Advocacy & Public Policy Committee News Alerts, February 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
- Aton, Francesca. “George Washington University President Censors Artist’s Posters Protesting Beijing Winter Olympics.” ARTnews.Com, February 8, 2022.
Derris, Sarah. “Biden Reverses Trump-Era Arts Restrictions.” Hyperallergic, February 13, 2022.
Greenberger, Alex. “Paintings by Maria Prymachenko Burn as Ukrainian History Museum Weathers Destruction.” ARTnews.Com, February 28, 2022.
Liscia, Valentina Di. “Artists Withdraw Works From Russian Museums to Protest Invasion.” Hyperallergic, February 28, 2022.
Liscia, Valentina Di. “Tate Britain Will Commission Artist to ‘Critically Engage’ With Racist Mural.” Hyperallergic, February 21, 2022.
Liu, Jasmine. “Smithsonian to Exhibit 120 3D-Printed Statues of Women in Sciences.” Hyperallergic, February 14, 2022.
Reilly, Maura. “With a Majority-Female 2022 Edition, the Venice Biennale Will Make History for Women Artists.” ARTnews.Com, February 10, 2022.
Copyright, Fair Use, Image Rights/Reuse
- Canadian Heritage. “Government of Canada Introduces Legislation to Support the Next Generation of Canadian Artists and Creators.” News Release, February 2, 2022.
- Centre for Media and Social Impact. “Happy Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week 2022!” CMSI, February 23, 2022.
- Degen, John. “Opinion: Federal Copyright Repair Is an Immediate Need.” Quill and Quire, February 9, 2022.
- Geist, Michael. “Bill C-11’s Foundational Faults, Part Two: The Regulate-It-All Approach of Treating All Audio-Visual Content as a ‘Program.’” MichaelGeist.Ca, February 23, 2022.
- Gibson Dunn. “Supreme Court Holds That A Mistake Of Law Can Excuse An Inaccurate Copyright Registration.” Gibson Dunn, February 24, 2022
- Kinsella, Eileen. “Can A.I.-Generated Art Receive Copyright Protection? U.S. Authorities Say No, Citing a Lack of ‘Human Authorship.’” Artnet News, February 23, 2022.
- Rosati, Eleonora. “US Copyright Office Refuses to Register AI-Generated Work, Finding That ‘Human Authorship Is a Prerequisite to Copyright Protection.’” The IPKat, February 17, 2022.
- Trendacosta, Katharine. “Tell the Copyright Office Who Is Really Affected by Filters.” Electronic Frontier Foundation, February 2, 2022.
- De Farber, Bess G. "Creating Fundable Grant Proposals." American Libraries, March 1, 2021.
- Morales, Macey. “American Library Association Partners with Estée Lauder Companies on Pilot Grant Project to Boost Literacy and Digital Skills of At-Risk Youth.” ALA, News and Press Center, February 7, 2022.
- “Library Receives National Grant for Women’s Suffrage Discussion Project." Coshocton Beacon Today, February 6, 2022.
- Peet, Lisa. "Uncertain Times: Budgets and Funding 2022." Library Journal, February 1, 2022.
Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access (IDEA)
- blackshsi. “The Black Librarian in America: Reflections, Resistance, and Reawakening to Be Released in February 2022.” Black Caucus American Library Association, February 3, 2022.
- Doyle, Chris. “Plesantville Black History Month Art Exhibit Both a Show and a Rally for Justice.” Press of Atlantic City, February 28, 2022.
- Gross, Tina. "Search Terms Up for Debate: The Politics and Purpose of Library Subject Headings." Perspectives on History, February 15, 2022.
- Moliere, Ashley. “Portraits Featured in Richmond Art Show Highlight Complexity of Black Experience | CBC News.” CBC, February 21, 2022.
- Rosenberg, Rachel. “Clara Stanton Jones: Librarian and Advocate.” BOOK RIOT, February 28, 2022.
- Wells, Tabitha. “Black History Month Through the Eyes of an Artist: DCCBA Hosts Order of Canada Recipient for Virtual Event.” Orangeville Banner, February 27, 2022.
- Wittich, Jake. “Gerber/Hart Library Shares The Untold Stories Of Chicago’s LGBTQ Past.” Block Club Chicago, February 14, 2022.
Intellectual Freedom/Access to Information
- Beauchamp, Zack. “Why Book Banning Is Back.” Vox, February 10, 2022.
- McColgan, Katherine. “CARL Welcomes Announcement of the Re-Examination of the Bill for Harmful Content Online.” Canadian Association of Research Libraries, February 4, 2022.
