Lulu Launches Academic Publishing Platform; *Library of Congress, Digital Public Library of America to form New Collaboration; *Arizona State University: On the Heels of its 50th Anniversary, Hayden Library is Preparing to Undergo a Major Renovation; *Elsevier implements FORCE11 Joint Declaration of Data Citation Principles to encourage and reward authors for sharing research data; “Overleaf and Cambridge University Press partner to provide new academic authoring experience; *Backstage completes complex microfilming project for the Center for Research Libraries; and *15 libraries chosen for ‘Small Libraries Create Smart Spaces’ project plus more library and publishing news from a variety of sources.
Publishers Weekly reports that “in an a release this week, Lulu announced the launch of, Glasstree, an online publishing platform dedicated to academic and scholarly authors and communities. Lulu officials say that Glasstree will provide a suite of online tools and services needed by academic authors, and will leverage technology, such as print-on-demand, to distribute their works more cost-effectively…”
The Stanly News & Press reports that “the Library of Congress signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Digital Public Library of America to become a “content hub partner” and will ultimately share a significant portion of its rich digital resources with DPLA’s database of digital content records.
- Arizona State University: On the Heels of its 50th Anniversary, Hayden Library is Preparing to Undergo a Major Renovation”
According to infoDOCKET “… on the heels of its 50th anniversary, Hayden Library is preparing to undergo a major renovation, with construction expected to begin in late 2017, in an effort to make Hayden more accessible and engaging and its resources more visible and user-friendly…”
- Elsevier implements FORCE11 Joint Declaration of Data Citation Principles to encourage and reward authors for sharing research data
KnowledgeSpeak reports that “Elsevier has implemented the FORCE11 Joint Declaration of Data Citation Principles for over 1800 journals. This means that authors publishing with Elsevier are now able to cite the research data underlying their article, contributing to attribution and encouraging research data sharing with research articles. The FORCE11 data citation principles were launched in 2014 with the aim to make research data an integral part of the scholarly record…”
Also according to KnowledgeSpeak “Overleaf, an innovative provider of scientific writing and publishing tools, has announced a partnership with Cambridge University Press (CUP) – the publishing business of the University of Cambridge. Through this new partnership authors of three Cambridge journals (see below) are able to write and collaborate using LaTeX into pre-formatted templates, and directly submit manuscripts created in the Overleaf platform to the journals involved…”
Library Technology Guides reports that “on behalf of the Center for Research Libraries and its Middle East Materials Project, Backstage Library Works ) recently microfilmed 10 years of the Palestinian newspaper, al-Hadaf (The Target). The Arabic-language newspaper began weekly publication in 1969. Three leading institutions, New York University, University of Texas at Austin, and Yale University contributed a total of 56 newspaper volumes dating 1979 to 1989…”
OCLC reports that “fifteen small U.S. public libraries have been selected to participate in the ‘Small Libraries Create Smart Spaces’ project led by OCLC in partnership with the Association for Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL). The libraries, chosen from 106 completed applications, are located in 12 different states and serve communities ranging in size from 1,000 to 21,000 people…”
More library and publishing news from a variety of sources
- Copyright Clearance Center announces enhancements to RightFind® XML for Mining;
- Publishing platform ARPHA partners with Altmetric to track online attention to research;
- OpenAthens rolls out quick and easy dashboard for new publisher product;
- The SAGE Encyclopedia of Online Education examines the revolutionary rise of online learning;
- Wiley launches Wiley Spectra Lab Desktop edition and Wiley Spectra Lab Server edition;
- Leganto powered by SIPXthe Ex Libris Resource List Solution for North America;
- Credo Announces Partnership with edX ;
- ProQuest Selected as NICE Framework Content Provider for the NHS;
- ALPSP partners with UCL Press and Liverpool University Press Association to deliver the University Press Redux Conference biennially;
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.