CRL to audit CLOCKSS; “eBook loyalty program” at the University Press of Kentucky; new agreement between EBSCO and NetAdvance; Copyright hearings continue on Capitol Hill; 72% of online adults use social networking sites; SpringerLink mobile app now available on Android; $16.8M renovation to University of Michigan library begins; and Bowker releases 2012 U.S. Consumer Book Buying Demographics and Statistics.
” The Digital Distributed Community Archive (the CLOCKSS Archive) has engaged the Center for Research Libraries to undertake an in-depth audit of the CLOCKSS preservation archive… The audit, which begins in September 2013 and is expected to conclude in May 2014, will use the Trusted Repository Audit and Certification (TRAC) metrics, published in 2007 by the National Archives and Records Administration, Research Libraries Group, and CRL. TRAC checklist criteria measure the ability of a given repository to preserve digital content in a way that serves the repository’s stakeholder community…”
GalleyCat reporst that the University Press of Kentucky will reward readers with a free copy of the eBook when they buy a print copy of a book. The program is called the “eBook loyalty program” and “if you submit a photograph of yourself with your print book copy, you can get a free digital copy–as long as the book is on this list of “titles available in eBook format…”
- New Agreement Between EBSCO and NetAdvance Provides Japanese-Language Content to EBSCO Discovery Service™
According to PRWeb “EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and NetAdvance today have announced an agreement allowing metadata from NetAdvance’s JapanKnowledge collection to be added to EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) — providing unparalleled access to world-renowned content in all subject areas, for researchers at every level…”
District Dispatch reports that “the House Judiciary Committee continues to move forward with hearings addressing Chairman Bob Goodlatte’s (R-VA) call for a comprehensive review of U.S. copyright law. Within the past 10 days the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet has held two hearings regarding copyright and the role it plays in innovation…”
The Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project has been studying online adults’ social networking site use since 2005, and has seen substantial growth since then. Today, 72% of online adults use social networking sites. Although younger adults continue to be the most likely social media users, one of the more striking stories about the social networking population has been the growth among older internet users in recent years. Those ages 65 and older have roughly tripled their presence on social networking sites in the last four years—from 13% in the spring of 2009 to 43% now.
“Springer is pleased to announce that it has released an Android version of its SpringerLink mobile application, allowing for wider access to its content. The app’s user interface has also been improved, making navigation easier and faster.
In January 2012 Springer released its first version of the app on Apple iTunes, which gave scientists, researchers and students anytime/anywhere access to Springer’s content from their iPhones and iPads. Now that the application is available for Android phones and tablets for the first time…”
Citing AnnArbor.com InfoDOCKET reports that the University of Michigan “has dedicated $10 million of its money and $6.8 million in donations to a two-year renovation project of the building on U-M’s central campus tucked behind the Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library and next to the Shapiro Undergraduate Library…
InfoDOCKET also reports that “… online retailers — led by Amazon — earned 44 percent of Americans’ book dollars, up from 39 percent in 2011. The insights into where book buyers are spending come from the 2013 U.S. Book Consumer Demographics and Buying Behaviors Annual Review, the publishing industry’s only complete consumer-based report integrating channel, motivation and category analysis of U.S. book buyers…”
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.