Advocacy & Public Policy Committee News Alerts, September 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
- Bolstad, Erika. "States Return Indigenous Oral Histories to Tribal Control." Stateline/Pew, September 23, 2022.
- Villa, Angelica. “Poland to Ask Russia to Return Paintings Seized During WWII.” ARTnews, September 15, 2022.
Copyright and Licensing
- Carmichael, Jamie. “How Data Quality Makes or Breaks Open Access Agreements.” Copyright Clearance Center, September 13, 2022.
- “Statement on the Introduction of the EU Media Freedom Act.” Creative Commons, September 16, 2022.
- “New FAQ on NFTs and CC0.” Creative Commons, September 9, 2022.
- Del Pizzo, Nancy A. “When 'Visibility' on the Internet Does Not Implicate the 'Display' Right.” New Jersey Law Journal, September 30, 2022.
- Dredge, Stuart. “Meta hits back at Epidemic Sound copyright infringement lawsuit.” Music Ally, September 28, 2022.
- Graham, Scott. “'Suckers' and Showstoppers: Everyone's Watching the Supreme Court's 2022 IP Docket.” National Law Journal, September 27, 2022.
- Jacobs, Harrison. “Getty Images Bans AI-Generated Images Due To Copyright Worries.” ARTnews, September 22, 2022.
- Markin, Gene. “The Search for Originality: How Copyright Holders Should Evaluate Potential Claims in Light of Increasing Overturned Verdicts.” New Jersey Law Journal, September 28, 2022.
- Setty, Riddhi. “Miley Cyrus Sued for Copyright Infringement Over Instagram Post.“ Bloomberg Law, September 12, 2022.
- Stone, Eric Alan and Nyarady, Catherine. “Supreme Court Considering Scope of 'Transformativeness' Fair-Use Factor.” New York Law Journal, September 13, 2022.
- Tumadóttir, Anna. “Better Internet for a Decentralized Web: Conversations from Camp.” Creative Commons, September 18, 2022.
- U.S. Copyright Office. “Copyright Office Releases New and Updated Resources in Spanish.” NewsNet, Issue no. 980, September 29, 2022.
- California, State of. “Governor Newsom Announces Free Online Tutoring Available to All Californians, $254 Million in Grants to Improve Libraries Across the State.” California Governor, September 12, 2022.
- Carlisle, Madeleine. “Public Libraries Face Threats to Funding and Collections as Book Bans Surge.” Time , September 7, 2022.
- Durón, Maximilíano. “Guggenheim Museum Nixes Closely Watched $100,000 Hugo Boss Prize.” ARTnews, September 23, 2022.
- Gerber, Andrew. "Fine Farewells: LJ’s 2022 Fines and Fees Survey." Library Journal, September 28, 2022.
- Solomon, Tessa. “Bard College Will Place a New Emphasis on Indigenous Art After ‘Transformation’ $50 M. Gift.” ARTnews, September 28, 2022.
Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access (IDEA)
- Aycock, Anthony. "How Libraries Became Refuges for People With Mental Illness." Slate, September 22, 2022.
- Enis, Matt. "Las Vegas Library Provides Smartphones, Unlimited Data to Unhoused Patrons." Library Journal, September 8, 2022.
- Schwartz, Meredith. "Gena Cox on Leading Inclusion in Libraries." Library Journal, September 7, 2022.
- Tang Kleiman, Eliana. "Public Library Association (PLA) releases refresh of strategic goals, positioning Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Social Justice (EDISJ) at center." ALA News, September 12, 2022.
- Villa, Angelica. “The Kitchen Offers the Public a Rare Opportunity to See Its Archives at the Armory Show.” ARTnews, September 9, 2022.
- Lawson-Tancred, Jo. "Two Years Ago, Museums Across the U.S. Promised to Address Diversity and Equity. Here's Exactly What They Have Done So Far." Artnet, September 5, 2022.
- Meehan, Tim. "Library Develops More Representative, Anti-Racist Materials." CSUSM NewsCenter, September 14, 2022.
Intellectual Freedom/Access to Information - Banned Books Week!
- "American Library Association Releases Preliminary Data on 2022 Book Bans.” ALA News, September 16, 2022.
- Bayley, Sian. “Serious Concerns as Almost a Third of Librarians Asked to Censor Material.” The Bookseller, September 28, 2022.
- Bickerton, James. “Oklahoma School Book Ban Blocks Works from Eight Black Authors—Full List.” Newsweek, September 6, 2022.
- “Canadian Federation of Library Associations Calls for the Release of all Outstanding Residential School Records.” Canadian Federation of Library Associations, September 29, 2022.
