New Data on the State of Academic Libraries Released; *C&RL News – March 2017 Available; *Call for Nominations: 2017 SSP Emerging Leader Award; *ARL Libraries Issue Statements, Post Signs Affirming Core Beliefs; *Academic Libraries Contribute $1.794M to Fund Open Access Collection; *ACRL’s Environmental Scan 2017 Released; *New Data From Nielsen on Millennials and Media; *A Roundup of New Research and Data-Rich Reports Available on the Open Web; * Best Databases of 2016 and the Best Reference Titles of 2016; *New Digital Research Report highlights the need for a reference database of research organisations; and *Lou Reed’s Archive Aquired by NYPL plus more library and publishing news from a variety of sources.
ACRL Insider reports that “The ACRL Research Planning and Review Committee has released its biennial environmental scan of higher ed, with a focus on academic research libraries. The freely available report includes data points on digital preservation, scholarly communication issues, and open access and collection management trends, among others…”
Click to access the March issue of C&RL.
Many ARL member libraries have released recent statements and have posted signs affirming their commitment to such foundational values of the library profession as diversity, inclusion, equity, access to information, free expression, privacy, and social justice. The Association of Research Libraries is gathering links to these statements and signs from ARL member libraries.
KnowledgeSpeak reports that “Digital Science, a technology company serving the needs of scientific and research communities, has announced its latest Digital Research Report, Discovery and Analysis of Global Research Trends Using GRID. The report demonstrates the utility of the Global Research Identifier Database (GRID), both as a platform for data consolidation, and as an essential analytical component supplying various opportunities for geographic and sector-based analyses…”
More library and publishing news from a variety of sources
- EBSCO Information Services to Fund the EBSCO FOLIO Innovation Challenge
- B&N Education Buys MBS for $174 Million;
- Three SAGE Publishing titles honoured by the Textbook and Academic Authors Association;
- Kobo Aura One is Back in Stock, Signalling 3 More Weeks of Winter;
- Australian Research Council and La Trobe University launch Pilot Program with CHOR;
- Elsevier publishes Practical Handbook to support Palliative Radiation Oncology
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.