Tom Gilson just posted a Caught My Eye: Accounts from ALA Midwinter on the ATG NewsChannel! Thanks, Tom!
Meanwhile, I understand that the editorial in the December 2013/January 2014 ATG was causing quite a buzz! Have you read it? “The Charleston Conference Continues – Getting to No: Calling for an End to Contention” is by James Bunnelle (Acquisitions/Collection Development Librarian, Lewis & Clark College); Jill Emery (Collection Development Librarian, Portland State University); Michael Levine-Clark (Associate Dean for Scholarly Communications and Collections Services, University of Denver); Emily McElroy (Library Director, University of Nebraska Medical Center); Anne McKee (Program Officer for Resource Sharing, Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA); and Mary Page (Associate Director for Collections and Technical Services, University of Central Florida) and is posted on the ATG Newschannel (open access)
Also included on the news channel is a link to the video on the YouTube channel of Jenica Rogers’ (Director of Libraries and Archives, SUNY Postdam) Charleston Conference Keynote on Thursday, November 7, 2012 – “Libraries in the Post-Digital Information Era: Reclaiming Our Rights and Responsibilities.”
Was pretty excited when Della Sar sent a pic of two gentlemen wearing the 2013 Charleston Conference t-shirt – Too Much is Not Enough on one side and Have Enough Knowledge on the other.
Was talking to Jen Breen of Thomson Reuters who was telling me that the IP & Science business of Thomson Reuters is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ rise to worldwide fame with an analysis of a selection of scholarly papers devoted to the band, their music, and their continuing influence within Web of Science.
The analysis identified hundreds of pertinent papers, from which ten were selected to demonstrate the academic attention the Beatles continue to inspire decades after worldwide Beatlemania first took hold in 1964. One such paper explores how the Beatles’ song titles and lyrics affected aspects of memory and recall in a group of undergraduate students. Other papers consider the Beatles’ songs in terms of its lyrical and musical style, and the nature of the band’s creativity and collaboration or assess the sociopolitical meaning behind their work. To learn more about the analysis, visit ScienceWatch.
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.