- Gabbatt, Adam. “Books Bans and ‘Gag Orders’: The US Schools Crackdown No One Asked For.” The Guardian, February 21, 2022.
- Helmore, Edward. “Toni Morrison Novel The Bluest Eye off Banned List in St Louis Schools.” The Guardian, February 27, 2022.
- Kurtz, Stanley. “Opinion | The Battle for the Soul of the Library.” The New York Times, February 24, 2022.
- “Annotating the UNESCO Recommendation on OER – OEGlobal.” Open Education Global, February 3, 2022.
- Freeland, Chris. "The Decentralized Web: An Introduction.” Internet Archive Blogs, February 15, 2022.
- Open Education Week. “Contribute to Open Education Week.” Open Education Global, February 28, 2022.
- OEG Voices. “OEG Voices 029: Three From B.C., Open Education Award Winners.” A Podcast from Open Education Global, 7 February 7, 2022.
- OEG Voices. “OEG Voices 030: Nicole Neutzling and Verena Roberts on the Into the Open Podcast.” A Podcast from Open Education Global, February 21, 2022.
- Rossi, Alexis. “New Additions to the Internet Archive for January 2022 - Internet Archive Blogs.” Internet Archive Blogs, February 4, 2022.
- Chow, Vivienne. “Crypto Investor and NFT Creator Pak on Why They Don’t Identify as an Artist, and Their Recent Collaboration With Julian Assange.” Artnet News, February 7, 2022.
- Maizels, Michael, and Adam Au. “We Are All Going Public: Privacy Rules, Tax Shelters and the Future History of Art.” Cointelegraph, February 20, 2022.
- Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada. “The OPC Responds to Senator’s Competition Act Consultation.” Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, February 21, 2022.
- Guarglia, Matthew. "Victory! San Francisco Mayor Withdraws Harmful Measure Against Surveillance Oversight Law." Electronic Frontier Foundation, March 1, 2021.
- Berry, Dorothy. “Introducing ‘Archives Unbound.’” JSTOR Daily, February 24, 2022.
- Bogost, Ian. “The Internet Is Just Investment Banking Now.” The Atlantic, February 4, 2022.
- Institute of Museum and Library Services. “FCC Partners with IMLS to Address Digital Divide on Tribal Lands.” Accessed February 28, 2022.
- Hines, Shawnda. “ALA, Leading Digital Inclusion Advocates Launch Airwaves for Equity Coalition.” News and Press Center, February 23, 2022.
- Jhala, Kabir. “Eternal Return: Italian Museums to Sell Digital Copies of Masterpieces by Leonardo, Caravaggio and Modigliani.” The Art Newspaper, February 11, 2022.
- Library Freedom Project. “We Demand Accountability from Hoopla Digital and OverDrive Regarding the Platforming of Fascist….” Medium, February 22, 2022.
- Liu, Jasmine. “Wikipedia Launches ‘Wiki Unseen,’ Commissioning Artists To Paint Portraits of BIPOC Figures.” Hyperallergic, February 9, 2022.
- Recker, Jane. “This Deepfake Exhibition Shows How Convincing the New Technology Can Be.” Smithsonian Magazine, February 23, 2022.
- Shieh, Jackie. “Smithsonian Libraries and Archives & Wikidata: Plans Become Projects.” Smithsonian Libraries and Archives Blog, February 17, 2022.
- Wiener, Anna. “The Rise of ‘Immersive’ Art.” The New Yorker, February 10, 2022.
- Hines, Shawnda. “ALA Encourages Library Workers to Ascertain Eligibility and Apply for Public Service Loan Forgiveness Waiver before October 31.” ALA News and Press Center, January 31, 2022.
- Merritt, Elizabeth. “The Future of Museum Labor: Exploring the Latest COVID Impact Data.” American Alliance of Museums, February 17, 2022.
- Rea, Amy. “Library Workers Unite: Unionization Efforts Grow Across All Sectors.” Library Journal, February 14, 2022.
- Robinson, Kristina Kay. “Nearly Half Of US Museums Plan To Increase Staff, New Survey Finds.” Hyperallergic, February 22, 2022.
- Slisco, Aila. “Museum of Natural History Worker Says She Was Fired for Unionizing over COVID Safety.” Newsweek, February 1, 2022.
- Small, Zachary. “U.S. Museums See Rise in Unions Even as Labor Movement Slumps - The New York Times.” The New York Times, February 21, 2022.
- Yamasaki, Parker. “The Art of Organizing: How The Art Institute and SAIC Formed a Historic Union.” Newcity, February 28, 2022.
This issue of News Alerts was compiled by Freyja Catton, Sarah Hamerman, Rachel Harris, Petra Warren, and Michael Wirtz.