Today menu includes news on a NEH grant for the Digital Public Library of America; French journals from Persée now available from EBSCO; a recent report from CLIR; more content for corporate customers from Springer; a new platform for Elsevier ebooks from Kno, Inc.; and new diversity scholars from ARL.
InfoDOCKET reports from the National Endowment for the Humanities website that the NEH “announced a $1 million award to support the incorporation and launch of the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), a groundbreaking project that seeks to digitize and bring together the contents of our nation’s libraries and archives, and make them freely available to all online. To be created through a coalition of libraries, archives, museums, and other nonprofit and academic entities in coordination with the Open Knowledge Commons, the Digital Public Library of America will ultimately serve as a single portal for diverse, interdisciplinary digital archives from a range of institutions…”
“Persée content is now available via EBSCO Discovery Service™(EDS) from EBSCO Publishing. Due to a recent agreement with Persée, EBSCO Discovery Service, now indexes scientific French journals in the field of humanities. EDS offers metadata for all Persée content and searchable full-text for freely available content. This addition confirms EBSCO’s commitment to continually expand international content in EDS. Content from Persée epresents more than 390,000 articles from French journals covering the field of humanities…”
Another item from InfoDOCKET notes the release of a report “by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) and CLIR’s Digital Library Federation program entitled Core Infrastructure Considerations for Large Digital Libraries authored by Geneva Henry. “This study examines the core infrastructure elements of systems that manage large quantities of digital materials that one would think of as a digital library. An examination of the infrastructures of a few make it possible to understand the diverse approaches each has taken to manage digital content. This study focuses on large, noncommercial digital libraries. Published in collaboration with CLIR’s Digital Library Federation program…”
According to a report in Information Today, “Springer for Research & Development joins the company’s expanding portfolio of content, tools, and products for the STM market… To appeal specifically to the corporate market, Springer is offering “new business models that are more in alignment with corporate customers’ business goals…
All of the articles for Springer for Research & Development are taken from SpringerLink, Springer’s online platform for the academic market,” says Brian Bishop, vice president of platform development at Springer Science+Business Media. “But we’ve optimized those materials for our corporate customers’ needs in an all-new platform…”
Information Today also reports that “Elsevier, a provider of scientific, technical, and medical information products and services, announced that Kno, Inc. will provide its newest platform option for one of Elsevier’s lines of digital books. Pageburst, which encompasses Elsevier’s nursing and health professions books in a digital format, will now offer even more flexibility and user-friendly learning features through the addition of the new Kno platform…”
“The Association of Research Libraries’ (ARL) Committee on Diversity and Leadership has selected 14 masters of library and information science (MLIS) students to participate in the 2012–2014 Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce (IRDW) as ARL Diversity Scholars. The ARL IRDW offers numerous financial benefits to program participants as well as leadership development provided through the annual ARL Leadership Symposium, a formal mentor program, career placement assistance, and a research library visit hosted by the Purdue University Libraries…
(The names of the 2012–2014 ARL Diversity Scholars are listed in the article.)
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.