Advocacy and Public Policy Committee News Alerts v. 6 n. 10, October 2020
Advocacy & Public Policy Committee News Alerts support the committee's mission to monitor governmental activities and social justice issues affecting the professional interests of ARLIS/NA and to keep the ARLIS/NA membership informed. The monthly alerts are intended to be conversation starters, help members keep up on public policy issues and alert members to new developments.
Previous issues can be found here.
- Barber, Gregory. "It’s Time to Talk About Covid-19 and Surfaces Again. Wired, October 20, 2020.
- Peet, Lisa. "Multnomah County Library Dials Back Layoffs; Employees Call Out Systemic Racism, Top-Down Management." Library Journal, October 2, 2020.
- "The World Health Organization and Wikimedia Foundation Expand Access to Trusted Information about COVID-19 on Wikipedia." WHO.Int, October 22, 2020.
- Zafra, Mariano, and Javier Salas. "A Room, a Bar and a Classroom: How the Coronavirus Is Spread through the Air." EL PAÍS, October 28, 2020.
Activism and Social Justice in the Arts
- Bishara, Hakim. “An Augmented Reality App Connects the Life of an Opioid Victim to the Met Museum’s Sackler Wing.” Hyperallergic, October 27, 2020.
- Jacobs, Julia. “After Backlash, Philip Guston Retrospective to Open in 2022.” The New York Times, October 28, 2020.
- Jacobs, Julia. “How a Medusa Sculpture From a Decade Ago Became #MeToo Art.” The New York Times, October 13, 2020.
- Liscia, Valentina Di. “Carrie Mae Weems Takes Over Lincoln Center to Highlight COVID-19 Impact on Communities of Color.” Hyperallergic, October 15, 2020.
- Liscia, Valentina Di. “Forensic Architecture and Bellingcat Map Police Brutality at Black Lives Matter Protests.” Hyperallergic, October 30, 2020.
- Lopez, Ruth. “Chicago Students Help Jenny Holzer Get out the Vote.” The Art Newspaper, October 26, 2020.
- Vartanian, Hrag. “In Striking Photos, Black Mothers Contemplate the Reality Facing Their Sons.” Hyperallergic, October 6, 2020.
- Weber, Jasmine. “Graphic and Street Artists Design Vibrant Posters to Get Out the Vote.” Hyperallergic, October 27, 2020.
Copyright, Fair Use, Image Rights/Reuse
- Albanese, Andrew. "Publishers Escape Fee Award as GSU E-Reserves Case Finally Ends." Publishers Weekly, October 2, 2020.
- U.S. Copyright Office. "U.S. Copyright Office Launches Digital Millennium Copyright Act Webpage." NewsNet, Issue 853, September 30, 2020.
- "From the Museum to the Classroom: Expanding a Nationwide Digital Learning Collaboration." IMLS, October 8, 2020.
- "IMLS Funds Museum Initiative to Bring Game Design Education to Underserved Teens." IMLS, October 1, 2020.
- Price, Gary. "IMLS Funds Five Pandemic Response, Professional Development, Digital Inclusion Library Projects." Infodocket, October 21, 2020.
Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access (IDEA)
- Block, Melissa. "Agencies, Contractors Suspend Diversity Training To Avoid Violating Trump Order." NPR.org, October 30, 2020.
- Miranda, Carolina A. "Are Art Museums Still Racist? The COVID Reset." Los Angeles Times, October 22, 2020.
- "OU Librarians and Archivists Submit Proposal to Change a Library Subject Heading." University Libraries at the University of Oklahoma, September 24, 2020.
- Tai, Jessica. "Cultural Humility as a Framework for Anti-Oppressive Archival Description." Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies 3 (Spring 2020).
Intellectual Freedom/Access to Information
- "Digital Technologies and Social Development: We Need Meaningful Inclusion Efforts." IFLA.org, October 27, 2020.
- Forline, Anne. "Library Community Calls for End to New Jersey's Digital Divide." South Jersey Observer, October 22, 2020.
- Klar, Rebecca. "FCC Reaffirms Order Rolling Back Net Neutrality Regulations." The Hill, October 27, 2020.
- "Marygrove Library: A Living Legacy." Archive.org, October 19, 2020.
- Stockton, Jill. "Libraries Celebrates [sic] Banned Books Virtually." Nevada Today, October 9, 2020.
- Brainard, Jeffrey. “New PLOS Pricing Test Could Signal End of Scientists Paying to Publish Free Papers.” Science | AAAS, October 15, 2020.
- Bunker, Jordan. “Why Open Access Is Necessary for Makers.” Electronic Frontier Foundation, October 23, 2020.
- Harmon, Elliot. “Open Access Must Be the Rule, Not the Exception.” Electronic Frontier Foundation, October 21, 2020.
- Noorden, Richard Van. “Nature Journals Announce First Open-Access Agreement.” Nature. Nature Publishing Group, October 20, 2020.
- Shelomi, Matan. “Opinion: Using Pokémon to Detect Scientific Misinformation.” The Scientist Magazine, November 1, 2020.
- Carpenter, Todd A. "Elsevier Has Deployed an End-User Tracking Tool for Security. Should Users Be Concerned About Their Privacy?" The Scholarly Kitchen, October 13, 2020.
- Khalid, Amrita. "How Covid-19 Turned College Campuses Into Surveillance Machines." OneZero, October 21, 2020.
- Ng, Alfred. "Google Is Giving Data to Police Based on Search Keywords, Court Docs Show." CNET, October 8, 2020.
- Whittaker, Zack. "Zoom Launches End-to-End Encryption for Free Meetings—with a Catch." TechCrunch, October 27, 2020.
- Wiener, Anna. "Taking Back Our Privacy." The New Yorker, October 19, 2020.
- Binder, Matt. "Internet Archive Rolls Out Fact-Checking on Archived Webpages." Mashable, November 3, 2020.
- Falcon, Ernesto. "California Is Putting Together A Broadband Plan. We Have Thoughts." Electronic Frontier Foundation, October 16, 2020.
- "Tech on the Ballot in November." The Markup, October 22, 2020.
- Anonymous. "Sickness on a Ticking Clock: Mental Illness and Precarity in a Term-Limited Position." LIS Mental Health, October 10, 2020.
- Rodriguez, Sandy, and Ruth Kitchin Tillman. "Out of Silence, Toward Solidarity," October 22, 2020.
- Stahl, Lynne. "Librarian, Read Thyself." The Rambling, October 23, 2020.
- "Talking About Contingency At Work," Collective Responsibility Labor Advocacy Toolkit, October 13, 2020.
This issue of News Alerts was compiled by Sarah Hamerman, Serenity Ibsen, Karly Wildenhaus, Lynora Williams, and Michael Wirtz.