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The Federated Research Data Repository (FRDR) is Now in Full Production! (Portage, February 3)
Le Dépôt fédéré de données de recherche (DFDR) fonctionne maintenant en production intégrale! (Portage, 3 février)
FRDR, which “is designed to address a longstanding gap in Canada’s research infrastructure by providing researchers with a robust repository option into which large research datasets can be ingested, curated, processed for preservation, discovered, cited, and shared,” is now in full production. // Le DFDR, « conçu pour pallier les lacunes de longue date dans l’infrastructure de recherche au Canada en offrant une plateforme à partir de laquelle on peut déposer, gérer, traiter pour conserver, découvrir, citer et partager des données de recherche, » fonctionne maintenant en production intégrale. Read more Lire la suite

CAUT and Partners Launch Education for All Campaign (CAUT, January 29)
L’ACPPU et ses partenaires lancent la campagne L’éducation pour toutes et tous (ACPPU, 29 janvier)
The Education for All campaign is a joint effort by CAUT, the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS), the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC), and the National Union of Public General Employees (NUPGE). “Together representing more than one million students and workers, the coalition is putting forth a vision of a more affordable, accessible, high quality, and publicly-funded post-secondary education (PSE) system.” // La campagne L’éducation pour toutes et tous est un effort de l’ACPPU, de la Fédération canadienne des étudiantes et étudiants (FCEE), du Syndicat canadien de la fonction publique (SCFP), de l’Alliance de la Fonction publique du Canada (AFPC) et du Syndicat national des employées et employés généraux du secteur public (SNEGSP). « Représentant au total plus d’un million d’étudiants et de travailleurs, cette coalition défend la vision d’un système public d’éducation postsecondaire de grande qualité, plus abordable et plus accessible. » Read more Lire la suite

The CDL, CRL, & HathiTrust Shared Print Collaboration Launches a Free Collection Comparison Tool to Advance Equity of Collection Decision Making (CDL, CRL & HathiTrust Shared Print Collaboration, January 22)
“The collection comparison tool has been designed for ease of use. Comprehensive instructions guide the user through the steps for uploading serials relating to the data of interest and downloading the resulting reports; to do this, users can use a .csv file with a list of OCLC numbers or ISSNs to trigger the comparison. Users can input up to four additional fields of local information.” Read more
@CalDigLib @hathitrust @CRL_Global

Marrakesh Reaches 100 in 2020 (EIFL, January 29)
“In October 2020, the Marrakesh Treaty for persons with print disabilities reached the milestone of 100 countries,” which makes it “WIPO’s fastest moving and most successful treaty of recent times.” Read more

'Price Gouging from Covid': Student Ebooks Costing up to 500% More than in Print (A. Fazackerley, The Guardian, January 29)
Reiterating the very story librarians have been telling for several months, this piece in The Guardian brings the topic of inflated eBook prices to a much, much larger audience. Read more

Articles & Reports | Articles et rapports

Emerging Roles for Libraries in Bibliometric and Research Impact Analysis: Lessons Learned from the University of Waterloo (R. Bryant, Hanging Together Blog, February 3)
This post examines the work by the University of Waterloo Library in the area of bibliometrics and research impact, in terms of leadership in this field and what the author qualifies as “exceptional cross-institutional collaboration—what I might call “social interoperability”–in developing services, staffing, and programs.” Read more

York University Showcases Central Role Libraries are Playing During COVID-19 (SPARC, February 1)
This SPARC focus on the York University Libraries highlights staff’s many efforts to support researchers and students during the COVID pandemic through a targeted research guide, new learning modules, pivoted pedagogical strategies, and more. Read more
@yorkulibraries @SPARC_NA

Misinformation During the COVID-19 Pandemic (K. Garneau & C. Zossou, Statistics Canada, February 2)
La désinformation pendant la pandémie de COVID-19 (K. Garneau et C. Zossou, Statistique Canada, 2 février)
“This article uses data from the Canadian Perspectives Survey Series (CPSS): Information Sources Consulted During the Pandemic, which was conducted from July 20 to 26, 2020 among Canadians aged 15 and over living in the 10 provinces. The focus is on information found online by Canadians who used online resources to learn about COVID-19, as well as COVID-19 information sharing.” // « Le présent article s’appuie sur les données de la quatrième Série d'enquêtes sur les perspectives canadiennes : les sources d'information consultées pendant la pandémie (SEPC), qui s’est déroulée du 20 au 26 juillet 2020 auprès des Canadiens âgés de 15 ans et plus vivant dans les 10 provinces. Il s’intéresse aux informations vues sur Internet par les Canadiens ayant consulté des sources en ligne pour s’informer au sujet de la COVID-19 ainsi qu’au partage d’informations sur la COVID-19. » Read more Lire la suite
@StatCan_eng @StatCan_Fra

