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Canada’s New Digital Research Infrastructure Organization Names Inaugural Researcher Council (NDRIO, September 24)
La Nouvelle organisation d’infrastructure de recherche numérique du Canada annonce la composition inaugurale du Conseil des chercheurs (NOIRN, 24 septembre)
"NDRIO is pleased to announce the selection of 22 multi-disciplinary researchers to its first Researcher Council." // « La NOIRN est heureuse d’annoncer les noms des 22 chercheurs multidisciplinaires qui seront les premiers membres du Conseil des chercheurs ». Read more Lire la suite

Association of Research Libraries Files Amicus Brief in Michigan Supreme Court Case Ahmad v. University of Michigan (ARL, September 30)
This case involves "the use of a public records request to circumvent a deed of gift" and "ARL’s overarching concern […] is that an adverse outcome for the University of Michigan could set precedent for other states with public records laws, effectively invalidating past deeds of gift that public institutions have negotiated with donors and preventing future donors from trusting public institutions with sensitive material." Read more

Campaign to Investigate the Academic eBook Market (, September 25)
Launched September 28 by a “group of academic librarians, researchers and university lecturers,” this petition calls on the UK government “to urgently investigate the academic publishing industry over its ebook pricing and licensing practices.” The letter currently has over 1,000 signatories. Read more

Articles & Reports | Articles et rapports

Portage Summer Highlights (Portage, September 24)
Faits saillants de l’été à Portage (Portage, 24 septembre)
Recent highlights of work by Portage in support of research data management. // Faits saillants des efforts récents de Portage à l’appui de la gestion des données de recherche. Read more Lire la suite

New RDM Guidance from the Portage COVID-19 Working Group (Portage, September 30)
Nouvelles directives du Groupe de travail sur la COVID-19 concernant la GDR (Portage, 30 septembre)
The Portage COVID-19 Working Group has just released five new guidance documents that were developed to help support research data management in accordance with the RDA COVID-19 Guidelines and Recommendations. // Le Groupe de travail sur la COVID-19 de Portage vient de publier cinq nouvelles directives qui ont été créées pour faciliter la gestion des données de recherche conformément aux recommandations et directives du RDA.  Read more Lire la suite

Revised Draft: Cataloguing Code of Ethics Available for Public Comment (Cataloging Ethics Steering Committee, September 28)
Following up on the first draft distributed for comment in July, the Cataloging Ethics Steering Committee (with representatives from the cataloguing communities of the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom) has released a revised draft “Cataloguing Code of Ethics.” Comments on this new draft are being accepted until October 7. Read more

New Report: Open Access: An Analysis of Publisher Copyright and Licensing Policies in Europe, 2020 (C. Morrison, J. Secker, B. Vezina, I. Labastida I Juan, & V. Proudman, SPARC Europe, September 30)
“This analysis, which presents the results of a research study that was completed in the summer of 2020, explores copyright and licensing practices amongst prominent journal publishers and OA publishers in DOAJ in Europe” (from press release). Read more

Les ressources éducatives libres… Une solution temporaire ou pour l’avenir ? (M.-È. Truchon, Info-documentation, septembre 2020)
« La pandémie qui nous frappe actuellement pourrait être l’occasion parfaite pour le personnel des bibliothèques de mettre en valeur auprès du corps professoral une initiative moins connue, mais de plus en plus populaire : les ressources éducatives libres (REL) ou open educational resource (OER) dans leur version originale. » Lire la suite

New Report: Implementing Effective Data Practices: Stakeholder Recommendations for Collaborative Research Support (ARL, September 25)
“In this report, experts from library, research, and scientific communities provide key recommendations for effective data practices to support a more open research ecosystem.” Read more

Creating Diversity in Libraries: Management Perspectives (M. Hosoi, G. Evans, & N. S. Kirkpatrick, Library & Leadership Management, Volume 34, Number 4, 2020)
This study looks at “what libraries, individual managers, and minority librarians can do to cultivate diversity based on findings from management literature” while “linking those findings with practical steps that libraries, managers, and minority librarians can take to increase diversity in libraries.” Read more

New Report: Transitioning to the Next Generation of Metadata (K. Smith-Yoshimura, OCLC Research, October 1)
In this document, Smith-Yoshimura summarizes six years (!) of discussions by the OCLC Research Library Partners Metadata Managers Focus Group. The report includes five sections: The Transition to Linked Data and Identifiers; Describing “Inside-Out” and “Facilitated” Collections; Evolution of “Metadata as a Service"; Preparing for Future Staffing Requirements; and Impact. Read more
@OCLC @KarenS_Y

Digital Preservation Community Survey Findings Report (Open Preservation Foundation, September 28)
This report presents the “findings report and anonymised raw data from the OPF digital preservation community survey. With responses gathered from 98 organisations in 31 countries, the results provide an interesting snapshot of the digital preservation landscape today.” Read more

Announcements | Annonces

Portage – Global Water Futures Webinar: 5 Reasons Why You Should Know the CaSPAr and CUIZINART – October 14, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. ET
Webinaire Portage – Global Water Futures : 5 Reasons Why You Should Know the CaSPAr and CUIZINART – 14 Octobre,13 h - 14 h HE
The webinar will focus on introducing the Canadian Surface Prediction Archive (CaSPAr) that provides an archive of environment and climate change Canada’s (ECCC’s) numerical weather predictions and allows the user to request custom subsets of the data. // Ce webinaire présentera l’Archive canadienne de prédiction des surfaces (CaSPAr) offrant une archive des prévisions météorologiques numériques d’Environnement et Changements climatiques Canada (ECCC) et permettant aux utilisateurs de faire des requêtes de sous-ensembles de données sur mesure.  More information Détails
@portageCARLABRC @GWFutures

Série de webinaires de la fabrique REL – à partir du 1er octobre
Ces webinaires traiteront de divers aspects de l’enseignement-apprentissage en formation à distance. Détails 
@USherbrooke @UMontreal @universitelaval #FabriqueREL 

Call for Proposals, CNI Fall ’20 Meeting – November 10 - December 15, 2020 (virtual)
Proposals are now being accepted for project briefings to be presented during CNI’s Fall 2020 Membership Meeting. Various deadlines between October 19-26. More information

ACRL Presents Webcast: Reopening Campus During the Pandemic: Treading Water in the Deep End – October 6, 1:00-2:00 p.m. CT  
"Join the dean and access services librarian from the University of Nebraska at Omaha to hear what their university and library did to prepare for reopening, and what they’re doing now to keep students safe and cared for on campus." More information

Registration is Now Open for the CC Global Summit! Join Us on 19–23 October! (virtual)
For the first time this event has been moved entirely online, which has enabled Creative Commons "to support multiple time zones and languages as well as host two keynote panels and over 150 sessions with more than 200 speakers across 40 countries." More information
@creativecommons #CCGlobalSummit 


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