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CNSTAT Report Emphasizes the Need for a National Data Infrastructure

In the recent report, “Toward a 21st Century National Data Infrastructure: Mobilizing Information for the Common Good,” by the Committee on National Statistics (CNSTAT) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, the importance of national data infrastructure is emphasized.

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We Cannot Cite Our Way to Equality, But Citational Justice Is Vital

Reflecting on their work to create a guide to fairer citation practices in academic writing, Aurélie Carlier, Hang Nguyen, Lidwien Hollanders, Nicole Basaraba, Sally Wyatt and Sharon Anyango*, highlight challenges to changing citation practices and point to ways in which authors and readers can work towards equitable citations.

4 months ago
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What Has COVID Done to Our Trust?

A recent paper in The Lancet reports that there are significant associations between both trust interpersonally and, in the government, and standardized COVID-19 infection rates.

6 months ago
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Pew Report Puts Numbers on American Gun Violence

Citing statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “more Americans died of gun-related injuries in 2020 than in any other year on record,” reports the Pew Research Center in a new report.

7 months ago
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Librarian Survey Focuses on Embedding ‘In Life of the User’

The report ” Librarian Futures: Charting Librarian–Patron Behaviors and Relationships in the Networked Digital Age,” follows from a survey of 4,000 librarians and patrons and synthesizes those survey results with usage data from Lean Library, data from a range of librarian and library stakeholder interviews, and contributions from partners scite, Springshare, OpenAthens and OCLC.

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