Don’t Believe the Hype: Repositories Are Critical for Ensuring Equity, Inclusion and Sustainability in the Transition to Open Access (K. Shearer, COAR, January 29)
This blog post, originally posted on the Coalition S website, responds to recent statements by certain publishers that seek to diminish the value of “green” open access (open access by deposit into repositories). Read more
@KathleeShearer @COAR_eV

Wikipedian in Residence Programs (C. Winter & T. Jesperson, Open Scholarship Policy Observatory, January 29)
Les programmes wikipédien(ne) en residence (C. Winter et T. Jesperson, Open Scholarship Policy Observatory, 29 janvier)
This post highlights the history and key contributions by libraries in “Wikipedian in Residence” programs. // Cet article met en évidence l'historique et les principales contributions des bibliothèques aux programmes « Wikipédien(ne) en résidence ». Read more  Lire la suite

Lizard People in the Library (B. Fister, Project Information Literacy – Provocation Series, February 3)
In this lengthy think piece, Fister reflects on the role and limits of libraries and information literacy in the time of QAnon, filter bubbles, misinformation, and whether educators will be able to shift toward teaching how information systems work. Read more
@bfister  @projectinfolit

COVID-19 Survey Report: How Have Academic Libraries Responded to the Covid-19 Crisis? (LIBER, December 2020)
This report summarizes findings from LIBER’s survey of European academic libraries as to measures in response to the delivery of services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

Federated Access to Online Resources: Principles & Recommendations For Library Services v.1 (LIBER’s FIM4L Working Group, January 2021)
“This document aims to function as a reference for libraries and publishers who want to set up an SSO connection. Principle 4 is the core principle for this action. The library has to make a choice whether it will implement principle 4.A or 4.B. This reference is intended to be beneficial for both libraries and publishers.”  Read more

Announcements | Annonces

Call for Participation: Portage Data Management Planning Expert Group (Portage, February 4)
Appel à participation: Groupe d’experts sur la planification de la gestion des données de Portage (Portage, 4 février)
Portage is currently seeking expressions of interest to join its Data Management Planning Expert Group (DMPEG). Deadline February 19. / / Le réseau Portage est actuellement à la recherche de manifestations d’intérêt pour rejoindre le Groupe d’experts sur la planification de la gestion des données (GEPGD). La date limite est le 19 février. More information  Détails

LAC’s Vision 2030: We want your input
Vision 2030 pour BAC : on veut vous entendre

Library and Archives Canada invites both staff and other stakeholders to participate in a survey that is part of their larger consultation around their Vision 2030 project. // Bibliothèque et Archives Canada invite son personnel ainsi que les autres intervenants à participer à un sondage qui fait partie de leur consultation plus large sur leur projet Vision 2030. More information  Détails
@LibraryArchives @BiblioArchives

Job Posting: Dean of Libraries & Archives, Acadia University 
"The Dean of Libraries and Archives is responsible for providing informed, judicious, and imaginative academic and professional leadership both within the Vaughan Memorial Library, the Ester Clark Wright Archives, and across the broader University." Application deadline: February 24. More information

Webinaire GT-GDR BCI - Le plan de gestion des données : partage d’expérience et d’exemples -- 17 février, 13h00 HE
« Cynthia Lisée, bibliothécaire en soutien à la recherche à l’UQAM, partagera son expérience de rédaction d’un PGD dans le cadre de son projet de recherche. Les modèles de PGD développés par le groupe d’experts de Portage sur les PGD seront par la suite présentés par Jonathan Dorey, agent de recherche, gestion des données de la recherche (INRS, ENAP, TÉLUQ). » Détails

Registration Now Open: 2021 Library Assessment Conference Virtual Session on Services -- February 18 
"Register online for the fifth session of the virtual 2020–21 Library Assessment Conference, a February 18, 2021, half-day webinar on Services." More information
@LA_Conference #LAC20 

CFP: Bibliometrics and Research Impact Community conference 2021 -- April 27 to 29
"Participants will come together to exchange tips, learn practical techniques, and hear about how bibliometrics and research impact are being applied in different institutional settings and subject areas." Submission deadline: February 19. More information


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