New IMLS funding to support the Digital Public Library of America announced; ALA launches educational 3D printing policy campaign; Content From Russian Science Citation Index Coming to Web of Science in 2015; EBSCO Launches the Database American Doctoral Dissertations 1933-1955; Vital Source Collaborates with Metrodigi to Enable Production of Interactive Content; ProQuest meets discovery needs at Saint Peter’s University Library; Soka University of America Selects EBSCO Discovery Service; ProQuest Collections now indexed and discoverable via Ex Libris Primo Central Index; Scope unveils new enhanced version of SemantiCz; and De Gruyter Open converts eight subscription journals to Open Access megajournals.
District Dispatch reports that ALA “today announced the launch of “Progress in the Making,” (pdf) a new educational campaign that will explore the public policy opportunities and challenges of 3D printer adoption by libraries. Today, the association released “Progress in the Making: An Introduction to 3D Printing and Public Policy,” a tip sheet that provides an overview of 3D printing, describes a number of ways libraries are currently using 3D printers,…”
InfoDOCKET reports that “the Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters, … has announced a collaboration with Russia’s Scientific Electronic Library eLibrary.ru to make content from the Russian Science Citation Index accessible via the Web of Science™ , the premier global search and discovery platform for the sciences, social sciences and arts and humanities.
InfoDOCKET also notes that “the print index, Doctoral Dissertations Accepted by American Universities (DDAAU), is now available digitally as American Doctoral Dissertations 1933-1955. EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and the Congregational Library & Archives in Boston worked together to digitize the content and build the free database from the volumes originally published by the H.W. Wilson Company. This effort was made possible through a donation from the H.W. Wilson Foundation.
According to Library Technology Guides “Ingram Content Group’s Vital Source Technologies …, and Metrodigi®,… today announced a collaboration at EDUCAUSE 2014, taking place this week in Orlando, FL. This collaboration provides educational publishers with a powerful end-to-end solution for the production and distribution of customizable, interactive digital products…”
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.