Today’s menu: Beacham Group creates Terrorism Research Center; Palgrave Macmillan offers free access in March; an OCLC/EBSCO database agreement; the most recent CNI Conversations podcast; and CIVICTechnologies offers new mapping enhancement.
Given the ever increasing interest in terrorism studies, The Beacham Group, LLC, (formerly Beacham Publishing, Inc.) has created a comprehensive research center called the Terrorism Research & Analysis Consortium (TRAC). “Eight years in development, TRAC combines expertise from nearly 3,000 terrorism specialists with real-time intelligence for authoritative research.”
Palgrave Macmillan is providing “free online access to the current content and archives of more than 60 Palgrave Macmillan journals – including Journal of the Operational Research Society, Journal of International Business Studies, IMF Economic Review and Feminist Review” for the entire month of March.
“OCLC and EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) have signed an agreement whereby OCLC has transferred various licensed databases to EBSCO. These resources are currently provided by OCLC through the FirstSearch service, and will all become available on the EBSCOhost platform in the coming months.” The databases being transferred include:
- Anthropological Index
- Anthropological Literature
- Anthropology Plus
- Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals
- Chicano Database
- Heritage of the Printed Book (formerly Hand Press Book)
- History of Science, Technology and Medicine
- Index to 19th-Century American Art Periodicals
- Russian Academy of Sciences Bibliographies
“CNI Director Clifford Lynch and Associate Director Joan Lippincott report on various recent conferences & reports, including the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) 2012 meeting, the recent Personal Digital Archiving meeting, and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) conference, as well as much more.”
Information Today reports that “CIVICTechnologies, a provider of geographic information system (GIS) data and market segmentation solutions to libraries, announced a major mapping enhancement to BusinessDecision that allows public and academic library users to generate detailed and highly visual maps related to a range of consumer topics of importance to businesses, entrepreneurs, nonprofit organizations, and public agencies.”
Tom is originally from Brooklyn N.Y but has spent his entire professional career in South Carolina, most recently as Head of Reference Services at the College of Charleston. As part of the Against the Grain and Charleston Conference team, he serves as the associate editor of the print ATG as well as the co-editor of the webpage. Tom’s conference duties include coordinating the Penthouse Suite interviews as well as the conference poster sessions.
He received his MLS from the University of Buffalo, SUNY and a second master’s in public administration from the College of Charleston and the Univ. of South Carolina. His wife Carol and he live in downtown Charleston and she is an artist and a tour guide offering historic walking tours of the city.