Rumors: Updates from the ATG NewsChannel

by | Jul 1, 2013 | 0 comments

How many of us subscribe to The Charleston Advisor? We were recently excited to learn from   Jessica Snapke of Publishing Technology. They recently analyzed data for all the titles on ingentaconnect and The Charleston Advisor ranks in the top 100 out of more than 16,200 titles for number of full-text downloads for the period May 1 – 31, 2013.The Charleston Advisor ranks 83rd with 1085 downloads
Congratulations to the hard-working George Machovec and all the wonderful columnists and reviewers!

REBOUND, Dissections and Excavations in Book Art, is an intriguing exhibition on View May 23 – July 6, 2013, in College of Charleston’s Halsey Institute Gallery. Increasingly, contemporary artists have been exploring the interplay among the function, structure, and format of books. Curated by Halsey Institute assistant director, Karen Ann Myers, Rebound: Dissections and Excavations in Book Art brings together the work of five mixed-media artists from around the world who, using books as a point of departure, sculpt, scrape, bend, and carve to create astonishing compositions. Doug Beube, Long-Bin Chen, Brian Dettmer, Guy Laramée, and Francesca Pastine transform various types of literature and/or printed books through sculptural intervention.  It is truly incredible to behold! Highly recommended! Rebound: Dissections and Excavations in Book Art is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Art. This project is sponsored by Bibliolabs and is a featured presentation of the Spoleto Festival USA.

And I understand that it was announced during the EBSCO academic lunch during ALA that  BiblioBoard Creator and Biblioboard Library, both products of Charleston based Bibliolabs will be offered via EBSCO.


And remember that no-grass-grows-under-his-feet Mitchell Davis, Chief Business Officer, Bibliolabs, was our Star of the Week in May. Mitchell ran the mini-TOC preconference last year and is running the self-publishing preconference this year! Have you registered?

The University of Utah has named a new dean and director of the J. Willard Marriott Library. Alberta Comer will replace Joyce Ogburn as dean and University Librarian. Joyce, as we announced a few weeks ago will be the new dean of libraries  at Appalachian State University. Alberta Comer comes from Indiana State University, where she served as the dean and associate dean of library services. Her first day on the job will be August 19th.

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