According to Information Today “the ORCID research identifier will be integrated into the Kudos platform so authors can identify and claim publications and register for an ORCID through the Kudos site. Authors will no longer need to type their publication information into Kudos; instead, they can associate their ORCID identifier automatically. The partnership between ORCID and Kudos is designed to improve authors’ experiences with Kudos’ platform as well as accelerate the uptake of ORCID in the research community.
Information Today also reports that” Thomson Reuters rolled out Sustainability Analytics, an online analytics resource to identify trends, topics, and other information that is part of global news coverage of climate change. This free website tracks changes in interest levels and examines the appearance and impact of climate-related events, discussions, and campaigns in stories from more than 1,800 English-language news sources. Its advanced analytics tools identify trending topics, people, and companies covered by the news.
A new feature in WorldCat Discovery Services enables library staff to embed a virtual reference chat widget within the discovery experience. Many member-requested enhancements have also been added, such as improvement to notes displays, customizable fulfillment messages and more.
The University of Canterbury recently selected Intota™ Assessment from ProQuest as the best solution to address challenges in evaluating usage of their libraries’ collections and making collection management decisions based on evidence.
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.