Advocacy & Public Policy Committee News Alerts, April 2022
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 compiled 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.
Previous issues can be found here: https://www.arlisna.org/news/appc-news-alert
Activism and Social Justice in the Arts
- Liu, Jasmine. “Glasgow Museums Will Repatriate 17 Benin Bronzes to Nigeria.” Hyperallergic, April 20, 2022.
- Liu, Jasmine. “An Online Platform Spans Millennia of South Asian Art.” Hyperallergic, April 25, 2022.
- Pogrebin, Robin. “New MoMA PS1 Director Leans Into Social Justice and Reaches Out to Long Island City.” The New York Times, April 8, 2022.
- Polonsky, Naomi. “Hundreds Storm British Museum to Protest Fossil Fuel Sponsorship.” Hyperallergic, April 25, 2022.
- Velie, Elaine. “Public Art Decreases Traffic Accidents by 17%, Report Finds.” Hyperallergic, April 19, 2022.
- Verma, Pranshmu. “Meet the 1,300 Librarians Racing to Back up Ukraine’s Digital Archives.” Washington Post, April 8, 2022.
Copyright, Fair Use, Image Rights/Reuse
- “Sharing a Comic Strip: Do You Need Permission?” Copyrightlaws.Com, April 21, 2022.
- “Duration of Copyright in Canada.” Copyrightlaws.Com, April 22, 2022.
- Carette, Nicolas. “Canadian Copyright Law: Finally Some Good News.” Copibec, April 8, 2022.
- Geist, Michael. “The Canadian Government Makes Its Choice: Implementation of Copyright Term Extension Without Mitigating Against the Harms.” April 27, 2022.
- Maxwell, Andy. “MPA Wins Piracy Battle, US Court Orders PrimeWire to Shut Down.” TorrentFreak.Com, April 21, 2022.
- U.S. Copyright Office. “Copyright Office Launches New Copyright Claims Board Website.” NewsNet, April 7, 2022.
- Van der Sar, Ernesto. “Music Industry Flags Discord and Reddit as Primary Piracy Threats.” TorrentFreak.Com, April 5, 2022.
- Van der Sar, Ernesto. “‘Upload Filters’ Don’t Violate Freedom of Expression, EU Top Court Rules,” April 26, 2022.
- “Province Slashes Ontario Library Service Funding by 50%.” CBC News, April 17, 2019.
- Jallad, Mariah. “UNT Library Receives Grant to Digitize Recordings from The Black Academy of Arts and Letters.” Arts and Culture, KERA News, March 18, 2022.
- Liu, Jasmine. “Creative Sectors Made Up Nearly a Quarter of California’s Economy in 2020.” Hyperallergic, April 18, 2022.
- Reilly, Leslie L.J. “Center for Comics Studies Promotes Scholarship Through Graphic Media." NewsCenter, SDSU, April 19, 2022.
Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access (IDEA)
- Betz, Gail. “Navigating the Academic Hiring Process with Disabilities.” In the Library with the Lead Pipe, April 6, 2022.
- Liu, Jasmine. “House Passes Bill to Study a National Asian Pacific American Museum.” Hyperallergic, April 28, 2022.
- Peet, Lisa. “BIPOC Alumni Scholarship Fund Established at UT Austin ISchool.” Library Journal, April 1, 2022.
- Pogrebin, Robin. “Museums Change Their Approach to Showing White Male Artists.” The New York Times, April 27, 2022.
- Woodcock, Claire. “Ebook Services Are Bringing Unhinged Conspiracy Books into Public Libraries.” Vice, April 20, 2022.
Intellectual Freedom/Access to Information
- Coleman, Tina. “GNCRT Seeks Information about Censorship of Comics in Schools and Libraries.” ALA News and Press Center, April 15, 2022.
- Gowen, Annie. “Censorship Battles’ New Frontier: Your Public Library.” Washington Post, April 17, 2022.
- Jensen, Kelly. “You Don’t Solve Book Bans by Banning More Books: Book Censorship News, April 29, 2022.” BOOK RIOT, April 29, 2022.
- Kayyali, Dia. “Elon Musk’s ‘Free Speech’ Will Be a Nightmare For Trans People on Twitter.” Vice, April 28, 2022.
