McMaster University Library Supports Digital Scholarship: 11th Profile in ARL Series; *Association of American Publishers Sends Letter to President-Elect Trump; *University of Minnesota Libraries to Make Key Minnesota Literary Archives Accessible to World; *University Of Kentucky Libraries Signs with GPO to Become Second Preservation Steward Library in Federal Information Preservation Network (FIPNet); *Gale launches interactive resources for chemistry and anatomy; *Taylor & Francis: New UC Systemwide Agreement; and *Professional development scholarship available plus more library and publishing news from a variety of sources.
American Libraries has posted “the latest installment in the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) series highlighting digital scholarship support at ARL member libraries.” This entry features the work of the McMaster University Library presenting “a brief history of the evolution of digital scholarship support at the university, focusing on the Lewis & Ruth Sherman Centre for Digital Scholarship…”
According to infoDOCKET a “letter to President-Elect Donald Trump from the Association of American Publishers (AAP) was sent today. It runs approx. 2100 words and is organized into the following sections:
- Effective Copyright Legal Protections Are Critical for Publishers
- Publishers Make Significant Cultural, Economic, Educational, Scientific & Social Contributions Both in the United States and Overseas
- China Exemplifies Global Publishing Challenges of Market Entry and Rampant Infringement
- Congress Must Fix DMCA to Ensure Service Provider Cooperation to Protect Copyright Online
- Majority of U.S. Publishers are Small and Medium Enterprises Creating New Works and Jobs
infoDOCKET also notes that ” The University of Minnesota Libraries has received an $88,000 Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grant to increase access to the archives of three pivotal Minnesota poets and one premier literary press: Robert Bly, Margaret Hasse, Bill Holm, and Milkweed Editions. The materials for each are held in the Libraries’ Upper Midwest Literary Archives in Elmer L. Andersen Library…”
- University Of Kentucky Libraries Signs with GPO to Become Second Preservation Steward Library in Federal Information Preservation Network (FIPNet)
In addition, infoDOCKET reports that “the University of Kentucky Libraries signs a Memorandum of Agreement with the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) to become the second Preservation Steward library in GPO’s Federal Information Preservation Network (FIPNet).
Library Technology Guides reports that “Gale, … has launched Gale Interactive: Chemistry and Gale Interactive: Human Anatomy for the academic market. Through innovative technology, these new digital resources combine Gale’s curriculum-aligned research content with interactive 3D models from partner VIVED to help students understand science topics…”
According to the California Digital Library website “CDL is pleased to announce that it has finalized an agreement on a new consortial contract for systemwide access to Taylor & Francis journals effective with the 2016 calendar year. The new agreement, negotiated and implemented early in 2016 but only recently finalized, is a successor to a previous T&F contract that was canceled in 2013…”
The ALA Learning Round Table will award up to $1,000 to an individual to attend a professional development event between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018. The award recipient will be required to share their new learning with other Round Table members in some way (newsletter, blog, list serve, etc.) Applicants do not have to be ALA members to apply. Applicants must respond to the Survey Monkey questionnaire located at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2017PCGrant by February 15, 2017, at 11:50 p.m. CST.
More library and publishing news from a variety of sources
- NEH Announces $16.3 Million in Funding for 290 Humanities Projects;
- Elsevier announces reseller agreement with Healthcare Software Solutions;
- All new Ex Libris Alma Mobile App now available for Apple iOS and Google Android devices;
- City College Plymouth choose the Koha open source library management, hosted and supported by PTFS Europe;
- Future Science Group partners with Publons to recognise peer reviewers;
- Harvard Library selects the Ex Libris Alma next-generation library platform;
- ACCUCOMS signs first Agggregagent deal with the Microbiology Society;
- Data Conversion Laboratory to digitise over two million pages for the Bureau of Economic Analysis;
- SAGE collaborates with South East Network for Social Sciences (SeNSS)
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.