Advocacy & Public Policy Committee News Alert, October 2021
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. The articles complied in the News Alerts bring to the forefront recent news from a range of perspectives designed to elicit discussion; they are not compiled to represent the views of ARLIS as an organization or the members of the Advocacy and Public Policy Committee.
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Activism and Social Justice in the Arts
- Liscia, Valentina Di. “As Boycott of Havana Biennial Gains Steam, Artists Withdraw.” Hyperallergic, October 18, 2021.
- Liscia, Valentina Di. “Indigenous Artists Voice Support for Land Restitution in New Billboard Campaign.” Hyperallergic, October 6, 2021.
- Liscia, Valentina Di. “Legal Precedents or Reparations? Lawsuit Against Harvard May Decide Who Owns Images of Enslaved People.” Hyperallergic, October 27, 2021.
- Mattei, Shanti Escalante-De. “Following Social Media Censorship, Viennese Museums Take Their Art to OnlyFans.” ARTnews.Com, October 18, 2021.
- O’Grady, Megan. “The Artists Bringing Activism Into and Beyond Gallery Spaces.” The New York Times, October 1, 2021.
Copyright, Fair Use, Image Rights/Reuse
- Anukem, Ony. “The 2021 CC Global Summit Keynotes Are Here!” Creative Commons, October 14, 2021.
- Green, Cable. “Introducing InclusiveAccess.Org.” Creative Commons, October 6, 2021.
- Maxwell, Andy. “ESA Reports Game Piracy, File-Hosting and Cheating Sites To US Government.” TorrentFreak, October 13, 2021.
- Stempniak, Marty. “Final Rule Quashes Copyright Concern, Allowing Device Owners to Repair Their Imaging Devices.” Radiology Business, October 29, 2021.
- U.S. Copyright Office. “New Crowdsourcing Campaign Focuses on Early Copyright Records.” NewsNet, October 7, 2021.
- Van der Sar, Ernesto. “EU Parliament Committee Adopts Digital Services Act.” TorrentFreak, October 1, 2021.
- Van der Sar, Ernesto. “GitHub Pulls Site and Repo of Pirate Proxy Service ‘Unblockit’ Offline.” TorrentFreak, October 13, 2021.
- Van der Sar, Ernesto. “ResearchGate Removes 200,000 ‘Infringing’ Files After Takedown Tidal Wave,” TorrentFreak, September 24, 2021.
- Van der Sar, Ernesto. “US Copyright Office Expands Jailbreaking Exemption to Roku and Apple TV.” TorrentFreak, October 28, 2021.
- “$15 Million in American Rescue Plan Grants Awarded to Museums, Libraries, and Native Communities.” IMLS, October 26, 2021.
- Anania, Billy. “A Bipartisan Bill Aims to Assist Arts Workers.” Hyperallergic, October 3, 2021.
- Iyengar, Sunil. “Agents for Recovery—Going Local with Federal Arts Spending.” NEA, October 4, 2021.
- “NEH Awards $87.8 Million in ARP Relief Funding for Economic Recovery to Cultural and Educational Institutions.” NEH, October 4, 2021.
- Peet, Lisa. “University of North Carolina Libraries’ Funding Cut By $5 Million.” Library Journal, October 12, 2021.
- Sharp, Sarah Rose. “Ford Foundation Invests $50M in the Power That Art and Narrative Can Change Ideas.” Hyperallergic, October 21, 2021.
Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access (IDEA)
- Anderson, Brenda, Carrie Bourassa, Shauneen Pete, Wendee Kubik, and Mary RucklosHampton. “Global Femicide.” October 5, 2021.
- Jebara, Paul. “LGBTQIA+ Museums To Visit.” Thrillist, October 6, 2021.
- MacKay, Marlo. “Finding Our History: A Conversation About LGBT Collections and Exhibitions (Webinar).” THE LIBVINE, October 26, 2021.
- Peet, Lisa. “NYC Libraries Go Fine Free.” Library Journal, October 5, 2021.
- Tang, Rong, Xan Goodman, Rebecca Davis, Jia Tina Du, Bridgett Pride, and David Leonard.
“Antiracism in the LIS Profession: Not Just Lip Service.” Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology, October 13, 2021.
- Wong, Harley. “Intergenerational Care: Kang Seung Lee’s Queer Archives.” ARTnews.Com, October 27, 2021.
