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CARL Members Release 2019-2020 Journal Subscription Cost Data and Earlier Data (CARL, February 16)
Les membres de l’ABRC diffusent les données sur les coûts d’abonnement aux revues savantes de 2019-2020 ainsi que des données antérieures (ABRC, 16 février)
CARL’s university library members have released their expenditure data for journal and database subscriptions licensed through CRKN in 2019-2020, as well as earlier datasets, from 2014-2015 and 2015-2016. // Les bibliothèques universitaires membres de l’ABRC ont publié leurs données sur les dépenses pour les abonnements aux revues savantes et aux bases de données sous licence par l’entremise du RCDR en 2019-2020, ainsi que deux ensembles de données antérieures, de 2014-2015 et de 2015-2016. Read more Lire la suite
@carlabrc @crkn_rcdr

DMP Assistant Shutdown ahead of 2.0 Launch (Portage, February 16)
Arrêt de l’Assistant PGD avant le lancement de la version 2.0 (Portage, 16 février)
In preparation for the imminent launch of the DMP Assistant 2.0, the platform will be unavailable from Monday, February 22 to Monday, March 1, 2021 to allow for final migration of data. // En préparation au lancement imminent de l’Assistant PGD 2.0, la plateforme ne sera pas disponible du lundi 22 février au lundi 1er mars 2021 pour permettre la migration finale des données. Read more Lire la suite

New DMP Brief Guides and Primers! (Portage, February 18)
Nouveaux guides sommaires et introductions sur les PGD! (Portage, 18 février)
Portage has published new DMP Brief Guides and Primers, in English and French, to assist researchers who are new to creating data management plans. These convenient two-page resources cover the basics of what a DMP is, why researchers should create a DMP, what the standard components of a DMP are, and how researchers can create their own DMPs. // Portage a publié de nouveaux guides sommaires et introductions sur les PGD en anglais et en français pour aider les chercheurs qui commencent dans le domaine des plans de gestion des données. Ces ressources pratiques de deux pages expliquent les fondements d’un PGD, les raisons pour lesquelles les chercheurs devraient créer un PGD, les éléments courants d’un PGD et la manière dont les chercheurs peuvent créer leur propre PGD. Read more Lire la suite

Government of Canada Launches Consultation on How to Implement its CUSMA Commitment to Extend Canada’s General Copyright Term of Protection (Canadian Heritage, February 11)
Le gouvernement du Canada lance une consultation sur la façon de mettre en œuvre son engagement de prolonger la durée de protection générale du droit d’auteur au Canada dans le cadre de l’Accord Canada–États-Unis–Mexique (Patrimoine canadien, 11 février)
In light of Canada’s commitment via CUSMA to extend its term of copyright, Canadian Heritage has launched “a public consultation to consider whether to adopt accompanying measures to mitigate the potential implications of this longer term of protection.” // Étant donné l'engagement du Canada via l'ACEUM à prolonger la durée de son droit d'auteur, Patrimoine canadien a lancé « une consultation publique afin de déterminer s’il y a lieu d’adopter des mesures d’accompagnement pour atténuer les répercussions possibles de cette durée de protection prolongée. » Read more Lire la suite
@CdnHeritage @Patrimoinecdn

Hundreds of ‘Predatory’ Journals Indexed on Leading Scholarly Database (D. Singh Chawla, Nature, February 8)
It is worth noting that the study featured in this article uses the defunct (and contentious) Beall’s list to identify “predatory” journals, but nevertheless interesting that although in many cases Scopus no longer indexes these journals, it has not sought to remove the entries previously added. Read more

Articles & Reports | Articles et rapports

Afraid to Lead: Canadian Government Launches Timid Consultation on Implementing Copyright Term Extension (M. Geist, February 12)
Geist criticizes the government’s consultation regarding copyright term extension, suggesting the short time period for submitting responses amounts to “consultation theatre,” and expresses disappointment that a registration system is not included as a proposed strategy. Read more

The Shifting Landscape for Intellectual Freedom: Recent Challenges in Canadian Libraries (D. Thomas, Freedom to Read, February 16)
This post summarizes the intellectual freedom challenges reported by libraries via CFLA’s 2019-2020 survey, adding some characterizations of the types of challenges that are increasingly arising, and the ongoing tension between intellectual freedom absolutism and striving for inclusion in our spaces. Read more
@Freedom_to_Read @CFLAFCAB

Much More than a Mere Technology: A Systematic Review of Wikidata in Libraries (K. Tharani, Journal of Academic Librarianship, Volume 47, Issue 2, March 2021)
“Based on a systematic review of the Library and Information Studies (LIS) literature, this study [by University of Saskatchewan librarian Karim Tharani] explores how and why Wikidata is being used in libraries as well as what are some of the benefits and barriers that have surfaced as a result of the early experimentation of Wikidata during its first decade of existence." Read more

Exploring the Public Evidence on Open Access Monographs (M. Altman, January 14)
"In this blog post we look at the open data available on monograph publication, and use it to explore patterns and trends in open monograph publishing. This blog post takes the form of a guided, interactive, reproducible data analysis based on currently available public data. We aim for this exploration to inform libraries, publishers, and authors about the landscape, and prepare for future transitions to open access." Read more
@mitlibraries @drmaltman

