According to this post on the INSIGHT Into Diversity website “At college and university academic libraries, DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) initiatives often involve improving item-collection policies and enhancing access to materials for students and community members, resources for faculty research, and educational programming on related topics.
“Experts say that growing opposition to DEI in higher education across the country makes this work even more essential.
“Two institutions — Lafayette College, a private liberal arts college in Pennsylvania, and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), a public health sciences university — are setting examples for others as they spearhead projects from Banned Books Week events to more in-depth actions like developing a strategic DEI plan. …”
MORE LIBRARY AND PUBLISHING NEWS FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES
- Better Together: ProQuest’s vast collection of >5.5million post graduate dissertations and theses now discoverable on Web of Science
- Equinox Welcomes the Wagner Free Institute of Science to Koha ILS with the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collection Libraries
- Coalition For Networked Information (CNI) Releases “Edition Guide” For August 2023 Pre-Recorded Project Briefing Series, Six Contributed Videos Address Current Digital Information Issues
- Funding: Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Awards $5.7 Million to Strengthen Library Services for Tribal Communities, Native Hawaiians
CONFERENCES, MEETINGS, & WEBINARS
“Artificial intelligence (AI) has become a significant new focal point for the Copyright Office in 2023. The Office launched an AI initiative in mid-March, which was followed by four comprehensive listening sessions in April and May and then, most recently, by two very popular webinars in June and July.” Artificial intelligence (AI) has become a significant new focal point for the Copyright Office in 2023. …
“The Office’s first webinar in June, Registration Guidance for Works Containing AI-generated Content was hosted by Associate Register of Copyrights and Director of Registration Policy and Practice Rob Kasunic and deputy director of registration policy and practice Erik Bertin. …
“The Office’s second webinar, International Copyright Issues and Artificial Intelligence, was hosted by Office of Policy and International Affairs attorneys and featured two hour-long panels with international copyright experts. …”