- “October is Canadian Library Month!” Canadian Federation of Library Associations, September 27, 2022.
- Drayton, Leah. “Truth Is Trouble: Toni Morrison’s Advocacy Against Censorship.” The New York Public Library, September 16, 2022.
- Hall, Tracy D. “Librarianship as Resistance: Defying the Silence and Erasure of Censorship” American Libraries Magazine, September 1, 2022.
- Hayasaki, Erika. “How Book Bans Turned a Texas Town Upside Down.” The New York Times, September 8, 2022.
- Mechling, Lauren. “‘We’ve Moved Backwards’: US Librarians Face Unprecedented Attacks amid Rightwing Book Bans.” The Guardian, September 20, 2022.
- Pineda, Dorany. “With Libraries under Threat, Literarian Award Goes to Watts-Raised Super-Librarian Tracie D. Hall.” Los Angeles Times, September 7, 2022.
- Xavier, John & Venugopal, Sahana. "A Shadow Library Ban Pits Publishers Against Free Information Activists." The Hindu, September 20, 2022.
Technology and Digital Privacy
- Edwards, Benj. “Have AI image generators assimilated your art? New tool lets you check.” Ars Technica, September 15, 2022.
- Heikkilä, Melissa. "This artist is dominating AI-generated art. And he’s not happy about it." MIT Technology Review, September 16, 2022.
- Kelly, Heather. "You can ban a book, but can you stop teens from finding it online?" Washington Post, September 22, 2022.
- Marche, Stephen. "We’re Witnessing the Birth of a New Artistic Medium." The Atlantic, September 27, 2022.
- Nelson, Alondra, et. al. "Blueprint for an AI Bill of Rights: A Vision for Protecting Our Civil Rights in the Algorithmic Age." White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, October 4, 2022.
- Robinson, Carl. “Discovering the Unknown – How Deep Search Capabilities Advance Science [Q&A with Lauren Tulloch].” Copyright Clearance Center, September 22, 2022.
- Robinson, Carl. “Top 3 Challenges When Using Scientific Articles in AI & Machine Learning Projects.” Copyright Clearance Center, September 14, 2022.
- Aton, Francesca. “Philadelphia Museum of Art Union Workers Hold a One-Day Warning Strike.” ARTnews, September 16, 2022.
- Durón, Maximilíano. “Board Members of Toronto Museum Resign En Masse in Dispute over Management Issues.” ARTnews, September 24, 2022.
- Mattei, Shanti Escalante-De. “Union Members at the Philadelphia Museum of Art On Strike Indefinitely, as New Director Starts.” ARTnews, September 27, 2022.
- Mattei, Shanti Escalante-De. “Workers at Dia Art Foundation Vote to Unionize.” ARTnews, September 14, 2022.
- Baptiste, Nathalie. "Public Libraries Now Have to Deal With Hoax Bomb Threats." Huffpost, September 23, 2022.
- Kennedy, Dana. "Librarians Go Radical As New Woke Polices Take Over: Experts." New York Post, September 10, 2022.
- Aton, Francesca. “‘Startling Discoveries’: An Underpainting Was Found Beneath Vermeer ‘Milkmaid’ Painting.” ARTnews, September 8, 2022.
- Greenberger, Alex. “Prado to Search Its Collection for Works That May Have Been Seized During the Spanish Civil War.” ARTnews, September 21, 2022.
- Mattei, Shanti Escalante-De. “Maine Man Finds 700-Year-Old Medieval Manuscript Page at Estate Sale for $75.” ARTnews, September 26, 2022.
- "President Biden Issues Proclamation on National Arts and Humanities Month, Includes Executive Order to Promote the Arts, the Humanities, and Museum and Library Services." National Endowment of the Humanities, September 30, 2022.
- Solomon, Tessa. “4,500-Year-Old World Heritage Site in Pakistan Threatened by Catastrophic Floods.” ARTnews, September 6, 2022.
- Solomon, Tessa. “A Pop-Up Fashion Museum Will Explore New York’s Style Legacy During Fashion Week.” ARTnews, September 2, 2022.
- Villa, Angelica. “Munich’s State-Run Museums Publicly Disclose Provenances for Artworks Acquired During Nazi Era.” ARTnews, September 6, 2022.
- Villa, Angelica. “New York Officials Seized Antiquities Worth $11 M. from the Met.” ARTnews, September 2, 2022.
This issue of News Alerts was compiled by Freyja Catton, Carrie Evans, Sarah Hamerman, Kate Marcus, and Petra Warren.