Research Article: Grey Literature: Advocating for Diverse Voices, Increased Use, Improved Access, and Preservation (W. Marsolek, S. L. Farrell, J. A. Kelly, & K. Cooper, College & Research Library News, Vol 82, No 2)
In their research, the authors “further explore[d] the role of GL [grey literature] across disciplines of our institution. We examined the current levels of GL in databases and institutional repositories, and surveyed and interviewed faculty on their relationship with GL. This research found a lack of diverse voices in GL holdings and issues in preservation and access. [...] Finally, we offer several ways that libraries can accomplish this goal." Read more

Indigenous Librarianship: Theory, Practices, and Means of Social Action (U. Gosart, IFLA Journal, February 2021)
"This study maps the domain of indigenous librarianship. It conceives this field as constituted by theoretical, applied, and advocacy components. Indigeneity is theorized as an instrument that advances principles of indigenous rights in professional fields such as librarianship." *Note: Free access for one month onlyRead more

Explaining the Rights Retention Strategy (L. Janicke Hinchcliffe, Scholarly Kitchen, February 17)
This post is a good overview of the cOAlition S rights retention strategy, how it is being perceived and applied, and challenges that are arising as a result. Read more
@lisalibrarian @scholarlykitchn

Making the Library More Inclusive by Learning from Black Students – Association of Research Libraries (ARL, February 16)
This post describes how, “in 2019, the Assessment & User Experience Department at Duke University Libraries worked with Black students to better understand their experiences in the libraries and on campus, and to identify things the libraries could change to increase the positive experiences Black students have with library services, facilities, and materials.” Read more

Announcements | Annonces

Implementing the CARL Copyright Open Educational Resource for University Instructors and Staff on campus -- February 25, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET
Mise en œuvre de la ressource éducative libre sur le droit d’auteur de l’ABRC à l’intention du corps professoral et du personnel des universités -- 25 février, 15h à 16h HE
In December 2020, CARL released the Copyright Open Educational Resource for University Instructors and Staff. Join four of the working group members that helped build this course for an hour-long panel discussion related to how each university is approaching course implementation at their institutions. // En décembre 2020, l’ABRC a publié le Ressource éducative libre sur le droit d’auteur de l’ABRC à l’intention du corps professoral et du personnel des universités. Joignez-vous à cette discussion de 60 minutes avec quatre des membres du groupe de travail qui ont contribué à l’élaboration de ce cours sur la façon dont chaque université aborde la mise en œuvre du cours dans son établissement. More information Détails

Portage Webinar: Certify Your Data Repository – Get the Support of a Cohort! -- February 24, 1-2 p.m. ET
Webinaire Portage : Certify Your Data Repository – Get the Support of a Cohort! -- 24 février, 13h à 14h HE
An Introduction to the Portage CoreTrustSeal Repository Certification Support Cohort and Funding. // Une introduction à la cohorte et au financement de Portage en soutien à la certification CoreTrustSeal des dépôts.  More information Détails

Call for Nominations: CRKN Canadiana Trustworthy Digital Repository Audit Group
Appel aux candidatures : Groupe d’audit du dépôt numérique fiable de Canadiana

"The Preservation and Access Committee  invites nominations to fill up to nine positions on the new Canadiana Trustworthy Digital Repository Review Audit Group (CTDR Audit Group). The objective of the CTDR Audit Group is to audit the CRKN Trustworthy Digital Repository." Deadline: March 1. // « Le Comité de préservation et d’accès est à la recherche de candidatures afin de pourvoir jusqu’à neuf postes dans le nouveau Groupe d’audit du dépôt numérique fiable de Canadiana (DNFC). Le Groupe d’audit du DNFC doit examiner le dépôt numérique fiable du RCDR. » Date limite: 1er mars. More information Détails

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility in the GLAM -- February 24, 12-1 p.m. ET
"Dr. Kerry Badgley, ÉSIS Public Servant in Residence 2020-2021 will present his work on the GLAM sector and the need for greater inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility through co-operation, collaboration, and convergence." More information

Survey on Standards for Open Knowledge Exchange now Open
This survey is organized by Invest in Open Infrastructure in collaboration with IFLA, and aims “to ascertain the support for such a standard [a set of standards and interoperability specifications for open scholarship services] and to identify blockers to implementation.” Survey closes on February 26. More information

Free Webinar: Project Outcome 101 -- March 2, 1 p.m. CT, 2 p.m. ET
“A free, one-hour webinar to introduce you to everything the Project Outcome toolkit has to offer. Learn how to measure meaningful learning outcomes at your library and how Project Outcome can help at every step in the process, from administering surveys to presenting the results.” More information

ARL Seeks Visiting Program Officer to Advance Initiative on Digital Rights
"ARL seeks a visiting program officer with broad knowledge of digital rights issues—including controlled digital lending, digital first sale, and licensing—to work with the Association to develop a series of briefs on these and other related issues [...] Applications will be reviewed until Tuesday, March 2, 2021." More information


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