Advocacy & Public Policy Committee News Alerts, September 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 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://arlisna.org/news/advocacy-public-policy-news-alerts.
Activism and Social Justice in the Arts
- Bishara, Hakim. “Installation Commemorates Murdered Journalist Jamal Khashoggi on Saudi Crown Prince’s Birthday.” Hyperallergic, September 1, 2021.
- Bishara, Hakim. “‘This Is Class War’: Protesters Storm MoMA with Palestinian Flags and Spoons.” Hyperallergic, September 20, 2021.
- Escalante-De Mattei, Shanti. “Amid the Wealth of the Hamptons, an Indigenous Artist Builds a Residency for BIPOC Creators.” Com, September 9, 2021.
- Liscia, Valentina Di. “Criticism Grows Around Artist Chosen to Replace Mexico City’s Columbus Monument.” Hyperallergic, September 13, 2021.
- Liscia, Valentina Di. “Group of Black Women Artists Withdraws From Chicago Architecture Biennial.” Hyperallergic, September 21, 2021.
- Tavernise, Sabrina. “Virginia Removes Robert E. Lee Statue From State Capital.” The New York Times, September 8, 2021.
Copyright, Fair Use, Image Rights/Reuse
- Albanese, Andrew. “Wyden, Eshoo Question Big Five Publishers Over Their Library E-Book Practices.” Com, September 23, 2021.
- Bailey, Johnathan. “Understanding the Pearson v. Chegg Copyright Infringement Lawsuit.” Plagiarism Today, September 15, 2021.
- Balasubramani, Venkat. “When Is It Fair Use to Use a Photo to ‘Illustrate’ an Article?” Technology & Marketing Law Blog, August 31, 2021.
- com. “6 Best Practices for Legally Using Google Images.” Copyrightlaws.Com, September 30, 2021.
- Sookman, Barry. “Copyright, AI and IOT: My Submission to the Consultation.” Barry Sookman, September 20, 2021.
- Van der Sar, Ernesto. “EU Parliament Committee Adopts Digital Services Act.” TorrentFreak, October 1, 2021.
- Vaver, David. “Copyright Ownership of Movies and Films in Canada: Who’s on First?” IP Osgoode, September 23, 2021.
- Wakaruk, Amanda, Céline Gareau-Brennan, and Matthew Pietrosanu. “Introducing the Copyright Anxiety Scale.” Journal of Copyright in Education & Librarianship, September 21, 2021.
- “Creative Forces Community Engagement Grants to Provide Arts Programming for Military-Connected Individuals Nationwide.” NEA, September 15, 2021.
- Di Liscia, Valentina. “NYC Gives $26 Million for Major Queens Museum Expansion.” Hyperallergic, September 21, 2021.
- Kazakina, Katya. “The Met Museum is Deaccessioning $1 Million Worth of Photos and Prints to Fill a Revenue Shortfall Caused by the Pandemic.” ARTnews, September 21, 2021.
- Price, Gary. “Funding: National Park Service, IMLS, NEA, and NEH Announce $15.5 Million in Grants to ‘Save America’s Treasures'.” Library Journal: Info Docket, September 20, 2021.
- Price, Gary. “NISO Receives $125,000 Grant from Mellon Funding for Controlled Digital Lending (CDL) Project.” Library Journal: Info Docket, September 20, 2021.
- Sharp, Sarah Rose. “New Grant Incentivizes SF Museums to Acquire Local Art.” Hyperallergic, September 28, 2021.
Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access (IDEA)
- “BCALA Stands in Solidarity with the ALA Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT).” Black Caucus American Library Association, September 10, 2021.
- Bell, Norda A. “An Exploratory Study of Diversity Statements in Canadian Academic Librarian Job Advertisements.” The International Journal of Information, Diversity, & Inclusion (IJIDI), September 5, 2021.
- Charleyboy, Lisa. “Survivor: The Story of Phyllis Webstad and Orange Shirt Day | Canadian Geographic.” Canadian Geographic, September 30, 2020.
- Morin, Author Julie. “CARL Statement on National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.” Canadian Association of Research Libraries, September 29, 2021.
“Orange Shirt Day.” Waterloo Public Library, September 16, 2021.
- WOC + Lib. "Statement Against White Appropriation of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color's Labor." September 3, 2021.
