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Knowledge Equity Lab Lays the Foundation for a Knowledge Ecosystem That is Radically More Inclusive (SPARC, December 1)
This post announces the launch of the Knowledge Equity Lab (KEL), based at the Centre for Critical Development Studies, University of Toronto Scarborough and led by Leslie Chan, which “works to cultivate and support an intentionally diverse community of initiatives with a common aim to reduce the vast inequities that exist in science, scholarship, and knowledge production at large.” Read more
@SPARC_NA @KnowEquityLab @lesliekwchan

Amazon Under Pressure to Lift Ban on E-book Library Sales (R. Klar, The Hill, December 2)
In yet another story involving libraries and eBooks, “librarians and advocacy groups are pushing for the tech giant to license its published e-books to libraries for distribution, arguing the company’s self-imposed ban significantly decreases public access to information.” Read more
@rebeccaklar_ @TheHill

New Project to Review Progress on Transformative Open Access Agreements Between Library Consortia and Smaller Independent Publishers (cOAlition S, December 1)
“The European Science Foundation, on behalf of cOAlition S and the Association of Learned & Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP), has commissioned Information Power to deliver a study to review progress on transformative and other Open Access agreements between library consortia and smaller independent publishers.” Read more

Open Access Publishing Platform to be Launched by the EC (EOSC Secretariat, November 26)
The European Commission has announced that it will soon be launching Open Research Europe, “an Open Access publishing platform offering fast publication and open peer review for research conducted by Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe beneficiaries." Read more

La France et le Québec dévoilent une stratégie commune pour améliorer la découvrabilité des contenus culturels francophones en ligne (Ministère de la culture de France, 30 novembre)
« Lancée par le Président de la République française, M. Emmanuel Macron, et le premier ministre du Québec, M. François Legault, en janvier 2019 à Paris, la stratégie élaborée conjointement par la France et le Québec pour améliorer la découvrabilité en ligne des contenus culturels francophones est aujourd’hui dévoilée. » Lire la suite 

Articles & Reports | Articles et rapports

Portage Fall Highlights (Portage, December 2)
Faits marquants de l’automne à Portage (Portage, 2 décembre)
The Portage Network is pleased to share recent highlights of our work in support of research data management. // Le réseau Portage a le plaisir de vous faire part des récents faits saillants de son travail de soutien à la gestion des données de recherche. Read more Lire la suite

COVID-19 Prompts Calls for Library-Friendly Copyright Laws (T. Mukeredzi, University World News, November 26)
This article looks at the situation experienced by libraries and educators around the world who “hit the copyright barrier” (not to mention the availability barrier) in trying to provide access to content electronically. Read more
@tonderamu @uniworldnews

How Prestige Journals Remain Elite, Exclusive And Exclusionary (M. Pai, Forbes, November 30)
This article looks at Nature’s newly announced article processing charge of up to €9,500 (approximately $15,000 CAD) from the perspective of researchers in the Global South and discusses the role of article processing charges in “stalling the progress of African researchers.” Read more
@paimadhu @forbes

The State of Open Data 2020 (Digital Science, December 1)
This fifth edition of The State of Open Data report “outlines the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on research and how this has influenced researchers' data sharing behavior. Alongside survey results from 4,500 participants, the report includes a collection of articles from global industry experts.” Read more

How is Open Access Publishing Going Down with Early Career Researchers?: An International, Multi-disciplinary Study (D. Nicholas et al, Profesional de la información, v. 29, n. 6, 2020)
“This study explores early career researchers’ (ECRs) appreciation and utilisation of open access (OA) publishing. The evidence reported here results from a questionnaire-based international survey with 1600 participants, which forms the second leg and final year of a four year long, mixed methods, longitudinal study that sought to discover whether ECRs will be the harbingers of change when it comes to scholarly communications.” Read more

Announcements | Annonces

CWAC Webinar: GLAM Workbench and Web Archives: An Overview with Tim Sherratt -- December 7, 2 pm PST / 5 pm EST 
Webinaire de la CCAW : GLAM Workbench et archives web : un survol avec Tim Sherratt -- 7 décembre, 14h HP / 17h HE 
As part of our ongoing Web Archives Webinar Series, the Canadian Web Archiving Coalition (CWAC) invites you to join us for a webinar with Tim Sherratt, creator of the GLAM Workbench. // Dans le cadre de sa série actuelle de webinaires sur les archives web, la Coalition canadienne de l’archivage web (CCAW) vous invite à un webinaire présenté par Tim Sherratt, créateur de l’outil GLAM Workbench.  More information Détails

New Issue of Research Library Issues, no. 301 (2020): Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The Association of Research Libraries has released a new issue of Research Library Issues, "offering a range of perspectives on how libraries and archives can create and sustain organizational change in support of diversity, equity, and inclusion." More information

Seeking Members for Indigenous Leadership Circle in Research
À la recherche de membres pour siéger au Cercle de leadership autochtone en recherche

"Canada’s three federal research funding agencies [...] and the Canada Foundation for Innovation are seeking expressions of interest from First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples to participate in an Indigenous Leadership Circle in Research." Deadline: January 15. // « Les trois organismes fédéraux de financement de la recherche [...] et la Fondation canadienne pour l’innovation sollicitent de la part des Premières Nations, des Inuit et des Métis des déclarations d’intérêt à faire partie du Cercle de leadership autochtone en recherche. » Date limite: 15 janvier. More information Détails

Call for Papers: LIBER 2021 -- June 23-25, Online 
This year's theme is "Libraries and Open Knowledge: From Vision to Implementation." Deadline January 18. More information

Call for Proposals - KULA Special Issue: "The Metadata Issue: Metadata as Knowledge"
"This special issue of KULA takes up the critical relationship between metadata and knowledge: how metadata acts as knowledge in its descriptive role; metadata as knowledge abstracted and transformed from its original purpose; and the role of open knowledge projects to facilitate this transformation." Deadline: January 31. More information


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