PPC News Alerts v. 3 n. 3, March 2017
Public Policy Committee News Alerts support the committee's mission to monitor public policy issues and 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.
Art, Activism, & Social Justice
- Powerful Art Activism. TED Playlist. March 16, 2017. https://www.ted.com/playlists/476/powerful_art_activism.
- The Transformative Power of Street Art. TED Playlist. March 16, 2017. https://www.ted.com/playlists/343/street_art.
- Creative Resistance: A Showcase for Activist Art. March 18, 2017. http://www.creativeresistance.org/.
- Arts and Humanities Advocacy Tool Kit. College Art Association. March 2, 2017. http://www.collegeart.org/news/2017/03/02/caa-arts-and-humanities-advocacy-toolkit/.
- Revolution of Values: A Day of Creative Action, April 4, 2017. U.S. Department of Arts & Culture. March 23, 2017. http://usdac.us/revolution.
Copyright & Fair Use
- Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act was introduced and amends title 17. This amendment would change the responsibility for the appointment of the Register from the Librarian of Congress to the President of the US with the approval of the Senate. March 23, 2017 https://judiciary.house.gov/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/SLW_502_xml.pdf.
- Walker, David. "Congress takes up copyright reform -- and what it could mean for you." Photo District News. March 6, 2017. http://www.pdnonline.com/business-marketing/legal/copyright/congress-takes-copyright-reform-mean/.
Image Rights & Reuse
- The Met. "The Met Makes Its Images of Public-Domain Artworks Freely Available through New Open Access Policy." Press release, February 7, 2017. http://www.metmuseum.org/press/news/2017/open-access.
- Bullard, Giuliana. "Institute of Museum and Library Services Issues Statement on the President's Proposed FY 17 Budget." Institute of Museum and Library Services. March 16, 2017. https://www.imls.gov/news-events/news-releases/institute-museum-and-library-services-issues-statement-presidents-proposed.
- Hines, Shawnda. "President’s Budget Proposal to Eliminate Federal Library Funding 'counterproductive and short-sighted.'" American Library Association. March 16, 2017. http://www.ala.org/news/press-releases/2017/03/president-s-budget-proposal-eliminate-federal-library-funding.
- "Americans for the Arts to Present Arts Advocacy Day, Push to Save National Endowment for the Arts." Americans for the Arts. March 17, 2017. http://www.americansforthearts.org/news-room/americans-for-the-arts-to-present-arts-advocacy-day-push-to-save-national-endowment-for-the-arts.
Intellectual Freedom/Access to Information
- Fernandez, Robert. "What Zinn Censorship Attempts Tell Us About the State of Intellectual Freedom." Intellectual Freedom Blog. March 14, 2017. http://www.oif.ala.org/oif/?p=8900.
- Dawkins, April. "Access to Information: A Universal Human Right." Intellectual Freedom Blog. March 8, 2017. http://www.oif.ala.org/oif/?p=8797.
- Shamseer, Larissa and David Moher. "Thirteen Ways to Spot a ‘Predatory Journal’ (and Why We Shouldn’t Call Them That)." Times Higher Education. March 27, 2017. https://www.timeshighereducation.com/blog/thirteen-ways-spot-predatory-journal-and-why-we-shouldnt-call-them.
- Butler, Declan. "Gates Foundation Announces Open-Access Publishing Venture." Nature. March 24, 2017. http://www.nature.com/news/gates-foundation-announces-open-access-publishing-venture-1.21700.
- Kolata, Gina. "A Scholarly Sting Operation Shines a Light on ‘Predatory’ Journals." The New York Times. March 22, 2017. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/22/science/open-access-journals.html?_r=0.
- Price, Gary. "ARL, AAU, and AAUP Set to Launch an Open Access Monograph Publishing Initiative." Library Journal. March 16, 2017. http://www.infodocket.com/2017/03/16/arl-acoming-this-spring-arl-au-and-aaup-set-to-launch-an-open-access-monograph-publishing-initiative/.
- University Library at UC Berkeley. "Berkeley Commits to Accelerating Universal Open Access, Signs the OA2020 Expression of Interest." Library News. March 20, 2017. http://news.lib.berkeley.edu/2017/03/20/oa2020/.
- Free webinar: Practical Privacy Practices. American Library Association. April 13, 2017. http://www.ala.org/advocacy/intfreedom/webinar/practicalprivacy.
- Chen, Brian X. "What the Repeal of Online Privacy Protections Means for You." The New York Times. March 29, 2017. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/29/technology/personaltech/what-the-repeal-of-online-privacy-protections-means-for-you.html.
- Selyukh, Alina. "As Congress Repeals Internet Privacy Rules, Putting Your Options in Perspective." All Tech Considered, National Public Radio. March 28, 2017. http://www.npr.org/sections/alltechconsidered/2017/03/28/521813464/as-congress-repeals-internet-privacy-rules-putting-your-options-in-perspective.
- Greer, Evan. "Congress Just Killed Internet Privacy—Here’s What That Means for You." Newsweek. March 30, 2017. http://www.newsweek.com/congress-killed-internet-privacy-fight-back-576619.
- Kerstetter, Jim. "Tech Roundup: A Senate Vote Is Not the Final Word on Internet Privacy." The New York Times. March 24, 2017. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/24/technology/tech-roundup-a-senate-vote-is-not-the-final-word-on-internet-privacy.html?_r=0.
Technology & Telecommunications
- Keller, Paul. "Art up your life, Art up your tab with a new tool." Creative Commons Blog. March 30, 2017. https://creativecommons.org/2017/03/30/art-life-art-tab-a-new-tool/.