposium – October 20 (online)
"The symposium will build awareness and support for the adoption of open research practices and encourage innovative ideas about data sharing. The full day program will feature talks from researchers, tool developers, and publishers; panel discussions; and networking opportunities." Registration is free. More information

Registration Open: 2020 Library Assessment Conference Virtual Session on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion – October 29
This half-day webinar will include opening remarks from Steve Hiller (University of Washington Libraries), paper sessions on the theme of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, questions and wrap-up.  More information
@LA_Conference #LAC20


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