- Maxwell, Andy. “Sci-Hub Only Option For Academics In Russia After Major Publishers Pull Out." TorrentFreak.Com, April 5, 2022.
- Shivaram, Deepa. “New York Public Library Makes Banned Books Available for Free.” NPR, April 15, 2022.
- Williams, Emily. “This Small Library Off the Coast of Maine Is Collecting Banned Books." Smart News, Smithsonian Magazine, April 8, 2022.
- Jensen, Kelly. “Tennessee Lawmaker Suggests Burning Banned Books.” BOOK RIOT, April 28, 2022.
- "Global Report on the State of Journalism Released." Creative Commons. April 8, 2022.
- "Creative Commons welcomes landmark agreement in Europe on Digital Services Act." Creative Commons. April 25, 2022.
- Harris, Dee. "US, partner countries launch declaration for the internet." Creative Commons. April 28, 2022.
- Vezina, Brigitte. "CC publishes policy paper titled Towards Better Sharing of Cultural Heritage — An Agenda for Copyright Reform." Creative Commons, April 4, 2022.
- Chen, Brian X. “How You’re Still Being Tracked on the Internet." The New York Times, April 6, 2022.
- Clark, Mitchell. “Google Can Now Remove Search Results That Dox You without Second-Guessing Intent.” The Verge, April 27, 2022.
- Franceschi-Bicchieriai, Lorenzo. “Facebook Doesn’t Know What It Does With Your Data, Or Where It Goes: Leaked Document.” Motherboard: Tech by VICE, April 26, 2022.
- Kelley, Jason. “Canvas and Other Online Learning Platforms Aren’t Perfect—Just Ask Students.” Electronic Frontier Foundation, April 27, 2022.
- Tsukayama, Hayley. “California: Speak Up For Biometric and Student Privacy.” Electronic Frontier Foundation, April 1, 2022.
- Holmes, Anne. “Rare Book and Special Collections Division Digitizes 40 Years of Poetry Project Sound Recordings.” From the Catbird Seat: Poetry & Literature at the Library of Congress, April 18, 2022.
- Lilly, Caitlin. “Las Vegas Valley Libraries to Offer Smart Phones to Low-Income Residents.” Fox5 Vegas, April 22, 2022.
- Magazine, Smithsonian, and Antonia Mufarech. “A Library’s Mysterious Trove of Wax Cylinders Will Soon Break Its Century-Long Silence.” Smithsonian Magazine, April 27, 2022.
- Murphy, Bob. “OCLC and Google Now Connect Web Searchers Directly to Library Collections.” OCLC, April 13, 2022.
- Price, Gary. “New Report: “Canadians’ Use of the Internet and Digital Technologies Before and During COVID-19 Pandemic.” LJ InfoDOCKET, April 28, 2022.
- Ulaby, Neda. “Museums Turn to Immersive Tech to Preserve the Stories of Aging Holocaust Survivors.” NPR, April 10, 2022.
- Anania, Billy. “Artists Can Build Power as Workers.” Jacobin, April 3, 2022.
- Cortes, Amber. “Seattle Art Museum Guards Are Trying to Unionize, But It Hasn’t Been Easy.” Hyperallergic, April 21, 2022.
- Hogan, Gwynne. “NYC’s Pay Transparency Law to Take Effect in November, after Council Votes to Delay Implementation.” Gothamist, April 28, 2022.
- Lingo, Emma. “Daniel Boone Regional Library Union Election Expected in May.” Columbia Missourian, April 14, 2022.
- Peel, Sophie. “Multnomah County Librarians Say They’re No Longer Willing to Work as De Facto Security Guards.” Willamette Week, April 13, 2022.
- Pitkin, Daisy. “The Gospel of Organizing.” The Baffler, April 21, 2022.
- Segalovich, Isabella. “Philadelphia Museum of Art Workers Rally for ‘Fair Contract’ as Negotiations Stall.” Hyperallergic, April 4, 2022.
- Velie, Elaine. “Workers at NYC’s Film Forum Are Pushing to Unionize.” Hyperallergic, April 26, 2022.
This issue of News Alerts was compiled by Freyja Catton, Sarah Hamerman, and Petra Warren.