Washington Post: How prepared is the world for the next epidemic? This tool shows most countries are not.

Washington Post: How prepared is the world for the next epidemic? This tool shows most countries are not.. “Public health officials and business leaders like Bill Gates have long warned that the world is not ready for the next pandemic. Now an initiative led by Tom Frieden, former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has developed a tool that spotlights gaps in preparedness, and actions that countries and organizations can take to close them. The new website…gives an individual score to each country and uses color codes to rank the world by five levels of preparedness.”

Eater London: This U.K. Chef Database Wants to Address the Industry’s Gender Problem

Eater London: This U.K. Chef Database Wants to Address the Industry’s Gender Problem . “At the same time as controversy swirls around gender representation in the restaurant industry, intensifying after Core by Clare Smyth was left off the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list — despite its head chef being named the ‘best female chef in the world’ — a group of women have set up an initiative designed to highlight and empower often-marginalised professionals. This month sees the launch of Women of Food, whose first step in the autumn will be to create a free-access UK female chef database for all those looking to work with chefs — from conference organisers and festival curators to investors and media.”

News and Tribune: Decades of student publications digitized at IU Southeast

News and Tribune: Decades of student publications digitized at IU Southeast. “On April 1, 1947, the second edition of The Southeastern Student was released to students and staff at Indiana University Southeast. The edition, an early ancestor of today’s student newspaper, The Horizon, consisted of school reminders, updates on the employment of alumni and statistics on a recent basketball tournament in Bloomington. That student publication, just two pages long and without photographs or design elements, paved the way for more than seven decades of student work. The bulk of those publications (1947-2007) have been digitized and are available online thanks to grants from the Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County and Indiana University Bicentennial.”

Berkeley News: New website amplifies refugee voices amid immigration crackdowns

Berkeley News: New website amplifies refugee voices amid immigration crackdowns. “To humanize the growing refugee crisis, researchers at UC Berkeley and UC Davis have launched an interactive website that maps the perilous ordeals of thousands of displaced people from the Middle East, Africa and Asia through their own personal stories and social media posts.”

LSE Impact Blog: Introducing the Free Journal Network – community-controlled open access publishing

LSE Impact Blog: Introducing the Free Journal Network – community-controlled open access publishing. “Discontent with the scholarly publishing industry continues to grow, as the prevailing subscription model appears increasingly unsustainable and open access big deals, one mooted alternative, unlikely to lead to optimal outcomes either. The Free Journal Network was established earlier this year in order to nurture and promote journals that are free to both authors and readers, and run according to the Fair Open Access Principles. Mark C. Wilson describes the progress the network has made so far, why community ownership is a crucial and underappreciated issue, and what research libraries can do to help.”