- ViMLoC. “2021 Redux Survey Summary Results.” ViMLoC: Visible Minority Librarians of Canada, October 5, 2021.
Intellectual Freedom/Access to Information
- Handwerk, Brian. “X-Ray Technology Reveals Marie Antoinette’s Censored Secret Correspondence.” Smithsonian Magazine, October 1, 2021.
- Hixenbaugh, Mike. “Southlake, Texas, Schools Restrict Classroom Libraries after Backlash over Anti-Racist Book.” NBC News, October 8, 2021.
- Jensen, Kelly. “Censorship Attempts in Texas, New York, and More.” BOOK RIOT, October 8, 2021.
- Jensen, Kelly. “How To Fight Book Bans and Challenges: An Anti-Censorship Tool Kit.” BOOK RIOT (blog), October 7, 2021.
- “New Jersey School District Omits Librarians from Review of Several LGBTQ+ Library Books.” National Coalition Against Censorship (blog), October 28, 2021.
“Afghans Bury Paintings and Hide Books out of Fear of Taliban Crackdown on Arts and Culture.” Washington Post, September 29, 2021.
- Anukem, Ony. “You Can Now Rewatch the 2021 CC Global Summit Panel Presentations!” Creative Commons, October 22, 2021.
- Arraiza, Paloma Marin, and Gabriela Mejias. “ORCID’s 2021 Public Data File Is Now Available!” October 27, 2021.
- Ginsberg, Rachel. "'Activating Smithsonian Open Access' Proposes New Models for Interacting with Museum Collections." American Alliance of Museums, October 11 2021.
- Kahle, Brewster. “Announcements Archives.” Internet Archive Blogs, October 22, 2021. · Ohira, Yumi, and Joe Carpenter. “Capturing Diverse Voices through Oral Histories.” October 27, 2021.
- Dressler, Virginia. “Review of ‘Life After Privacy: Reclaiming Democracy in a Surveillance Society’ by Firmin Debrabander.” ALA: Choose Privacy Every Day, October 4, 2021.
- Hunter, Tatum. “QR Codes are a Privacy Problem—But Not for the Reasons You’ve Heard.” Washington Post, October 7, 2021.
- Hunter, Tatum. “Your Browser Can Tell Websites How to Treat Your Data. But Companies Didn’t Have to Listen—Until Now.” Washington Post, October 26, 2021.
- McCabe, David. “Anonymity No More? Age Checks Come to the Web.” New York Times, October 27, 2021.
- Schwartz, Adam. “Resisting the Menace of Face Recognition.” Electronic Frontier Foundation, October 26, 2021.
- Beres, Damon. "Blind People Won the Right to Break Ebook DRM. In Three Years, They'll Have to Do It Again." WIRED, October 27, 2021.
- Enis, Matt. "PLA Technology Survey Highlights Crucial Role Libraries Play in Digital Equity." LibraryJournal, October 5, 2021.
- Gooding-Call, Anna. "A Librarian's Perspective on E-Lending." BOOK RIOT, October 20, 2021.
- Kahle, Brewster. "I Set Out to Build the Next Library of Alexandria. Now I Wonder: Will There Be Libraries in 25 Years?" TIME, October 22, 2021.
- Anderson, Lauren. "Milwaukee Art Museum Workers Petition Trustees, Seeking Wage Increase, First Union Contract." BizTimes, October 29, 2021.
- Bishara, Hakim. “228 Arts Institutions Laid Off 28% of Workers After Receiving PPP Loans, Research Says.” Hyperallergic, October 12, 2021.
- Boylan, Lisa. "New Project Will Address Faculty Pay Disparities, Suggest Best Practices." Associations Now, October 22, 2021.
- Funk, Isabel. "Northwestern University Library Workers Union Seeks Formal Recognition." Daily Northwestern, October 15, 2021.
- Rayala, Sai. "Workers Call on Yale to End Subcontracting of Library Work." Yale Daily News, October 27, 2021.
- Rosalsky, Greg. "Why Are So Many Americans Quitting Their Jobs?" NPR Planet Money, October 19, 2021.
- Sullivan, Emily. "Walters Museum Workers Appeal to City Council Members in Union Efforts." WYPR News, October 14, 2021.
This issue of News Alerts was compiled by Freyja Catton, Sarah Hamerman, Rachel Harris, Lauren McDaniel, Petra Warren, and Michael Wirtz.