Intellectual Freedom/Access to Information
- American Library Association. “Banned Books Week (September 26-October 2, 2021).” September 26, 2021.
- Bella, Timothy. “Pa. School District Ends Ban on List of Books by or about People of Color after Student Backlash.” Washington Post, September 25, 2021.
- Brandt, Hannah. “Central York Book Ban Inspires Donations of Thousands of Banned Books from across the Country.” ABC27, September 28, 2021.
- Leventry, Amber. “Look At Some Of The Newer Additions To The ‘Banned Books’ List––This Is Bonkers.” Scary Mommy, September 29, 2021.
- Lewallen, Ryan. “Criminal Prosecution over ‘Obscene Material’ Sought in Library Squabble.” County 17 News, October 1, 2021.
- Parini, Jay. “Opinion: Banning Books Is a Nasty Habit, Whether It Comes from the Right or Left.” CNN, September 17, 2021.
- Will, Madeline. “Calls to Ban Books by Black Authors Are Increasing Amid Critical Race Theory Debates.” Education Week, September 30, 2021.
- Lodgson, Alexis and Danya Leebaw. "Educating from the Margins: Academic Librarians and Academic Freedom." AAUP Journal of Academic Freedom Vol. 12, September 2021.
- Caldwell, Jaime. “BCcampus Award for Excellence in Open Education: Agnes d’Entremont – BCcampus.” BCcampus, September 29, 2021.
- Caldwell, Jaime. “To Print or Not to Print – BCcampus.” September 27, 2021.
- “ICDE Francophone OER Project Presenting at Several Conferences This Fall.” ICDE, September 22, 2021.
- “Open Praxis Re-Launched on New Platform with Updated Design.” ICDE, 23 September 23, 2021.
- Routhier, Peter M. “S. Congress Investigates Publisher Restrictions on Library E-Books.” Internet Archive Blogs, September 24, 2021.
- Cahill, Margaret. “MSU Museum presents exhibit on surveillance.” Fox47News, September 14, 2021.
- Cope, Sophia, Jason Kelley, and Bill Buddington. “FPF’s 2020 Student Privacy Pledge: New Pledge, Similar Problems.” EFF, September 28, 2021.
- Pilkington, Ed. “‘Panic Made Us Vulnerable’: How 9/11 Made the U.S. Surveillance State – and the Americans Who Fought Back.” Guardian, September 4, 2021.
- Swauger, Shea. “Leaving Surveillance Tech Behind in Higher Education: Towards Trust and Abolition.” TECH X BELONGING, September 2021.
- Ross, Taylor, Caitlin Kim, and Katherine Rohde. “Protecting Student Data Privacy in the Digital Age.” Regulatory Review, September 18, 2021.
- Duffy, Clare and Kerry Flynn. "Some of the Most Iconic 9/11 News Coverage is Lost. Blame Adobe Flash." CNN Business, September 10, 2021.
- Gross, Daniel A. "The Surprisingly Big Business of Library E-Books." New Yorker, September 2, 2021.
- Jensen, Kelly. "US Senate Finance Committee Presses Publishers on Library Ebook Contracts." Book Riot, September 24, 2021.
- Kuppermann, Jacob. "The Next 25 (0) Years of the Internet Archive." The Long Now Foundation, September 30, 2021.
- Library of Congress. "Nine Culture and Technology Experts Join Library of Congress Connecting Communities Digital Initiative Advisory Board." September 9, 2021.
- "New PLA Survey Highlights Role of Libraries in Digital Equity." American Libraries, September 1, 2021.
- Benshoff, Laura. "Public Jobs Recovering Slower than Private Sector, Straining Basic Gov't Operations." WHYY, September 21, 2021.
- Cardoza, Kerry. "Museum Workers are Joining the Growing Labor Movement." Truthout, September 23, 2021.
- Channick, Robert. "Art Institute of Chicago Employees Gain Majority Support for Union." The Southern Illinoisan, September 22, 2021.
- Croman, John. "Hennepin Librarians Want Staff Cuts Restored." Kare 11 News, September 21, 2021.
- Hagan, MJ and Avi Decter. "Ethical Contracting: Is Your Museum Doing It?" American Alliance of Museums, September 10, 2021.
This issue of News Alerts was compiled by Freyja Catton, Sarah Hamerman, Rachel Harris, Lauren McDaniel, and Michael Wirtz.